Most people love San Francisco! Well, except for that one startup guy. But the rest of us can find something about SF to love from its vibrant culture, wonderful food, open minded people, close proximity to the ocean, charming architecture, the Golden Gate Bridge, most excellent burritos, Colin Kaepernick, occasionally very beautiful days, lovely in theory public transportation system, once in a while world changing ideas and so on. Here's Funny or Die's take on the crabby people who hate on the city by the bay.
The rest of this week's comedy videos, including New York car guys, 3000 things absurdists love and Steve Marin and Kermit the Frog can be found over on Splitsider.
- Saturday Night Liveis close to hiring five new featured players: Beck Bennett, John Milhiser, Kyle Mooney, Noël Wells, and writer Michael Patrick O'Brien.
- Also, Wild 'N Out's Mikey Day has been hired as an SNL writer, and Dave McCary, from Mooney and Bennett's sketch group Good Neighbor, has been added as a director a la SNL hiring The Lonely Island in 2005.
- Patton Oswalt did a great Twitter bit with a series of faux-offensive two-part tweets.
- Steve Martin and Kermit the Frog performed "Dueling Banjos" for Funny or Die.
- Breaking Bad's Jonathan Banks joined the cast of Community for its upcoming fifth season.
- We talked to Jim Rash about co-writing The Way, Way Back and playing 'Dean Pelton' on Community, Jim Norton about his latest special, American Degenerate, Matt Braunger about stand-up and his work on Up All Night, Rory Scovel about improv and his new TBS sitcom, and Kurt Braunohler about his debut album, How Do I Land?.
- Ricky Gervais wants to make a movie about his Office character David Brent.
- Aziz Ansari is writing a book about romance.
- We collected the wisdom of Chris Rock, remembered A. Whitney Brown, and discovered the Woody Allen movie hiding inside Lake Bell's In a World.
- The A-listers keep rolling in as now both Andy Samberg and Aziz Ansari have been added to Comedy Central's Roast of James Franco.
- Fox won the bidding war for Tina Fey's new comedy depicting an all-womens college that begins letting men attend for the first time, beating out NBC.
- The late, great Patrice O'Neal's third posthumous album, Unreleased, dropped.
- Dave Chappelle is on the cover of Prince's new single.
- Yahoo! debuted trailers for five original comedies coming soon from Jack Black, Ed Helms, Cheryl Hines, and more.
- Dave Attell is hosting a new late night standup show and doing a new hour special for Comedy Central.
- We recommended the week's best podcasts, the week's best Vine videos, and this letter written by a 19-year-old Lena Dunham to Time Out New York's sex advice columnist.