This Week's Top Comedy Video: Old Girl


Whether you love Zooey Deschanel's New Girl quirkfest, hate it, or have never even heard of it, I think we can all agree that it's much improved by swapping out the twee thirtysomething with a crass octogenarian.


No, seriously. I'd watch Old Girl in a heartbeat. And you would too.

The rest of this week's top comedy videos, including an Apple (fruit) review, a modern comedian, and Don Cheadle as Captain Planet can be found over at Splitsider.

Other highlights from the week in comedy:

- Chevy Chase has left Community, Wyatt Cenac is leaving The Daily Show, and Angus T. Jones is probably leaving Two and a Half Men.

- Maria Bamford released her new stand-up special, recorded in her living room with her parents as the only audience members.

- Comedy Central picked up Key & Peele for a third season, FX renewed Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell and Brand X with Russell Brand for second seasons, and MTV canceled the US version of The Inbetweeners.


- Longtime Conan writer Brian McCann was hired as the head writer for Nikki Glaser and Sara Schaefer's upcoming MTV show.

- Anchorman John Beard will be back for Arrested Development season 4 and says the show's better than ever.


- Liz Lemon got married.

- Rob Huebel made a fake QVC weapon/cutlery infomercial that aired on Adult Swim at 4AM.


- America really did try to blow up the moon (in 1958) like that old Mr. Show sketch.

- Some guy made a Marc Maron action figure.

- Jon Hamm is gonna star in his very own comedy movie.

- Community fans will finally have their own convention, Communicon.

- Another stand-up got heckled by somebody and then found cocaine on them.

- We interviewed National Lampoon co-founder Henry Beard, Nerdist mogul Chris Hardwick, Irish stand-up Dylan Moran, "Waco Valley" creator Ben Warheit, the Bitter Buddha, Eddie Pepitone.


- We dissected the new chapters of R. Kelly's Trapped in the Closet.

- We revisited The Osbournes: Reloaded, Tony Rosato's short stint on SNL, and David Letterman's transition from Late Night to The Late Show.


- We posted an original comedy piece, "Don't Even Think About It" by Alex Pearson.

- We watched a doc about America's first comedy club, Warm Beer Lousy Food.

- We looked back on the week's new comedy podcasts, with appearances by Mel Brooks, Judd Apatow, and the Wayans Brothers.


- We Follow Fridayed @JohnRoderick.

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I want to see Hooker/Lawyer. It's a fine line, about time someone wrote a series about it.