Easily the biggest moment comedy saw this week was when Marc Maron hosted President Barack Obama on his podcast. A watershed moment for podcasting and for comedian Marc Maron. As the new medium that’s heavily trafficked by comedians. For one hour, Maron and the President chatted about politics, his career, family, and his hopes for America. Podcasting was legitimized.
– There can never be enough Dave Chapelle stand-up, so a recently added seventh show at the Just for Laughs festival still doesn’t seem adequate.
– We have eight days of Myq Kaplan’s tour documented exclusively here at TLB. See if you can memorize the tour’s name by the time we’re done following Kaplan on the road!
– Comedy Central announced Monday that Hannibal Buress’ TV show, Why?, is premiering July 8, and suddenly the rest of the week’s news seemed unimportant.
– …Kid Cudi is taking over for Reggie Watts on Comedy Bang Bang. Well, there’s that.
– You can watch the entirety of CollegeHumor and IFC’s collaborative special on musical comedy on the internet now!
– Too good to be true, except it’s true: Maya Rudolph offered a spot-on Rachel Dolezal impersonation on the late night circuit.
– In the era of 1080p YouTube videos, this VHS-like trailer for the Wet Hot American Summer Netflix revamp is a true standout.
– Seth Meyers and Kumail Nanjiani will both moderate pretty impressive panels at ComicCon International: San Diego.
– The Secret Life of Pets is over a year away from release, but we’ve already been offered a pretty compelling preview.
– Looking for a truly hilarious way to spend your Labor Day weekend? Head out to Seattle for Bumbleshoot, a great comedy festival with a lineup that was just revealed this week.
– Comedy Central committed itself to a spinoff from its animated shorts show TripTank.
– Over the weekend, two new HBO sitcoms, each featuring unusually reputable names, premiered; if you missed them, you can watch them free courtesy of Facebook. But this won’t last!
– Speaking of HBO, you can preview Andy Samberg’s forthcoming sports mockumentary for the network.
– Here’s a video to pump you up for the return of Last Comic Standing.
– Masterminds boasts an ensemble cast, and this hilarious trailer shows that it’s making good use of its cast’s talent.
– It’s always fun to watch a stand-up comedian make his late night debut, and Jesse Elias shined brightly in his first appearance.
– Comedians tend to be pretty smart, so when someone as funny and politically active as Ted Alexandro pens an essay challenging white supremacy in light of last week’s Charleston shooting, it’s well worth a read.
– Amy Poehler is no stranger to Late Night With Seth Meyers, but this visit was particularly special: the two revived their much-missed “Really!!?” segment from their Weekend Update days.
– TJ Miller isn’t letting up on the wackiness of his morning TV appearances.
– Conan hosted Mark Norman for a pretty great stand-up set this week.
– You’re reading this correctly: Comedy Central will run a 42-day marathon of The Daily Show on its website. Yes, they’re streaming a marathon. Pretty cool to have 16 years of Jon Stewart available at our fingertips.
– Wrapping up the week, we interviewed Timothy Dunn, host of the Fuse show Got Ur #.