Although there were lots of developments in the comedy world this week, Louis C.K. in particular had a pretty stellar seven days. He started by talking about his time as one of Conan O’Brian’s writers; check out this video of his trip to Late Night With Seth Meyers for the full scoop. C.K. will also host SNL this weekend, and you can watch promos here. But neither of these is the biggest news in his week: he won an award! He received the surprisingly obscure Moth Award for his excellent storytelling skills. Congratulations are in order!
Elsewhere in the comedy world this week:
– Who better than stand-up vet Brian Regan to be the focus of Comedy Central’s first ever live stand-up special? Not your typical pre-recorded jaunt, this one’s got everyone taking note. Regan also swung by Letterman for his last set ever there.
– For Mother’s Day, Reese Witherspoon hosted Saturday Night Live, and it was mostly good.
– The NBC fall comedy lineup is notably short on Friday primetime slots.
– NBC is recruiting some big names from its hit sitcoms for a new project: Rob Lowe, Megan Mullally, and Jenna Fischer will appear together in You, Me, and the End of the World.
– With Late Show‘s final episode just around the corner, David Letterman is raking in the big name guests. Check out old pals Howard Stern and Don Rickles making their final appearance on the show.
– Moshe Kasher isn’t necessarily struggling to make rent, but in a fun twist on the modern Kickstarter model, you can help him afford a place to live.
– Ari Shaffir’s This Is Not Happening is indeed happening for at least another season.
– Ever wondered about The Muppets’ backstory? No, not how the show was conceived and created; rather, quite literally the characters’ off-screen lives. A documentary-style ABC show coming up will explore this.
– Jerry Rocha dropped a hilarious stand-up set on Conan this week.
– Jim Gaffigan’s getting his own show this summer, but he’s already streaming its pilot.
– truTV is dipping its feet further in the sitcom pool with new additions In the Driver’s Seat and Adam Ruins Everything. The network also delivered a trailer for its new Grawlix show Those Who Can’t.
– Harry Shearer will no longer be the voice of Mr. Burns and Ned Flanders, to the dismay of many a Simpsons fan.
– For this week’s podcast, Aparna Nancherla took us into the depths of the underground.
– Starz detailed their revamped comedy setup, which is set to premiere August 22.
– Here’s the inevitable: The Lonely Island is making a musical comedy film. And it’s actually happening.
– Late in September, we’ll get to watch new comedy movie The Intern, featuring Robert DeNiro and Anne Hathaway, among others.
– Of all the comedians to get banned from The Laugh Factory, Dane Cook is among the most shocking options, although this rumor isn’t fully confirmed yet.
– Amy Schumer’s grip on the world is only getting firmer: now she and Judd Apatow will tour their new movie Trainwreck.
– Our newest Nightmare Gig features our friend Big Jay Oakerson recounting that one time at Sweet Cheeks.