Your Week in Comedy – He saw it on the television.

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AROUND THE WEB

Great news for comedy fans, John Mulaney’s sitcom has been picked up by Fox. ‘Mulaney’ which was originally developed for NBC is loosely based on the comedian’s life and features Martin Short. We spoke with Mulaney at Moontower last year for Inside Joke.

CBS announced today that Letterman will be on the air through 2015.

Jerry Seinfeld has opened up his personal archives for us to see. He writes that he will pick out three stand-up bits each day that still amuse him.

The inimitable Chelsea Peretti has an interview with Splitsider where she discusses her new series Brooklyn Nine Nine, Parks and Recreation and the differences between standup in New York and LA.

Norm MacDonald’s Breaking Bad theory has the web ablaze. Warning: tons of spoilers.

 

VIDEO ROUNDUP

Stephen Colbert officiated The 2013 Government Shutdown Wedding of the Century on last night’s Colbert Report and some amazing guests stopped by.

Judd Apatow and Maria Bamford reminisced about the nineties for Vanity Fair.

The Onion reminds us of the dark side of standup.

Hannibal Buress talks gibberish rap with Kamau Bell on Totally Biased.

Eugene Mirman is “Confused About the Details” of Obamacare.

Paul Scheer gave a TED Talk about why honey should not be considered a dipping sauce on Conan.

Samantha Bee badgered the one Republican who didn’t vote for the shutdown on last night’s Daily Show.

And finally, Tig Notaro guested on Rookie’s “Ask a Grown” series and answered questions from adolescents about “making friends, liking yourself, and what to do when the worst happens” in this inspiring video.

 

UPCOMING SHOWS

Donnell Rawlings (‘Chappelle’s Show’, ‘The Wire’, & ‘Def Comedy Jam’) is at Cap City tonight through Saturday, October 5th. Next week, Cap has Pete Correale from Comedy Central, ‘Late Night with David Letterman’ & ‘The Tonight Show’. Tuesday’s Miranda Sings show is completely sold out.

The Late Slots hosted by Lucas Molandes continues to put together some of the best lineups in town. This week features John Rabon, Bryan Gutmann, Maggie Maye, and Eric Krug. That’s three Funniest Person in Austin winners in one show. Recommended. At the Velveeta Room.

Sure Thing is back Saturday night with Twitter phenom Brian Gaar whose tweet was just featured in Esquire Magazine. Looks like a great show. At Austin Java. FREE.

And don’t sleep on those Bob Newhart tickets! The living legend will be at the Paramount Theatre this fall.

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