1. Nov 3, 2012 12:31am

    This Week’s Top Web Comedy Video: Romney Pours a Glass of Water

    By Splitsider

    With this election looming, it’s important to keep two seemingly contradictory ideas in your head: First, that voting is essential. And second, that laughing at politicians is an essential part of democracy. Especially when it’s Mitt Romney.

    The rest of this week’s top comedy videos, including some still spooky Halloween-themed fun, can be found over at Splitsider.

    Other highlights from the week in comedy:

    - Jimmy Fallon and David Letterman did their shows without audiences for a night because of Hurricane Sandy wreaking havoc across the Northeast, while Bill Hader and this weekend’s host Louis C.K. promised that SNL will go on.

    - Adult Swim picked up Dan Harmon’s new series Rick & Morty, while his old series, Community, finally got a premiere date (February 7th).

    - A premiere date for Arrested Development was also set (April 2013).

    - Letterman did Kimmel, Leno did Ferguson, and Stewart and Colbert also did Kimmel.

    - NBC is turning Up All Night into a three-camera sitcom with a live audience and deciding against making a Dwight Schrute Office spin-off.

    - We broke down the comedy of MST3K and the band Ween.

    - We interviewed Kristen Schaal, stand-up Taylor Williamson, Happy Endings stars Adam Pally and Casey Wilson, Daily Show producers Tim Greenberg, Miles Kahn, and Stu Miller, women in comedy author Yael Kohen, and Nature Calls co-stars Patton Oswalt and Rob Riggle.

    - We dug up Chevy Chase’s weird 1980 musical comedy album and the Freaks and Geeks audition tapes.

    - We looked at the technological advances of comedy trailblazers Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Jerry Lewis, and Louis C.K.

    - We watched justly canceled sitcom Work It and the comedy school documentary Finding the Funny.

    - We examined 10 other sitcom spin-offs, besides Dwight Schrute’s The Farm, including planned shows about Krusty the Clown, Phoebe from Friends, and Norm & Cliff from Cheers.

    - We Follow Fridayed @Justin Shane.

     Splitsider is a website about comedy and the people who create it. It covers movies, TV shows, web videos, books and any other format that exists to make you laugh.

     
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    He understands our troubles so well.
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