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The Biggest Happenings in Comedy Right Now 3/7/14

I’m sure you’re disgusted at the fact that Massachusetts had to sign in a specific law to make taking photos up women’s skirts illegal, but that isn’t the only news that has been happening. In fact, the Ukraine and Venezuela are in revolution and Bitcoin is pretty much no more, but also the comedy world had plenty of its own big headlines. Conan O’Brien is taking on another hosting gig, Archer and Kroll Show get renewed, Bob’s Burgers is doing an album, and plenty more where that came from.

It’s The Biggest Happenings in Comedy Right Now (i.e. get to catching up on everything in comedy over the last week).

– TBS’ upcoming comedy competition Funniest Wins hosted by Marlon Wayans is taking submissions.

– Jim Piddock joins cast of dark comedy adaptation of Kill Your Friends.

– The Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival is returning to Boston in May.

Season 7 and the 2nd DC Comics Special of Robot Chicken will premiere in April.

Lena Dunham set to write four part mini series for Archie Comics.

Oscilloscope Laborities to theatrically release indie drifter comedy Buzzard from Joel Potrykus later this year.

TruTV greenlights its first scripted sketch show Friends of The People.

Matthew Perry to make UK comedy TV debut with The Dog Thrower on Sky Arts.

The Daily Show welcomes a brand new “Senior Caucasian Correspondent” in Jordan Klepper.

Former 30 Rock executive producers Dylan Moran and Josh Siegel sign overall deal with Universal TV.

Nerdist Industries is expanding its branding along with bringing on new leadership.

TBS orders pilot of David Kohan/Max Mutchnick (creators of Will & Grace) workplace comedy.

Broad City has postponed its live tour to write newly ordered second season.

Stacey McGunnigle lands lead and Chris Diamantopoulos is set to co-star in NBC comedy pilot Ellen More or Less.

Conan O’Brien to host 2014 MTV Movie Awards.

Jackie Kashian releases her comedy special This Will Make an Excellent Horcrux from All Things Comedy, which is giving comedians 100% of profits.

R. Kelly reportedly has 57 more chapters of Trapped in the Closet.

Hannibal Buress’ new comedy special Live From Chicago will premiere at SXSW.

Lionsgate to release Marjane Satrapi live action dark comedy starring Ryan Reynolds, The Voices, later this year.

Jim Gaffigan’s new comedy special Obsessed will air on Comedy Central and be released in April.

Mary-Louise Parker back in starring role at NBC comedy pilot Feed Me.

Funny or Die was behind the hoax that was HUVr Boards.

Comedy directing duo Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg have partnered with Good Universe for future film projects.

Fred Savage will direct and executive produce the upcoming Garfunkel and Oates series at IFC.

Steve Carell’s Carousel Television to create/develop projects for Universal Cable Productions.

Comedy Central renews Kroll Show for a third season.

Funny or Die’s former iPad exclusive magazine The Occasional just launched as a website/online magazine for all.

Donald Glover possibly returning to Community on NBC.

NBC’s American Comedy Awards announced their nominations and are opening up voting to general public.

Paul Reiser joins cast of upcoming FXx series Married starring Nat Faxon and Judy Greer.

Vimeo is allocating $10 million for an indie film fund that will be released on their VOD platform.

Fox’s Bob’s Burgers to release an album of songs from the show.

TBS renews Ground Floor for a second season.

FX/FXX renews Archer for two more seasons.

EP of Mike Judge’s Silicon Valley Alec Berg signs overall deal at HBO.

John Corbett to star in Denis Leary FX comedy pilot Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll.

And here’s the previous Biggest Happenings in Comedy Right Now, in case you missed out.

Which story has your funny bone most tickled this week? Let us know in the comments below.

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  1. And comedian Stephanie McHugh is headlining a comedy show at Jake’s in Denver tonight. Go see her!