The world of comedy had a fantastic start to the week with the announcement that The Powerpuff Girls are gearing up for a return. Then, Weird Al Yankovic also announced a return with revealing that his latest album will be coming soon. On top of those two things, David Wain assures us of the Wet Hot American Summer prequel and North Korea expresses their displeasure about the Seth Rogen and James Franco comedy regarding a certain assassination attempt of their leader. That’s only a fraction of a fraction of what happened in comedy this week.
Basically, The Biggest Happenings in Comedy Right Now runs far, wide, deep, and all over the place. So, you better get to catching up below.
–Cartoon Network sets the return of The Powerpuff Girls for 2016.
–Maya Rudolph and John Leguizamo are joining Amy Poelher and Tina Fey in their upcoming film, The Nest.
–YouTube star PewDiePie AKA Felix Kjellberg grossed $4 million in 2013.
–Cartoon Network to make Regular Show‘s half-hour specials happen more often.
–Father of the Bride 3 in the works, but Steve Martin has yet to be offered his role from the previous films.
–The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles is expanding to have a second space.
–Mike Judge says Office Space made TGI Fridays get rid of their “flair”.
–Weird Al Yankovic announced first album, Mandatory Fun, in three years will be released this July.
–Tracy Morgan moved to a rehab center, but still has long road to recovery.
–One of the most popular live comedy shows in the country, Hot Tub with Kurt Braunohler and Kristen Schaal, is recording a live double album for Kill Rock Stars.
–IFC bringing romantic dramedy 5 to 7 with Anton Yelchin and Berenice Marlohe to U.S.
–Monty Python live reunion show to be bigger, ruder, and better than ever and also set to air on the Sundance Channel.
–Smallville‘s Michael Rosenbaum to star in TV Land comedy pilot Impastor.
–Kyle Kinane is set to record his next hour stand-up special in Athens, GA this August.
–Scooby Doo reboot may go live action according to Warner Bros.
–Mike Birbiglia embarking on gigantic Thank God For Jokes tour across all of North America from July to December.
–Reid Scott joins Nancy Meyers’ The Intern starring Anne Hathaway.
–Showtime orders pilot of Cameron Crowe’s comedy project Roadies to be co-produced by J.J. Abrams.
–Jay Leno to be the next recipient of The Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.
–David Wain confirms Wet Hot American Summer prequel.
–Martin Sheen will co-star in Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin’s comedy series at Netflix, Grace and Frankie.
–Steve Carell to produce globe trotting romantic comedy International Incident starring Ken Jeong.
–Amazon orders pilot of Jay Chandrasekhar dramedy Really.
–Netflix announced Chelsea Handler talk show to debut in 2016.
–Mansion from The Money Pit listed for $12.5 million.
–The awesome alternative WWII action comedy series Danger 5 is now on Hulu.
–Les Combanttants/Love at First Fight, a romantic comedy hit at Cannes’ Directors’ Fortnight, gets sold almost worldwide via Bac Films.
–Comedy Bang! Bang! animator Paul Hornschemeier introduces his Giant Sloth.
–Bumbershoot 2014 announces its comedy line-up featuring Pete Holmes, Paul F. Tompkins, Fortune Feimster, W. Kamau Bell, and more.
–Variety makes their annual picks for their Top 10 Comics to Watch featuring Ron Funches, Cristela Alonzo, Grace Helbig, Nathan Fielder, and more.
–Mindy Kaling is working on a second memoir.
–North Korea is displeased with the upcoming spy-assassination comedy The Interview starring James Franco and Seth Rogen.
–There’s a chance that a sequel to Zoolander might still happen according to Ben Stiller.
–The Munchkin card game gets an ongoing comics series.
–The term “adorkable” from New Girl makes it into Collins English Dictionary.
–Ben & Jerry’s announce two new SNL inspired flavors.
–Keith Merryman and David A. Newman, who adapated Think Like a Man, are setting to write the remake of a Spanish language comedy Instructions Not Included.
–Here’s The Bigggest Happenings in Comedy from last week, in case you missed it
-What was the biggest happening in comedy for you this past week? Let us know in the comments below.