Silicon Valley delivered its best sight gag yet this Sunday by brilliantly defying expectations. Rather than an over-the-top T&A display, the porn convention where Richard goes to offer his services is just rows upon rows of buttoned-up suits…and the progressively more insane names of the websites they run. Beyond the above, there’s also “Non-Consensual Santa,” “Brutalized Assholes,” “iWhack,” and so much more. Must have been a fun day in the writers’ room.
Louie Takes a Photo
This week’s season finale (and yes, at eight episodes, this season went by fast) saw Louie’s title character make a mostly miserable tour stop in Oklahoma City. After experiencing a breakdown in front of Kenny, a cruder comic who’s nonetheless more popular with their shared audience, Louie wanders into a vintage photo booth, where he dresses up like a Civil War general and poses with a mother-daughter duo. It’s sweet, and the made-up story he later tells his daughter to go with the photo is even sweeter.
Bill Nye Explains the Universe
The highlight of this week’s Inside Amy Schumer may have been the Cosby courtroom sketch, but it’d be a mistake to ignore one of its more star-studded clips yet: a fake Cosmos-style program where Bill Nye explains that the universe isn’t a chaotic, awe-inspiring mess — it’s actually speaking specifically to white women in their twenties. Like Broad City’s Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer, who make a delightful cameo as two basics their characters would probably loathe.
Big Time Goes Big
The first season finale of Big Time in Hollywood, Florida was appropriately epic, killing off nearly the entire cast outside its five central characters (oh, and Cuba Gooding, Jr.). Comedy Central’s foray into serialized narrative culminated in a massive shootout that toyed with all your standard-issue action tropes…and led to significantly more casualties than the average sitcom.
Fuckface von Clownstick, née Donald Trump
This week’s late night gold star goes to Jon Stewart, whose final days as Daily Show host (we learned this week that Trevor Noah makes his debut in September) haven’t seen any slowing down. In what will sadly be some of his last presidential election coverage ever — which, even more sadly, will be over a year before 2016 really heats up — Stewart lays into Donald Trump, permanent and unwelcome presence in the GOP primaries. “Mocking Trump” may be a viable alternative to “shooting fish in a barrel,” but Stewart makes it entertaining as ever.