OK, readers. Before we get to the Friday the 13th promise that I made to myself and to the Internet, let's take a look around and see what else is going on in comedy this week that's not just about who's on TV and who's going to be on TV.
- Marc Maron visited Jonathan Winters and recorded it for our pleasure. Do it. WTF.
- Playboy magazine asked Louis CK 20 questions.
- The hottest ticket on Broadway is the musical, "The Book of Mormon." If you cannot see it, then at least you can hear it, as NPR has the full soundtrack recording to listen to.
- The final stage production of The Chris Gethard Show happens this Saturday at the UCB Theatre in NYC before moving to public access TV, and the Wall Street Journal wrote about Gethard this week.
- Are lobsters funny? Well, are they? That's the question everybody has been debating for years now, and Jill Morris gets to the bottom of it for the Huffington Post. Finally.
- What compliments does a comedian receive after bombing for 45 minutes straight? Doogie Horner wrote them down for McSweeney's.
- Jimmy Pardo gets himself a profile in today's Los Angeles Times.
- And CNN talked to Jim Norton.