SNL co-head writer Colin Jost promoted up Late Night chain of command to Weekend Update co-anchor
Remember when Saturday Night Live's head writers stayed behind the camera? Lo, those were days, pre-Y2K. SNL and NBC announced today that Colin Jost, currently the show's co-head writer, would take over the Weekend Update anchor chair held by other co-head writer Seth Meyers when Meyers departs next... [Read More]
Phil Perrier on The Arsenio Hall Show
There was something a bit odd about Phil Perrier's stand-up performance Wednesday night on Arsenio. No, it wasn't the long limp out to center stage on a cane. That was odd, to be sure. But no. The answer we were looking for is host Arsenio Hall's quips to Perrier after his set, admonishing him to "g... [Read More]
ICMYI: Bill Murray fielded questions from a Reddit AMA, which yielded these answers about comedy
In Case You Missed It! Comedic icon Bill Murray -- famously without an online presence or an offline management/representation system to deal with all of us, and infamously famous for showing up in the most likely and unlikely of places -- combined both of these traits to do the most trendy thing of... [Read More]
Michael Cera’s short film for JASH, “Gregory Go Boom,” wins Sundance jury award
Michael Cera's efforts with JASH have paid off, as the short film he starred in, Janicza Bravo's Gregory Go Boom, won a jury award at this year's Sundance Film Festival. The 17-minute short, which debuted on JASH's YouTube channel in May 2013 during YouTube Comedy Week, stars Cera as a parapleg... [Read More]
Full House reunion for Super Bowl commercial; Oikos yogurt lures Bob Saget, Dave Coulier to join John Stamos
Which popular sitcom cast from the late 1980s and early 1990s isn't reuniting for a Super Bowl commercial on this Groundhog Day?! That's a fairer question, now that we know that the three father figures of ABC's Full House -- Bob Saget, John Stamos and Dave Coulier -- have reunited to sell us on Oik... [Read More]
SNL stands for Saturday Night Line in new Above Average webseries focused on SNL’s stand-by line
From the official NBC policy, regarding stand-by tickets for fans who want to attend the very live broadcast of Saturday Night Live: Stand-by tickets are distributed at 7am on the 49th st. side of 30 Rockefeller Plaza on the mornings of the show. You may choose a stand-by ticket for either the 8pm d... [Read More]
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart carved out a Moment of Zen just for Tim Carvell
Tim Carvell, the head writer of Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, celebrated his last day on Thursday. Carvell left to join John Oliver as executive producer of Oliver's new weekly talk show that'll debut on HBO later this year. Despite writing for Stewart for 10 years, Carvell never... [Read More]
Bill Cosby, on prejudice, circa 1971
More than three decades before Dave Chappelle rocked Comedy Central with his portrayal of "Clayton Bigsby," and less than a decade after the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have A Dream" speech that capped off the 1963 March on Washington for civil rights, Bill Cosby delivered a devastating 22 ... [Read More]
Adam Scott and Paul Rudd re-enact Bosom Buddies for final “Greatest Event in Television History” on Adult Swim, but which Bosom Buddies intro?
Adam Scott unveiled the billboard today for the fourth and final edition of his 1980s TV tribute series, "The Greatest Event in Television History," which will air this Thursday night, Jan. 23, 2014, on Adult Swim. If the photo of Scott with Paul Rudd doesn't jog your memory, that's a shot from Boso... [Read More]
Reggie Watts to star in Super Bowl commercial with Arnold Schwarzenegger, Don Cheadle and more
Super Bowl commercials are airing earlier and earlier each year. Two weeks before the big football game to decide whether the Denver Broncos or the Seattle Seahawks are the NFL champions of the 2013 season at Super Bowl XLVII, Feb. 2, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J., we've already begun seeing commer... [Read More]