Saturday Night Live goes extraordinarily public with search for new black woman to join cast in January 2014
For the past several years, Saturday Night Live always has pushed back against criticism about its lack of racial/ethnic diversity by claiming that it's about the content of its comedy, and not the color of its cast members -- and besides, Nasim Pedrad is Iranian. Well, Pedrad is bound for FOX after... [Read More]
‘Saturday Night Live’ to add black female cast member this January
Saturday Night Live caught some scrutiny as of late for its lack of diversity. Mostly stemming from the hiring of six new cast members, all white, and only one of them being a woman. The show hadn’t had a black woman on the cast since Maya Rudolph’s departure in 2007 and current cast mem... [Read More]
Seth Meyers dishes on ‘Saturday Night Live’ including when it might end, best auditions, and what hosts were the best/worst
Seth Meyers was on The Dan Patrick Show to promote his future forray into late night television which is slated to happen at the end of February once Jimmy Fallon becomes the host of The Tonight Show. So while he has a lot to talk about Dan Patrick kicked the interview off with a bunch […]Set... [Read More]
'SNL' Held an Audition of Exclusively Black Female Performers Last Week
by Bradford Evans Saturday Night Live is searching for a new black female cast member. The show's producers held a showcase audition at LA's Groundlings Theater last Sunday during SNL's week off, with all black female performers auditioning. Bresha Webb, Nicole Byer, Amber Ruffin, Simone Shepherd, T... [Read More]
My Favorite Sketch: Doug Smith ‘The Continental’ from Saturday Night Live
Comedian Doug Smith takes us back to the beginning of 2000 with his favorite sketch. An SNL recurring bit that stars Christopher Walken as a creepy man trying his best to lure women into his apartment with the promise of Champaign. To Smith, this sketch takes on an entirely new meaning when his 4 ye... [Read More]
Saturday Night's Children: Robert Smigel (1991-1993)
by Megh Wright Saturday Night Live has been home to over a hundred cast members throughout the past 38 years. In our column Saturday Night’s Children, we present the history, talent, and best sketches of one SNL cast member every other week for your viewing, learning, and laughing pleasure. Th... [Read More]
Tim Meadows was unhappy with SNL’s rehashing of ‘Bill Brasky’
This weekend Saturday Night Live revisited one of it’s more beloved sketches, “Bill Brasky.” The revamped sketch involved host Paul Rudd, SNL legend Will Ferrell, current SNL cast member Taran Killam, and the hilarious David Koechner. Having Ferrell and Koechner there with Rudd onl... [Read More]
A Video Guide to 'SNL's Bill Brasky
by Megh Wright After a 15-year hiatus, the classic "Bill Brasky" sketch made a comeback on SNL this weekend, with Taran Killam and host Paul Rudd joining Will Ferrell and David Koechner as the rowdy group of bucktoothed alcoholic salesmen who take turns delivering drunken homages to their legendary ... [Read More]
HIGHLIGHTS: Saturday Night Live With Paul Rudd
Paul Rudd is perfect. He’s probably my main man crush, and I take my man crushes serious people! With fun appearances from Kristen Wiig, the Channel 4 News Team and […]Author informationDavid DeanPublisher at Serial OptimistDavid is the publisher of Serial Optimist and writer of things ... [Read More]
Tim Meadows Was Angry He Wasn't In Bill Brasky on 'SNL' This Weekend
by Megh Wright Longtime SNL cast member Tim Meadows was less than pleased to find out the show did a “Bill Brasky” reunion sketch without him this weekend, so he took to Facebook to air some grievances. After posting “They did Brasky without me…” on Saturday night, Mea... [Read More]