Fugazi frontman meets “the Fugazi of Comedy,” and the UCB-SNL connection
In interviews over the years, members of the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre often have referred to their organization as "the Fugazi of comedy." It was no accident, then, that Fugazi frontman Ian MacKaye was chosen to deliver the monologues for a p... [Read More]
SNL’s Darrell Hammond reveals his dark past: child abuse, addictions
"I didn't want to let Lorne down." That's Darrell Hammond, the longest-tenured member ever on Saturday Night Live, telling CNN in a new interview about how he answered the call of SNL's Lorne Michaels to perform his celebrity and political impersonat... [Read More]
Video: Darrell Hammond opens up about psych wards, abuse and “soul-killing” drugs
Yesterday, we printed a few short excerpts from Saturday Night Live alum Darrell Hammon’s upcoming book, God, If You’re Not Up There, I’m Fucked: Misadventures In Stand-Up, Saturday Night Live, and Other Mind-Altering Mayhem (out Nov. 8). But t... [Read More]
Awesome parents get Ben and Jerry’s Schweddy Balls ice cream banned from stores
Way to go, dumb parents. Way to ban an ice cream flavor with a name that is only slightly sexually suggestive if you know the source from which the name originates– and in this case it’s a Saturday Night Live sketch featuring an actor you... [Read More]
Darrell Hammond admits to smoking crack, cutting himself
Substance abuse is certainly, and sadly, not a rarity in the world of comedy. But it seems some of the stories Saturday Night Live alum Darrell Hammond tells in his upcoming memoir are surprising– even by standards levied by jaded comedy enthus... [Read More]
Jason Segel, Emma Stone, Charlie Day will host Saturday Night Live
After a couple of lackluster episodes hosted by established comedy vets Ben Stiller and Anna Faris, the next few weeks offer us a fresh set of Saturday Night Live hosts. After two weeks of reruns, we’re treated to a Nov. 5 show hosted by It’s Always ... [Read More]
Losing it with Laughter: Our eight favorite moments when comedians broke character
With shows like Louie, Arrested Development, and The Office having emerged within the last 10 years, it’s safe to say that scripted television comedy is at an apex – at least for the time being. But even considering all the brilliant writing that’s h... [Read More]
The Truth About Doug Stanhope
If you only know Doug Stanhope from the second iteration of “The Man Show,” you don’t know Doug Stanhope. “I’m glad – if only for the experience and the first-hand knowledge of how smothered the creative process ge... [Read More]
Andy Dick: “I turned down Saturday Night Live”
Comedian and actor Andy Dick is currently on the road promoting his new flick Division III: Football’s Finest. The R-rated ensemble comedy – co-starring Marshall Cook (who also directed), Will Sasso, Bryan Callen, Debra Wilson, Greg Ftizsimmons and m... [Read More]
Watch Abby Elliott’s club jam ode to balls
Saturday Night Live‘s Abby Elliott is obsessed with balls. That’s the gist of this aptly titled music video, “Balls!” in which Elliott plays a Britney sound-alike who is intensely fascinated by testicles. But it’s not a sexual obses... [Read More]