Inside the Spanish Version of Saturday Night Live That Aired on Thursdays
Spanish production company Globomedia opted to keep the title, naming its version “Saturday Night Live.” Despite preserving the namesake though, the programming department at Cuatro, the channel on which it airs, failed to honor the proper timeslot. Spain’s Saturday Night Live actually airs on Thursday nights and not at 11:30, but rather in primetime. Hmm. [Read More]
‘Saturday Night Live JPN’ Set For Debut
Saturday Night Live JPN, the third local adaptation of NBC's venerable late-night sketch comedy show (Italy and Spain have the others), is set to premiere tomorrow on Fuji, Japan's top network. Broadway Video Enterprises and Japanese indie producer Yoshimoto Kogyo collaborated on the series, on which Fuju producer Isao Kagari serves in the Lorne Michaels role, pulling cast members from his late-night show Pikaru No Teiri to join a weekly host and musical guest -- the same as the American verison... [Read More]
Getting Sketchy at Saturday Night Live’s Once-Fabled Bash
The Observer's Nate Freeman got an unnamed SNL writer to bring him to the writer's room during the show, to the after party and then to the after-after party, which he recounts in full detail, with lots of boldfaced names. [Read More]
Watch an unaired Ed Helms musical sketch from Saturday Night Live
Though the Ed Helms-hosted Saturday Night Live episode has come and gone, we just got this sketch that didn’t end up airing last week. The SNL writers took the well-worn vehicle of parodying TV commercials for music collections (Love Songs of the 80s, Power Ballads, Disco Hits, etc…) and instead created an album that would not-so-subtly dissuade teenagers from having sex on prom night. Let’s watch– and listen. [Read More]
The sketch so nice they cut it twice from SNL: Tina Fey salutes great women writers in history
Saturday Night Live writer John Mulaney clued us in today that a sketch he'd written with Simon Rich and Marika Sawyer got "cut for time" last weekend with host Tina Fey. But I recall being in the audience for the dress rehearsal of la... [Read More]
Watch Andy Samberg and the Lonely Island talk about new album ‘Turtleneck & Chain’
You probably know by now that Saturday Night Live dude Andy Samberg and his boys boyz Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone, (aka The Lonely Island) are set to release a new album Turtleneck & Chain on May 10. But did you know that the album was almos... [Read More]
The Last Supper painting reimagined with Lorne Michaels as Jesus, SNL actors as his disciples
The Hollywood Reporter makes Lorne Michaels its cover story this week, and since it's Easter, they also asked illustrator Edel Rodriguez to depict Lorne and the SNL gang as the Last Supper. [Read More]
Tina Fey defends Olivia Munn, talks “Bossypants” and more on NPR’s “Fresh Air”
Fey grew up to become Saturday Night Live's first female head writer as well as the star and executive producer of NBC's sitcom 30 Rock. Now, she's also a published author. Her new memoir Bossypants contains her thoughts on juggling her roles as actor, daughter, mother, writer and boss on the sets of both SNL and 30 Rock. [Read More]
Ed Helms, Rob Riggle, more star in new UCB movie "High Road"; watch the trailer
The Upright Citizens Brigade, aka the UCB, are now releasing a movie! Created and Directed by one of the founding members of the UCB, Matt Walsh, High Road, the heavily improvised action-road-stoner comedy really is, as one YouTube user commented, " a UCB fan’s wet dream." [Read More]
Upcoming SNL hosts: Miley Cyrus, Zach Galifianakis, Elton John
In a press release this morning, NBC confirmed that Zach Galifianakis would return to host Saturday Night Live on March 12, with musical guest Jessie J. Galifianakis hosted last season, performing stand-up for his monologue and also shaving his beard... [Read More]