You betcha - Tina Fey's 'SNL' return as Sarah Palin is likely in April | The Associated Press
Tina Fey tells The Associated Press that she'll probably reprise her impression of Sarah Palin when she hosts "Saturday Night Live" in April. Fey said this week that "it's inevitable that we'll try it, at least." She says "we'll see if it makes it to air." [Read More]
'MacGyver' creator wants to stop SNL's 'MacGruber' film | The Hollywood Reporter
A downright explosive fight has broken out between the creator of the "MacGyver" television series and the producers of "MacGruber," the Will Forte parody film set to hit theaters in April. [Read More]
SNL #35.12 with Sigourney Weaver, The Ting Tings recap | the comic's comic
After a full week of NBC-bashing by the various late-night TV talk-show hosts, how would the reigning big daddy of late-night TV comedy handle its own mockery? Not quite the way you'd think, or hope, even when it looked like they might just surprise you with something magically great. Not once. Not twice. Three times this happened on last night's Saturday Night Live. [Read More]
Saturday Night Live The Complete Fifth Season DVD Review |
With the conclusion of the fifth season, Saturday Night Live's original dynasty had come to and end, and the show as everyone had known it would never be the same again. It was the end of an era. [Read More]
Kristin Wiig to host 'SNL' Christmas special | THR
Kristin Wiig's recurring character Gilly might not seemed filled with holiday cheer, yet NBC is turning to her to host a "Saturday Night Live" Christmas special. "SNL Presents: A Very Gilly Christmas" will air Dec. 17 at 8 p.m. The two-hour special, the first for "SNL" since 2002, will be led by Wiig's Gilly, an ever-smiling Annie-lookalike who delights in violent mischief. The special will feature new sketches with Gilly and highlights of classic holiday "SNL" sketches. [Read More]
Elliott - A Professionally Funny Family | NY Times
SNL's Abby Elliott's father is the comic actor Chris Elliott, whom no less than David Letterman calls "the funniest man on television." Chris's father is Bob Elliott, one half of the legendary radio comedy team Bob and Ray.. which means that Abby Elliott is heir to, as Wikipedia points out, "a comedic lineage that spans across three centuries." [Read More]
Jessi Klein Joins SNL Writing Staff | Jezebel
comedian Jessi Klein, 34, has been hired (mid-season!) on the writing staff at SNL. Could the tide be turning for women writers in late night? [Read More]
Seth Meyers' Sunday Routine - Mostly, It's About Recovering From SNL | NY Times
Seth Meyers, 35, is in his ninth season on "Saturday Night Live," his fourth as head writer as well as the snide anchor of Weekend Update, the irreverent, unrepentant mock news report. The co-writer of Tina Fey's spot-on impersonations of Sarah Palin, he has twice been nominated for an Emmy Award for comedy writing. He lives alone in the West Village. A very single guy: no pets, no plants, no window treatments. [Read More]
Recapping SNL #35.5 with Taylor Swift (video) | the comic's comic
Whenever someone young hosts Saturday Night Live, I wonder if the show's sense of humor is going to get shaken up to appeal to the host's demographic. Of course, every host has an influence on what sketches make it to air. And 19-year-old Taylor Swift is a hard person to dislike -- has been ever since she serenaded Tim McGraw at an awards show with the song she named for him. Swift is talented and endearing. What would she do with her turn as both SNL's host and musical guest? [Read More]