Good Neighbor Is the New Lonely Island: 'SNL' Hires Director Dave McCary Alongside Two Cast Members
by Adam Frucci In 2005, when SNL hired the three members of existing sketch group The Lonely Island — Akiva Schaffer, Andy Samberg, and Jorma Taccone — it was something that the show had never done before. But it sure worked, with the trio creating the SNL Digital Short format that becam... [Read More]
Finding Long Lost Jack Benny Episodes
by Ramsey Ess The last time on From the Archives that we checked in on Jack Benny, it was towards the end of his career, in 1973. While he was getting on in years, his oft-complimented timing was still just as sharp as it always was, and he still put on a good show. However, judging any comedian's p... [Read More]
'Wild N Out's Mikey Day Hired to Write for 'SNL'
by Bradford Evans LA-based comedian Mikey Day is the latest addition to Saturday Night Live's writing staff. Day is a member of The Groundlings' Main Company, a regular on Nick Cannon's Wild 'N Out, a correspondent on Jay Leno's Tonight Show, and a writer/producer for the Cartoon Network sketch show... [Read More]
Pizza, bagels and hot dogs, oh my! Michael Ian Black’s NYC food tour with Comedy Bang! Bang!’s Scott Aukerman and Reggie Watts
How do you like your pizza? With bagels and hot dogs on top? Perfect! Then you'll love this New York City food tour that Michael Ian Black leads Scott Aukerman and Reggie Watts on for this sketch in tonight's episode of Comedy Bang! Bang! on IFC. Those facial expressions would say it all, but then y... [Read More]
Here Are Your 4 New 'SNL' Featured Players
by Bradford Evans Deadline is reporting that SNL has four top candidates to add to the cast as featured players for the fall. While NBC has yet to announce the news, the report says that Beck Bennett, John Milhiser, Kyle Mooney, and Noël Wells are "heavily rumored to land the coveted SNL&n... [Read More]
Sean Donnelly’s network TV debut on Late Show with David Letterman
"I'm in a suit! This is big time for me!" That's how Sean Donnelly opened his network TV debut last night on Late Show with David Letterman. Just a month ago, Donnelly was one of the New Faces at Montreal's Just For Laughs comedy festival. Of course, two other New Faces this summer also recently mad... [Read More]
Rashida Jones Is About To Get Her Revenge On
The CW has ordered a new dramedy from Rashida Jones and her sister Kidada Jones known as “The Revengers,” “Ladyballs,” or maybe something else down the road. It “revolves around [...]Author informationJazmine HillAssociate Editor at Serial OptimistFuture writer director... [Read More]
Tom Cotter returns to America’s Got Talent for an encore in 2013
Stand-up comedian Tom Cotter returned last night to America's Got Talent for an encore performance. Cotter had finished runner-up in the summer 2012 season on NBC. "If you didn't watch the show last year, let me give you a brief synopsis. I lost to a dog act in front of 19 million people," Cotter jo... [Read More]
Comedy Central reunites with Dave Attell for a new one-hour special, plus a late-night stand-up series
Insomniac fans better sneak their naps in this year while they can. Because Dave Attell is coming back to late-nights on Comedy Central in 2014. The cable channel announced the reunion today. Here's the deal. Attell will host a new eight-episode late-night stand-up series, along with a new one-... [Read More]
Dave Attell to Host a Late Night Standup Show for Comedy Central
by Bradford Evans Dave Attell is coming back to Comedy Central. The cable network has ordered eight half-hour episodes of a new uncensored late night standup show that Attell will host, featuring him and other comedians, Variety reports. In addition to that, Comedy Central has greenlit a new hour-lo... [Read More]