Jim Carrey Is Reportedly Returning to Host 'SNL' This Year
by Megh Wright Saturday Night Live's landmark 40th season is shaping up to be filled with some great hosts. The Wrap is reporting that Jim Carrey is set to return to host his third episode sometime this season. While the exact date is not yet known and NBC has yet to confirm the news, insiders told ... [Read More]
Watch Jon Stewart sing to Michael Che on his last day at The Daily Show
As you likely already know, comedian Michael Che is leaving his post as a Daily Show correspondent less than five months after joining Jon Stewart and company. He snagged the job in April, made his first appearance in June and now Michael Che is already gone. In classic Daily Show fashion, Che was h... [Read More]
The Daily Show’s “We Hardly Used Ye” mock tribute farewell to Michael Che
Michael Che's last night as a correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart did not pass by unnoticed. Despite the fact that Che only lasted three months ("actually, 58 business days") in the gig with Comedy Central before returning to NBC and Saturday Night Live in the elite ranks of Weekend Upd... [Read More]
Nasim Pedrad’s Aziz Ansari impression from Saturday Night Live is amazing (Video)
Former Saturday Night Live cast member Nasim Pedrad made a name for herself on the long-running sketch comedy show with her impressions of Kim Kardashian, Bruno Mars and Barbara Walters. Pedrad left SNL this year to co-star alongside John Mulaney in his new Fox sitcom Mulaney. The Iranian-born comed... [Read More]
Darrell Hammond returns to SNL as its announcer, succeeding the late Don Pardo
Saturday Night Live's longest-serving cast member has returned to the fold. Darrell Hammond, 58, will belt out the names of cast members old and new when SNL kicks off its 40th anniversary season on Sept. 27, 2014. Hammond has appeared onscreen in a record 280 episodes of SNL, both as a regular cast... [Read More]
Darrell Hammond Is Officially the New 'SNL' Announcer
by Megh Wright Following the death of SNL's longtime announcer Don Pardo last month, former cast member (and occasional Pardo fill-in) Darrell Hammond said he'd be "honored and thrilled" to take over Pardo's duties on the show going forward, and now that change has officially been made. The New York... [Read More]
Bill Hader to Host 'SNL' on October 11th
by Megh Wright Another SNL alum is now set to host an episode this season. TV by the Numbers reports that Bill Hader is scheduled to host SNL on October 11th with musical guest Hozier, following Chris Pratt on September 27th and Sarah Silverman on October 4th. This makes Hader's first time hosting t... [Read More]
Finally, the Saturday Night Live Credit Card You've Been Waiting For
by Megh Wright Considering the amount of commercial tie-ins Saturday Night Live used last season (Remember those Jeep commercials with Cecily Strong and Michael Che? Synergy!), it looks like the show has made the next logical step in brand partnership by teaming up with MasterCard to create the Satu... [Read More]
11 Standup Comedians Who Became 'SNL' Cast Members
by Megh Wright In addition to the recent hiring of standup Michael Che as co-anchor of Weekend Update, yesterday SNL revealed some surprising hiring news with the announcement that young standup Pete Davidson has been added to the cast as a featured player. SNL has an unpredictable history with hiri... [Read More]
Watch Nasim Pedrad as Aziz Ansari in an unaired SNL sketch
Get ready for what’s been called a “boner-eraser.” The former SNL cast member, and now current Mulaney cast member, Nasim Pedrad visited Conan last night. The subject of course turned to Pedrad’s SNL impressions where Pedrad revealed she had been on a mission to play Aziz Ans... [Read More]