Eddie Murphy to return to “Saturday Night Live” for SNL 40
This is big news Saturday Night Live fans! After nearly a 30 year absence from the show that made him a star, Eddie Murphy is returning to Studio 8H on February 15th. Murphy revealed the news during a phone interview with News One that he’d be taking part in the show’s 40th Anniversary s... [Read More]
After 30 years, Eddie Murphy plans to attend SNL’s 40th anniversary special, talks musical/comedy comeback to the stage
Eddie Murphy last appeared on the show that broke his career 30 years ago, when he hosted Saturday Night Live on Dec. 15, 1984 (an episode NBC just rebroadcast in primetime this month). Murphy plans to be back onstage with his past and present SNL colleagues for the show's big 40th anniversary show ... [Read More]
Eddie Murphy Confirms He's Attending the 'SNL' 40th Anniversary Special
by Megh Wright Huge news, SNL fans: Eddie Murphy is ending his 30-year SNL absence and is headed to the show's 40th anniversary special set to air on February 15th. Murphy revealed the news during a phone interview with News One when asked about why he's never returned to the show since leaving in 1... [Read More]
Fred Armisen on the Evolution of 'Portlandia,' 'SNL,' and American Accents
by Megh Wright Portlandia's fifth season premiered on IFC earlier this month, and for longtime fans of the show, the newest crop of episodes have been the perfect culmination of four years' worth of exploring the many characters, small businesses, and human idiosyncracies in the magical world of Por... [Read More]
Maya Rudolph joins the Lorne Michaels produced HBO comedy pilot “Brothers in Atlanta”
HBO has greenlit a new comedy pilot, Brothers in Atlanta, which will feature SNL alum Maya Rudolph. She’s said to be a recurring guest star, should the comedy get picked up. Diallo Riddle and Bashir Salahuddin, best known for writing-performing on NBC’s Late Night with Jimmy Fa... [Read More]
The Post-'SNL' Life of Brooks Wheelan
by Phil Davidson Look at it this way: if Brooks Wheelan didn’t get fired from SNL, he might not have recorded his hilarious new debut standup album. Not many comedians have parlayed a TV show dismissal into standup success as quickly as Wheelan, an accomplished standup comic who was let go las... [Read More]
Here Are This Week's 'SNL' Promos with J.K. Simmons and Kenan Thompson
by Megh Wright J.K. Simmons makes his SNL hosting debut this weekend, and NBC just released the first round of promos featuring boomerang snowballs, what J.K.'s initials really stand for, and Kenan Thompson insisting he never gets lonely. 0 Comments... [Read More]
SNL Mega-Marathon Begins Tomorrow
by Tina Jett   (image via VH1) Snowed-in sketch lovers rejoice! Beginning tomorrow, Wednesday, January 28, VH1 kicks off their Saturday Night Live mega-marathon, SNL REWIND: 2015–1975. For 19 days – 433 hours – 40 years of SNL episodes will air b... [Read More]
'SNL' Review: Blake Shelton Ain't From 'Round Here
by Erik Voss One thing that's forgotten about the early years of SNL was how much it was a show that anyone could host. While hosts from the old days were more often handpicked from Lorne Michaels' rolodex of awesome comics, like Steve Martin or Buck Henry, the show also took risks with ho... [Read More]
SNL #40.12 RECAP: Host and musical guest Blake Shelton
Blake Shelton is a tall, charming country singer who knows how to crack a joke and make fun of himself, whether it's hosting an awards show or serving as a judge on NBC's hit singing contest, The Voice. So it's no wonder that Saturday Night Live eventually would go along with TV network synergy and ... [Read More]