The Lonely Island and Albert Brooks, SNL Throwback
The Lonely Island trio, made up of Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, and Jorma Taccone, has gotten a lot of credit for bringing Saturday Night Live into the Internet age with the Digital Shorts segment.. [Read More]
Kristen Wiig, Now the Veteran Woman in the SNL Cast - NYTimes Interview
With the departure of Amy Poehler last month, Ms. Wiig has become, during only her fourth season, the most veteran female cast member on the show. [Read More]
Saturday Night Live finishes cleaning house, sets up some promising hosts | The A.V. Club
In our mental image of Lorne Michaels, he’s a sort of comedy Caesar, a man so weary of his power that it’s difficult to imagine him caring whether the plebes out there get “excited” or not—but still, for those who still watch Saturday Night Live, there actually are a few reasons to get excited for the upcoming 36th season. Chief among them: the presence of hosts who have proven to be actually funny in the past and who are not teenagers, beginning Sept. 25 with Amy Poehler, and followed (in order... [Read More]
Return of "Weekend Update," NBC's News Satire | NYTimes
"Weekend Update," the satirical television news segment, worked during the presidential election year, and now NBC will again try to capitalize on interest in the news by producing it as half-hour specials during its next prime-time season, as well as the usual segments in "Saturday Night Live." The network will announce to advertisers in New York on Monday that it is ordering at least six and as many as 13 prime-time editions of "Update," most likely for use on its Thursday night schedule, whi... [Read More]
Tom Davis: The invisible man of SNL
Al Franken's former writing partner, Tom Davis, has written a connect-the-tokes history of the drugs, silliness and genius of "SNL's" early years. [Read More]
Inside With: Mike Drucker, SNL Contributor
A frequent contributor to online-comedic staples The Huffington Post, McSweeney's, and The Onion, comedian and writer Mike Drucker saw one of his jokes make the nearly impossible leap from notebook to the Weekend Update news desk on the most recent episode of Saturday Night Live (Ep. #1548, Season 34). The Apiary got Drucker to put his pen down for a hot minute to let us in on what it's like to see his writing on an SNL cue card. [Read More]
Lorne Michaels, SNL Studios and the death of hope
For me, the current era of bad feelings began on October 13th, 2000. For that was the day the last film based on a Saturday Night Live sketch opened. I don't need to remind any of you that the film in question was Ladies Man. Has anything good happened since Ladies Man opened? I don't think so. [Read More]
Norm MacDonald talks tv, politcs and comedy - Charlotte Observer
Norm MacDonald talks to the Charlotte Observer about his new tv show, Saturday Night Live, joking about President Obama and politics in comedy in general. [Read More]
"The Line" goes live tonight, plus a new SNL side project
If you enjoyed watching "The Live" online comedy series this summer as much as I did, then you'll be pleased as punchline to know that director Seth Meyers and writers Bill Hader and Simon Rich will talk about the SNL side project with a live screening and Q&A tonight at the New York City branch of the UCB. [Read More]
Coming off a highly heated political season and showing no signs of slowing momentum, NBC's "Saturday Night Live" returns in 2009 with three live shows in January. [Read More]