Lily Tomlin, Amy Schumer, and SNL’s original cast/writers to headline 2018 Lucille Ball Comedy Fest and the opening of the National Comedy Center
Years in the making, the National Comedy Center will celebrate its grand opening this August in Jamestown, New York — just time for the annual Lucille Ball Comedy Festival, which will include appearances and performances by Lily Tomlin, Amy Schumer, and Dan Aykroyd with other original members ... [Read More]
“Saturday Night Live” unveils 36 former stars and popular guests returning for 40th anniversary
In case you missed it due to to many wings or puppy bowls, during the Super Bowl, Saturday Night Live ran two 30 second clips during the game. Both revealed 36 total names of popular past guests and cast members that will be returning/taking part its 40th anniversary event, SNL 40, which airs live o... [Read More]
Saturday Night's Children: Garrett Morris (in the cast 1975-1980)
As Saturday Night Live's first (and for the first five seasons, only) African-American writer and cast member, Garrett Morris was often pigeonholed into token black characters and stereotypes during his run from 1975-1980, and complaints from future players like Chris Rock and Eddie Murphy (who said the early 80s SNL producers tried to “Garrett Morris” him) would unfairly turn Morris into an embodiment of the show’s traditional underuse of black cast members. His martyr-like status often oversha... [Read More]