Watch John Belushi, Harold Ramis, Joe Flaherty, and More in a 1972 Second City Sketch
by Megh Wright Welcome to The Second City Archives, in which we post an exclusive clip each week of some of comedy's biggest superstars performing early in their careers on the legendary Chicago stage. Second City has generously given us a glimpse into their extensive archive of live performances, a... [Read More]
 
Saturday Night's Children: John Belushi (1975-1979)
by Megh Wright Saturday Night Live has been home to over a hundred cast members throughout the past 39 years. In our column Saturday Night’s Children, we present the history, talent, and best sketches of one SNL cast member every other week for your viewing, learning, and laughing pleasure. SN... [Read More]
 
Happy 35th Anniversary to The Blues Brothers
Thirty five years ago this week, it was 1978 and Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi debuted their now iconic characters, The Blues Brothers. Joliet Jake and Elwood appeared in the cold open of SNL, they they were on a mission from God to sing the blues, as they performed the song “Hey Bartender.&rdq... [Read More]
 
Ellen Page cast as John Belushi’s wife in biopic
The fast-approaching John Belushi biopic has cast another principal character, Belushi’s wife, Judith Jacklin. Last Fall we learned that Emile Hirsch will play the beloved Saturday Night Live alum who died of an overdose at the tragically young age of 33. Earlier this year, rumors let out that... [Read More]
 
Ellen Page in Talks to Play John Belushi's Wife in Belushi Biopic
by Bradford Evans Ellen Page has signed on for a supporting role in the upcoming movie about John Belushi's life. The Wrap reports that she's in negotiations to play Belushi's wife, Judith Jacklin (now known as Judy Belushi Pisano), who was his high school girlfriend who married him in 1976. The bio... [Read More]
 
Diving Into John Belushi's Lost Last Comedy, 'Noble Rot'
by Bradford Evans "The Script Pile" is a biweekly column on Splitsider that takes a look at the screenplays for high-profile movie and TV comedies that never made it to the screen. John Belushi spent five years as a movie star at the end of his life, and during that time, he never starred in a movie... [Read More]
 
Miles Teller Cast as Dan Aykroyd in Upcoming Belushi Biopic
by Megh Wright Over the weekend, Emile Hirsch — who has been cast to play SNL star John Belushi in an upcoming biopic by Steve Conrad — announced that Miles Teller (The Spectacular Now, Project X) has been cast to play the part of Dan Aykroyd. "A shout out to Miles Teller!" Hirsch told t... [Read More]
 
Miles Teller Cast as Dan Aykroyd in Upcoming Belushi Biopic
by Megh Wright Over the weekend, Emile Hirsch — who has been cast to play SNL star John Belushi in an upcoming biopic by Steve Conrad — announced that Miles Teller (The Spectacular Now, Project X) has been cast to play the part of Dan Aykroyd. "A shout out to Miles Teller!" Hirsch told t... [Read More]
 
Emile Hirsch Says John Belushi Biopic Director "Sold Me and Got Me Really, Really Excited About It"
by Bradford Evans "I was kind of surprised when I first heard about it. But I sat down with Steve Conrad, the writer-director, and he just kind of has a vision for it and was just really enthusiastic about it and he sold me and got me really, really excited about it … It's so early ... [Read More]
 
Emile Hirsch to star as John Belushi in big-screen biopic
Emile Hirsch has been tapped to star as the late John Belushi in a planned biopic on the comedian who became a star as an original cast member on Saturday Night Live, the breakout supporting character of National Lampoon's Animal House, and one-half of The Blues Brothers. Belushi died of a drug over... [Read More]