Comedians rally to help “New Face” Julio Torres remain a comedy face in America
Julio Torres, a Space Prince on Tumblr and a "New Face of Comedy" in Montreal last month, is in danger of losing his privileges to keep his funny face and the rest of him in the United States. "I have a bit of a problem," wrote Torres, an El Salvador native, to friends and fans this morning. "I need... [Read More]
One final State Farm nod to #SNL40: The Coneheads reunion
This week, State Farm insurance unveiled its final tribute in partnership with Saturday Night Live's 40th anniversary, just in time for tonight's season finale of SNL. The Coneheads -- Beldar (Dan Aykroyd), Prymaat (Jane Curtin) and daughter Connie (Laraine Newman) -- re-enact a currently running St... [Read More]
Bob and Ray Team Up with Jane, Laraine, and Gilda
by Ramsey Ess The Paley Center for Media, which has locations in both New York and LA, dedicates itself to the preservation of television and radio history. Inside their vast archives of more than 150,000 television shows, commercials, and radio programs, there are thousands of important and funny p... [Read More]
Moontower Comedy Fest closes brilliantly with Wanda Sykes and improv from Theme Park
AUSTIN – If parting is such sweet sorrow, than the departure of the Moontower Comedy & Oddity Fest feels a lot like scarfing down Girl Scout cookies while sobbing. “Next year, we plan to make this the second largest comedy festival in North Ameri... [Read More]
Saturday Night's Children: Laraine Newman: 1975-1980
Saturday Night Live has been home to over a hundred cast members throughout the past 35 years. In our new column Saturday Night’s Children, we present the history, talent, and best sketches of one SNL cast member each week for your viewing, learning, and laughing pleasure. This column can’t start w... [Read More]
Garry Shandling, Murphy Brown, Cloris Leachman, Airplane! and more! At the 10th annual SF Sketchfest
Among the big highlights are panels toasting: Airplane!, with Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker & Robert Hays; The 25th anniversary of It's Garry Shandling's Show with Shandling & Alan Zweibel; Murphy Brown with Candice Bergen & Diane English; SNL'ers Dan Aykroyd, Laraine Newman & Tom Davis; Cloris Leachman; Brian Henson & Neil Patrick Harris on the Muppets. [Read More]