Summer SNL Weekend Update writing staff includes once-suspended Katie Rich
Saturday Night Live brought back a limited-edition primetime half-hour version of Weekend Update last night. It’s not exactly the same as when they first tried this in 2008. For one thing, those Thursday-night live episodes happened in the run-up to a presidential election. So, secondly, they ... [Read More]
7 Reasons Why The Jon Stewart Show Ruled
20 years ago tonight, the Jon Stewart Show went off the air. Don’t remember it? You’re not alone. That’s not to say it wasn’t great, of course -- and here are just a few reasons why The post 7 Reasons Why The Jon Stewart Show Ruled app... [Read More]
Norm Macdonald recalls the week of making SNL40 happen, and the Eddie Murphy performance that almost happened
Norm Macdonald is as straight a shooter of one-liners and longer punchline-laden jokes as there has ever been in stand-up comedy. It made his tenure as Weekend Update anchor stand out so much he was the only one fired from his Saturday Night Live gig midseason. It has made his stand-up specials memo... [Read More]
Jimmy Fallon kicks off Tonight Show with humility, sincerity and a few laughs (Video)
Last night Jimmy Fallon made television history as he began his job as the sixth host of The Tonight Show. Decked in a gray suit and dark-blue tie, the former Late Night host took to the New York City studio’s stage and delivered an incredibly humble, sincere intro. He recognized the Tonight S... [Read More]
Abbott and Costello’s “Who’s On First” 75 years later: The perfect comedy sketch?
It's Opening Day for Major League Baseball, and also the 75th anniversary of Abbott and Costello's classic baseball comedy sketch, "Who's On First?" ESPN's Chris Connelly looked back at "Who's On First" with help from Jimmy Fallon and Steve Higgins -... [Read More]