Read Norm Macdonald's Fascinating Recap of "Celebrity Jeopardy" and #SNL40
by Megh Wright Norm Macdonald took to Twitter last night to look back on his experience working for the Saturday Night Live 40th anniversary special, and the whole thing is a must-read for SNL fans who are interested to learn about how the special came together, the history of the "Celebrity Jeopard... [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]
 
Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special: Laughspin’s favorite moments
Sunday night’s Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special was a huge success, delivering NBC a ratings smash with 23.1 million primetime viewers. Countless celebrities and Saturday Night Live alumni were invited to perform on the three-and-a-half hour telecast. Other celebrities attended the... [Read More]
 
'SNL 40' Review: The Stars Come Home
by Erik Voss After 40 years, Saturday Night Live may be the only remaining "watercooler comedy" that everyone still has something to say about. Whether it's "The first five years were the best," or "Bring back Victoria Jackson!" (just kidding, no one says that), we all have our ... [Read More]
 
Celebrity Jeopardy (and Turd Ferguson) gloriously return to #SNL40
Celebrity Jeopardy is hands down one of our favorite sketches from Saturday Night Live. Will Ferrell, often the wacky one, gets to play the straight man and host such insane characters. Tonight on SNL40 they revived the sketch with Ferrell and cross generationaly brought in popular characters from d... [Read More]
 
Don Pardo, longtime “Saturday Night Live” Announcer, dead at 96
The voice of Saturday Night Live has died. Dominick “Don” Pardo, longtime radio and TV announcer has left us. Pardo was best known as the voice of Saturday Night Live, reading off the names of the cast members at the top of the show on all but one season. Pardo was 96. Amid rumors this [... [Read More]
 
Who is Ari Voukydis? Final Jeopardy answer winner for the ages
There's a classic episode of Cheers in which U.S. Postal Service employee Cliff Clavin finally finds the opportunity to make the most of his trivial knowledge as a contestant on Jeopardy!, only to blow it all up by giving what he feels is a correct question to a vague answer clue. Remember to give y... [Read More]
 
Best Final Jeopardy answer comes from Ari Voukydis, UCB improv teacher (Video)
One comedian and Upright Citizens Brigade improviser gave possibly the best incorrect final answer in the history of Jeopardy! (and that includes those “Sean Connery” answers on Saturday Night Live). Ari Voukydis, an improv teacher, didn’t have a clue as to the answer on last night... [Read More]
 
How 'SNL' Addressed Race in Season 39, as Shown in 11 Sketches
by Erik Voss With SNL's 39th season coming to a close, we're taking a look at the past season with a series of posts examining the highs, lows, and other memorable moments from the past eight months. Here, we look at the show's shifting tone on race over the arc of this season. This has not bee... [Read More]
 
The 24 Best Sketches of 'SNL' Season 39
by Erik Voss With SNL's 39th season coming to a close, we're taking a look at the past season with a series of posts examining the highs, lows, and other memorable moments from the past eight months. Here we recall some of our favorite sketches from the season — both live sketches and vid... [Read More]