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]
Katie Rich Has Reportedly Returned to the ‘SNL’ Writing Staff
After being suspended from the show for the second half of last season, it appears that writer Katie Rich has returned to Saturday Night Live. The Chicago Sun-Times noticed during the credits of last night’s Weekend Update special that Rich was listed in the credits as one of the episode&rsquo... [Read More]
What Is Considered a Fireable Comedy Offense in 2017?
The Friday before last, I noticed that my Twitter feed was suddenly really mad at Bill Maher. This wasn’t exactly anything new; he caught the ire of many people earlier this year when he had “alt-right” figure Milo Yiannopoulos on his show, and in general, courting controversy is k... [Read More]
Dan Harmon on Katie Rich’s ‘SNL’ Firing: “You Have to Fucking Protect People If You’re Working in Comedy in These Times”
Back in January, Saturday Night Live “suspended” writer Katie Rich for tweeting a joke about Donald Trump’s son Barron. The tweet in question — “Barron will be this country’s first homeschool shooter” — was later deleted by Rich, who followed up with a... [Read More]
Dan Harmon on Katie Rich’s ‘SNL’ Firing: “You Have to Fucking Protect People If You’re Working in Comedy in These Times”
Back in January, Saturday Night Live “suspended” writer Katie Rich for tweeting a joke about Donald Trump’s son Barron. The tweet in question — “Barron will be this country’s first homeschool shooter” — was later deleted by Rich, who followed up with a... [Read More]
Paul Scheer and Rob Huebel share their Uber pro tips with Seth Meyers
Longtime pals Paul Scheer and Rob Huebel stopped by Late Night with Seth Meyers to talk about how much they… MORE Paul Scheer and Rob Huebel share their Uber pro tips with Seth Meyers appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
Katie Rich Leads an Improv Scene for the Audience’s Highest Bidder at The Second City in 2012
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, and over t... [Read More]
‘SNL’ Suspended a Writer Over a Barron Trump Joke, So Dan Harmon Offered Her a Job
Yesterday, SNL made headlines after it was announced that writer Katie Rich has been suspended “indefinitely” from the show over a joke she tweeted out Friday that referenced Donald Trump’s 10-year-old son Barron. While not everyone is defending the joke in question — and Ric... [Read More]