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]
 
Paying tribute to 40 years of Saturday Night Live, mostly thanks to Lorne Michaels
I had a vision in the hours leading up to Saturday Night Live's massive SNL40 celebration on Sunday night of what it could be -- a series of live tributes presented by past cast members and delivered to the current cast members onstage who have taken their torches and run with them. A way to flip th... [Read More]
 
Norm Macdonald, Maria Bamford and more will perform at the 2015 Riot LA Comedy Festival
The RIOT LA Comedy Festival is coming back for its third year in January. This alternative comedy festival, considered “one of the most ambitious live comedy events in the country, will take place January 16-18th in downtown Los Angeles. Started by Abbey Londer in 2012, the festival (in conjuc... [Read More]
 
Michael Che replaces Cecily Strong on SNL Weekend Update; more SNL cast hires coming in 2014
What did you do on your summer vacation? Michael Che -- who left the Saturday Night Live writing staff in May to join The Daily Show with Jon Stewart as an on-air correspondent and hooked up with Funny or Die's Oddball Festival for four tour stops in August -- is rejoining SNL this season in front o... [Read More]
 
Tommy Morris out at The Comedy Store; Adam Eget in as talent booker
Last week saw fundamental changes at comedy clubs in both New York City and Los Angeles. In the Big Apple, Al Martin sold off his longstanding stake in New York Comedy Club (it now redirects to EmpireTonight.com for the time being for schedule/tickets), and several longtime regular comedians and fri... [Read More]
 
Norm Macdonald Plays an Alcoholic Pigeon in Adult Swim's Upcoming 'Mike Tyson Mysteries'
by Megh Wright At Comic-Con, Adult Swim unveiled its 2014-2015 slate of new and returning shows including the new half-hour animated comedy Mike Tyson Mysteries, and you can check out the show's first trailer above. Starring Tyson, Jim Rash, voice actor Rachel Ramras, and Norm Macdonald as a drunk p... [Read More]
 
Adult Swim debuted the “Mike Tyson Mysteries” trailer at Comic-Con (video)
This weekend at Comic-Con, [adult swim] revealed the trailer for its upcoming late night cartoon, Mike Tyson Mysteries, and it’s a nostalgia blast galore! The show takes on a Scooby-Doo vibe in animation style, the presence of a mystery machine-like van, and gang getting into antics. The big d... [Read More]
 
My Pod Week: Week ending 7/20/14
Mike Flinn (@realmikeflinn) isn't just a podcast producer and engineer; he's also an avid fan of the form. "My Pod Week" recaps and reviews the many varied comedy podcasts Flinn listened to or attended live tapings of during the previous week. Enjoy! NORM MACDONALD LIVE (EP 20 Roseanne Barr) Roseann... [Read More]
 
'SNL's James Downey on Working with Norm Macdonald and Getting Fired for Making Fun of OJ Simpson
by Mike Sacks Saturday Night Live has employed hundreds of comedy writers in its four decades on the air, but no writer has been associated with the show longer — or had more of a lasting impact — than James Woodward Downey. If Lorne Michaels is the face of Saturday Night Live, Down... [Read More]