Tracy Morgan: “It’s My Responsibility to Come Back and Come Back Strong”
Between a new standup tour, hosting Saturday Night Live, and landing multiple movie roles, Tracy Morgan has made a big comedy comeback this year since he was injured in a 2014 car accident that killed his friend and mentor James “Jimmy Mack” McNair. Speaking to GQ in a new interview, Mor... [Read More]
Matthew McConaughey Brought His Relaxed Charm to ‘SNL’
“Welcome to the zoo; we are the monkeys.” That was the delightful way in which Oscar-winning actor Matthew McConaughey introduced his first Saturday Night Live in 14 years, and it set the tone for the rest of the episode: silly, and a welcome distraction. Last week, SNL acknowledged the ... [Read More]
Matthew McConaughey and Kate McKinnon Call Some Fans in This Week’s ‘SNL’ Promos
Matthew McConaughey hosts SNL this week for the first time since 2003, and NBC just released the promo reel featuring McConaughey alongside cast member Kate McKinnon. The two make some calls to SNL fans, and later, when McConaughey admits he’s nervous, McKinnon gets him to do his Wolf of Wall ... [Read More]
The Night Siskel and Ebert Took Over ‘SNL’
Despite the show’s title and producer Lorne Michaels’ decades-long commitment to putting live comedy on network television, Saturday Night Live has always featured plenty of carefully edited, pre-recorded content between sketches. Even during those storied first few years of John and Che... [Read More]
Ryan Gosling, Chris Hemsworth, Tina Fey, and Amy Poehler Host ‘SNL’s December Shows
Saturday Night Live just announced its hosts and musical guests for next month, and it’s a pretty fantastic lineup. Starting on December 5th, Ryan Gosling will host with musical guest Leon Bridges, while Chris Hemworth will follow on the 12th with musical guest Chance the Rapper. For SNL&rsquo... [Read More]
Elizabeth Banks Solidly Handled ‘SNL’ Hosting Duties for the First Time
Following the horrific terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday, Saturday Night Live had the task of putting on a live comedy show while the world grieves with France and tries to understand complicated and scary international political struggles. On Friday, Late Show host Stephen Colbert had to break t... [Read More]
Here Are This Week’s ‘SNL’ Promos with Elizabeth Banks and Kenan Thompson
Elizabeth Banks makes her SNL hosting debut this weekend with musical guest Disclosure, and NBC just released the first round of promos with cast member Kenan Thompson. Lesson learned for Banks: Never trust Kenan with a trust fall. [Read More]
Colin Jost Explains Why He Stepped Down as ‘SNL’ Co-Head Writer
Saturday Night Live’s 41st season started with a slight shift in the writing staff when Colin Jost stepped down as co-head writer to focus more on Weekend Update, and in a new interview with NPR’s Terry Gross, Jost explained why he ultimately chose to leave his former title behind: The h... [Read More]
Comedy team of June Raphael and Casey Wilson developing new ABC comedy “Crystal”
The longtime duo of June Diane Raphael (Burning Love) and Casey Wilson (Saturday Night Live) are developing a new comedy for ABC called Crystal. Writer and podcaster Elizabeth Laime (Totally Laime) is writing the show for the television network where the duo has a deal. With Raphael and Wilson super... [Read More]
Marc Maron and Lorne Michaels: The Entire Two-Decade Saga
Let’s go back 20 years. Lorne Michaels, creator of SNL, is unhappy with Norm Macdonald’s sarcastic, acerbic style after one season behind the Weekend Update desk. He sees Marc Maron make a handful of appearances on another show he produces, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, ... [Read More]