Leslie Jones added to the cast of “Saturday Night Live” as featured player
In a move that has seemed more and more obvious with each passing week. Lorne Michaels has called Saturday Night Live writer and stand-up comedian Leslie Jones as a featured cast member. She will begin her run with this week’s episode, which is hosted by Jim Carrey. Jones has been a writer for... [Read More]
 
Saturday Night Live promotes Leslie Jones to featured player in the cast
After making a couple of appearances on the Weekend Update desk already in 2014 and cameos in two other sketches this season, Leslie Jones earned herself an upgrade! Saturday Night Live announced tonight that Jones had been promoted from writer to featured player in the cast. Congrats, Leslie! It's ... [Read More]
 
'SNL' Writer Leslie Jones Is Now a Featured Player
by Megh Wright SNL just made an excellent (and long overdue) casting decision by promoting writer and sometimes-performer Leslie Jones. Deadline reports that Jones has officially been added as a featured player, and her first credited episode will be this Saturday's episode hosted by Jim Carrey. Cli... [Read More]
 
How 'SNL's Season 40 Title Sequence Came Together
by Megh Wright Last year SNL director of photography Alex Buono posted a lengthy blog entry about the making of the Wes Anderson parody "The Midnight Coterie of Sinister Intruders," and this week he's back with a comprehensive behind-the-scenes look at SNL's season 40 title sequence. To capture the ... [Read More]
 
Chris Rock will host “Saturday Night Live” on November 1st with musical guest, Prince
Sarah Silverman, Bill Hader, and now Nat X Chris Rock! Saturday Night Live seems to be on a roll with bringing back some of its famous alums for season 40. Today they announced that Chris Rock will be returning for the November 1st episode after a 2 week hiatus. The musical guest will be Prince. [&h... [Read More]
 
Chris Rock to Host 'SNL' November 1st with Musical Guest Prince
by Megh Wright NBC just announced another former SNL cast member who is set to host an upcoming episode, and it's a big one. According to a Twitter update by SNL, Chris Rock is slated to host on November 1st with musical guest Prince. The episode will make Rock's second hosting stint following his 1... [Read More]
 
Jesse Plemons and Sissy Spacek to Star in 'SNL' Writer Chris Kelly's Directorial Debut
by Megh Wright SNL writer Chris Kelly is turning his life into a Hollywood movie. The Wrap reports that Adam and Naomi Scott are producing a film by Kelly with Jesse Plemons (Friday Night Lights) and Sissy Spacek set to star. Titled Other People, the film will be Kelly's directorial debut and serve ... [Read More]
 
Pete Davidson Talks Hecklers, Comedy Influences, and His Favorite Emoji
by Megh Wright If you're not yet familiar with new SNL cast member Pete Davidson, this backstage Q&A clip is full of fun facts on his love for pizza, complicated feelings for burritos, experiences with hecklers, and biggest comedy influences, from Bill Burr to Adam Sandler to "obviously Louie."... [Read More]
 
SNL #40.3 RECAP: Host Bill Hader, co-host Kristen Wiig, musical guest Hozier
Nothing screams SNL is in a transition year than quickly bringing back its former stars to host -- Andy Samberg led the 39th season finale in May, a year after his final episode as cast member, and now here in the third episode of the fall, all-time great Bill Hader is back to remind us of what Satu... [Read More]
 
Let’s watch a cut sketch from this weekend’s SNL “Coal Miners”
If you haven’t read our recap of it yet, we felt Bill Hader’s hosting gig of Saturday Night Live this weekend was one of the best we’ve seen in a while. Which is unfortunate when we heard that the show hit a ratings low, Gotham gets the hero it deserves sometimes. But pay no attent... [Read More]