Tina Fey and Rachel Dratch's Old Second City Show 'Dratch & Fey' Is Now Online
by Megh Wright Before they broke into SNL stardom, Tina Fey and Rachel Dratch starred in a two-woman show together called Dratch & Fey that ran at Second City and New York's UCB from 1999-2000, and a couple days ago an old VHS copy of the entire show showed up on YouTube. The quality isn't the b... [Read More]
Brooks Wheelan Is Going on the "Brooks Wheelan Falls Back on Stand Up Comedy (sorta) Tour"
by Megh Wright Since news broke last week that SNL had fired three featured players, none of them have responded and bounced back from the bad news quite like standup Brooks Wheelan. In addition to his string of hilarious tweets following the big announcement ("Whats the protocol on length of depart... [Read More]
John Mulaney and Nasim Pedrad talk their departure from “Saturday Night Live” for “Mulaney” sitcom
This weekend was the Television Critics Association there was a panel about John Mulaney’s upcoming sitcom (set to premiere Oct 5th). While there were many questions asked and talked about, two of the best takeaways from the Mulaney panel were critics are already comparing the show to another ... [Read More]
John Mulaney and Nasim Pedrad Talk Leaving 'SNL' for Fox's 'Mulaney'
by Megh Wright At TCA over the weekend, former SNLers John Mulaney and Nasim Pedrad got the opportunity to talk about leaving the long-running NBC sketch show to work on the upcoming Fox sitcom Mulaney, which is set to premiere on Sunday, October 5th. Aside from making a joke about how he directly c... [Read More]
'SNL' Firing New Cast Members Displays a Show Still Deeply In Transition
by Erik Voss Word has come down this week that SNL cast members Noël Wells, John Milhiser, and Brooks Wheelan have been let go from the show after one season, with Nasim Pedrad also leaving to work as a regular on Mulaney (a move that has long been anticipated) and Mike O'Brien's stat... [Read More]
Noel Wells, John Milhiser also one-and-done, out of SNL; Nasim Pedrad leaves for “Mulaney” on FOX
We all knew it wouldn't last. Saturday Night Live enjoyed its largest cast in more than two decades for season 39, but with the coming plans for a big 40th anniversary celebration -- and an interview with creator/executive producer Lorne Michaels saying just last month: "Oh, yeah, yeah, yeah. We&rsq... [Read More]
Noël Wells and John Milhiser Also Leaving 'SNL'
by Bradford Evans Yesterday, new SNL featured player Brooks Wheelan announced he'd been fired, but that's not the only change to the long-running sketch show's cast this season. Deadline reports that fellow new featured players Noël Wells and John Milhiser will not be returning in the fall... [Read More]
Saturday Night's Children: Tom Schiller (1979-1980)
by Megh Wright Saturday Night Live has been home to over a hundred cast members throughout the past 38 years. In our column Saturday Night’s Children, we present the history, talent, and best sketches of one SNL cast member every other week for your viewing, learning, and laughing pleasure. Wh... [Read More]
Brooks Wheelan fired after one season on Saturday Night Live
Brooks Wheelan was a last-minute addition to the cast of Saturday Night Live, originally hired on last summer as a writer. On Monday, after a transitional 39th season at SNL that saw its biggest cast in two decades vying for stage time, Wheelan announced on Twitter that he was one-and-done with the ... [Read More]
Kate McKinnon Goes on 'Late Night' to Announce Her Love and Respect for Cats
by Megh Wright The lovely and Emmy-nominated Kate McKinnon was a guest on last night's Late Night, where she took the time to clear up some rumors about her cat shelter SNL sketch with Charlize Theron. She also explains how she develops her characters, the reason behind one of her recent photo bombs... [Read More]