'Grantland' Examines the Mellowing Lorne Michaels Empire
by Megh Wright "But those who thought a severe housecleaning was in store this summer for the upcoming 40th season have been surprised; there was no bloodbath, no mass firings, none of the seismic upheavals of the past. Only four cast members were voted off the island once the 39th season ended, and... [Read More]
 
Read Some New Excerpts from the Updated 'Live from New York' Book
by Megh Wright The new and extended version of Tom Shales and James Miller's SNL oral history book Live from New York isn't out until September 9th, but in the meantime THR has released a few exclusive excerpts from the book all about the show's more recent political satire, from how Tina Fey's Sara... [Read More]
 
Amy Poehler: "My Whole Life Changed Once Don Pardo Said My Name"
by Megh Wright "My whole life changed once Don Pardo said my name. I will really miss that kind and talented man." - In a short but sweet statement for The Wrap, Amy Poehler remembers SNL's legendary announcer Don Pardo. 0 Comments... [Read More]
 
R.I.P. Don Pardo, 1918-2014
Don Pardo was such a fixture of Saturday Night Live that it'll even take creating executive producer Lorne Michaels a few years still to catch him in terms of number of appearances/voiceovers. Pardo kept introducing us to comedians in their biggest breaks on SNL, doing the voiceovers for all about o... [Read More]
 
Don Pardo, the Iconic Voice of 'SNL,' Dies at 96
by Megh Wright The iconic voice of Saturday Night Live has passed away. News broke last night that Don Pardo, who worked as SNL's announcer since the show's debut in 1975, died in his home of Tucson, Arizona at the age of 96. Pardo's voice is synonymous with SNL's opening credit sequence, and Lorne ... [Read More]
 
Track the Average 'SNL' Cast Age with This Handy Graphic
by Megh Wright Did you know that the post-Seth Meyers SNL cast is the first to all be born after the show's premiere in 1975? Did you also know that the current cast has the youngest average age since 1986? Or that the oldest cast ever was just five years ago in 2009? You can learn these things and ... [Read More]
 
Brooks Wheelan Talks About His Hiring and Firing from 'SNL'
by Megh Wright "I feel like I was hired because they hired so many new cast members, and I feel like I was let go because they hired too many new cast members. So I can't really fault them. That's part of the reason I was there and that's part of the reason I was let go. … They do their own s... [Read More]
 
Saturday Night's Children: Tom Davis (1977-1980)
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]
 
The Lonely Island teams up with Judd Apatow for musical comedy movie
They reaffirmed their status as a powerful musical comedy force last year with the release of The Wack Album, and now The Lonely Island is headed to the bigscreen with help from Judd Apatow. Universal and Apatow, under his Judd Apatow Productions, will produce a comedy set in the music world, starri... [Read More]
 
The Lonely Island teams up with Judd Apatow for musical comedy movie
They reaffirmed their status as a powerful musical comedy force last year with the release of The Wack Album, and now The Lonely Island is headed to the bigscreen with help from Judd Apatow. Universal and Apatow, under his Judd Apatow Productions, will produce a comedy set in the music world, starri... [Read More]