Andy Samberg, Charlize Theron, and Andrew Garfield Are Hosting the Last Three 'SNL's of the Season
by Bradford Evans NBC just announced the hosts and musical guests for the final three Saturday Night Live episodes of the season: May 3rd: Andrew Garfield/Coldplay May 10th: Charlize Theron/The Black Keys May 17th: Andy Samberg/St. Vincent This is the first time hosting for both Garfield and Sa... [Read More]
 
Saturday Night's Children: Dan Vitale (1985-1986)
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. In... [Read More]
 
'SNL' Will Celebrate 40 Years with a Live Three-Hour Special Next February
by Megh Wright Saturday Night Live will be embarking on its 40th season on NBC next year, and according to NYT reporter Bill Carter the occasion will be marked with a live three-hour special next February 15th similar to the 25th anniversary special in 1999. News of the special joins the extended ve... [Read More]
 
Billy Crystal Is Reviving His 'SNL' Characters on FX Show 'The Comedians'
by Megh Wright If you've been clamoring for an encore performance of Billy Crystal's SNL characters from the mid-'80s, your dreams are about to come true. FX's upcoming Billy Crystal/Josh Gad show The Comedians — which follows a veteran comedian (Crystal) working on a late night talk show with... [Read More]
 
SNL #39.18 RECAP: Host Seth Rogen, musical guest Ed Sheeran
Sometimes it feels as if Saturday Night Live's dirty little secrets aren't secret any longer. If they ever were. And I'm not talking about the infamous cocaine-fueled writing sessions of the original cast and staff of the late 1970s, either. No. The dirtier secret of SNL is that 39 seasons later, it... [Read More]
 
'SNL' Review: Seth Rogen Half-Baked
by Erik Voss While watching Seth Rogen host SNL for the third time last weekend, I was reminded of two other three-peat hosts from earlier this season: Paul Rudd in December and Jonah Hill in January. Rudd's episode felt like extended promo for Anchorman 2, with the host failing to capture that... [Read More]
 
Andrew Garfield to Host 'SNL' May 3rd
by Megh Wright Over the weekend, NBC announced that The Amazing Spider-Man 2 star Andrew Garfield will host the next episode of SNL with musical guest Coldplay on May 3rd. It will make Garfield's first time hosting the show, while Coldplay will be returning for their fifth musical guest appearance. ... [Read More]
 
Watch a Two-Minute Time Lapse Video of an 'SNL' Taping
by Bradford Evans SNL just released this cool time lapse video, showing all the moving pieces in Studio 8H during an SNL taping by speeding the video up really fast. It's from this weekend's Anna Kendrick episode, in case you want to try to sync up the audio of that episode to 50 times its usual spe... [Read More]
 
Aidy Bryant Does Her First 'SNL' Promos with Host Seth Rogen
by Megh Wright Here's the promo reel for this week's SNL with third-time host Seth Rogen and first-time promo actor Aidy Bryant, who swings back and forth between excitement over Rogen's presence and excitement over finally getting to do a promo. 0 Comments... [Read More]
 
Saturday Night's Children: Al Franken (1977-1980; 1985-1986; 1988-1995)
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. SN... [Read More]