Jim Carrey Does His Best Aidy Bryant Impersonation in His 'SNL' Promos
by Megh Wright Here's the promo reel for this week's SNL hosted by Jim Carrey, which is full of spooky Halloween references, attempts to start trending online, and Carrey's spot-on impersonation of cast member Aidy Bryant. 0 Comments... [Read More]
 
Five 'SNL' Cast Members Who Were Also 'Daily Show' Correspondents
by Megh Wright In its 40 years of scouting talent from The Groundlings, Second City, and standup clubs, SNL has never felt any competition in the major leagues of comedy star-making. When The Daily Show debuted on Comedy Central in 1996, however, Lorne Michaels and company finally met their match, w... [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 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]
 
'SNL' Review: Bill Hader's Master Class
by Erik Voss You can judge how great a past SNL cast member was by the void they refill when they return to the show. Maya Rudolph's hosting gig in 2012 reminded viewers not only how irreplaceable of a triple-threat talent Rudolph is, but how colorless (in every possible meaning of the word) the cas... [Read More]