Cecily Strong Says She's "Genuinely Happy" About Leaving Weekend Update
by Megh Wright When news broke last week that new SNL cast member Michael Che would be replacing Cecily Strong at the Weekend Update desk, it was reported that Strong had requested the change herself to appear in more sketches. Strong decided to address the news on Instagram and delivered the below ... [Read More]
'SNL' Hires Standup Pete Davidson as a Featured Player
by Megh Wright Saturday Night Live just added a new cast member. An SNL spokesperson has confirmed that Pete Davidson, a rising 20-year-old standup who was named one of Variety's 10 Comics to Watch this year, has officially joined the cast as a featured player. According to Deadline, Davidson is the... [Read More]
Live from New York, it’s Pete Davidson, your next new Saturday Night Live star
Pete Davidson is scheduled to perform stand-up comedy next weekend in Arlington, Va. But Lorne Michaels has other ideas. The Comic's Comic has learned from multiple sources that Saturday Night Live wants the 20-year-old Staten Island native Davidson to join the featured players in the cast when... [Read More]
Daily Show’s Michael Che returns to Saturday Night Live as Weekend Update anchor
Less than five months after joining The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, comedian Michael Che is leaving his correspondent post at the critically acclaimed Comedy Central show—but it’s for a very good reason. The former Saturday Night Live scribe is headed back to Midtown Manhattan to become... [Read More]
Michael Che replaces Cecily Strong on SNL Weekend Update; more SNL cast hires coming in 2014
What did you do on your summer vacation? Michael Che -- who left the Saturday Night Live writing staff in May to join The Daily Show with Jon Stewart as an on-air correspondent and hooked up with Funny or Die's Oddball Festival for four tour stops in August -- is rejoining SNL this season in front o... [Read More]
Michael Che and Colin Jost to Anchor 'SNL's Weekend Update Next Season; More Hires on the Way
by Megh Wright Earlier tonight, Saturday Night Live announced a pretty big surprise change for next season: Former SNL writer and current Daily Show correspondent Michael Che is returning to NBC to co-anchor Weekend Update. According to Bill Carter at The New York Times, Che has been chosen to repla... [Read More]
Saturday Night's Children: O'Hara, Hudson, Prager, and Wolf
by Megh Wright With only a few names left in this series, this week we're highlighting four former cast members instead of one who, for different reasons, have been grouped together for a special edition of lesser known SNL players. Whether they quit the show before their first episode, left no trac... [Read More]
Sarah Silverman makes Saturday Night Live return after 20 years!
As the fall approaches, so does the 40th season of NBC’s Saturday Night Live. The long-running sketch comedy show announced Sarah Silverman and Chris Pratt as its first couple of guest hosts. Pratt, star of the mega-blockbuster movie Guardians of the Galaxy, will host the season opener on Sept... [Read More]
Hannibal Buress talks to Seth Meyers about specialty jumpsuits and rejected sketches
Hannibal Buress was a guest on last night’s Late Night with Seth Meyers. It was a reunion of sorts as Buress used to work under Meyers as a writer for SNL. Meyers asks Buress to explain a rejected sketch of Buress,’ “Fedora Basketball.” Buress also talks about what it’s... [Read More]
SNL names Chris Pratt and Sarah Silverman its first hosts of season 40
This week has been all about Saturday Night Live. Yesterday, the TV icon announced it had hired Good Neighbor’s Nick Rutherford to its writing staff, along with Streeter Seidell, Natasha Rowell, and Jeremy Beiler. Today, SNL announced that its 40th season will open up with Chris Pratt and Sara... [Read More]