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]
 
'SNL' Review: Princess Anna Kendrick
by Erik Voss Whenever SNL producers book a host who seems inexperienced in live comedy, they fall back on a kind of playbook. Stick to popular recurring bits and pretaped videos to take the burden off the host. Give her small, easy stuff that plays to her strengths, then get her out of there. If she... [Read More]
 
SNL #39.17 RECAP: Host Anna Kendrick, musical guest Pharrell Williams
Kate McKinnon is the star of Saturday Night Live. Anna Kendrick has superstar talent. Tell me something I don't know! Because now you know. Well, here's something. A guy I work with at another thing got closer to Kendrick on TV and in life than I ever have, and that makes me mad jealous. But that's ... [Read More]
 
John Mulaney offers first glimpse of FOX’s “Mulaney” on Late Night with Seth Meyers
Blink and you missed it! It doesn't have a premiere date on FOX yet, but Mulaney, the starring sitcom vehicle for stand-up comedian John Mulaney, debuted the first clip from its first six episodes on Thursday night's Late Night with Seth Meyers on NBC. Meyers introduced Mulaney with a clip from the ... [Read More]