Seann William Scott Looks Back on 'SNL's Classic "Patriotic Shorts" Sketch
by Megh Wright Seann William Scott was a guest on last night's Late Night, and since he and Seth Meyers hadn't seen each other since he hosted SNL in October 2001, the guys decided to take a look back on a sketch from his episode, and one of SNL's funniest Will Ferrell sketches ever, "Patriotic Shor... [Read More]
Reese Witherspoon and Louis C.K. Set as 'SNL's Final Season 40 Hosts
by Megh Wright SNL just revealed two upcoming hosts. A week after Scarlett Johansson hosts on May 2nd, Reese Witherspoon will return for her second hosting stint on May 9th with musical guest Florence and the Machine. Witherspoon last hosted in 2001 in the first episode after 9/11. The following we... [Read More]
Inside the 'SNL' Documentary 'Live From New York!' with Director Bao Nguyen
by Michelle Houle The world premiere of the new Saturday Night Live documentary, Live From New York!, opened the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival on April 15. I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Director Bao Nguyen to discuss the process of making the documentary, what is was like to have acce... [Read More]
Kenan Thompson calls Bill Cosby a ‘monster’ during stand-up set
When even the star of Fat Albert is calling his integrity into question, things might really be over for Bill Cosby, career-wise. During a stand-up show at the University of Pittsburgh on Monday, Kenan Thompson, who played the titular character in the film adaptation of Cosby’s classic cartoon... [Read More]
'SNL' Review: Taraji P. Henson Almost Saves the Day
by Erik Voss Despite all the criticisms I've made about SNL, I should say that I love this show. And not just what I considered the glory years of the series – the late 90s that I grew up with, or the late 70s that my parents grew up with, or the late 80s I discovered in college... [Read More]
Scarlett Johansson to Host 'SNL' May 2nd
by Megh Wright Scarlett Johansson is returning to SNL next month. NBC announced over the weekend that Johansson will make her fourth hosting appearance on May 2nd after The Avengers: Age of Ultron premieres in theaters. The musical guest has not yet been revealed. Johansson last hosted in 2010 with ... [Read More]
SNL #40.18 RECAP: Host Taraji P. Henson, musical guest Mumford and Sons
Taraji P. Henson's breakout performance in the new FOX hit Empire means I can no longer be selfish enough to think my crush on her is special or unique, because you all have wised up to the game. That includes you, Saturday Night Live. Henson would make light of this in her monologue as she hosted S... [Read More]
The first trailer for the SNL documentary LIVE FROM NEW YORK!
LIVE FROM NEW YORK! is a feature documentary exploring the cultural and historical impact of 40 years of Saturday Night Live. Premiering opening night at Tribeca Film Festival April 15 and in select theaters June 12. The first trailer for the SNL documentary LIVE FROM NEW YORK! appeared first on The... [Read More]
Read a Bunch of Hilarious Recent FCC Complaints About 'Saturday Night Live'
by Megh Wright These days, most SNL fans and haters go the internet route to voice their complaints about the show, but there are still plenty of people who file their complaints the old-fashioned way through the Federal Communications Commission. The Atlantic recently combed through three years of ... [Read More]
Go Behind the Scenes of 'SNL' with the First Trailer for 'Live from New York'
by Megh Wright Bao Nguyen's new documentary Live from New York opens the Tribeca Film Festival in New York next week, and the first trailer was released today. The trailer features interview excerpts from Laraine Newman, Amy Poehler, Candice Bergen, Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Rudy Giuliani, and of cour... [Read More]