This Week in Comedy: We embraced “Saturday Night Live” and its plans
Although Joan Rivers passed away last week, this week the comedy world continued to pay tribute to her, and rightfully so. Nearly as frequently, we learned of new developments for Saturday Night Live‘s upcoming 40th season. – Mel Brooks stopped by Conan to discus... [Read More]
Cecily Strong on leaving SNL’s “Update” desk, “No point being angry or sad for me”
About 24 hours ago Saturday Night Live head honcho Lorne Michaels announced comedian and former SNL writer Michael Che was returning to the show and replacing Cecily Strong as co-anchor at the Weekend Update desk for season 40. While the overall vibe was happiness for Che, many seemed bummed that th... [Read More]
This Week in Comedy: 'SNL' Gets a New Weekend Update Anchor and Its First Hosts
by Stephanie Simon -Michael Che and Colin Jost will anchor SNL’s Weekend Update next season. -SNL’s first hosts of season 40 will be Chris Pratt and Sarah Silverman. -Aziz Ansari shared what it’s like to sell out Madison Square Garden and the business side of comedy. -Nick Rutherfo... [Read More]
Harry Shearer to Play Richard Nixon in an Upcoming Web Series
by Megh Wright Here's a preview of Nixon's The One, an upcoming web series starring Harry Shearer as the one and only Richard Nixon reenacting a real-life conversation with Henry Kissinger played by Henry Goodman. Nixon's The One will premiere its six-episode run October 21st on My Damn Channel and ... [Read More]
Kathy Griffin Claims That a CBS Exec Said No Females Were Considered for 'Late Late Show'
by Megh Wright When news broke that Craig Ferguson would be stepping down from Late Late Show at the end of the year, many hoped that the empty hosting gig would lead to a more diverse late night choice; Ferguson himself even said he thought his replacement should "unquestionably be a female." Not l... [Read More]
Husband/Wife Duo Kevin Nealon and Susan Yeagley Sell a Comedy to NBC
by Megh Wright Kevin Nealon might be starring in an upcoming half-hour comedy on NBC. According to Deadline, Nealon and his wife Susan Yeagley from Parks and Recreation have sold a comedy to NBC. The untitled project follows "a recently divorced couple who find themselves still tied to their close-k... [Read More]
Watch Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig Act Out a Scene from 'Real Housewives of New York'
by Megh Wright Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig are currently promoting their new film The Skeleton Twins, and they stopped by Andy Cohen's Bravo show to play some fun games and act out an intense scene from The Real Housewives of New York known as "The Berkshires Water Dispute." Check out two more clips... [Read More]
Sept. 15, 2014: Deadline to submit for 10th annual Andy Kaufman Award
In 2013, a woman claiming to be the long-lost daughter of a not-so-dead Andy Kaufman stole the show at the Andy Kaufman Award finals. What, or who, could possibly top that this year? Maybe you. The 10th annual competition for The Andy Kaufman Award already is seeking online submissions, wi... [Read More]
Facebook Is Testing a "Satire" Tag So Dumb People Will Stop Getting Fooled by 'The Onion'
by Megh Wright Within the past few weeks, Facebook has been rolling out a new feature that tags links from The Onion with a "[Satire]" warning, effectively killing the whole point of the website and making Facebook a safer place for dumb people everywhere. The "satire" tag doesn't show up when it's ... [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]