Post Tagged with: "SNL"

/ October 25, 2016 10:48 am

The Laws of Comedy

By Ian Frazier, The New Yorker | The “Saturday Night Live” parody of the first debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, with Alec Baldwin as Trump and Kate McKinnon as Clinton, was the funniest thing that existed in America up until that time. Evidently, Baldwin’s whole career had led up to his channelling of Trump. The pursed, prurient lips, […]

/ December 20, 2015 5:06 pm

Will Ferrell: ‘Ignorance is a key part of comedy’

By Tim Adams, The Guardian | Half an hour before I interviewed Will Ferrell I made the mistake of watching a clip of him interviewing himself. In one of Ferrell’s many Saturday Night Live (SNL) incarnations he did a celebrated spoof of the long-running American arts show Inside the Actors Studio, in which James Lipton presents cerebral interrogations of Hollywood […]

/ October 15, 2015 9:32 am

He’s Back! Tracy Morgan Does Stand-Up Comedy for First Time Since Accident

By Naja Rayne, People Magazine | Comedian Tracy Morgan made his return to the stage after nearly a year-and-a-half hiatus caused by a tragic car accident that temporarily put him in a coma last year. Morgan celebrated his triumph with a Twitter post, sharing a photo with fans from his Monday night stand-up show at the Comedy Cellar in New […]

/ September 4, 2015 10:36 am

Norm Macdonald: A Raw and Uncensored Interview

By The Hollywood Reporter | Is Norm Macdonald the best thing to happen recently to reality TV? The addition of the former “Weekend Update” anchor to Last Comic Standing’s judging roster — joining a returning Roseanne Barr and Keenen Ivory Wayans —has lent the NBC competition some badly needed edge and comedy-world clout in its ninth outing: You’re never quite […]

/ August 18, 2015 11:06 am

Welcome Back: Tracy Morgan Will Return to Comedy on SNL

By Moriba Cummings, BET | Fans of Tracy Morgan are in for a treat. After he took a hiatus from comedy since early 2014 to tend to his health, the funny man is ready to take the stage again. He will make his official return to the scene on the third episode of the upcoming season of Saturday Night Live. […]

/ August 12, 2015 10:22 am

Seth Meyers Switches to Seated Monologue

By The Hollywood Reporter | Seth Meyers is changing the monologue format on NBC’s Late Night. On Monday’s show, the Saturday Night Live alum walked straight to his desk when he took the stage and then told all of his topical monologue jokes from behind his desk. The move to a format that more closely resembles “Weekend Update,” which Meyers […]

/ February 16, 2015 10:01 pm

Comedy institution Saturday Night Live celebrates 40 years on air

By ABC30.com | With a measure of anniversary hoopla perhaps exceeded only by the nation’s bicentennial, “Saturday Night Live” celebrated its 40th season on Sunday with a 3-hour gala of stars, laughs and memories. It aired live from New York’s Studio 8H at NBC, which has been “SNL” HQ since premiering on a Saturday night in October 1975. It was a […]

/ October 8, 2014 8:39 am

Comedian says Lorne Michaels should fire ‘Saturday Night Live’ writers who steal material

By Oli Coleman, New York Daily News | A comedian who has accused “Saturday Night Live” of plagiarizing a sketch on the latest episode of the show is calling for Lorne Michaels, the show’s executive producer, to fire writers who steal material. Ian Gary, a member of L.A.’s famed Groundlings sketch comedy troupe, blasted “SNL” on Facebook this week, claiming […]

/ September 24, 2014 9:39 am

Kenan Thompson leaving ‘Saturday Night Live’? Not so fast

By Meredith Blake, Los Angeles Times | Is “Saturday Night Live” about to lose Kenan Thompson? TMZ is reporting that Thompson will be leaving the long-running late-night show at the end of thisA repertory player since 2003, Thompson is the most senior of the four African American cast members currently at “SNL,” which has weathered criticism for its lack of […]

/ September 12, 2014 9:30 am

Michael Che to be new ‘Weekend Update’ co-anchor on ‘SNL’

By Veronica Linares, UPI.com | Comedian Michael Che has been chosen to anchor Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update segment in the series upcoming season, joining fellow writer Colin Jost. Che will replace Update co-host Cecily Strong, who took over the news segment for Seth Meyers, who left the show one year ago. Strong will remain on the show as a […]

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