With an authoritative voice, an underrated ability to inflect and decades of credibility from his work on beloved television shows, Don Pardo managed to earn one of two lifetime contracts NBC ever gave out, putting him on a pedestal alongside Bob Hope.
Saturday Night Live seems like a really fun place to work. In fact, the majority of the long-running show’s former stars talk about their tenures in glowing terms. Unfortunately, the experience is a whole lot more stressful for those fighting for screentime. It’s a vicious double-edged sword that requires continued output in exchange for glory and good times, and not everyone has the right combination of talent and good fortune to achieve.
he latest cast casualty to his the ebbing and flowing sketch series is first-year performer Brooks Wheelan, who was added during one of the most tumultuous casting transitions in the series’ long history. R.I.P. that Weekend Update segment and the tiny handful of characters that SNL actually let Wheelan play.
When Saturday Night Live returns in the Fall, it will likely do so without one of its key supporting players. Longtime support Nasim Pedrad is playing one of the leads on the highly anticipated Fox comedy Mulaney, and she apparently plans to pursue that course moving forward.
On Friday, NBC announced that SNL will be putting together a three-hour special to commemorate forty years of screaming, “Live from New York, It’s Saturday Night!”. During the special episode, a slew of past guests, past cast members and present cast members, as well as famous musical guests, will make appearances.
Seth Rogan returned to host Saturday Night Live for the third time last night, and he was joined by his pals James Franco, Zooey Deschanel and Taylor Swift, all of whom dropped in on his opening monologue.
At the heart of the promo is the bulk of information fans will need. Rogen is hosting the April 12 episode and the musical guest this week will be Ed Sheeran.
Comedian Louis CK returned to host Saturday Night Live and once again used the opening monologue as an opportunity for some great stand-up comedy. Next time you find yourself saying "I'm starving" or referring to a specific style of shirt as a "wife beater," go ahead and imagine Louis CK being offended. Did the comedian's appearance last night top his first run on the show?
Louis C.K. is here to save the day with the latest promo videos for his second ever hosting stint on the Good Ship Saturday Night Live. The clips hint that more of that signature Louie style is heading our way. And — at long last! — in his actual, natural accent. Oh yeah, didn’t you know? Louis C.K. is a total Bayou Baby!
Saturday Night Live's in one of those weird lulls where new episodes seem sort of sporadic, but the sketch comedy series has lined up hosts for its next cluster of episodes, the first of which airs at the end of March. NBC has confirmed that comedian Louis C.K. will return to host on March 29.
Saturday Night Live is getting good with social media. This week, the late night sketch comedy series announced an upcoming host via the social media outlet Twitter, and more importantly, they announced a really, really good one. Beloved comedian Louis C.K. will return to studio 8H for the second time to operate as emcee for the evening, this time on March 29.
Lena Dunham is taking her brand of humor and perma-following controversy to the Saturday Night Live stage this week and NBC has just released the brand spanking new promotional videos to prove it. Saddling up alongside fellow hip young feminist Kate McKinnon, the duo hit all the appropriate Dunham talking points: nudity, GIRLS, exhaustive worrying, and self-deprecating honesty.
Well this is nice. Filled equally with humor and earnestness, several members of the Saturday Night Live family bid their last farewell to Weekend Updater and longtime cast member Seth Meyers in a new video in advance of his December 24th premiere on Late Night. Featuring many of the show’s cast members — new and old alike — it showcases the impact Meyers had during his time as the late night sketch show’s head writer.
Melissa McCarthy is hosting Saturday Night Live this week for the third time. Which is reason enough to anticipate your upcoming Saturday DVR stash; these promotional video clips are simply icing on the very funny cake. And with the bevy of topics just waiting to be touched on this weekend — from the Super Sports Match Show to the Winter Olympics — we’re sure that the supremely hilarious McCarthy is going to knock this one out of the park. Athleticism! Sports metaphors! Torches!
Watch Leonardo DiCaprio Crash Jonah Hill's Saturday Night Live Monologue... And Other Highlight Videos
Jonah Hill returned to Saturday Night Live to host the sketch comedy series for the third time. Hot off another Oscar nomination, Hill was keen to talk himself up a bit during the opening monologue, but Leonardo DiCaprio was quick to intervene and remind his Wolf of Wall Street co-star to be humble.