Over the years, Saturday Night Live has written plenty of sketches that haven’t made it to the live airing. Veteran SNL writer Robert Smigel told Live From New York biographers James Andrew Miller and Tom Shales that there was one political sketch that President Barack Obama actually got cut.
Saturday Night Live brought former cast member Bill Hader back to host the late night sketch series this past weekend. The episode was filled with a few new gems, as well as the return of Stefan and much, much more. In fact, the episode was so jam-packed that a sketch featuring Hader called “Coal Miners” was cut by NBC for time.
Bill Murray is still famous for the years he spent on Saturday Night Live and he’s obviously kept tabs on the show that made him a household name in the years since he first appeared. Recently, Murray was asked about who he feels has been the most talented Not Ready For Primetime Player over the years, and his answer will probably surprise you.
SNL’s Season 40 has featured a couple of big hosts so far, but neither Chris Pratt nor Sarah Silverman is nearly as exciting as Bill Hader’s big return to the show that made him a household name. Here’s a first look at this Saturday’s big SNL episode. Understandably, Hader’s been paired up with his former co-worker and veteran SNL cast member Kenan Thompson in the promos.
Sarah Silverman is headed to Saturday Night Live this week. During the 1993-1994 season, Silverman was a featured player on Saturday Night Live. During her time in the cast, she got up to plenty of shenanigans, and this week she spoke out about the time she stabbed another SNL worker in the head.
Newbie SNL castmember Pete Davidson owned the premiere, appearing in a Weekend Update sketch that showed his charm and comfortableness on camera In the days subsequent, the youngest member of the SNL cast has been hailed as the featured player to keep an eye on this season, but it all may never have happened without a little help from former SNL player and huge star Bill Hader.
Ever wish that your toys would come to life? Last night's Saturday Night Live entertained such a scenario. Wait until you see what happens when this kid gets his wish for his toys to be alive...
James Franco has an SNL documentary, following the behind-the-scenes world of Saturday Night Live featuring interviews with writers, crew members and plenty of featured and Not Ready For Primetime Players. Here's how to see it.
Hammond only has a few days to settle into the new gig. Saturday Night Live’s 40th season will hit the schedule on September 27 and NBC’s announcement this morning noted that Hammond will be a part of Season 40 from day one.
This season, SNL has already announced Chris Pratt and Sarah Silverman will host two episodes this fall, and on Wednesday, NBC announced that alum Bill Hader will return to the sketch comedy series as a host. Additionally, a formerly mentioned music guest has been officially announced.
Bill Hader is finally making himself a known entity in Hollywood, but for years he ruled the Saturday Night Live stage in New York. The former Not Ready For Primetime player popped up on Seth Meyers’ Late Night this week, and it wouldn’t be a true SNL reunion without a little Stefon talk. You can hear more about the origins of the character, as well as some funny behind-the-scenes stories, below.
Adam Sandler has a pretty big year ahead of him. He’s set to appear in more dramatic fare in the coming months, including Men, Women & Children and The Cobbler. But Saturday Night Live helped to kickstart career, and there’s something about SNL that has stuck with the actor over the years. The actor recently spoke out about his experiences with Chris Farley and Saturday Night Live over the years, including his painful firing from the late night sketch series that launched him.
In a bold but somewhat shocking move, NBC has hired someone new to take a chair at the Weekend Update table. NBC obviously does not need three Weekend Update hosts, which means someone has been kicked out of the sketch for Season 40. Find out who here.
Saturday Night Live is hitting a pretty huge milestone this season, turning the big 4-O. To celebrate forty years on television, NBC’s late night series is kicking off with a very funny star who used to play side characters but has vaulted into the a-list in recent months. Chris Pratt will host the first episode of SNL this season, which is headed to NBC’s schedule at the end of the September.
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.