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.
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!