Last night’s Ben Affleck-hosted Saturday Night Live meant it was the farewell show for Fred Armisen and Bill Hader. Both have been on the program for many years, and each have a very important place in the sketch variety show’s history. Perhaps the bigger deal though might have been this meant the recurring character of Stefon at the Weekend Update desk would be lost for who knows how long. That said, it was worth the over the top sendoff they did for the character with Seth Meyers last night, and we have the footage here today. Was this better than the Kristen Wiig goodbye last year? Maybe, but that is only because the patrons from all of New York’s hottest clubs showed up. Continue Reading
Hold the phone of the ‘last episode for Seth Meyers’ talk. The soon to be Late Night host was on The Today Show this morning where he talking about his migration from SNL to weeknights where he confirmed he would not be leaving Weekend Update until 2014. The press naturally assumed that he would be using the fall to work on his new show which is hardly the case. On the other hand, there is another exit today to announce coming from the New York Post. Fred Armisen who has been a mainstay on the variety program. Continue Reading
Ben Affleck is hosting Saturday Night Live this weekend and it promises to be one hell of an episode. Not only is Affleck hitting the five-timer’s mark, but the 90-minute show will signify goodbyes to Bill Hader, Jason Sudeikis, and Seth Meyers who are moving on to bigger and better things. Kanye West is the musical guest. Continue Reading
For those who were thinking next week’s Saturday Night Live would be all about saying goodbye to Jason Sudeikis, guess again. Also leaving the program after an eight-year stint will be fan favorite Bill Hader whose trademark impersonations and Weekend Update character Stefon will be sourly missed. In speaking with the New York Times, he had this to say:
“It was a hard decision, but it has to happen at some point. It got to a point where I said, ‘Maybe it’s just time to go.’”
That said, remember to check back tomorrow for the finale night promos with Ben Affleck. Since this will be the last episode for both Hader and Sudeikis who are moving on to bigger and better things, expect a pretty big show by their standards. It also helps that Affleck will be joining the five-timers’ club.
A year out from departing Saturday Night Live as a cast member, Kristen Wiig was back for her first turn at hosting the long-running sketch series on May 11. Here are the highlights which include returns of some fan-favorite characters. Continue Reading
Kristen Wiig is hosting Saturday Night Live for the first time this weekend. Here are the promos.
Zach Galifianakis hosted Saturday Night Live this weekend with musical guest Of Monsters of Men. The show was not quite as great as the comic’s last time out, but it was ‘okay’ compared to other outings this year. The highlights consisted of a Jennifer Aniston lookalike contest which featured cameos from Zach’s Hangover co-stars Ed Helms and Bradley Cooper as well as a Game of Thrones trivia contest. The former did not hit the web, but included here is the generic Fox & Friends cold open we have seen a dozen times before, Cecily Strong’s recurring Weekend Update character, and a Match.com commercial poking fun at Martha Stewart. Continue Reading
Zach Galifianakis is hosting Saturday Night Live this week, so that meant a Fallon appearance Thursday night. The Hangover star is fronting the sketch series for the third time on May 4, and we really cannot wait to see how it goes. Last time out, the comic used his stand-up talents to make a memorable monologue in which he sang Tomorrow dressed as Annie. Continue Reading
Well, it looks like the biggest starts of the weekend are going to be the two leads from Todd Phillips’ Due Date. Robert Downey, Jr. is reprising his role as Iron Man on the feature side while the most-watched television broadcast will likely be Saturday Night Live. Coincidentally, the gig at the helm has gone to Zach Galifianakis who is out promoting The Hangover Part III which will arrive in theaters in just three short weeks. That said, we have no other choice but to look back on one of the most under-appreciated R-comedies of our time, an odd-couple road trip movie that starred the duo as they made their way to California together after being placed on the no-fly list. Continue Reading
There is a new Saturday Night Live this week with host Zach Galifianakis. The actor will be returning in an effort to promote The Hangover Part III. This will be his third time at the helm. Jason Sudeikis joined him for the week’s promos.
Two returning SNL vets will be returning to Rock Center next month to close out the season. The first is a biggie as Kristen Wiig has been tapped to emcee the show one year after departing for feature films. That will be on May 11, one week after Zach Galifianakis who is promoting The Hangover 3. Seven days later, the season finale will be had as Argo director Ben Affleck will be taking the reins for the fifth time. Another five-timers club sketch maybe? Twice in a few short months would be overkill, but then again it is the finale.
NEW YORK – April 26, 2013 – Zach Galifianakis returns to SNL for his third appearance as host. Galifianakis can next be seen in the highly anticipated “The Hangover Part III,” which hits theaters on May 24. Icelandic band Of Monsters and Men make their SNL debut. The band scored a Billboard Music Award nomination for Top Rock Album for “My Head Is an Animal,” and their platinum selling debut single “Little Talks” has topped the Billboard Alternative Chart. Continue Reading
One of the new fan favorite cast members to come out of SNL these past few years is featured player Kate McKinnon. The improv actress has made quite a name for herself since debuting on the long-running sketch series, showcasing impressions such as Jodie Foster and Edie Falco. That said, lets take a look at her very first talk show appearance ever thanks to Ellen DeGeneres, a stand-up comic she too impersonates. It was some good stuff as the sitdown included talk of the Saturday Night Live audition process and a scheme her mother had that would allow her to meet Ellen long before making it big. Part two of the conversation consisted of McKinnon busting out her impersonation of the host much to our delight Continue Reading
Here are the highlights from the second Vince Vaughn-hosted Saturday Night Live. It was a pretty decent follow-up to last week’s Melissa McCarthy edition as he took part in some entertaining and unique sketches (NBA on NBC with the Tesh Brothers being one of them,) so he might be worth bringing back a third time. Interestingly enough, there was no mention of his new movie coming out in June called The Internship. Usually, hosts in these situations plug their latest film project in some capacity, but maybe his mere presence and hysterical monologue (one of the best of the season) did just that. The next original host? Zach Galifianakis on May 4. Continue Reading
Al Pacino got a little homage during last night’s Vince Vaughn-hosted Saturday Night Live as Bill Hader portrayed the legendary actor in a variety of murderer biopics. From the Menendez Brothers to Amanda Knox, he does it all and Hader brings the goods. For those keeping score, Pacino did in deed get screen time play those first two (Jack Kavorkian and Phil Specter) but no so much the others.