Like this show.
Like this show.
who is your favorite musical guest
Hmmm, Jonathan maybe?
who is your favorite musical quest
That Milton Berle thing makes me sick.
Straight from Lorne's own mouth, folks!
Chevy Chase might have worked but he is family. Paris Hilton probably hosted after the Cage monologue - she is the person I'm surprised wasn't on the list.
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I'm planning on hitting up the standby line for most of the episodes this season (Cause I'm cool like that). So, if anyone want's to drop by and have all sorts of crazy fun while I'm confined to a 9 square foot living space for 15+ hours, feel free.
I'll most likely be bringing a video camera too...to capture all of my wacky line-sitting hijinks (and possibly some sketches improvised around the notion of the line). Seriously though, I'd love to have the chance to meet up with some fellow ASTers, and have them bring me food.
PS: I love Spaceships, Toddlers, Model T Cars, and Jars of Beer. Does anyone know who wrote it?
NBC is not only planning four new primetime SNL specials launching in October (including a 90-minute affair airing Nov. 3), its scheduled the earliest season premiere in the shows 33-year history and will mount four regular live shows four Saturdays in a row a feat the franchise has attempted only twice before.SNL, which has long typically launched its season within a week of Oct. 1, debuts this year on Sept. 13.
The 34th season will be comprised of 22 episodes instead of the usual 20.
In all, NBC is planning to air 11 new SNL-branded dayparts in the 52 days spanning Sept. 13 and Nov. 3:
SATURDAY, SEPT. 13 SEASON PREMIERE, 11:30 PM
SATURDAY, SEPT. 20 LIVE
SATURDAY, SEPT. 27 LIVE
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4 LIVE
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9 "SNL WEEKEND UPDATE THURSDAY" DEBUTS AT 9:30 PM
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16 "SNL WEEKEND UPDATE THURSDAY"
SATURDAY OCTOBER 18 LIVE
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23 "SNL WEEKEND UPDATE THURSDAY"
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25 LIVE
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1 LIVE
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 3 "SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE PRESIDENTIAL BASH 2008" AIRS AT 9:30 PM
This guy has apparently auditioned for SNL.
Some of his impressions are pretty good (Ian McKellen, Christopher Lee, Christopher Lloyd as Doc Brown from BTTF), some less so (his Christopher Walken is terrible). Check out his cartoon impressions too; he does Professor Farnsworth, Bender, and Kif relatively well.
I'm not sure they really need another impression guy, they've got Darrell and Bill Hader already. Although this guy does seem to be a better impressionist (in terms of accuracy) than either of them.
They should just hire his sideburns.
His Stan Lee is pretty damn good. And timeless too!
I really like Darrell Hammond, but think they should probably put him out to stud at this point. I know some of this is just his persona, but he really doesn't seem to enjoy himself at all anymore and it might be nice to see some new blood.
Heard word that auditions for the new season of Saturday Night Live were held just last week in, duh, New Yawk. (Where'd you expect, Toledo?) Twenty funnyguys 'n' gals were handpicked from across the country to do five minutes of their best stuff in front of Lord Lorne Michaels and other NBC suits at 30 Rockefeller Plaza.
One lucky guy was Bobby Moynihan, a teapot-type (short 'n' stout) who was asked to join the cast for season 30-friggin'-4. Said one UConn alum who partook in plays with the new SNL castmember, "Bobby was always funny...a great character actor." Looks like the dude's finally getting his due, congrats.
Tho we wonder, with pint-size comedy queen Amy Poehler leaving the show after the election, why not cast a woman to take her place? Hope there's more than one new addition in the fall.
One not-so-lucky guy from the casting session? T.J. Miller, whose voice you're prolly more familiar with than his face. TJM played Hud, the lovelorn lad holding the camera in JJ Abrams' fab sci-fi creature hit Cloverfield. Teej was one of Variety's Top Comics to watch in '08, and he impressed enough peeps to get flown out to audition for the late-night sketch show.
But poor T.J.'s audition essentially went outer-space-creature splat:
Our sources, who are way tight in the humor universe, said T.J. was dutifully preparing his material the night before like a pro. But day of, get this, the guy shows up for his audition apparently feeling no pain at all, tsk-tsked our SNL eyes. "He was like, 'Lorne, take my picture!' while standing on the stage, acting extremely obnoxious...Lorne was definitely not amused," continued our source. "All the other auditioners sat there and watched him destroy his shot at fame, what looked like on purpose."
Did this usually funny fella chuck his chances for a damn good story to tell his buds? 'Cause word is that's all anyone in the New Yawk comedy scene could goss about the whole weekend.
Tho, all press is good press, perhaps? There's always Mad TV.
bobby moynihan is hilarious, this is great news.
That's awesome news! America - Prepare to fall in love...
Bobby came to my college with UCB last year; he was amazing. Any performer who can work a hamburgler bit into their act gets my vote.
That article you pasted gave me a sharp headache, with its awful Hollywoodese qualities, then when I clicked through to the link I realized it was written by Ted Casablanca. I know this has nothing to do with the substance or reason for your post, but I just didn't want to let this go without saying Ted Casablanca gives me a Robert Urich bangaroo-kinda headache.
Oh man, I know. For a second, I almost was just going to post a link, but I figured there was enough information in the article that I'd cut and paste the whole thing.
But sentences like this:
almost made me want to do a "non-cutesy" edit job on the article.Quote:
a teapot-type (short 'n' stout) who was asked to join the cast for season 30-friggin'-4.
Good news everyone: John Mulaney has been hired as a writer for season 30-friggin'-4!
Maybe he looks too young, but he'd be a pretty good fit for a Weekend Update anchor. That's years down the line if it ever happened, but we can hope.
with mulaney on board, can nick kroll be too far behind? my dream is for fabrice fabrice to not only be on snl, but to get his own snl movie as well.
TJ Miller actually came to the Limerick House Open Mic the day of the audition, to test out his material before he auditioned, and got croaks. I have nothing against the guy, but I couldn't be happier to see Bobby on the SNL stage.
I wonder who Mulaney will write for/with. Any thoughts on good match ups? I think him and Armisen could do great things.
Congrats to Bobby and John!
I would hire John to write for me if I could.
John Mulaney is one of my favorite comedians. I don't know if him writing for SNL will change the show, but if it does, that's great, and if it doesn't, I hope it at least leads to more John Mulaney in some other form.
I really liked Miller on the barely-seen Carpoolers (and he can't be UNfunny if Bruce McCulloch hired him for his show), but his stand-up and sketch videos I've seen haven't been my cup of tea.
Apparently Paul Rust also auditioned and is under consideration (I guess they just auditioned everybody who was on that Variety "10 Comics to Watch" list, other than Casey, who's already on the show).
Great news. Mr. Moynihan and Mr. Mulaney are two of the funniest and nicest young guys around.
Still waiting for the Charlyne Yi announcement.