It turns out Seth Meyers was right. Despite some last minute innuendos by Lorne Michaels, Governor Sarah Palin did not appear on Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update Thursday (could they squeeze a few more days into that title?). Instead, the first of three planned prime-time SNL specials featured appearances by former cast Read More
Whether the Sarah Palin VP-pick ultimately pays off for John McCain remains to be seen. But for one group of Americans, Gov. Palin’s sudden arrival on the national scene promises to be an instant boon: comics!
Judging from what’s already made its way to YouTube (haven’t you seen this, this or Read More
According to The New York Post, Saturday Night Live producer Lorne Michaels has a stalker.
Evan Pidhajecky, a 31-year-old Long Island resident, didn’t send Mr. Michaels love letters or threaten to commit suicide as Uma Thurman’s personal stalker did earlier this year. Rather, he just wanted the SNL producer to admit that he Read More
Lorne Michaels told reporters Sunday that he plans to premiere Jimmy Fallon as the new host of Late Night on the internet. He plans five or six months of webcasts prior to the 2009 debut of Mr. Fallon’s version of the show, according to TV Week.
The Observer interviewed Mr. Michaels about preparing Read More
According to The Hollywood Reporter‘s Alex Woodson, Saturday Night Live executive producer Lorne Michaels received a “lifetime achievement award for the role that ‘Saturday Night Live’ has played in the development of online video” at last night’s Webby Awards.
A lifetime moves pretty fast these days. Wasn’t it just December 17, 2005 when Read More
Last week, at a press conference at NBC headquarters at 30 Rockefeller Center announcing that he would take over for Conan O’Brien on NBC’s Late Night next year, when Mr. O’Brien moves into Jay Leno’s big chair, Jimmy Fallon looked just a little sheepish.
“I’m very excited about this,” he told the crowd of Read More
There were no surprises at 30 Rock today as NBC announced the new host of Late Night when current host Conan O’Brien decamps to 11:30 PM sometime in 2009. As far back as February 2007, Bill Carter, The New York Times‘ veteran TV reporter and de facto historian of late night, had been Read More
Over the past year, viewers tuning into Saturday Night Live have seen Hillary Clinton depicted as a ruthless, power-hungry, arrogant witch.
On the rare occasions that Barack Obama’s name is so much as mentioned, he receives gentle, if not admiring, treatment.
And so it only seemed to confirm the existing suspicions of Read More
In case you missed it, here’s how the producers of Saturday Night Live found a solution—albeit a temporary one—to their Barack Obama casting dilemma. Read More
Lorne Michaels, the creator and executive producer of Saturday Night Live, is a big fan of YouTube.
“I think that YouTube is great, because if you do something like ‘Dick in a Box,’ someone in Pakistan can see it,” said Mr. Michaels in a phone interview.
He was referring to the now-ubiquitous skit by SNL Read More