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Podcast Review: WTF With Guest Lorne Michaels

Marc Hershon | Posted 11.13.2015 | Entertainment
Marc Hershon

WTF host Marc Maron has finally landed his white whale. This week he released his interview with Saturday Night Live creator/producer Lorne Michaels,...

Lorne Michaels Learns That Trump's Racism Isn't Funny--Even on Saturday Night Live

David Leopold | Posted 11.10.2015 | Latino Voices
David Leopold

SNL's invitation to Trump was an anathema to Americans who are appalled by his labeling of Mexican immigrants as rapists and murderers and his draconian platform of mass deportation.

How SNL Trumped The Donald

Joan E. Dowlin | Posted 11.10.2015 | Entertainment
Joan E. Dowlin

Many I talked to who watched the show said they didn't think it was funny. But maybe that was Lorne Michaels' intention. Are we seeing the beginning of the end of the country's Trump obsession? I for one hope so because I want SNL to go back to being funny again.

Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation Premieres in the Hamptons

Regina Weinreich | Posted 07.25.2015 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Introducing the latest in the franchise, Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, to an East Hampton audience that included Rudy Giuliani, Lorne Michaels, Matt Lauer, Gayle King, Dan Abrams, Christie Brinkley, Alec Baldwin, who plays it straight as CIA boss Allen Hunley.

Lorne Michaels On What Would Happen To 'SNL' If He Leaves

OWN | Posted 05.14.2015 | OWN

Over the past four decades, the ever-changing cast of "Saturday Night Live" has read like a who's who of comedy. From Eddie Murphy to Tina Fey, Robert...

Lorne Michaels' Favorite Type Of 'SNL' Host Might Surprise You

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 03.12.2015 | Comedy

There was one subset of "Saturday Night Live" host that Kevin Nealon, a cast member from 1986 to 1995, found to be slightly lackluster during his time...

Grateful for SNL's Humility

Bruce Weinstein | Posted 04.21.2015 | Entertainment
Bruce Weinstein

Sincere humility and gratitude aren't qualities one normally associates with the entertainment industry. That's why I was bowled over during the closing segments of Saturday Night Live's recent 40th-anniversary broadcast.

Like a Boss: The Secret of SNL's Success

Jack Stahlmann | Posted 04.19.2015 | Business
Jack Stahlmann

With the birthday of Saturday Night Live this weekend, we celebrated 40 years of an institution. In those four decades, television entertainment options have increased exponentially, but SNL has been the one constant.

This Is What It's Like To Get Butt-Dialed By Lorne Michaels

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 02.13.2015 | Comedy

When the most intimidating man in comedy calls you, you answer. Even if it's a butt dial. During a Todd Snyder photo shoot and series of video inte...

Bill Carter On The Maddening Task Of Covering The Mastermind Of 'SNL'

The Hollywood Reporter | Posted 02.06.2015 | Entertainment

I first encountered Lorne Michaels during Saturday Night Live's first year on the air. I had just started writing about television for The Baltimore S...

Lorne Michaels Isn't Sure 'SNL' Should Go On Without Him

The Huffington Post | Lily Karlin | Posted 02.04.2015 | Entertainment

Lorne Michaels doesn't seem so confident in the future of "Saturday Night Live." In advance of the show's 40th anniversary special, set to air on Sund...

INTERVIEW: Co-Creator Mike Shoemaker on Hulu's The Awesomes

Zaki Hasan | Posted 12.14.2014 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

Hulu's The Awesomes just wrapped its second season, but as co-creator Mike Shoemaker explains, there's still plenty of super-comedic action on the way for the animated offering, which features voice work by comedy greats

Chelsea Handler: 'SNL' 'Blew Me Off' After Asking Me To Host

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 10.09.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Chelsea Handler has never hosted "Saturday Night Live," and she's alright with that. What she's not alright with is the way the show strung her along ...

Sarah Silverman Talks To Her Younger Self In 'SNL' Monologue

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 10.05.2014 | Entertainment

Sarah Silverman may not have had one of her sketches air on "Saturday Night Live" when she was a writer for the show in the '90s, but who cares when y...

Meet Pete Davidson, The Newest Cast Member Of 'SNL'

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 09.16.2014 | Entertainment

"Saturday Night Live" is only getting one new featured player this season, and his name is Pete Davidson. The rising standup comedian will appear on t...

How Obama Killed A Controversial SNL Skit

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 08.21.2014 | Politics

A November 2007 episode of "Saturday Night Live," featuring a cameo by then-Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.), almost included a controversial sketch about r...

Former 'SNL' Star: 'We Dropped The Ball' On Going After The Right

The Huffington Post | Carol Hartsell | Posted 08.20.2014 | Comedy

When you look at it today, "Live From New York," Tom Shales' and James Miller's seminal oral history of "Saturday Night Live," is clearly missing one ...

First-Year Cast Member Says He Was 'Fired' By 'SNL'

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 07.15.2014 | Entertainment

Brooks Wheelan, one of six featured players hired by "Saturday Night Live" before the start of the show's 39th season, will not return for Season 40. ...

The Perils of Naming Your Kid

Lorne Jaffe | Posted 08.19.2014 | Parents
Lorne Jaffe

You're in charge of what this person will be called for the rest of his/her life. And you have literally thousands of choices in hundreds of baby-naming books. It's a lot of pressure.

See 'SNL' Newbies Recall Their Favorite Moments From The Season

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 06.16.2014 | Entertainment

On the heels of Lorne Michaels announcing that the next season of "Saturday Night Live" will come with significant cast changes, NBC has posted a seri...

Pretty Manifesto! -- Leslie Jones and Erin McKean

Ellen Snortland | Posted 07.29.2014 | Entertainment
Ellen Snortland

A statuesque woman, Jones started riffing with Colin Jost (the new male anchor of Weekend Update) on the subject of beauty vs. "being useful," mentioning how the ultra-slender Lupita Nyong'o was just named "Most Beautiful Woman" by People magazine.

Reverse Racism: The Month in Review

T. Better Baldwin | Posted 07.02.2014 | Black Voices
T. Better Baldwin

Here's a quick lesson, it took 101 years after the Emancipation Proclamation to get a Civil Rights Bill to become law. Four years later Martin Luther King Jr., a leader of that Civil Rights movement, was assassinated.

Get Ready For A Lot More Maya Rudolph

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 04.16.2014 | TV

Rudolph is guiding Hollywood's biggest stars right to your TV screen. NBC has announced that "The Maya Rudolph Show," a variety show special, will ...

Tina Fey Is Heading To The Middle East For New Comedy

Posted 02.21.2014 | Entertainment

Afghanistan and Pakistan don't often lend themselves to comedic fodder, but leave it to Tina Fey to change that. TheWrap reports that the Emmy-winning...

Live from New York!

Tim Arnold | Posted 04.19.2014 | Entertainment
Tim Arnold

"Heyyyyy, you made it!," Belushi says when he sees me standing up there. Sure did. Down I go. The Blues Bar is dimly lit, I can't see much.