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All 'SNL' Cast Members Returning This Season

Posted 10.02.2011 | Comedy

For the first time since 2009, no "Saturday Night Live" cast members will depart the show before the next season. According a tweet from TV critic Rog...

Four Reasons Millennial Women Adore Tina Fey

Jessica Massa | Posted 07.18.2011 | Entertainment
Jessica Massa

Tina Fey has become an incomparable role model for today's young women, intentional or not. How has she won us over? What is she teaching us? Why can't we Millennials get enough of her? Tina, we bow down to you.

Lucas Kavner

WATCH: In New Fall Comedies, A Pattern Emerges | Lucas Kavner | Posted 07.18.2011 | Comedy

Judging from the fall schedules released thus far by NBC, ABC, and Fox, a decent number of the networks' comedy offerings will aim to encroach on the ...

Will Arnett Gets Big Starring Role

Posted 05.31.2011 | Entertainment

George Oscar Bluth rides again. "Arrested Development" star Will Arnett has been cast in a new Lorne Michaels-produced comedy pilot for NBC, joinin...

Richard Lewis: Greetings From Hell

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Marshall Fine

Richard Lewis is on the phone, shot out of a cannon almost as soon as you pick up the receiver.

WATCH: Zach Galifianakis Shaves Head Like Mr. T

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Saturday NIght Live has released footage of Zach Galifianakis getting his head shaved in to a Mr. T-style mohawk simply so he could say the words, "We...

Phil Ochs: There But for Fortune -- New Documentary Opens in Los Angeles

Michael Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Michael Rose

Kennedy's assassination, the ongoing turmoil of resistance to integration and the escalation of the Vietnam War gave the singers a new identity. At the center of the storm was Phil Ochs.

My Brushes with Greatness (or Vice Versa)

Meredith C. Carroll | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Meredith C. Carroll

It's not as if I plan on taking credit for the number of shiny gold trophies that the film 127 Hours seems poised to win come awards season, but I fee...

Second City Performer Hired As 'Saturday Night Live' Writer

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Lorne Michaels of "Saturday Night Live" made several trips to Chicago this month--recruiting performers from Second City and iO theater to bring back ...

Lorne Michaels: Words of Wisdom from SNL's Founder

Andrea Chalupa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andrea Chalupa

Since founding Saturday Night Live in 1975, here's some of what he's learned since then.

Lorne Michaels: NBC 'Incredibly, Oddly Tolerant,' Only Network That Would Let Conan Criticize It

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

In an interview with The Daily Beast's Lloyd Grove, "SNL" creator and NBC godfather Lorne Michaels discussed at length the network's handling of the "...

Weekend Update: Betty White Fans Demand SNL Spot

Greg Evans | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Greg Evans

Betty White: Golden Girl, game show veteran, Snickers pitch woman and SNL host? The gray-haired octogenarian is the longest of long shots, but her candidacy is an internet sensation.

Daryl Hall & John Oates Interview, Part 2: Daryl Hall and the "War" with his Generation

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Arguably the biggest music duo of all time have said they're able to coexist and churn out hits and perform because they don't drive each other crazy and let each other do their own thing.

Tracy Morgan Loves Anal Sex, Lorne Michaels

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Marge Simpson graces the cover of the November Playboy, and though she won't be getting completely naked it's worth picking up the magazine for its de...

Megan Fox on SNL: Upstaged by the F-Word

Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Rachel Sklar

That was an eventful SNL season premiere. The biggest takeaway: Newcomer Jenny Slate dropping the F-bomb on live TV. Wow.

The SNL Shorts: Part 1 - The Beginning of Creative Anarchy

Jamie Frevele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jamie Frevele

That's how I make my day better, at least for a few minutes at a time when I can steal them from the crushing ennui. I watch the SNL Digital Shorts.

Tina Fey's Wins Emmy For Sarah Palin Impressions

AP | SANDY COHEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

LOS ANGELES — Is Tina Fey an Emmy winner? You betcha. Fey received an Emmy Award on Saturday for her impersonation of Republican vice presidenti...

Judge To Dismiss Case Against Lorne Michaels' Alleged Stalker

AP | SAMUEL MAULL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NEW YORK — A self-styled standup comedian who was accused of stalking "Saturday Night Live" producer Lorne Michaels left court Monday practicall...

SNL's Last Survivor

Dennis Perrin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dennis Perrin

Tom Davis has written a book any fan of American comedy will enjoy. His mind remains keen, his comic insights penetrating, his natural humor and humane persona evident throughout.

Dear Saturday Night Live, Hire Justin Timberlake!

Etan Bednarsh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Etan Bednarsh

Anyone who has seen him with the cast can tell that on a level of pure enjoyment and fulfillment, a part of Justin Timberlake wants to be performing in comedy sketches.

Sarah Palin Makes SNL Debut

Shelly Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Shelly Palmer

If you are having trouble viewing our video player, check out MediaBytes on YouTube. After weeks of speculation, Sarah Palin appeared on Saturday Ni...

SNL Returns: Clintons, Dodd And Christopher Walken's Tongue

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

In the tank? No doubt that's what some will be muttering after tonight's opening sketch on "Saturday Night Live" wherein Bill and Hillary Clinton are ...

Lorne Michaels, NBC Plotting SNL On-Demand Video Website

Broadcasting & Cable | Alex Weprin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NBC and Saturday Night Live executive producer Lorne Michaels are in talks to develop a new on-demand video Website that would feature an array of com...

Al Franken's SNL Return: Only A Liability If He Makes It One

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Lorne Michaels Wants Tina Fey As SNL's Sarah Palin

B&C | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Saturday Night Live creator and executive producer Lorne Michaels said the show is talking with Tina Fey about playing Republican vice presidential no...