As Saturday Night Live enters its 40th season, a new co-anchor joins the Weekend Update desk. Michael Che, a former correspondent on the Daily Show With Jon Stewart and a SNL writer, sits alongside co-host Colin Jost.
With all due respect, this positive progress report on Women in Comedy is a tribute to Joan Rivers. She persevered to pave the path for generations of funny women. Rivers auditioned seven times over three years, before making her Tonight Show debut in 1965.
For seven years NBC tried to tell everyone that 30 Rock was a hit. It was not. Critics enjoyed it but no one was rabidly watching it like Modern Family. The Blacklist is the ONLY holdover for new shows from last season and that is only good because James Spader is truly "the man".
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
With St. Vincent, Murray gives his most soulful performance since Lost in Translation. As Vincent McKenna, he gets to unleash a growling, dyspeptic misanthrope unlike any he has played before.
What a ride it has been for the famous New Jersey native, age 63. From satirist to commercial kingpin to, most recently, radio talk show host, Piscopo has cracked the code on how to formulate all things re-inventive.
"Saturday Night Live" is turning 40. The late-night live sketch comedy and variety show's 40th season on the air will take place over the 2014-2015 TV season on NBC. So what can SNL viewers expect to see in season 40?
It is easily the best part of the whole show and is reminiscent of a past Meyers routine that worked very well -- his banter with Bill Hader's character Stefon on SNL's Weekend Update segment.
The Skeleton Twins has an indie spirit, but it's also a fun crowd pleaser that's a real star turn for Bill Hader and proof that he's more than ready for leading man duties in comedies or dramas.
The family drama stars Wiig and Hader as titular twins Maggie and Milo, reunited in adulthood due to extenuating circumstances and forced to deal with the repercussions of two lifetimes of questionable choices.
I'm at the Beverly Hills Four Seasons, sitting in a room with Kristen Wiig. Since Bridesmaids, she's become a bankable Hollywood commodity. Bill Murray suggested she star in an all-female Ghostbusters remake. Did Kristen ever expect to become this famous?
Entitlement is also an issue in Noah Baumbach's wonderfully acidic While We're Young, which captures a pair of Gen-Xers, Josh and Cornelia (Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts), at a crisis point.
To get to the bottom of Louis-Dreyfus' appeal, one has to examine the facts: She's irrefutably beautiful, but is no girlie-girl and prefers the company of men who better appreciate her bawdy, take-no-prisoners outlook on life. Though she was born in New York City, the actress taps into an easy accessibility that makes her a relatable "everywoman."
Nine years ago, one of our executives who happens to be a marketing genius, walked into my office with an idea that I thought was completely crazy. He said we should try to get Betty White to be a spokesperson for our company. How do we even get a meeting, I asked? How could we afford her?
There's a lot more to Jeff Richards than people realize. Over the past decade, the SNL and MADtv alum has been unleashing a series of experimental comedy electro-pop E.P.s accompanied by bizarre and hilarious music videos that harken back to the golden age of MTV when acts like M, Barnes & Barnes and Miss Julie Brown ruled the roost.
Poking fun at conservatives shouldn't be limited to SNL and Jon Stewart -- ALL our favorite shows can get in on the fun!