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Director Carlos Saldanha Talks RIO 2

Rio 2, starring Anne Hathaway, Jesse Eisenberg, George Lopez, and Jemaine Clement, hit theaters this weekend and for fans of the first, it certainly won’t disappoint. All of the favorite… more

Seth Rogen Back For a Third Set of SNL Promos (Oh, and Hosting This Weekend As Well)

As you might have read in the headline, comedic writer, actor, director, producer, Alzheimer’s spokesperson Seth Rogen is returning to host Saturday Night Live for a third time this weekend…. more

Nerdist Podcast: John de Lancie

The very talented John de Lancie sits down with the guys to talk about his role as Jane’s father on Breaking Bad, starting his career in the theater, his… more


Last season, Saturday Night Live saw one of its best episodes with the one hosted by the zeitgeist’s favorite comedian, Louis C.K., especially with the Abraham Lincoln/Louie mash-up… more

Louis C.K. SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE Promo Is, Of Course, LOUIE-esque

One of the best episodes of Saturday Night Live last season was hosted by Louis C.K., which makes it exciting that he’s returning to host yet again this weekend…. more

The Most Intentionally Funny Video of The Day 3/21/14: SNL Band Auditions

Twitter is currently banned in Turkey, days before a national election, as a result of Twitter refusing to remove certain links that didn’t make the Turkish government look so good…. more

Fred Armisen, Bill Hader, and Seth Meyers to Reunite for IFC’s AMERICAN DOCUMENTARY

Even though they’re all incredibly busy with their own shows and numerous movies like Portlandia, Late Night, and Trainwreck, Fred Armisen, Bill Hader, and Seth Meyers are somehow carving out… more

Cut SNL Sketches Will Get New Life at LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS

Many of you might know that the legendary sketch variety show Saturday Night Live often cuts sketches during dress rehearsal before putting together the final version of the show that… more

SNL Promo: Lena Dunham with The National

Lena Dunham’s hosting Saturday Night Live this week with musical guest The National, and Lena and Kate McKinnon got together for some Girls-themed sight gags and some of Lena’s trademark… more

Watch Fred Armisen As a Musician Before He Leads 8G Band at Late Night with Seth Meyers

When Late Night with Seth Meyers debuts in less than two weeks on Monday Feb. 24th, the all-around-great Fred Armisen will take his place as the band leader of The… more

SNL Recap: Melissa McCarthy and a Seth Meyers Farewell

The first February 2014 episode of Saturday Night Live packed a lot into one episode. From Melissa McCarthy’s third time as host, to tackling the Super Bowl and Black History… more

Colin Jost Replacing Seth Meyers as SNL Weekend Update Co-Anchor

As The Sochi Winter Olympics near, NBC is preparing for his biggest and what will probably be their most smooth transition in late night programming ever. Jay Leno will step… more

The Biggest Happenings in Comedy Right Now 1/10/14

I’m going to go ahead and say that the holiday break was too long and so much comedy news has piled up that I shouldn’t even jokingly have this sentence… more

Comedian Sasheer Zamata Joins the Cast of SNL

After a fall marked by casting controversies and countless op-eds, SNL has added New York City-based comic Sasheer Zamata to its cast, making her the first black female cast member… more

The Biggest Happenings in Comedy Right Now 12/19/13

You might be focused on Beyonce’s “secret album” or the plagiarism of Shia Lebeouf or the discovery of Neanderthal inbreeding (that’s pretty obvious, right?) over the last week, but comedy… more

SNL Recap: John Goodman

Obama/Mandela Cold Opening: President Obama (Jay Pharoah) gives a state of the union address, with an assist from a questionable sign-language interpreter (Kenan Thompson). SNL loves politics, but luckily… more

SNL Recap: Paul Rudd

This week’s Saturday Night Live was hosted by Paul Rudd, making the rounds to promote Anchorman 2. Here’s the recap: Cold Open: Sound of Music  A parody of this week’s … more

SNL Recap: Lady Gaga

Saturday Night Live has been… a bit off this season (in my humble opinion), but because I’m either a glutton for punishment, or a dedicated fan of the show (both),… more

SNL Recap: Kerry Washington

Saturday Night Live is back, and this week, we got first-time host Kerry Washington doing the honors over at good ole’ 30 Rock. While her star has certainly been rising… more

SNL Recap: Edward Norton Finally Hosts Saturday Night Live

Another weekend, another new episode of Saturday Night Live. This week the incomparable Edward Norton finally graces the stage of Studio 8H to host SNL with musical guest Janelle Monae…. more

SNL Recap: Miley Cyrus

  We’re back with the second episode of the season and this time we get a double dose of the young lady America loves (lives) to hate, Miley Cyrus. Will… more

SNL Promo: Miley Cyrus

This Saturday, October 5th, Miley Cyrus makes her triumphant post-VMA, post-freaking out the world, appearance on SNL, doing double-duty as both host and musical guest. If you were wondering if… more

SNL Recap: Tina Fey

Since my earliest memories, Saturday Night Live has been a part of my life. When I was a child, it was the creepy, dangerous-feeling, and yet still somehow hilarious show… more

SNL Preview with Tina Fey

Tina Fey will be back on Saturday Night Live to open the show’s 39th season this Saturday night, with Arcade Fire as the musical guest. To whet your appetite, NBC… more