SNL to have 4 consecutive first-time hosts

Owen Wilson will kick off the 47th season of Saturday Night Live when he serves as host for the first time on Oct. 2. Wilson recently wrapped the first season of Loki on Disney+ and next stars in Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch, in theaters Oct. 22.  Kacey Musgraves will make her second appearance as musical … Continue reading “SNL to have 4 consecutive first-time hosts”

Elon Musk to host SNL on May 8

Elon Musk will make his Saturday Night Live hosting debut on May 8. Musk is the CEO and Technoking of Tesla and the Chief Engineer of SpaceX, which launched the second operational flight of its Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station on April 23. Miley Cyrus will make her sixth appearance as SNL musical … Continue reading “Elon Musk to host SNL on May 8”

Emmy Winner, SNL writer Anne Beatts passes

Emmy Award winner and Saturday Night Live writer, Anne Beatts passed away on April 7, 2021. She was 74. Beatts was born in 1947 in Buffalo, New York and began her career in comedy writing at National Lampoon magazine, becoming the Harvard Lampoon spin-off’s first female editor.  During her time at National Lampoon, she met … Continue reading “Emmy Winner, SNL writer Anne Beatts passes”

Birds of Prey, Ma Rainey, SNL winners at MUAHS

The Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild (MUAHS, IATSE Local 706) announced winners of its 8th Annual MUAHS Awards, presented by HASK Beauty, in 21 categories of film, television, commercials and live theater. The hybrid virtual gala was held on Saturday night, April 3, 2021, before an audience of more than 1,000 worldwide. Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated actor, Anthony Anderson, star and executive producer … Continue reading “Birds of Prey, Ma Rainey, SNL winners at MUAHS”

SNL Director yaks it up with Hanes Total Support Pouch

How does one manifest a mechanical yak and a Hanes spokesman named Hans in a single campaign? You pair up SNL Director Paul Briganti and Tony Cavalero from HBO’s Righteous Gems for Hanes’ Total Support Pouch product launch. When the pandemic hit, Hanes’ 100-year heritage of innovation and obsession with comfort became more important than … Continue reading “SNL Director yaks it up with Hanes Total Support Pouch”

Watch ‘SNL’ spoof CBS Super Bowl Pre-game Show

Hello! “Hello! Welcome to the Super Bowl — four hours of television for 11 minutes of action,” SNL star Kenan Thompson said without breaking into a laugh as he kicked off the opening spoof of CBS Super Bowl pre-game show. The long-running NBC variety show opened up Saturday’s episode mocking the CBS Super Bowl pre-game … Continue reading “Watch ‘SNL’ spoof CBS Super Bowl Pre-game Show”

‘SNL’ ratings skyrocket for season 46!

Fans tuned in massively for Saturday’s 46th season premiere of Saturday Night Live, generating the show’s most-watched season debut in four years. The launch of season 46 was hosted by Chris Rock with musical guest Megan Thee Stallion, the show averaged a 1.68 rating and 7.765 million viewers overall, making it the most-watched season premiere … Continue reading “‘SNL’ ratings skyrocket for season 46!”

Jim Carrey shines as Joe Biden on ‘SNL’

LIVE from New York is Saturday Night Live… 30 days from the most important election of our time. SNL returned to a somewhat normal form in its Season 46 premiere, back in Studio in New York City with an audience (made up of first responders in masks) and host Chris Rock. The venerated sketch comedy … Continue reading “Jim Carrey shines as Joe Biden on ‘SNL’”

Chris Rock to host ‘SNL’ season premiere

Chris Rock will take the stage in Studio 8H as host of Saturday Night Live’s 46th season premiere on Oct. 3.  This will mark Rock’s third appearance as host. Rock became a cast member of the popular sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live in 1990. He and other new cast members Chris Farley, Adam Sandler, Rob Schneider … Continue reading “Chris Rock to host ‘SNL’ season premiere”

Jim Carrey to play Joe Biden on 46th season of ‘SNL’

New York Times bestselling author and two-time Golden Globe Award winner Jim Carrey will take on the role of Vice President Joe Biden for the upcoming 46th season of Saturday Night Live. The series is also returning to the studio and is planning to have a limited in-studio audience at Rockefeller Center for the upcoming season. … Continue reading “Jim Carrey to play Joe Biden on 46th season of ‘SNL’”

Leslie Jones to depart ‘SNL’ after 5 seasons

Was it only five seasons? It feels like Leslie Jones has been a standout part of Saturday Night Live for more than five seasons. The comedienne, who just appeared live at Chicago’s Vic Theater, announced she is leaving Saturday Night Live before the sketch show begins its 45th season. This according to the Associated Press. … Continue reading “Leslie Jones to depart ‘SNL’ after 5 seasons”

Fast Horse enlists ‘SNL’ alum Oteri for Fiber One

Minn agency Fasthorse turns to Cheri Oteri to cheer on Fiber One According to “Food Navigator” for some consumers, digestive health is about avoiding foods that make them feel bloated or lethargic, for some, it’s about ‘roughage’ and ‘regularity.’ Fiber One does not want to be avoided. Nor should it. In fact, the brand wants … Continue reading “Fast Horse enlists ‘SNL’ alum Oteri for Fiber One”

Angelina Jolie, DGA Awards, Box Office, SNL in the news

  Angelina Jolie wins at Annie’s The Vince Lombardi trophy wasn’t the only award handed out this weekend. In Los Angeles, The Directors Guild of America and The Annie Awards honored their own for excellence in directing in film and television and animation, respectively Angelina Jolie wore a silver gown and brought two of her … Continue reading “Angelina Jolie, DGA Awards, Box Office, SNL in the news”

Strange Loop, Uber, Digital Kitchen, SNL in the news

Production company Strange Loop has teamed-up with Uber to produce a short documentary campaign promoting Uber’s recent partnership with the Youth Guidance organization in Chicago. The organization provides mentorship to hundreds of students at pivotal points in their lives through their BAM (Becoming a Man) and WOW (Working on Womanhood) programs. Helmed by director David … Continue reading “Strange Loop, Uber, Digital Kitchen, SNL in the news”

Digitas, Indianapolis Art, Box Office, SNL in the news

DigitasLBI, AOR for Maytag, has produced a humorous new thirty second spot called Delivery that supports Maytag’s tagline, “What’s Inside Matters.” Directed by Martin Granger from Moxie Pictures, the spot follows the Maytag Man as he (and clones) stands in for a variety of appliances as they leave the factory and are delivered to various … Continue reading “Digitas, Indianapolis Art, Box Office, SNL in the news”

SNL, OKRP, Ora Interactive and Starburst in the news

Live from the Museum of Broadcast Communications it’s The SNL Experience!

According to The Chicago Tribune, a major, 500-artifact exhibit, chronicling the four-plus decades of NBC’s late-night topical humor sketch series, is coming to the Museum of Broadcast Communications in October.

The Museum’s founder, Bruce DuMont says the exhibit will change the dynamics of the museum. “It’s a grab for the gold ring. I think it’s going to dramatically change the museum for the better. We’re very excited about it. There’s going to be more attention, more traffic, more buzz about the things we do here.”

Beginning Oct. 21, the show is slated to run for 14 months at the North State Street museum that is celebrating its 35th anniversary but has struggled to draw visitors and get on sound financial footing.

This pretty, pretty good Curb Your Enthusiasm teaser reveals premiere date

It just goes to show, you can’t keep an obnoxious man down. No, not Trump. David. Larry David. The Emmy and Golden Globe-winning comedy series Curb Your Enthusiasm starring David, returns for its ten-episode, eleventh season SUNDAY, OCTOBER 24 (10:40-11:20 p.m. ET/PT), with new episodes airing subsequent Sundays at 10:30 p.m. ET. Last season, we left a shocked … Continue reading “This pretty, pretty good Curb Your Enthusiasm teaser reveals premiere date”

Norm Macdonald loses battle to cancer, passes away at 61

Comedian and Saturday Night Live alum Norm Macdonald has been reported to have passed away at 61 after quietly and privately battling cancer for the past nine years.  News of his passing was confirmed by Deadline on Tuesday via Macdonald’s management firm Brillstein Entertainment. The former Weekend Update host’s longtime producing partner and friend Lori … Continue reading “Norm Macdonald loses battle to cancer, passes away at 61”

Emmy: Latinx nominees rise while Asians Struggle

In 2020, Alexis Bledel was the sole Latinx acting nominee. She is of Mexican, Argentinian heritage. Now, at least seven Latinx actors scored nominations for the 2021 Emmys yesterday. Mj Rodriguez landed an Outstanding Lead Actress nod for her work in Pose. She is also the first transgender woman to be nominated in the category. … Continue reading “Emmy: Latinx nominees rise while Asians Struggle”

Vanessa Williams to host July 4 celebration on PBS

Capital Concerts announced today the 41st annual A Capitol Fourth, America’s Independence Day celebration on PBS, will be hosted by multi-platinum recording artist and star of television, film, and the Broadway stage Vanessa Williams (Desperate Housewives).  Planning has been underway for many months for A Capitol Fourth to be a pre-recorded show due to the pandemic with a live fireworks … Continue reading “Vanessa Williams to host July 4 celebration on PBS”