O Positive nabs SNL Shorts director Amber Schaefer

Renowned production company O Positive Films, a go-to for some of the industry’s funniest work, welcomes comedy director/writer Amber Schaefer for commercial representation. Schaefer is known for her irreverent tone and distinctively stylized short films, sketches and commercials. Her first work with O Positive is The Job for Native’s playful Holiday campaign via M/H. She also works as one … Continue reading “O Positive nabs SNL Shorts director Amber Schaefer”

Dave Chappelle opens SNL with 15-minute monologue

Over the weekend Dave Chappelle returned to NBC Universal’s Saturday Night Live for the third time and the first time since 2020. Since his last appearance, Chappelle received a significant amount of backlash for his anti-trans comments during his Netflix stand-up comedy special The Closer, which aired in 2021.  Earlier in the week, Page Six … Continue reading “Dave Chappelle opens SNL with 15-minute monologue”

SNL pokes fun at The Slap

The writers of SNL really lucked out this week and had excellent source material for their first night back since March 12. The witty series mixed two trending topics in one silly sketch. Some Oscar viewers might have missed it, but in addition to the “slap heard ‘round the world” Amy Schumer received some backlash … Continue reading “SNL pokes fun at The Slap”

SNL to air tonight with no audience and limited cast and crew

SNL has announced that due to the sharp spike in COVID cases and the Omicron variant in the New York City area, the comedy series will air tonight as scheduled, however with no studio audience and a limited cast and crew. Paul Rudd is scheduled to host for his 5th time and Charli XCX is … Continue reading “SNL to air tonight with no audience and limited cast and crew”

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”

Even/Odd expands bicoastal director roster

Creative studio and production company Even/Odd has signed New York-based Andy Madeleine, LA/SF-based David Camarena, and LA/SF-based Syra McCarthy, expanding their commercial production and creative team. This growth for the minority and immigrant-owned shop follows the rapid ballooning of their leadership personnel, having tapped former Square Global Head of Creative Justin Lomax to join the … Continue reading “Even/Odd expands bicoastal director roster”

Jay Leno rushed to burn center after car fire

Jay Leno was scheduled to perform at the Financial Brand Forum 2022 in Las Vegas last night, but was forced to cancel shortly before his appearance, due to a “very serious medical emergency.” An email sent out to ticket buyers and obtained by People, ended with, “All we know is that he is alive, so our … Continue reading “Jay Leno rushed to burn center after car fire”

Compadre welcomes Patrick Jones as ECD

Creative marketing agency Compadre welcomes Patrick Jones as Executive Creative Director, Creative. Jones is an innovative brand storyteller who brings deep experience helming traditional, experiential, and transmedia campaigns for everything from Fortune 500 brand giants to blockbuster IP.  Jones will work closely with Curtis Doss, Executive Creative Director, Design, overseeing projects and campaigns for Compadre’s … Continue reading “Compadre welcomes Patrick Jones as ECD”