Thursday, March 22, 2012
I started this blog in July '08 as a fifteen-year-old SNL fan, who was frustrated by the apparent lack of online destinations for people who shared the same interests as me. At the time, there was no place devoted to providing a steady stream of SNL-related news and I aimed to fill that void. For close to two years, I posted every news item/show review/picture possible. And I had a great time doing it! It allowed me to hone my writing skills, as well as write about the show I loved.
Two years and thirteen thousand followers later and my blog continues to flourish on Tumblr. Beyond amassing more followers than I could have ever imagined, a lot of great and influential people/organisations have followed me and all in all, it has been a positive and encouraging experience. During this time, I have tried to maintain this blog alongside my Tumblr, but I am aware that posting has become more and more sporadic. It is for that reason that I have decided to transfer all operations over to Tumblr and cease posting on this blog. I will keep this blog on the internet because (a) I am proud of it and (b) it contains five great interviews that I was privileged enough to conduct with Bobby Moynihan, Alex Baze, Mike O'Brien, Paul Brittain, Christine Nangle and Shelly Gossman. But there will be no new posts after this.
I would like to thank anyone who ever read this blog and wrote encouraging comments to fifteen-year-old me or simply wrote a comment like, "SNL sucks". I would like to thank any website which ever supported my blog by linking to it. And I would like to encourage anyone who might be reading this to support the glut of comedy news blogs on the internet, among them Splitsider, Laughspin and The Comic's Comic. These are all wonderful resources and mandatory reading material for any fifteen-year-old comedy nerds out there.
In the meantime, the party continues over on Tumblr. I hope you'll join me!
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
According to Deadline, the real-life couple will star in the romantic comedy directed by Christopher Storer and produced by Daniel Dubiecki (Up In The Air) and Lorene Scafaria (Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World). According to Deadline -
“Wilde plays Barrett, an anxiety-ridden woman who meets and is smitten with George. Played by Sudeikis, George is agoraphobic and so their courtship is limited to phone conversations in which they discuss the dates they would go on if their phobias didn’t stand in the way. As the fantasies develop, the two must decide if they can put aside their fears in order to find real-life romance.”Additionally, Brie Larson (21 Jump Street) and Fred Armisen (SNL, Portlandia) will co-star. Relanxious will commence shooting this summer.
Sunday, March 11, 2012
It has been announced that Modern Family star Sofia Vergara will host SNL on April 7th with musical guest One Direction. Vergara, a two-time Emmy nominee for her role as Gloria Delgado-Pratchett in the ABC sitcom, will be at SNL promoting her latest project The Three Stooges. This will be Vergara's first time treading the boards of Studio 8H.
Meanwhile, British-Irish boyband One Direction will also be making their SNL debut. The pop group, who rose to prominence in the UK after finishing in third place on The X Factor, are currently enjoying chart success with their single "What Makes You Beautiful". Their album, "Up All Night", will drop on March 13th.
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Deadline is reporting that Abby Elliott has landed the lead in a new Fox pilot, Ben Fox Is My Manny. Penned by Dana Fox (What Happens in Vegas), Ben Fox Is My Manny centres on an uptight single mother (Elliott) whose slacker brother moves in with her to help raise her daughter. The question on everybody's lips is what this means for Elliott's future on SNL. Deadline reports that if the pilot gets picked up to series, Elliott will leave the late-night comedy show. If not, it is likely she will stay on. Elliott has been with SNL since '08.
NBC announced today that Lindsay Lohan and Jonah Hill will both host SNL in March. As was announced during last weekend's show, Lindsay Lohan will host March 3rd with musical guest Jack White. Jonah Hill, fresh off his Academy Award-nominated performance in Moneyball, will host on March 10th with musical guest The Shins.
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Sad news today - EW is reporting that featured player Paul Brittain is exiting the show to pursue other projects. The departure is effective immediately. While SNL and Brittain have yet to comment, word is that he and the show have parted ways amicably.
A veteran of the Chicago improv scene, Brittain joined the SNL cast in September 2010. Some of his best-loved characters from his time at the show include Sex Ed Vincent and Lord Wyndemere. Brittain was also the star of one of my favourite sketches of season thirty-six, Hallmark's Mother's Day.
I had the distinct privilege of interviewing Paul Brittain via e-mail last year (here) and I wish him nothing but the best for the future! In the meantime, watch Hallmark Mother's Day and laugh.
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
It has been announced that Channing Tatum and Zooey Deschanel will host SNL this February. Channing Tatum, who has an exciting 2012 in store for him, will host on February 4th with musical guest Bon Iver. Tatum will be seen in Haywire, 21 Jump Street, Magic Mike, The Vow and GI Joe: Retaliation this year.Meanwhile, Zooey Deschanel. who currently stars on the breakout sitcom New Girl, will host February 11th with musical guest Karmin.