Saturday, May 1, 2010

Hey guys,
SNL Update writer/all-around nice guy Alex Baze has agreed to answer a few, brief questions for the blog! So, dear readers, if you have any questions you would like me to ask Alex Baze, please leave them in the comments below and I'll pick a few of the best to ask him! I'm only taking questions up until early tomorrow morning, so think hard & think fast!
P.S - This is kind of the coup of my life! I started this blog almost two years ago, with the intention of one day getting an interview with someone at SNL, so to have it finally come to fruition is amazing for me!

Friday, April 30, 2010

Rose Byrne and Chris O'Dowd Join Cast of Untitled Kristen Wiig Comedy

Damages star Rose Byrne and The IT Crowd star Chris O'Dowd have both come on board for the upcoming Untitled Kristen Wiig Comedy which is set to be directed by Paul Feig and produced by Judd Apatow. Byrne and O'Dowd join the previously announced Wiig and Maya Rudolph in the bridal comedy written by Wiig and Annie Mumolo.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

MacGruber Soundtrack

Follow this link here -
To listen to Kristen Wiig's song Champion which is set to be featured on the MacGruber soundtrack. She sounds terrific & the song is oddly mesmerising in an 80's sort of way!
The rest of the soundtrack list is as follows -

01 Corbread Compton & The Silverlake Choir – “MacGruber’s Theme”
02 The Black Keys – “Heavy Soul”
03 Toto – “Rosanna”
04 Gerry Rafferty – “Baker Street”
05 The Hives – “Tick Tick Boom”
06 Emerson, Lake & Powell – “Touch N’ Go”
07 Eddie Money – “Take Me Home Tonight”
08 Quarterflash – “Harden My Heart”
09 Kristen Wiig – “A Perfect Number”
10 Mr. Mister – “Broken Wings”
11 Robbie Dupree – “Steal Away”
12 Kristen Wiig (Feat. MacGruber & Lightspeed Champion) – “Rock My Body”
13 Michael Bolton – “Love Is A Wonderful Thing”
14 Matthew Compton – “The MacGruber Suite”
15 Kristen Wiig – “Champion”

Tune into 30 Rock tonight..

Where Will Forte will play Jenna's new boyfriend! Is it just me or do these pictures suggest that Will Forte would be perfect for La Cage Aux Folles?

A Night Out With Will Forte

Don't know how I missed this, but evidently I did. Here's a piece the NY Times did on Will on April 18.

Will Forte interview

Check out this great Will Forte interview from Diablo magazine in which he talks about how he made his foray into comedy, the work at SNL & of course MacGruber -

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

John Mulaney Interview

Check out this interview with John Mulaney in which he discusses his time at SNL & his debut appearance on the show this past weekend -

Monday, April 26, 2010

An Oral History of Insane Clown Posse Parodies

Okay, this is actually amazing. SNL writers Colin Jost & Michael Patrick O’Brien, Insane Clown Posse and the creator of Juggalo News track the unlikely success of Kickspit Underground Rock Festival and Thrilla Killa Klownz. I knew that Kickspit Underground Rock Festival was a parody of a super-bizarre infomercial, but I had no idea that Thrilla Killa Klownz was also based on a real-life thing.

This article explains it better though.

Emily Spivey Joining Parks & Recreation Writing Staff

Long-time SNL scribe Emily Spivey is set to join the writing staff of Parks & Recreation, according to this report in The Wrap. Spivey wrote a great deal for Amy Poehler during Poehler's tenure at SNL so its a pretty natural fit. The report doesn't make clear if Spivey is leaving SNL, though with Parks & Rec shot out in Los Angeles, that would appear to be the case.
Spivey has been with SNL since 2001 and currently serves as the show's writing supervisor.

Gabourey Sidibe/MGMT Ratings

Saturday Night Live,  hosted by Gabourey Sidibe and featuring musical guest MGMT  delivered a 4.7/12 household rating/share in metered-market households.  In the 25 markets with local people meters, Saturday Night Live averaged a 2.7/11 in adults 18-49 and was the night’s #1 telecast, including primetime.  That’s about 10% less than last week’s episode hosted by Ryan Phillippe with musical guest Ke$ha, which was about 10% less than the Tina Fey hosted episode the prior week.