Friday, May 21, 2010

Kristen Wiig Q&A with Vanity Fair

Kristen Wiig Q&A with Vanity Fair!

Sample answer where Kristen discusses Will Forte -

So you’re claiming that he exaggerated the extent of his public nudity?
Well, he was definitely nude. And don’t let him kid you, he’s like that on Saturday Night Live too. It could be the middle of winter in New York, it doesn’t matter. He’ll be naked. (Laughs.) He’s one of the most free-spirited, wonderfully joyful people I’ve ever met in my life. And I think that really comes across, even when he’s playing an asshole like MacGruber. He’s a lovable asshole.

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MacGruber Released Today!

Yes, the day has finally arrived. MacGruber hits theatres today! Do your funny bone a solid and go see it! And after you see it, tell me what you thought of it in the comments! Anybody who saw an advanced screening - leave a comment too!
I'm going to have to wait for a copy to show up online. Oh, the inconvenience of living in Ireland. Anyhows, enjoy it! By all accounts, it's all kinds of funny!

Will Forte on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

For those of you who missed Will Forte on last night's LNWJF, I've embedded the three parts of the interview after the jump -

Interview with MacGruber cast

These are interviews with Kristen Wiig & Ryan Philippe and Jorma Taccone & Will Forte of MacGruber e-mailed to me courtesy of Greg at Making Enjoy, guys! And thanks, Greg! 
If you guys want to e-mail any content to me, my e-mail is 

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Seth Meyers on the BS Report (PODCAST)

Seth Meyers on The BS Report. 

News from NBC Upfronts

 ”Saturday Night Live” will go primetime in a big way in the fall.
The show is marking its 35th anniversary this year, and NBC will celebrate with a three-hour prime-time special during the fall. No date is set; the 35th anniversary of “SNL’s” very first show is Oct. 11, which is a Monday.
NBC aired an “SNL” 25th anniversary special in 1999 that featured a wealth of clips, appearances by former cast members and hosts and a star-studded audience.

Well, this is very exciting indeed. Anything that brings back favourite hosts (Justin Timberlake, Jon Hamm anyone?) and old cast members is a win in my book. 

Will Forte Q&A with The Vulture

Just another Q&A with Sir Will Forte. This one's from New York Magazine - their Q&A's are notoriously great so give it a read!

MacGruber Premiere (PHOTOS)

The MacGruber premiere took place in NYC last night and many of the SNL cast were out to support the SNL movie. Photos after the jump -

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Jorma Taccone & Will Forte Q&A

Here's a Q&A with Jorma Taccone and Will Forte from Among things that are discussed are the genesis of MacGruber, the shooting time, inspirations and the craziness of shooting pieces for SNL. Check it out!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Kristen Wiig Q&A

Check out this Q&A Kristen did with Ain't It Cool? in which she talks about MacGruber, her upcoming movie with Paul Feig/Judd Apatow and Saturday Night Live.

Gotham Magazine Hosts Party for Kristen Wiig

Kristen Wiig is next month's Gotham magazine cover girl and last night Gotham held a party in celebration. Among the attendees were Kristen, Seth Meyers, Andy Samberg, Nasim Pedrad, Jack McBrayer, Ryan Phillippe and Colin Jost. And of course, there are photos. After the jump!

Simon Rich Pens Piece for The New Yorker

SNL writer/comedy wunderkind Simon Rich has penned a new piece for The New Yorker entitled "Your New College Graduate - A Parent's Guide".
You can check it out here -
Remember Rich's novel Elliot Alagash is available in bookstores on May 25.

Kristen Wiig and Will Forte on Today Show (VIDEO)

Kristen Wiig and Will Forte appeared on the Today Show today promoting MacGruber to the masses. Over the course of the three-minute segment, Kristen came face-to-face with Kathie Lee Gifford and revealed that the whole cast would be back next season!
Check it out -

Monday, May 17, 2010

Abby Elliott, Nasim Pedrad and Jenny Slate appear at NBC Upfronts (PHOTOS)

Yes, SNL's featured ladies were out in full force at this morning's NBC Upfront Presentation which took place in NYC. Photos after the jump -

Jason Sudeikis at Conan O'Brien Tour

Jason Sudeikis appeared at the Kansas City stop of Conan O'Brien's Legally Prohibited from Being Funny on Television tour. Sudeikis was there to pull the much-fame Walker, Texas Ranger lever.
Here's a link to a grainy video of Suds' appearance -

SNL Cast and Crew of Season 35

This photo makes me extraordinarily happy.
Taken from Some Poet on Flickr -

Alec Baldwin Delivers Highest-Rated SNL Finale In Five Years

The 35th season finale of “Saturday Night Live” has delivered the show’s highest metered-market household rating for a season-ender in five years, according to “live plus same day” in-home viewing figures from the 56 local markets metered by Nielsen Media Research.With a telecast hosted by Alec Baldwin and featuring musical guest Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, last night’s “Saturday Night Live” averaged a 5.8 household rating, 14 share in the metered markets. That’s the highest for An “SNL” season finale since May 21, 2005 with a telecast hosted by Lindsay Lohan (6.2/15).

Leave it to Jack Donaghy.
Will Forte Q&A!

Expect a lot of these in the coming weeks.
Sample answer -

Twitter questions from... 
@JulieShenkman: How do you usually spend a Sunday after a full week at SNL?

God, we go nuts at “SNL.” It’s such hard work. We basically have two all nighters. On Tuesday night we’re writing all night. Saturday night after the show we have an after-party and then we blow off steam and sometimes stay up pretty late, much later than we probably should. So a lot of Sunday is just spent sleeping in and recharging batteries. My favorite Sundays are Sundays in the fall when I can just kind of wake up right around when the football games are starting.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Mary Ellen Matthews on Today Show

This is a segment that The Today Show did did on SNL photographer Mary Ellen Matthews. It's super-interesting and it coincides nicely with the opening of the exhibit "Live From New York - A Decade of Portraits" which is taking place at John Varvatos in New York City now until August 3. Enjoy!

End-of-Season Round-Up

Top 5 Hosts of the Season -
1. Betty White
2. Jon Hamm
3. Taylor Swift
4. Zach Galifianakis
5. Ryan Reynolds

2 Worst Hosts of the Season
1. January Jones
2. Megan Fox

Top 5 Best Shows
1. Betty White/Jay-Z
2. Jon Hamm/Michael Buble
3. James Franco/Muse
4. Zach Galifianakis/Vampire Weekend
5. Tina Fey/Justin Bieber

Honourable mentions for class-act hosts - Gabourey Sidibe, Charles Barkley, Joseph Gordon-Levitt

MVP of the season - Jason Sudeikis
Now, I've always really liked Jason Sudeikis but I feel like he became a force to be reckoned with this season and was the saving grace of a lot of so-so sketches. Whether he is being deadpan or impersonating Adam Lambert or playing the Devil at Update, Sudeikis killed every time rarely having to resort to over-the-top antics or outlandish characters to get a laugh.
Special mention goes to Kenan Thompson who also became a highly valued player this season creating probably the most-loved recurring sketch of the season, What Up With That? Kenan is a consummate showman and puts 110% into everything he's a part of and I'm glad that he really got to show off his goods this season.

Now, over to you? Who were your favourite/least favourite hosts of the season? Favourite shows? Your MVP of the season? Comment, comment, comment!

(Top 10 sketches to follow in another post.)