Thursday, July 29, 2010

Kristen Wiig Photographed on set of "Bridesmaids"

Kristen Wiig was snapped on the set of her upcoming comedy "Bridesmaids" which is currently filming in Los Angeles. Also snapped was her co-star Chris O'Dowd.

Pictures are included after the jump.

SNL '09'-'10 DVD details

A few weeks ago, NBC Universal announced that a best of '09-'10 DVD would be released featuring some of the best sketches of the season and some extras. Now we have a studio description of what the content will look like -

"Enjoy some of the best sketches from SNL's 35th season including Will Forte as MacGruber, Kenan Thompson's Deandre Cole in What Up With That?, Fred Armisen as Barack Obama, Bill Hader as Vincent Price and Andy Samberg in two SNL Digital Shorts: Shy Ronnie and On The Ground.

Also join host Betty White and SNL alums Molly Shannon and Ana Gasteyer for another episode of NPR's Delicious Dish. Special Guests include Alec Baldwin, Charles Barkley, Gerard Butler, Tina Fey, James Franco, Zach Galifianakis, Jon Hamm, Jude Law, Blake Lively, Gabourey Sidibe and Taylor Swift.

Among the extras you can look for are "Weekend Update Thursday", "Dress Sketches", "Backstage Photos" and "Outtakes"."
You can pre-order the DVD on Amazon here. 

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Bootleg trailer for Paul hits the internet

Bootleg trailer of Paul from Comic-Con.

Yes, a shrewd audience member filmed the exclusive trailer shown at Comic-Con this past weekend and naturally enough, it has made its way onto the internet. The visuals are a little blurry, but the audio is perfect so enjoy!

For those not in the know, Paul is a comedy written by Simon Pegg and Nick Frost and directed by Greg Mottola. It stars Pegg & Frost as well as Jason Bateman, SNL stars Kristen Wiig & Bill Hader, Joe Lo Truglio, Jane Lynch, Blythe Danner, John Carroll Lynch and Sigourney Weaver. Seth Rogen voices the titular character, an alien creature named Paul. 

Hannibal Buress #1 on iTunes Comedy Chart

So, Hannibal Buress is kind of a comedy superstar, guys. His album 'My Name Is Hannibal' is atop the iTunes Comedy Album chart and it's out of stock on Amazon! Crazy! He's #8 on the comedy charts on Amazon - underneath every Glee album, Weird Al Yankovic, Eddie Izzard's Dressed To Kill and Tom Lehrer. Did I mention it was only released yesterday? Insane!

Congratulations to Hannibal on all this success! And if you haven't bought the album already, what are you doing? It's hilarious! Get on that!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Hey guys,
SNL writer Michael Patrick O'Brien has kindly agreed to answer a few questions about his first season writing for SNL for the blog! I know - excitement. Anyway, faithful readers - if you have any questions you would like me to ask Michael, please leave a comment with your question and I'll select a few of the best to ask.

SNL To Return September 25

SNL Weekend Update head writer Alex Baze announced on Twitter that Saturday Night Live will return for its 36th season on September 25. Save the date, guys!
SNL writer Michael Patrick O'Brien has set up a home for himself on the world wide web at
You can check the website out for news on when Michael will be performing. O'Brien has just returned from Montreal having performed his one-man show "Shatter" there and has written for SNL since '09. 

Monday, July 26, 2010

Hannibal Buress' album "My Name Is Hannibal" Drops Tomorrow

Just a reminder that SNL writer Hannibal Buress' album "My Name Is Hannibal" drops tomorrow. 

About.Com says the album is "something special" and "shows the promise of greatness for Hannibal Buress", while Consequence of Sound declares that ".. there’s never going to be another Hannibal Buress. He’s an honest comic who makes weird asides and awesomely silly observations."

If you haven't ordered it already, do yourselves a favour and order it from Amazon here. 

Here are some testimonials from other comics about Hannibal -

"If Steven Wright, Mos Def and Dave Chappelle had a baby, that would be disgusting, but it would sound like Hannibal Buress. The funniest young comic I've seen in years."
- Chris Rock

"Hannibal is incredibly funny with a smart, unique style and I am proud to be his father."
-Jim Gaffigan

"I haven't heard this album, and I never will. But I've seen Hannibal do comedy, and if the CD is a recording of him doing comedy, then it's probably worth getting. I mean, I still won't get it, but you can. And you might like it."
-Todd Barry

"Hannibal is funny on stage and off stage and right in between, too." 
-Demetri Martin

"Hannibal's debut album is hilarious. Also hilarious - Aziz Ansari's debut album Intimate Moments for a Sensual Evening, now available in stores EVERYWHERE!"
-Aziz Ansari

"One of the best joke writers I've ever seen. He's one of the few performers I've come across that creates such electricity in a room that I think 'this guy is going to be a star FOR SURE."
-Mike Birbiglia

Surely you don't need more convincing? Buy Hannibal's album now!

Bill Hader at Comic-Con

So, as I'm sure you guys know, Comic-Con 2010 took place this past weekend in San Diego. Bill Hader was in attendance and took part in the panel for the upcoming sci-fi comedy Paul. Here are pictures of Hader at Nerdfest after the jump -

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Bobby Moynihan article | UConn

Check out this neat article about Bobby Moynihan that appeared in the UConn magazine. The article can also be read here. 

Enjoy! And thanks to Nicole for sharing it with me!