Friday, March 11, 2011

Interview with Kristen Wiig | Movieline

Check out this interview with Kristen Wiig in which she discusses Paul, her SNL characters and her upcoming movie, Bridesmaids.

SNL Promo #2 - Zach Galifianakis/Jessie J


SNL Promo - Zach Galifianakis/Jessie J

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Kristen Wiig to Appear On Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Wednesday March 16!

Andy Samberg Joins Cast of "The Hand Job"

Andy Samberg is among a host of actors who have attached themselves to the upcoming Aubrey Plaza starrer, "The Hand Job". The film, written by Maggie Carey - wife of Bill Hader, will also star Donald Glover, Alia Shawkat, Mae Whitman and Connie Britton. The raunchy teen comedy is about a teenage girl who, upon graduating from high-school, decides to gain some sexual experience before departing for college.

Colour me excited.

SNL Promo #1 - Zach Galifianakis/Jessie J

SNL Promo - Zach Galifianakis/Jessie J

In which an innocent game of "Got Your Nose!" leads to tears.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Bill Hader on The Sound of Young America (PODCAST)

Jesse Thorn, host of The Sound of Young America, interviews Bill Hader in the latest installment of TSOYA. The Sound of Young America is one of my favourite podcasts so this should be an aural treat for Hader fans. 

Right-click to download.

Bill Hader Attached to "Vaughn Meader" and "Henchmen" | The Playlist

The Playlist is reporting today that Bill Hader is attached to star in a biopic of American impressionist/comedian “Vaughn Meader” as well as an action-comedy entitled “Henchmen”.

“Vaughn Meader” is written by The Wrestler scribe Rob Siegel and is about the career of JFK impersonator Vaughn Meader who saw his career grind to a halt when Kennedy was assassinated. The project is currently set up at Ben Stiller’s production company Red Hour Films and Hader is attached to play the titular character. “It’s a real interesting piece and in a weird way it feeds into now, just like people becoming super famous overnight, reality stars and stuff. This guy became crazy famous, the president was talking about this guy and then it all went away. It’s really interesting,” Hader told The Playlist.

“Henchmen” meanwhile is based on a script written by Russell Sharman, Owen Egerton, and Chris Mass, with Akiva Schaffer and Bill Hader currently reworking it. “The film is about two guys who don’t realize it, but they’re two henchman for like the badguy in a ‘Bourne’ movie and then they slowly figure who that they’re working for the wrong guys, but like doing it in the actual style of a ‘Bourne’ movie,” said Hader.
Hader will next be seen in the sci-fi comedy Paul.

Taran Killam Talks "Les Jeunes de Paris"

Have you ever been curious as to what the origins of Les Jeunes de Paris are? Well, Slate caught up with Taran Killam to ask him just that! Check out the brief interview here.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Fred Armisen + Bill Hader lend voices to recording of Unfamiliar Fishes

SNL stars Fred Armisen and Bill Hader, as well as SNL alum Maya Rudolph, are among the stars that have lent their voices to the upcoming audio book recording of Sarah Vowell's Unfamiliar Fishes. Unfamiliar Fishes recounts the history of Hawaii and the efforts of New England missionaries to Americanize the island. Written with her characteristic wit and erudition, Unfamiliar Fishes is an informative and entertaining insight into a fascinating period of American history.

The audio book is now available for pre-order on Amazon (here) and will be released on March 22, 2011. Having been accompanied on many a bus-ride by the audio recording of Sarah Vowell's Assassination Vacation, I can guarantee that you'll love it, especially if you have even the vaguest interest in American history. 


Miley Cyrus/The Strokes - Thoughts

Post your thoughts on last night's show! How did Miley Cyrus fare in her first time out at SNL? Favourite sketch? Worst sketch? MVP of the show?

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