Saturday, August 6, 2011

Some shows at the upcoming Del Close Marathon that may be of interest to SNL fans/people who enjoy good things -
  • UCB TourCo All-Stars - featuring Bobby Moynihan, Neil Casey, Jon Gabrus, Shannon O’Neill, Anthony King, Brandon Gardner, Fran Gillespie, more!
  • The Midnight Show - featuring, among others, SNL writer Heather Anne Campbell.
  • Challenger - An improv show which will see a bunch of Chicago improv veterans do their thing on the UCB stage. Featuring Paul Brittain.
  • Revolver - One of iO Chicago’s top house teams perform the Harold. Featuring Vanessa Bayer.
  • Ness and Nance - Two-woman improv show featuring Vanessa Bayer and Nancy Friedrich.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

This one features Mike O’Brien and Patricia Clarkson getting hot and heavy in a closet.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Taran Killam appears on this week’s edition of Drew Droege’s “Glitter in the Garbage” podcast alongside former SNL writer Jillian Bell and Groundlings star Charlotte Newhouse. Do it!

Alec Baldwin, Melissa McCarthy to host SNL

According to Bill Carter of the New York Times, Alec Baldwin will host the season premiere of Saturday Night Live while Bridesmaids star Melissa McCarthy will host the second episode. This will mark Baldwin’s record sixteenth hosting stint while McCarthy will be making her SNL debut and reuniting with her Bridesmaids co-star Kristen Wiig. No word on musical guests yet.

Monday, August 1, 2011

No Cast Members Leaving SNL This Season, Says Lorne Michaels

Lorne Michaels confirmed today that no cast members will leave SNL this season, according to TV critic Roger Catlin. Michaels was present at the Television Critics Association press tour promoting his new series Up All Night as well as 30 Rock, when he revealed the news. Michaels did add that he would still hold auditions in August for possible additions to the cast.