Friday, August 12, 2011

Radiohead, Lady Antebellum to appear on SNL

It has been announced that Radiohead and Lady Antebellum will serve as musical guests for the first two episodes of the upcoming season of SNL. Radiohead will join Alec Baldwin for the first episode on September 24th, while Lady Antebellum will make their SNL debut alongside Melissa McCarthy on October 1st.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Sarah Schneider Hired As Writer

Splitsider is reporting that Sarah Schneider of CollegeHumour fame has been hired to SNL's writing staff. Schneider was a guest writer for the final five episodes of season thirty-six and contributed sketches such as the hilarious Knights of the Realm and equally irreverent Helen Mirren's Magical Bosoms and is a welcome addition to the team!

Congratulations, lady!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Check out this interview with SNL writer John Mulaney in which he discusses writing for SNL, quitting drinking and being a comedy nerd as a child.

ATTN: Portland Residents -

Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein of IFC’s hit comedy Portlandia cast a spotlight on the city of rose’s local feminist bookstore In Other Words with their deadpan portrayal of two feminist store clerks. This summer they’re returning to the bookstore in an even more important role— to help keep the doors of the store open by transitioning it into a feminist community center.
Fred and Carrie are hosting an In Other Words Fundraising Event on Saturday, August 20th at 6:30pm. Join them as they auction off a walk-on role in season two of Portlandia, tickets to see Carrie’s band Wild Flag, a voicemail greeting from Fred and much more.
Tickets are $20-$40. [via]