Pardo, the durable television and radio announcer whose resonant voice-over style was widely imitated and became the standard in the field, died Monday in Arizona at the age of 96.
Noel Wells and John Milhiser learn their contracts are not renewed one day after Brooks Wheelan does, while Nasim Pedrad departs after five seasons to appear on a Fox sitcom.
NEW YORK (AP) — Seth Meyers has departed “Saturday Night Live,” just weeks before he begins his new job as host of “Late Night.” Meyers co-hosted “Weekend Update” on the NBC sketch-comedy series for eight seasons and was joined for his farewell newscast by “SNL” alumni Amy Poehler, Andy Samberg, Bill Hader and Fred Armisen. […]
NEW YORK (AP) — “Saturday Night Live” says Colin Jost (johst) will be the new man at the “Weekend Update” anchor desk. Jost, the NBC comedy show’s head writer, succeeds outgoing “Update” anchor Seth Meyers, who soon takes over as host of the network’s “Late Night.” Jost will join Cecily Strong as co-anchor of the […]
NEW YORK (AP) — “Saturday Night Live” is adding a black woman to its cast after being criticized for a lack of diversity. NBC said Monday that Sasheer Zamata will join the show later this month. She is a recent University of Virginia graduate who has worked for the Upright Citizens Brigade comedy group in […]
NBC’s latenight U.S. comedy sketch show that regularly mocks politicians, popular culture and celebrities is being shown exclusively on the website of Sohu Video, a unit of Chinese online media group and Nasdaq-listed Sohu.com Inc. Ten episodes from the current 39th season of Saturday Night Live are available now. Future episodes will be available online without subtitles the Monday after airing in the United States, and a version with Chinese subtitles and explanations of cultural references will be available at 10 p.m. the following Saturday
After coming under fire for the lack of minorities in this season’s new cast, Saturday Night Live will add an African-American woman to the sketch comedy by next month.
The ad-free Saturday Night Live channel is only available internationally to promote overseas TV syndication deals. A bulk of SNL’s content is available only on Yahoo, which is using thousands of segments from the show to anchor the launch of its original comedies. NBC and Hulu retain the online rights to full episodes.
NEW YORK (AP) — When “Saturday Night Live” returns this weekend for its 39th year, executive producer Lorne Michaels won’t be fretting. “We’re gonna do a good show,” he declared. “Every time Tina has come back, the show’s been great.” He’s talking about former “SNL” regular and frequent guest Tina Fey, of course, back again […]
NEW YORK (AP) — After eight years on the air at “Saturday Night Live,” Jason Sudeikis says he’s calling it quits. Sudeikis used another late-night institution to make his announcement, telling David Letterman in the taping of Wednesday’s show that he’s leaving NBC’s weekend program. Sudeikis had a busy election year on “Saturday Night Live,” […]
The avalanche of lawsuits on the internship front keeps coming. The latest is a proposed class action against NBCUniversal from Jesse Moore, who says he worked 24-hour-or-more weeks in the booking department at MSNBC in 2011, and Monet Eliastam, who says she worked 25-hour-or-more weeks on the staff of Saturday Night Live in 2012.
The decision by the Mormon church-owned Salt Lake City, Utah, affiliate is part of the station’s plan to make the lineup stronger and improve its relationship with NBC, said Tami Ostmark, KSL’s VP of marketing, research and promotion.
NEW YORK (AP) — Bill Hader is leaving “Saturday Night Live” after an eight-year run. His spokesman confirms that the 34-year-old comedian will depart “SNL” after this weekend’s season finale. Hader joined the NBC sketch-comedy show in 2005. He has since made his mark with a range of impersonations including Al Pacino, Vincent Price, James […]
On the eve of the much anticipated digital Newfronts, during which 18 programmers will attempt to make the case for Web originals, Yahoo has struck a major deal to add tons of not ready for prime time content to its stable. The Web portal has partnered with Broadway Video Entertainment to snag the rights to nearly 40 years of archival footage from Saturday Night Live. Starting this September all the big clips from the show’s debut in 1975 to this year will be available on Yahoo.
Not known for treating anything seriously or tenderly, NBC’s Saturday Night Live made a fitting exception during the first moments of its show Saturday. Rather than the usual comedic sketch, a children’s choir appeared on camera and angelically sang “Silent Night,” with the touching refrain, “Sleep in heavenly peace.” Then the members of the New York City Children’s Chorus shouted out the NBC show’s time-honored introduction: “Live from New York, it’s ‘Saturday Night!'”
The live Saturday Night Live specials, which follow an election-cycle tradition for the satire series, will air Sept. 20 and 27.
HUDSON, N.Y. (AP) — A writer who with Al Franken helped develop some of the most popular skits in the early years of “Saturday Night Live” has died in New York. Tom Davis was 59. His wife, Mimi Raleigh, says he died of throat and neck cancer Thursday at his home in the Hudson Valley, […]
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Andy Samberg has wrapped his seven-season run on “Saturday Night Live,” a spokeswoman for the actor-comedian said Friday.Samberg won’t return as a cast member next season, according to his publicist, Carrie Byalick. Samberg’s exit follows that of “SNL” cast member Kristen Wiig. Like other “Saturday Night Live” alumni, Samberg will be […]
NEW YORK (AP) — Kristen Wiig got a musical sendoff on the season finale of “Saturday Night Live” as the popular and versatile cast member made her exit after seven years. In the show’s final sketch, guest host Mick Jagger played the principal at a high school graduation and brought up Wiig, in cap and […]
NEW YORK (AP) — How can “Saturday Night Live” possibly replace (fill in the blank)? How many times have we asked that question across nearly four decades? “Impossible!” said some in 2006 when Tina Fey, Chris Parnell, Horatio Sanz and Rachel Dratch headed for the door, only to be followed two years later by her […]
NEW YORK (AP) — Lindsay Lohan’s comeback trail is leading her to “Saturday Night Live.” NBC says the troubled actress, whose career in recent years has been upstaged by legal and personal problems, will serve as guest host of “SNL” on March 3. The network said Sunday that the musical guest that night will be […]