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  • Bill Hader to host “Saturday Night Live” on October 11th

    Bill Hader SNLWell, ain’t this great news! Bill Hader, one of the best utility men Saturday Night Live has ever had will make his triumphant return to studio 8H on October 11th. While it was rumored that another alum named Bill would potentially host, we’re extremely excited about the news of Hader’s return. Because, let’s admit it, we missed Stefon.

    Hader will return to his stomping grounds on the 11th with musical guest, Hozier. so far, the first three choices for hosting season 40 are terrific choices – Chris Pratt, Sarah Silverman, and Bill Hader, this season has everythiiiingg!

    Watch another teaser for Jerrod Carmichael’s upcoming HBO special, “Love At The Store”

    About a month ago HBO ran a teaser for Jerrod Carmichael’s new HBO stand-up special, Love At The Store. It was too brief a clip. Now a slighly longer clip has debuted giving us a bit more of a peek into Carmichael’s special, which, ironically will also serve as his first appearance on television. Oh and did we mention it’s going to be a Spike Lee joint? Damn, Jerrod is just crossing them all of the bucket list in one fell swoop isn’t he?

    Love At The Store premieres on HBO October 4th.

    Leslie Mann joins “Vacation” sequel as Audrey Griswold

    Leslie MannThe long-rumored reboot/sequel of National Lampoon’s Vacation series has found its Audrey, and it’s Leslie Mann. Mann. Whether planned or not, the series will keep its running gag of a new actor/actress portraying the sibling Griswold children in every movie. Mann joins Dana Barron, Dana Hill, Marisol Nichols, and Juliette Lewis as actresses portraying the character.

    As previously mentioned the movie will focus on a grown-up Rusty, portrayed by Ed Helms and Audrey. Christina Applegate and Chris Hemsworth will also co-star in the film as the Griswold spouses. Read More

    “Saturday Night Live” hires comedian Pete Davidson as its newest featured player

    Pete DavidsonHere’s some awesome news to get your Monday morning going. We’ve heard from a few different sources that comedian Pete Davidson is the newest featured member of Saturday Night Live when season 40 begins in a few weeks. The 20-year-old comedian will not be the youngest cast member to ever join the show (that goes to a 17 year old Anthony Michael Hall) but he is absolutely one of the most promising. Ever since Davidson began his stand-up career he’s been a comedian to watch, catching the eye of others including Nick Cannon, who began putting him on stand-up shows and eventually the reboot of Wild N’ Out. Davidson is also a regular on the hit MTV2 show Guy Code. Read More

    Cecily Strong on leaving SNL’s “Update” desk, “No point being angry or sad for me”

    Cecily StrongAbout 24 hours ago Saturday Night Live head honcho Lorne Michaels announced comedian and former SNL writer Michael Che was returning to the show and replacing Cecily Strong as co-anchor at the Weekend Update desk for season 40.

    While the overall vibe was happiness for Che, many seemed bummed that the much-loved Strong wouldn’t be at the desk every week with Che. Strong is still with the show but will continue to perform in sketches on the show. Something she did even when she was at the Update desk.

    Today Strong broke her silence about the move stating in short, “no point in being angry or sad for me,” adding that it’s a move she’s excited about. Read More

    9 Documentaries about comedians you can find on Netflix, and one you can’t

    There are a lot of comedy documentaries out there in the world. Some of them are endlessly fascinating and offer a behind the scenes look at what comedians think about a topic. Others focus on one comedian’s origin story/search/climb/obstacle overcoming something. While others sometimes are just fun because a bunch of your favorite comedians talk about favorite things.

    With that being said, we decided to come up with a list of comedy documentaries that specifically focus on a comedian instead of a topic in comedy. You can find Nine of these documentaries on on Netflix, one, you will not find (but its freely available on the internet). They’re worth putting in your queue and watching the next time you’d like to dive into comedian history. Read More

    Bill Burr to release “Live At Andrew’s House” on vinyl September 30th

    Bill Burr - LAAHOn September 20th, Bill Burr will release a vinyl album, Live From Andrew’s House. Recorded live at Burr’s legendary 2011 Carnegie Hall performance and the folks at Third Man Records are pressing and putting the comedy out for sale. It’s a documentation of Burr’s performance of material that he was working on that went into his third stand-up special.

    “As a stand-up comedian, to get to perform at Carnegie Hall is a milestone; so when I found out that I got that gig I knew I wanted to document the performance,” stated Burr. “Most of the material on this album is the same material that eventually became the special You People Are All The Same and I didn’t want to screw over people by putting out two DVD’s with similar material. So this is a special release of that performance that will be on vinyl only.”

    Live At Andrew’s House was recorded at Carnegie Hall on November 11, 2011, four months before Burr taped You People Are All The Same. The album gives fans the opportunity to experience a landmark performance in Burr’s career and the early workings of a set that became Burr’s critically-acclaimed third special. The Live From Andrew’s House LP will be available for pre-sale September 16th at thirdmanstore.com, and everywhere records are sold on September 30th. Read More

    Howard Stern discussed the eulogy he delivered at Joan Rivers’ funeral, opens up with wildy raunchy joke

    Howard Stern delivered the eulogy at Joan Rivers’ funeral on Sunday, right afterward, many started talking about Rivers’ close friend Howard Stern’s eulogy for Rivers, leading off with a risky opener. Turns out that opener worked and yesterday on his show Stern recalled his eulogy and how he prepared to send off his friend.

    Stern got a call from Rivers’ daughter Melissa who personally asked him to speak, “I had gotten a call from Melissa like a day and half before the service asking me if I would speak. I said to her, ‘Melissa, you are asking the wrong guy.’ I said, ‘I’ll do it, I would do anything for Joan, I will do anything for you.” Read More