This is the only commercial recording made by Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig. It was made in 1927. This gives us a chance to hear what they sounded like in the 1920s. The record is an attempt at comedy. They were better at baseball without question.
SNL Host Dakota Johnson and Taran Killam Beg Her Mom To Watch 50 Shades in these new promos for the upcoming February 28th episode with musical guest Alabama Shakes.
Chris Hemsworth a.k.a. Thor, has just landed his next big gig. The actor has been announced to host iconic sketch show Saturday Night Live next month, in what will be his debut appearance. Chris will join musical guest Zac Brown Band for the show on March 7. The announcement was made on the official Saturday Night Live Twitter account on Tuesday. As his star grows and grows in Hollywood, so do his list of credits. Later this year he’ll be seen in the continuation of the comedy franchise Vacation alongside Ed Helms, Nick Kroll, Leslie Mann, and Christina Applegate. Also due out are sequels to both the Thor and The Avengers films. Read More
Last night’s Saturday Night Live SNL 40 anniversary special had everything – some classic sketches revisited, some new ones, montages galore and a ton of old friends. Now they can add 23 million viewers to that list.
The anniversary of the iconic sketch show drew 23.1 million total viewers from 8-11pm when it aired, pulling in a 7.8 demo rating (numbers that will more than likely change a bit when the final hour hour gets included). Making it the best rated programming for NBC in nearly a decade, a title previously owned by the Will & Grace series finale.
For comparison, the NBA All-Star game aired at the same time as SNL 40 and never did better than 7.2M in the ratings. A 12% increase in audience over last year and sizeable number for cable but still not enough to win the night. However, the All-Star game is touting its social media presence, where 1.1M Tweets were sent about the game vs the 1.3 SNL 40 earned.
Last night on SNL 40, the show’s newest cast members Pete Davidson and Leslie Jones intro’d a great clip showing audition clips from the iconic cast, showing everyone from original players to the current cast members all looking very young and almost household names. Additionally they included some clips from comedians that auditioned but didn’t actually end up on the show, like Jim Carey, Kevin Hart, Stephen Colbert, and Zach Galifianakis. Read More
Andy Samberg and Adam Sandler pay video tribute to those breaking character in the SNL 40 digital short
It was only fitting that SNL 40 paid tribute to the digital short as it’s a big part of Saturday Night Live. So after a Louis C.K. introduced a video reel celebrating its clips from over the years, Adam Sandler and Andy Samberg teamed up for a short/song/video that paid tribute to those moments when the cast loses it and laughs in the middle of a sketch. Just as we realized where this sketch was going, we stated, “they have to specifically mention Fallon and Horatio breaking all the time.” Lo and behold, we were treated as such. Read More
Tracy Morgan’s impact while on Saturday Night Live wasn’t nearly as large as what he did after appearing on the show. But that doesn’t mean he wasn’t missed at SNL 40. Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin took a moment out of the fun to toss a nod to Morgan who is still very much recovering from the car accident he was involved in last summer. Now we’re bummed about it all over again. Read More
Celebrity Jeopardy is hands down one of our favorite sketches from Saturday Night Live. Will Ferrell, often the wacky one, gets to play the straight man and host such insane characters. Tonight on SNL 40 they revived the sketch with Ferrell and cross generationaly brought in popular characters from different casts, including Connery, Bieber, Reynolds, Waltz, and Jim Carrey’s Matthew McConaughey. For the record “Le Tits Now” is our new catchphrase. Read More
SNL 40 opened tonight with the current dynamic duo of the moment, Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake as they merged Fallon’s late night bit History of Rap into a History of Saturday Night Live sketch that included a ton of references to the show’s history. How ya doin’ New York? Read More
Love this concept. Three childhood friends make a silly suicide pact… but 18 years later one of them actually goes through with it. Now what? Here’s a cool webseries from the UCB comedy team Brinkman. Enjoy.