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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!

    IFC renews ‘Maron’ for a third season

    Today, IFC announced that they had renewed comedy series Maron for a third season. Since its debut in 2013, Marc Maron’s semi-autobiographical TV show has been met with critical acclaim. Coupled with its impressive list of guest stars (Tig Notaro, Adam Scott, Aubrey Plaza, Amy Poehler, Andy Kindler), it doesn’t come as a surprise IFC wants to keep this one around for a while more.

    “Usually Marc has a hard time maintaining long-term relationships, but luckily not with us,” said Jennifer Caserta, president of IFC. “He’s committed to bringing his wry humor and refreshing perspective back to IFC for a third season.”

    “I am very proud of both seasons of the show and thrilled we’re doing another one,” said Marc Maron. “Through all the episodes I can see the growth and evolution of the character, writing and comedy. I’m excited about getting back into the process.  The character of Maron needs some work on and off screen and fortunately that’s what drives the show.”

    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.

    “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

    It turns out that David Letterman enjoys being yelled at by Billy Eichner

    Last night Billy Eichner paid visit to David Letterman. It’s kinda fitting to see this happen as Eichner was a comedian whom Joan Rivers backed and repeatedly told Late Show bookers that they had to check out and get on the show. So Eichner being on the show is a final, subtle tribute to Rivers in a way. But it didn’t take long for Billy to earn his way back on the show as he entertained the crap out of the late night host and played games with Letterman who demanded some yelling. The games included “Celebrity Child or Kentucky Derby Winner?” and “Dead or Boring?” Yelling, which Letterman got particularly animated for. Billy Eicher and Dave Letterman yelling at each other is pretty much the best thing. Read More

    Nick Offerman tells Jimmy Fallon about his sexual codes

    College is a wild time for everybody. Sir Nick Offerman (aka Ron Swanson) of course was no different. On last night’s The Tonight Show, Offerman shared with Jimmy Fallon his sexual coding system he devised with his roommate to let the other know how long to stay out of the room. Ties on doorknobs, yamakas, all the basic essentials. Offerman also talks about his infamous woodworking skills and doles out some advice to viewers. Read More

    SNL names Chris Pratt and Sarah Silverman its first hosts of season 40

    This week has been all about Saturday Night Live. Yesterday, the TV icon announced it had hired Good Neighbor’s Nick Rutherford to its writing staff, along with Streeter Seidell, Natasha Rowell, and Jeremy Beiler. Today, SNL announced that its 40th season will open up with Chris Pratt and Sarah Silverman as its first two hosts.

    Chris Pratt will host the season premiere on September 27th, with Ariana Grande as the musical guest. Pratt had a breakout year. He starred in the biggest blockbuster of the summer, Guardians of the Galaxy, and he will soon grace our little screens again as the lovable Andy Dwyer on the last season of Parks and Recreation. This one’s a good move… in fact, I think I called this one.

    Silverman will be an interesting episode. Not only is Silverman a great comedian and actor, but this will be one of the many times a former cast member returns to host. Silverman briefly worked on SNL as a cast member and writer for eighteen weeks during the 1993-1994 season. This will be quite the interesting episode. Maroon 5 will be the musical guest. Either way: two people with proven comedic skill, no musicians, no athletes…. Hey SNL, please keep this trend going.