Older, balder, freakier Ed Grimley?
Funniest skit I've seen in a while... Hader killed it.
Was that Martin Short as Larry David? That was a damn good Larry David. What's with hating on SNL? If Coachella goes for thirty years, will it be cool to hate it too? 2011 is probably the best season of SNL since Will Ferrell. It has its lesser years, but certain skits are magical. There sure are a lot of haters on these boards considering how few of the boardies are actually getting paid to be on stage. (if any) It's a wonder some of these people like anything at all. Portlandia is also pretty cool. Put a bird on it.
I don't mind SNL, but Portlandia fucking sucks in every way possible.
Derp: Spell check put Portland instead of Portlandia
it seems like a nice place.
The show Portland
SNL has been pretty weak the last two weeks. And Justin Bieber is the host & musical guest for the next new episode on February 9th (it's a re-run this week).
There is some good news though...
Host- Christoph Waltz
Music- Alabama Shakes
Pretty good finish to the season:
May 4: Zach Galifianakis & Of Monsters and Men
May 11: Kristen Wiig & Vampire Weekend
May 18: Ben Affleck & Kanye West (season finale)
Another sad SNL exit. Bill Hader announced on Tuesday, May 14, that he will be leaving Saturday Night Live after eight seasons.
"It was a hard decision, but it has to happen at some point," the 34-year-old actor told The New York Times. "It got to a point where I said, 'Maybe it's just time to go.'"
Hader joined SNL in 2005 and became best known for his "Weekend Update" character Stefon, as well as his impersonations of Al Pacino, James Carville, Julian Assange and many more stars. The comedic actor has also appeared in hit films like Superbad, Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Adventureland.
News of Hader's departure comes shortly after Seth Meyers was named as the new replacement for Jimmy Fallon on Late Night. Meyers will reportedly work on Saturday Night Live until he takes over Late Night next year, where he will continue to work with SNL/Late Night executive producer Lorne Michaels.
"I only have to work for Lorne for five more years before I pay him back for the time I totaled his car," Meyers joked in a statement. "Twelve-thirty on NBC has long been incredible real estate. I hope I can do it justice."
Veteran SNL stars Fred Armisen and Jason Sudeikis are also considering departing the show.
"I think they're making their decisions and we'll know soon enough," Michaels said. "I've said what I wanted to say to both. You never keep anybody there who doesn't want to be there, and there is a right time to leave, but it's more about where they are in their lives."
When I first started watching SNL every week, it was the first season both Andy Samberg and Bill Hader were on the show. And they were in the "featuring..." part, not "Staring..." and they were both pretty much my favourite. I wish Bill Hader the best.
Also, if Fred Armisen and Jason Sudeikis leave, I won't really have a reason to watch the show any more.
No..! Hader was the best.. No more Stefon?! He was a good 'game show host' guy too.
That suucks, but eight seasons is a great run. I hope others don't leave (as suggested by rp). SNL has been worth the Dvr space as of late.
Time for Jay Pharoah to step up big time.
If John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd leave, I won't really have a reason to watch the show any more.
Haha! Tom nails it here. People have said SNL is "over" with the departure of key cast members about a dozen different times during its history.
This show survived the loss of Joe Piscopo when he was its biggest star. Fucking Piscopo, people.
The 39th season of SNL returns on September 28th with host Tina Fey and musical guest Arcade Fire. This will be the 4th appearance for both Fey (as host) and Arcade Fire.
Week 2, October 5th = Miley Cyrus will be both host and musical guest
Week 3, October 12th = Bruce Willis and Katy Perry
No word yet on how Lorne Michaels will replenish the cast with the departures of Bill Hader, Fred Armisen and Jason Sudeikis. Seth Meyers will also depart mid-season as he sets to host Late Night.
Anyone watching on the west coast? It looks like they cut out Eminem's performance.
Apparently he was lip syncing. Although that never stopped Snl before.
Edit: Just watched it. hes clearly very clearly lip syncing.
Yeah they didn't air the first performance here in AZ, just the second one. Fucking weird.
I knew nothing about the criticism before watching the sketch and I thought it was pretty funny, but Al Sharpton was kind of strange.