SNL pals Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are hosting the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards. If you need proof that these two are the perfect match for the awards show look no further than this video here. Well, maybe a bit further; after the break you’ll find another clip plus a promotional image that wonderfully encapsulates the kind of wild spirit the 30 Rock and Parks and Rec stars will bring to NBC on January 13, 2013 at 8PM. Review the nominees here. (Click here for more…)
Excellent! Schwing! Saturday Night Live premieres this Saturday (9/25) at 11:35PM on NBC. Hosted by Amy Poehler with musical guest Katy Perry.
With the unfortunate news of Will Forte’s departure still wrecking havoc in my mind, Saturday Night Live creator Lorne Michaels has decided to move forward and hand pick four new cast members for the late-night sketch comedy show. But before he could that, someone had to be let loose. And that someone is Jenny “I said the F-word during my first SNL sketch” Slate. In my opinion she really didn’t bring much to the table in terms of raw comedic talent, so I am feeling good about her leaving.
Moving on to the cast additions, Michaels is bringing on Taran Killam, Paul Brittain, Vanessa Bayer, and Jay Pharoah. If you don’t recognize these names, you’re not alone. The only reason I know Killam is because, um, I remember him as Spalding from Nickelodeon’s The Amanda Show (1999-2002). He’s also been featured in How I Met Your Mother, MadTV, and Wild ‘N Out. The only footage of Vanessa Bayer I could find online is this Blue Shield of California commercial on YouTube featuring just her head. Jay Pharoah, on the other hand, can be seen doing all sorts of celebrity impressions on YouTube. This eight minute “50 impressions” video includes some impressive parodies of Eddie Murphy, Chris Tucker, Christopher Walken, and Owen Wilson. This guy’s got major potential. Look out for him and the other three newbies when SNL premieres later this month.
Speaking of the premiere, we’ve got our first host! It’s SNL alum and star of NBC’s Parks and Recreation Amy Poehler. She will kick of SNL’s 36th season premiere on September 25 with musical guest Katy Perry.