Last night's season finale of SNL was a huge deal. Not because Ben Affleck was hosting (although he was great), but because it was the final episode for Bill Hader and head writer/Weekend Update anchor Seth Meyers. The show had to send them off in style and that could only mean one thing: the final appearance of Stefon.
'SNL' will say goodbye to eight-year veteran Bill Hader this weekend, potentially Jason Sudeikis and Fred Armisen as well during the Ben Affleck-hosted season finale, but newly-minted 'Late Night' host Seth Meyers isn't going anywhere yet. The 'Weekend Update' host and head writer will remain with the sketch comedy series through 2014, before taking over Jimmy Fallon's late-night hosting gig. Find out how long Seth Meyers sticks around for inside!
The return of Kristen Wiig to the SNL stage meant the resurrection of several great characters, including the Target Lady, her role on The Californians and, of course, Kat of "Garth and Kat" fame. The world's worst musical duo made an appearance on Weekend Update and it was as funny as it has ever been.
For weeks, even months now we've heard the buzzing rumors all-but-confirming that Jimmy Fallon would take over NBC's 'Tonight Show' from Jay Leno, with 'SNL' vet Seth Meyers likely to replace Fallon as the host of NBC's 'Late Night.' Leno and Fallon even collaboratively joked about the transition on April Fools, but has Jimmy Fallon's 'Tonight Show' takeover been officially confirmed? Hear the latest chatter inside!
Far-flung a future as it might seem to imagine Jimmy Fallon at the helm of 'The Tonight Show' in New York by the year 2014, it's even stranger to consider the next generation of late-night wars being set up. If indeed Jimmy Fallon leaves behind NBC's 'Late Night' for 'The Tonight Show' at any point in the future, who might replace him in the subsequent slot? Is 'SNL' veteran and current head writer Seth Meyers on the short list?
There was no way SNL wasn't going to make some kind of Big Bird joke this week. No way. When Mitt Romney threatened to cut funding to PBS during the first presidential debate and name dropped Sesame Street's eight foot tall walking avian, the internet immediately exhausted every possible Big Bird joke imaginable. With all of the obvious jokes taken, SNL had to go one step further and get the bird himself to come on the show.
The internet has been abuzz that 'Saturday Night Live' might be losing yet another cast member / writer, at least in a regular capacity, as rumors floated that 'Weekend Update' vet Seth Meyers might be ready to take the big job with Kelly Ripa after Regis Philbin's retirement. Meyers has been pretty mum up until now, filling in for Regis this past week, but now the 'SNL' star is giving his definitive answer.