They weren’t kidding when they told us we couldn’t stop the beat, because wouldn’t you know it – NBC went and started it up again. Your first look at the next great NBC live musical has arrived, with Ariana Grande, Jennifer Hudson and more aboard for a live Hairspray this fall.
When you are a known quantity, a famous face or maybe a guy well known for working on famous faces, you open yourself up to parody. That’s the number one rule of comedy: nothing and no one is off limits. And yet the news that infamous “celebrity dermatologist” Dr. Fredric Brandt has passed away so shortly after being ruthlessly (and let’s be brutally honest here, hilariously) mocked on Netflix’s Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is sad news ... especially since it is now being implied that the show’s take on him may have contributed to his death.
Poor Bill Paxton is going to wake up this morning and have zero idea what is going on. Here, Bill, look at this video.
Merciful Zeus, if you thought Eddie Murphy returning to ‘SNL’ after 31 years for the 40th anniversary special on February 15 was big enough, wait until you get a load of the full roster. Rivaling turnout for the Emmys and Oscars combined, the upcoming ‘SNL’ reunion will feature everyone from legendary alumni like Bill Murray, Tina Fey and Chevy Chase, to favorite hosts like Alec Baldwin, and even Taylor Swift, why not!
It’s a weird thing, I can already tell that ‘Inherent Vice’ will grow on me after time. I can already tell I like it better as I type this than I did while watching it. People will compare ‘Inherent Vice’ to the Coen brothers’ 1998 movie ‘The Big Lebowski’ and that’s totally fair because I’m going to do just that right now. Both films feature protagonists – with an affinity for marijuana use – who experience a remarkable adventure while searching for something that doesn’t matter. Sixteen years later, Mickey Woolfman means about as much as the money for a urine-soaked rug. It matters to the character but it never really matters much to us and, in both of these cases, we wind up being right.
It can be an odd experience when former 'SNL' cast members return to host the show. On one level, it's refreshing to see some of your favorite faces return to the stage. On another level, it's a reminder of what the show has lost (especially in a "rebuilding" season like this one). So the season finale's opening monologue was a bittersweet affair, with guest host Andy Samberg being joined by fellow 'SNL' veterans Seth Meyers, Bill Hader and Martin Short.
Released in 1992, 'Father of the Bride' starred comedic icon Steve Martin as a conservative father who disapproves of his daughter's hasty decision to get married upon returning from a vacation. Co-starring Diane Keaton and Martin Short, the charming comedy went on to spawn a sequel and is listed as one Bravo's "100 Funniest Movies." 22 years later, we revisit the cast of this modern classic and see what they're up to now.
It's the 'SNL' Christmas episode, and this year the special host is Martin Short, former 10th season cast member and a guy who knows a little something about being on the 'SNL' stage. But how did he do?
It's not really the holiday season without 'A Charlie Brown Christmas' playing on the TV in the background while your family catches up and/or argues, so it was inevitable that the Saturday Night Live crew would take aim at Charles Schultz's iconic creation in their Christmas special. Naturally, the best way to make fun of something as sweet and wholesome as Charlie Brown and his friends is to take it in the exact opposite direction. Hilarity ensues, etc.
Martin Short is a sketch comedy veteran, more comfortable on the Saturday Night Live stage than many of the actual cast members. Paul McCartney has been a guest on the show many times and seems to have little-to-no shame. Putting them together for a Christmas-themed sketch that segues directly into a musical performance was the highlight of last night's episode.