This past weekend during 'SNL's' heartwarming season finale, cast and crew bid adieu to both Bill Hader and Fred Armisen, while less in focus was the fate of fellow veteran Jason Sudeikis. Sudeikis has kept mum on the prospect of his 'SNL' future, but has cast member Jay Pharoah accidentally spilled the beans?
The season finale of SNL was the fifth time that Ben Affleck has hosted the show, officially making him a member of the "Fiver Timers" club. You may remember the pomp and circumstance that surrounded Justin Timberlake when he joined this elite group, so how was the Oscar-winning director of 'Argo' inducted?
Of course there was an 'Argo' sketch on last night's SNL. How could you get Ben Affleck to host and not have some kind of 'Argo' sketch? However, what they came up with proved much stranger and much funnier than you'd expect. What if Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad protested 'Argo' by making a movie about the making of 'Argo'? Well, now we know!
With Weekend Update anchor Seth Meyers leaving SNL to take over hosing duties on 'Late Night' next year, last night's season finale of everyone's favorite comedy show quietly sent him off in style. In addition to an epic reunion with Stefon, Meyers also got to team up with his former co-anchor, the great Amy Poehler, one last time.
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.
This weekend will mark a monumental occasion for 'SNL,' not only elevating season finale host Ben Affleck into the five-timers club, but also bidding a fond farewell to veteran Bill Hader, potentially Jason Sudeikis and Fred Armisen as well. Less impressed with the proceedings is the controversial Kanye West, who barely manages to hid his disdain in the most recent promos for this weekend's all-new 'SNL.'
'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!
Earlier this week sad news broke that 'SNL' vet Bill Hader would depart the series after Saturday's upcoming finale with Ben Affleck and Kanye West, potentially taking fellow veterans Jason Sudeikis and Fred Armisen with him. Whoever goes, Ben Affleck's upcoming introduction into the five-timer's club looks to continue the streak from Kristen Wiig, so check out the first promos inside!