Vanessa Bayer

‘50 Shades of Grey’ Elevator Scene Gets Hilariously Spoofed by ‘SNL’ Star Vanessa Bayer

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by Britt Hayes February 8, 2015 @ 1:05 PM
You know who doesn’t get enough credit on ‘SNL’ sometimes? Longtime cast member Vanessa Bayer. And while we didn’t get a new episode of ‘SNL’ this weekend, Bayer has teamed up with Audi and ‘50 Shades of Grey’ for a delightful spoof of the elevator scene from the trailers—you know, where Dakota Johnson’s Anastasia Steele is nervously riding the elevator to meet Christian Grey for the first time. Only in Bayer’s version, Ana is a little more…proactive.

‘Portlandia’ Season 5 Gets an “Epic” Star-Studded Trailer

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick November 20, 2014 @ 10:15 AM
IFC
The always-welcome weirdness of Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein’s IFC ‘Portlandia’ will return in 2015 for its fifth season (might it be the last?) on January 8, and this season might be the biggest yet. The first full trailer for ‘Portlandia’ season 5 has eco-biked its way down the hill, bringing an “epic” tone and more guest stars than we can rightly shake an organic celery stalk at.

'SNL' Deleted Sketches Find New Life on Seth Meyers' 'Second Chance Theatre'

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by Kate Erbland May 14, 2014 @ 9:06 AM
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http://youtu.be/ylu5amvSvww
Over the years, 'SNL' nixed its fair share of sketches from their late-night installments -- for one, take a look at this bizarre sketch from Andrew Garfield's latest hosting run -- but now they're getting a second chance to see the light of day. Seth Meyers, who served as 'SNL' head writer for nearly 10 years, is determined to resurrect some never-aired favorites for his new audience on 'Late Night with Seth Meyers.'

'Portlandia' Season 4 Sets February Premiere, Guest Stars from Kirsten Dunst to Maya Rudolph

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick December 10, 2013 @ 12:43 PM
IFC
It's been some time since we've heard from the weird world of IFC's 'Portlandia,' but with two more seasons guaranteed, Fred and Carrie are due to make a triumphant return with an official February 2014 premiere date. In addition, season 4 with feature an impressive roster of guest stars from former 'SNL' alum, to iconic music stars, returning guests and Hollywood A-listers.

SNL and Jacob the Bar Mitzvah Boy Explain the Story of Passover

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by Jacob Hall April 7, 2013 @ 10:57 AM
NBC
One of the funniest recurring characters on 'Saturday Night Live' is easily Vanessa Bayer's Jacob the Bar Mitzvah boy. Played with a perfect combination of silliness and realism, the character's bad jokes and overly rehearsed presentations are hilarious, adorable and a joy to behold. The character returned on last night's episode with a special assignment: the explain the Passover holiday. Watch it below!