Westworld was stingy enough with promotional material before we learned Season 2 would sit out until 2018, so we’ll take whatever 2017 fix we can get. Strangely enough, it’s Billy Crystal and City Slickers to the rescue, as a new Funny or Die crossover parody brings back a number of familiar faces from the Delos corporation.
Comedian and actor Billy Crystal had been close friends with Muhammad Ali for many years, beginning with his appearance at an event honoring the legendary boxer in 1974. That moment — featured on ABC — helped launch Crystal’s career, and the comedian and boxer remained friends until Ali passed away last week. A special service was held for Ali last night in Louisville, Kentucky, where Crystal spoke at length about his dearly departed friend, delivering a eulogy that was equal parts heartwarming and humorous.
FX has made a habit of shifting less-profitable comedies to FXX, though Billy Crystal and Josh Gad’s The Comedians won’t even get that far. The comedy teamup has officially been booed off stage before a second season, showrunners confirm.
Vanessa Bayer’s Jacob the Bar Mitzvah Boy has been a regular character on SNL’s Weekend Update for quite some time now, so it was about time for us meet the family of everyone’s favorite awkward, overly prepared Jewish kid. Coinciding with the end of Passover, the show brought the great Billy Crystal onto the show as Jacob’s equally awkward father.
Just when you thought Sunday’s SNL 40th anniversary special couldn’t get any bigger, NBC juices both the runtime and star power. Not only will the extravagant birthday of New York’s most famous sketch comedy series run an additional half hour, but added to the guest list are Billy Crystal and Bradley Cooper, along with a number of other famous stars and alum.