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Cancer and Comedy: Strange Bedfellows?

Friday, April 03, 2015

In the 1990s, Julia Sweeney was a comedian known for her SNL character, Pat. Then her brother got cancer. She discusses performing cancer, and why cancer is inherently hilarious.

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Studio 360

Five Things You Had to See Online This Week

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Benedict Cumberbatch plays an imitation game, SNL teases Twitter, Willow and Jayden Smith confuse almost everyone. 
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The Jonathan Channel

5 Reasons We're Hip for Ana Gasteyer

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Comedian Ana Gasteyer is obsessed with the Songbook - we really like that. In celebration of the release of her debut album, I'm Hip, we've compiled our favorite Gasteyer moments.  

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Studio 360

Five Things You Had to See Online This Week

Thursday, October 23, 2014

NASA launches a SoundCloud, Sleater-Kinney sets the stage for a comeback, and "Bradley Pitts" sits "Between Two Ferns."
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LIES

Jenny Slate Likes Her Boys Young

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

And for good reason. On this week's episode, Slate and host Sara Schaefer pick through the latest science that says the male body is worthless by age 38.

Studio 360

SNL’s Newest Cast Member Isn’t Old Enough to Attend the Show's After Party

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Twenty-year-old comedian Pete Davidson can't buy a beer (or rent a car) to celebrate his ascension to sketch comedy’s highest ranks.
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Soundcheck

Paul and Mike Myers: Oh, Brothers

Monday, August 04, 2014

Actor and comedian Mike Myers and his musician brother Paul Myers host a very special episode of Soundcheck

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Soundcheck

1976: The Year America Went Rock & Roll

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

It was the year of the Apple computer, Saturday Night Live, the Ramones, Rocky, and a presidential candidate who hung out with rock stars. Writer David Browne tells us why 1976 was the year that "the counter-culture became the culture." 

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Soundcheck

SNL Bandleader Lenny Pickett

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

If there’s one sound that characterizes the Saturday Night Live opening theme, it’s that wailing, fluttering and occasionally ear-splitting lead tenor sax. Lenny Pickett has been playing those legendary solos with the SNL band for almost 30 years – and he’s been the band’s musical director for almost 20. He gives us a glimpse of life behind the scenes at SNL -- and shares with us a Pick Three

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Here's The Thing

Paula Pell

Monday, November 26, 2012

Paula Pell was singing and dancing at a Florida theme park when she got a call from SNL. She moved to New York, and two decades later, Pell became the show’s head writer.

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Gabfest Radio

Gabfest Radio: The Free to Be ... You and Me Edition

Saturday, October 27, 2012

On this week’s episode of Gabfest Radio from Slate and WNYC, Political Gabfest panelists discuss the campaign’s home stretch while on Culture Gabfest, the panelists talk about the 40th anniversary of "Free To Be … You and Me" and the Saturday Night Live debate send-up.

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The Takeaway

Election Season Is a Comedy Gold Mine for SNL Writer Seth Meyers

Thursday, September 20, 2012

As Saturday Night Live's head writer and host of the show's "Weekend Update" segment, Seth Meyers eagerly awaits the presidential election every four years. In 2008, his first year as head writer, Meyers and SNL alum Tina Fey co-wrote the show's award-winning parodies of Sarah Palin.

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Here's The Thing

Fred Armisen

Monday, September 10, 2012

Fred Armisen has always been ambitious; when he was a punk rock drummer, he recalls, he always "wanted much more."

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WNYC News

Next Host of SNL is Not Mayor Bloomberg, and He’s Not Laughing (On the Inside)

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Mayor Michael Bloomberg has flexed his comedy muscle in the past, but has never been offered the coveted honor of hosting "Saturday Night Live." Flanked by "Saturday Night Live" head writer Seth Meyers, the mayor said Tuesday that he’s “deeply hurt” that he has never been offered the gig.

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It's A Free Blog

Dear Lorne Michaels: I, Mitt Romney, Accept Your Invitation to Host Saturday Night Live

Monday, April 30, 2012

My campaign has determined with a reasonably high degree of significance that accepting your invitation would make me - Republican Presidential Nominee Mitt Romney look “spontaneous” and “fun.”

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Here's The Thing

Kristen Wiig

Monday, April 09, 2012

Kristen Wiig catered, did floral design, answered phones, and handed out samples at a farmer’s market—all before landing her gig as a cast member on SNL.

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Here's The Thing

Lorne Michaels

Monday, January 30, 2012

Lorne Michaels is the rare producer in that he’s truly involved in all aspects of production, yet he says that when he does his job right, he leaves no fingerprints.

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Studio 360

Special Guest: Amy Poehler

Saturday, October 16, 2004

Amy Poehler is an actor and comedian. She became a featured player on Saturday Night Live in 2001, and officially joined the cast in 2002. Her impersonations of celebrities like Kelly Ripa, Sharon Stone and Sharon Osbourne have become SNL favorites. Poehler also performs with the Upright Citizens ...

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