Tuesday, September 30, 2014
By Scott Ross
Tuesday, January 07, 2014
Following a recent push for more diversity among its cast, "Saturday Night Live" has hired its first black female performer in nearly seven years. NBC announced that Sasheer Zamata, 27, will join the show as a "featured player" beginning January 18th.
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.
Sunday, August 04, 2013
Broadcast Times: Sunday at 7pm on 93.9FM and 11pm on AM820
Molly Shannon makes a visit to The Cat Ranch and Marc helps trace her path through the show business ranks, including a strange detour with Gary Coleman, leading to her amazing success at Saturday Night Live. Marc and Molly talk God, motherhood and how an early tragedy drove her ambition.
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Seth Meyers is Saturday Night Live's head writer and host of the show's Weekend Update segment. He explores the comedy behind the 2012 presidential election, and explains why Sarah Palin was a once-in-a-lifetime comedy gold mine.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Friday, March 30, 2012
As one half of the gently crass public-radio duo "The Delicious Dish," former Saturday Night Live cast member Ana Gasteyer holds a special place in our hearts. Her post-SNL gigs include roles in films like "Mean Girls," Broadway productions of "Wicked" and "The Threepenny Opera," and the new ABC sitcom "Suburgatory." Today, Gasteyer and her band join us to preview her swinging cabaret show, "Elegant Songs From a Handsome Woman."
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Critics and bloggers have roasted singer-songwriter Lana Del Rey for her lack of “indie cred” and an underwhelming performance on Saturday Night Live. But her detractors can’t stop talking about her – and her album is selling well on iTunes. We debate this image-conscious Internet sensation – and learn more about her backstory with Chicago-based rock columnist Jessica Hopper and Washington Post pop music critic Chris Richards.
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Monday, October 20, 2008