Saturday Night Live News Archive
Cecily Strong, we hardly knew ye!
Michael Che, who was a writer on SNL last season, will be replacing her behind the Weekend Update desk come next season.
Michael also used to be a correspondent on The Daily Show, and will now be joining Colin Jost as a host of the SNL segment.
Cecily will stay on as a repertory player! That's good because we absolutely love Cecily!
Congrats Michael! Break a leg!
Chris Pratt & Ariana Grande Will Bring Star Power To The SNL Season Premiere! Find Out Who Will Follow Them HERE!
Saturday Night Live is coming back, and it's putting its best foot forward!
Or more accurately, the best foot of Chris Pratt!
The Guardians Of The Galaxy star has been announced as the first host of the 40th season of SNL! With musical guest Ariana Grande this promises to be one sensational season premiere!
Will they be able to top this the rest of the season?
Well, they're going to try right away! Because episode 2 will mark the hosting debut of
Saturday Night Live has lost its voice.
Announcer Don Pardo, whose baritone could be heard presenting the ever-changing cast week after week, passed away on Monday at his home in Tucson at the age of 96.
Don had also served as the announcer on The Price Is Right and Jeopardy!, but he was best known for SNL, where he announced 39 out of 40 seasons.
It's difficult to even imagine Saturday nights without that voice. So sad.
Here are just a few of the remembrances by SNL cast members, guests, and friends who took to Twitter to mourn his passing:
Live from the court room…it's Chris Kattan's sentence!
We reported earlier how Chris had been arrested for a DUI after he crashed into a parked Department of Transportation vehicle!
Now, Chris will not only have to spend the next 3 years being on probation, attend drug and alcohol classes, he'll have to cough up a whopping $500 fine!
That's right, the Saturday Night Live alum will have to go through a 3-month alcohol program, and complete classes in 104 Narcotics Anonymous.
On top of that, he'll have to participate in a Hospital and Morgue Program, which sounds like it might be a real eye opening experience for him.
From now on, he's not allowed to drive with any drugs in his system! That is, unless he happens to have a valid prescription!
According to sources in law enforcement, Chris had been on Ambien the time of his arrest.
[Image via California State Police.]
Three More Saturday Night Live Cast Members Are Leaving The Show! Find Out Who Is Saying Goodbye To Studio 8H HERE!
Studio 8H is losing cast members left and right!
We reported yesterday how SNL cast member Brooks Wheelan had been given the boot, but now the show has fired two other freshman featured players, Noël Wells, and John Milhiser.
In addition, the show is losing veteran Nasim Pedrad whose going to be on Fox's Mulaney!
We wonder if anyone else will be saying goodbye to 30 Rockefeller Plaza, or if these are the last departures!
Noël, John, and Nasim…best of luck!
[Image via PNP/Alberto Reyes/WENN.]
Brooks Wheelan, we hardly knew ye!
SNL may start with a cold open, but it just gave the cold goodbye to Brooks after only his first season!
Brooks broke the news to his Twitter followers in a pretty HIGHlarious way to show that he wasn't too badly broken up about it:
Had a blast and loved every second of it. I'm totally honored to be able to make this next joke… FIRED FROM NEW YORK IT'S SATURDAY NIGHT!
— Brooks Wheelan (@brookswheelan) July 14, 2014
In addition to this tweet, a source close to the show confirmed that Brooks had been let go!
Brooks is the first to go, but are there more castmembers to follow? Time will tell who makes the cut for next season!
[Image via NBC.]