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Abby Elliott Is Not Returning to 'SNL'

Abby Elliott has confirmed that she's leaving Saturday Night Live after four seasons. It's a surprising move; while it's known that Kristen Wiig and Andy Samberg have left the show, and there's been talk that Jason Sudeikis may leave as well, it seemed like the rest of the cast was all on board for the new season.

Joining the cast as a featured player in 2008, she was one of the show's youngest performers ever at age 21 as well as being the first second-generation castmember in the show's history — her dad, Chris Elliott, was on during the 1994-1995 season.

Abby had a number of memorable impressions [...]

Patton Oswalt's Best Argument Against Gay Marriage

Here's an exclusive track from Patton Oswalt's upcoming album Finest Hour, which drops next Tuesday. In it, he talks about the only good argument against gay marriage. I could ruin the bit by describing it to you, but it's probably best for all involved if you just listen to the above stream, yeah?

Adult Swim and Former 'Onion' Writers Are Teaming Up to Produce Comedy Videos, Maybe

With The Onion officially all moved to Chicago from NYC, a bunch of writers who had no interest in moving to the midwest were left without an outlet. Enter Adult Swim, who I hear has teamed up with The Onion to put some of their editorial staff who stayed put hired a slew of former Onion writers to work on videos for a new site. Many chose to stay behind in NYC because of this very opportunity, in fact. It's supposedly set to launch this fall on a new, to-be-named site, but there may be some trouble that pushes the launch back or even kills the project entirely.

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SNL Is Looking to Add New Castmembers, Held Auditions This Week in NYC

It looks like SNL is looking to add a couple new castmembers to the lineup for the first time in two seasons, as they've started holding auditions in New York for potential performers. Earlier this week at The PIT, about a dozen people auditioned for Lorne Michaels, Seth Meyers, and other producers of the show. The lineup included local performers from major NYC theaters such as UCB as well as folks flown in from Chicago and LA.

The timing makes sense: SNL just passed this season's halfway mark, when contracts are up to be renewed (which is why Paul Brittain left when he did). And with at least [...]