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Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader Humiliate a Reporter on Live TV

Local Denver news reporter Chris Parente is probably used to pretending he's seen certain movies for his job, and at the top of his recent interview with The Skeleton Twins stars Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader he seems more than confident that his complete lack of knowledge about their new movie will have no bearing on the segment to come. After Parente blows his cover by asking Wiig if she has "advice for going nude," the SNL alums descend on him without mercy, and the result is both cringeworthy and entertaining. (via Death and Taxes)

What to Expect From 'SNL' Season 40

SNL returns for its 40th season this Saturday, with host Chris Pratt, musical guest Ariana Grande, and pretty much the same cast — minus a handful of people we rarely saw in sketches anyway. Following a lackluster season, Lorne Michaels is now sticking with the tools he's got, replacing five departing cast members with only one newcomer — standup Pete Davidson — and promoting writer Michael Che to co-host Weekend Update. Meanwhile, Colin Jost will remain at the desk after taking on the job last February. It's a conservative approach, compared to last year's throw-everything-against-the-wall casting strategy, which resulted in a cast so overpopulated that some remained literal faces in the crowd at the season's [...]

Bill Hader and Seth Meyers Look Back on Their 'SNL' Days

Bill Hader finally visited the Late Night desk last night, where he and Meyers looked back on their years working together at SNL, one of Hader's impressions that never made it on the show, and the origins of his beloved Weekend Update regular Stefon. Check out more clips from the interview below:

Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader Are Sad Siblings in 'The Skeleton Twins' Trailer

Here's the trailer for Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig's new dramatic film and Sundance hit The Skeleton Twins, in which the SNL alums and former Adventureland costars play a depressed brother and sister who reunite after ten years of not speaking to each other. The film opens in theaters on September 19th, which should be plenty of time to get used to the idea of Karina and Devin from "The Californians" as much respected dramatic actors.

Bill Hader Will Create and Star in His Own HBO Show

HBO is developing a new show created by and starring Bill Hader, Deadline reports. There aren't any details on the show yet beyond Hader starring in/creating it. We don't yet know what the show's about or whether it will be a half-hour or an hour-long and the project is still pretty far away from getting series order, but it's exciting news nonetheless.

Since leaving SNL this time last year, Bill Hader has been keeping busy as both an actor and a writer. In the movie world, he'll next be seen in David Wain's They Came Together, starring with Kristen Wiig in the indie drama The Skeleton Twins, and [...]

Bill Hader Explains Why He Turned Down a Stefon Movie

"There had been talk about a Stefon movie. It was a very cordial thing of Lorne Michaels coming to me and [then-SNL writer] John Mulaney and saying 'Paramount is asking about this. What do you guys think?' He pretty much just left it up to us. 'You are the guys who are gonna have to write it, so you decide.' John and I pretty quickly said no. Because in our mind, it never worked as a sketch. It was a nice thing that lived on Weekend Update, and it should probably only live on SNL and that's that."

- Bill Hader explains why he and John Mulaney turned down a [...]

Bill Hader Tells Craig Ferguson About His 'Silence of the Lambs' Talk Show Sketch Idea

Bill Hader stopped by The Late Late Show last night, where he told Ferguson about one of his favorite scrapped SNL sketch ideas called "The Jame Gumb Talk Show" that Ferguson begged him to come back and perform sometime. Unfortunately the rest of the cast and writers at SNL weren't as excited about the sketch idea as Hader, Seth Meyers, and John Mulaney were.

Watch Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig Act Out a Scene from 'Real Housewives of New York'

Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig are currently promoting their new film The Skeleton Twins, and they stopped by Andy Cohen's Bravo show to play some fun games and act out an intense scene from The Real Housewives of New York known as "The Berkshires Water Dispute." Check out two more clips from Hader and Wiig's appearance below:

This Week in Comedy: HBO Is Developing a Show Created by and Starring Bill Hader, and 'SNL' Ends Its 39th Season

In case you missed it, here's all the big comedy stuff that happened this week:

-After the SNL season 39 finale, we created a bunch of guides for the season: We broke down each cast member's contribution, looked at how this season addressed raceranked the episodes, and listed the 24 best sketches.

-A year after leaving SNLBill Hader is set to create and star in his own HBO series.

-After seven months, two seasons, and 73 episodes, TBS canceled The Pete Holmes Show, effective in June.

-We released A Night at Whiplash, the second movie in the Splitsider Presents series. The standup film features sets by Sheng Wang, [...]

'SNL' Review: Andy Samberg, with a Little Help From His Friends

SNL transforms when a former cast member returns to host. The regular format is stretched to make room for a massive SNL reunion, with classic bits and endless cameos by other past stars of the show. Usually this homecoming makes for an exciting night of television, with Lorne Michaels trotting out one of his prized horses to remind us of the joy this show has brought us over the years.

In this case, it reminded us how atypical of a cast member Andy Samberg was. His monologue joke that he appeared in "100 digital shorts and six live sketches" had a ring of truth: unlike all-star alums Will Ferrell [...]

Bill Hader Impersonates Fred Armisen, Kristen Wiig, and Jason Sudeikis on 'Conan'

It's hard to say what's more entertaining from this clip of Bill Hader's Conan appearance — is it his impersonations of fellow SNL alums Fred Armisen, Kristen Wiig, and a forever gum-chewing Jason Sudeikis, or his impersonation of Fred Armisen's impersonation of him? Either way it's a clip filled with Hader doing a bunch of silly voices, and he even throws in a little Donald Duck for good measure.

Bill Hader to Host 'SNL' on October 11th

Another SNL alum is now set to host an episode this season. TV by the Numbers reports that Bill Hader is scheduled to host SNL on October 11th with musical guest Hozier, following Chris Pratt on September 27th and Sarah Silverman on October 4th. This makes Hader's first time hosting the show since leaving back in 2013.

Bill Hader Looks Back on His Days Working for the Playboy Channel on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'

Before he was a famous SNL star, Bill Hader was trying to make it in Hollywood doing odd jobs as a production assistant. On last night's Jimmy Kimmel Live, Hader looked back on one of his more interesting gigs working on a Playboy Channel show called Night Calls that was described to him as "it sounds awesome, but it's a total bummer." Hader didn't stick around at the show for very long, but thankfully his career wasn't too damaged by the setback. Click through for another clip from the interview:

Breaking Down Each Cast Member's Contribution to 'SNL' Season 39

With SNL's 39th season coming to a close, we're taking a look at the past season with a series of posts examining the highs, lows, and other memorable moments from the past eight months. Here, we look at the performers that make up SNL's current cast, including their overall contributions to the show, memorable roles, relative screen time, and prospects for returning next season.

SNL's 39th season was a crowded one. Record-breaking crowded, even. Six new hires, plus a seventh midseason, rose the total to 17, making the current cast the largest SNL has seen during its entire four-decade run, topping even the infamously bloated 1990-1991 season. That season only had [...]