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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 [...]

Seth Meyers Says Stefon Will Appear on 'Late Night'

It looks like Seth Meyers's most popular "Weekend Update" guest will be popping up on Late Night once he takes over NBC's 12:35am show. As a guest on Bravo's Watch What Happens Live last night, Meyers told host Andy Cohen, "Bill [Hader] and I spoke during my last SNL, and we do think [Stefon] will turn up eventually." Meyers added, "The thing that's great is that all the SNL actors … are just a few floors away," but said that he wants to establish his version of Late Night as its own thing and that Lorne Michaels, who produces both shows, cautioned him about making his new show too [...]

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 [...]

Bill Hader on How Mike O'Brien Differs from Others at 'SNL'

"I remember I was told when I started at SNL – it was good advice – it was like, 'Here’s what the show finds funny and there's what you find funny and you have to find the Venn diagram of where they overlay.' And there were some people in my time there like John Mulaney, Kristen Wiig – what they found funny and what the show found funny was the exact same thing. There was no overlay; it was like a carbon copy. Mike was someone that didn't give a shit about the Venn diagram."

-Bill Hader, quoted in a piece for Screencrush about the unique comedy of longtime [...]

Bill Hader in Talks to Co-Star in Amy Schumer's 'Trainwreck' Directed by Judd Apatow

Bill Hader is gearing up for his next big film role. According to Variety, the SNL alum is in talks to star in the upcoming film Trainwreck starring and written by Amy Schumer and directed by Judd Apatow. Hader had a small voice role in the movie Her and recently got positive reviews for his more dramatic performance opposite Kristen Wiig in The Skeleton Twins at Sundance, so it's good to see the mind behind "Donald Duck having a Vietnam nightmare" build some big-screen momentum.

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 [...]

IFC Orders News Shows from Fred Armisen, Bill Hader, Seth Meyers, and Rob Huebel

In addition to renewing Comedy Bang! Bang! and The Birthday Boys this morning, IFC announced today that they've picked up two new series.

The first, American Storage, stars Rob Huebel as a bachelor who starts living in a storage unit and befriends the guy who works there (newcomer John Karna). It was created by Andrew Jay Cohen and Brendan O’Brien, who co-wrote the upcoming Seth Rogen/Zac Efron movie Neighbors and based American Storage on their 2006 short film of the same name. IFC has ordered 8 episodes of the show, which will premiere sometime in 2015.

The second new IFC show is called American Documentary, created by Fred [...]