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'SNL' Review: Bill Hader's Master Class

You can judge how great a past SNL cast member was by the void they refill when they return to the show. Maya Rudolph's hosting gig in 2012 reminded viewers not only how irreplaceable of a triple-threat talent Rudolph is, but how colorless (in every possible meaning of the word) the cast seemed in her absence. Andy Samberg's return last May revealed the cast remained short of a goofball viewers seemed to like, even if the show could still produce amazing video content without him. If SNL needs to know what it's missing, it needs only bring back an old cast member to highlight the weak spots.

Bill Hader returned [...]

Jason Sudeikis, Maya Rudolph, Bill Hader, Danny McBride, and More Join 'Angry Birds' Movie Voice Cast

Sony is making a movie based off the hit addictive game Angry Birds, and they've filled the main voice cast with some big comedy names. Variety reports that the studio has cast Jason Sudeikis as the lead character Red, Josh Gad as Chuck, Danny McBride as Bomb, Bill Hader as a pig, Maya Rudolph as Matilda, and Peter Dinklage as the Mighty Eagle. Supporting voice cast will include Kate McKinnon, Keegan-Michael Key, Hannibal Buress, Tony Hale, Ike Barinholtz, Cristela Alonzo, Jillian Bell, musician Romeo Santos, and YouTube stars Ian Andrew Hecox and Anthony Padilla of Smosh.

"I'm extremely proud of this cast,” producer John Cohen said of the [...]

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:

Bill Murray Says Bill Hader "Did the Best Work Anyone Ever Did" on 'SNL'

"Well, there's been extraordinary talent, let's get real. I don't want to start listing names because there's too many that I would forget, but between Eddie Murphy and [Dana] Carvey and Mike Myers and Will Ferrell and so forth … I think Bill Hader probably did the best work anyone ever did on that show … It took him a little while to get going, but once he got going it was extraordinary."

- Bill Murray gives some high SNL praise for Bill Hader in his interview with Howard Stern from earlier today.

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.

Check Out Bill Hader's 'SNL' Promos with Kenan Thompson

SNL alum Bill Hader returns to the show as host this week, and here's his promo reel with Kenan Thompson that's full of silly voices, stolen items from the props department, and a Lindsey Buckingham "What Up With That?" reference.

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: