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Bill Hader's 'Star Wars' Impressions Died on Last Night's 'Conan'

Star Wars fanatic Bill Hader was a guest on last night's Conan and had a new angle on some of his best character impressions from the films: Why not impersonate their dying moments? Click through to see the last time Hader did his very impressive take on tauntauns on Conan back in 2011.

Sundance 2014 Will Feature Movies Starring Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader, Lena Dunham, Amy Sedaris, and More

The Sundance Film Festival just announced its 2014 lineup, with a lot of movies starring well-known comedic actors like Bill Hader, Kristen Wiig, Aubrey Plaza, Lena Dunham, Jenny Slate, David Cross, and Amy Sedaris competing at the festival next month. Most of the movies debuting at Sundance will be released at some point in 2014, so this is actually a pretty solid preview of all the independent movies coming out next year. Check out a list of the comedies and dramas starring comedians debuting at Sundance below:

What to Look Forward to in 'SNL' Season 39

Season 39 of SNL kicks off this Saturday night with Tina Fey, Arcade Fire, and a mouthful of new names for Don Pardo to read off in the opening credits. After several seasons of little turnover, the cast is experiencing a major upheaval, with six — six! — new cast members to replace the departed Bill Hader, Jason Sudeikis, and Fred Armisen. This is the largest staff hire in 18 years, tying the 1995-1996 season's addition of Jim Breuer, Will Ferrell, Darrell Hammond, David Koechner, Cheri Oteri, and Nancy Walls. After the show's dismal 1994-1995 season, which saw near cancellation and the firing/resignation of 12 cast members, those six were [...]

Bill Hader Says James Franco Had Never Seen a Roast Before His Own Roast

On Jimmy Kimmel Live last night, Bill Hader was discussing Monday night's Comedy Central's James Franco roast and said that Franco had never seen a roast before doing it. Hader recounted a conversation with Franco that occurred at the event seconds before going onstage. Hader said, "We're about to go out, and he's like, 'Hey, so what happens at these things?' He had never seen one before! And then he goes, 'Wait, are they gonna bust on you or they just bust on me?' I was like, 'You are the weirdest guy I know. You are so weird.'"

Check out Hader's Kimmel interview below, which also includes a fun story about [...]

Bill Hader Talks About Trey Parker and Matt Stone Meeting Bill Murray

Here's a clip from last week's episode of the Nerdist podcast with guest Bill Hader, in which Hader tells a couple funny stories about South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, who don't normally get starstruck, losing their shit when meeting Bill Murray. (via Warming Glow)

Bill Hader Discusses His Voice Cameo in the Movie 'Her'

Former SNL cast members Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig both had quick voice cameos in Spike Jonze's movie Her, and Hader recently talked to Vulture about the small part he played in the movie, voicing a man posing as a woman in a phone sex chat room that Joaquin Phoenix's character visits. Here's Hader talking about being in the movie:

"I took my dad to go see it and he didn’t know I was in it until the credits started rolling. He was like, 'Wait a minute, wait a minute — which one were you?' I was like, 'It’s fast and I sound like a woman. But that was [...]

Bill Hader Cried When He Met Mike Nichols

Here's the latest episode of Conan's web series Starstruck, in which famous people tell stories about times they met other famous people and had weird emotions about it. Here, guest Bill Hader details an interaction with comedian and filmmaker Mike Nichols that made him so he emotional he had to run away.

Michael Cera and Bill Hader On How the Band Islands Changed Their Lives

Here's a new video from JASH directed by Drunk History's Derek Waters in which Michael Cera, Bill Hader, Joe Lo Truglio, Jon Daly, Alia Shawkat, Rich Fulcher, and other funny people talk about the profound influence Canadian indie rock band Islands has had on their lives. You'll never listen to their music the same way again.

Would You Want to Be Roasted? Asking Bill Hader, Paul Scheer, Pete Holmes, and More

With last night's James Franco roast falling more in the tradition of classic roasts, we at Splitsider feel there's reason to be optimistic that upcoming Comedy Central's roasts will be fun, personal affairs rather than mean-spirited skewerings of unlikeable reality show stars. With that in mind, we decided to ask some of our favorite comedians and actors if they would be interested in being roasted, who they would want up on dais, and what faults of theirs would be put on display. Here's what they had to say:

Watch Bill Hader and Paul F. Tompkins Have a Pleasant Conversation

Here's the latest episode of Paul F. Tompkins's excellent web series Speakeasy, in which he has a delightful 23-minute chat with Bill Hader. They cover Hader's entire career in comedy, including his childhood interest in Monty Python, how he felt nervous his first four years at SNL, and not realizing what a genius Kristen Wiig was immediately on the show.

Saturday Night's Children: Bill Hader (2005-2013)

Few SNL cast members have matched the supreme mimicry talents of Bill Hader, whose repertoire of dead-on impersonations clocks in at over eighty. When he joined the cast in 2005, Hader instantly transformed from an unknown film and TV production assistant to late night's newest sketch comedy chameleon and force behind the Manhattan club-hopper Stefon, and he made such an impression that he earned two Emmy nominations for his work on SNL in 2012 and 2013, making him the first male cast member to receive the double Emmy honor in the show's history.

Everybody From Comedy Is In This Arcade Fire Special

After Arcade Fire appeared as the musical guest on Saturday Night Live over the weekend, NBC gave the band a half hour to debut some new material on the network. What aired was this surreal Roman Coppola special with the songs "Here Comes the Night Time," "We Exist," and "Normal Person." The video also includes giant masks and cameos from Rainn Wilson, Ben Stiller, James Franco, Aziz Ansari, Eric Wareheim, Bill Hader, Zach Galifianakis, and a Spanish-speaking Michael Cera.

Talking to Bill Hader About Writing for 'South Park' Full-Time and Life After 'SNL'

After an impressive eight year run on the show, Bill Hader left Saturday Night Live in May and moved to the west coast. Since then, he's been keeping busy with various movie and TV projects, most notably working behind the scenes alongside Trey Parker and Matt Stone on South Park. Hader has been serving as a creative consultant and producer on the Comedy Central animated series for years now. This season, since he's now living in LA where South Park is produced, he's been bumped up to a full-time writer on the show, starting with the season premiere, which airs tonight at 10.

I recently had the chance to [...]

Even Though Bill Hader Doesn't Want a Stefon Movie, He and John Mulaney Had an Idea for One

Bill Hader was the guest on the latest episode of Hulu's Larry King Now, and Larry King asked him if Stefon could live on beyond Saturday Night Live. "Possibly," Hader answered. King suggested a Stefon-based sitcom, to which Hader replied, "A sitcom? I haven’t heard that one. People always talk about a movie. A Stefon sitcom would actually be pretty great. Do it multi-camera, and he has, like, a normal neighbor and stuff."

Hader revealed that he and SNL writer John Mulaney had an idea for a Stefon movie but weren't interested. Here's what he said:

“We did have an idea for a movie. We talked a little bit about [...]