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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 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.

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 [...]

Bill Hader, Will Forte, Cecily Strong, and Bobby Moynihan Reminisce About Seth Meyers's 'SNL' Stint

"When I did the very last Stefon, he gave me a hug -– and we’re hugging when it ends and you can see we’re kind of talking to each other. What he was saying to me was, 'Thanks for letting me be a part of that.' That’s Seth Meyers. He could easily be, 'I’m the fucking guy here.'"

Bill Hader in a new Huffington Post article called "So Long, Seth Meyers: The Man Who Made Everyone Around Him At SNL A Lot Better," in which a handful of Meyers's SNL collaborators reminisce about his many contributions to the show since 2001.

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 [...]

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'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 [...]