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Breaking Down Each Cast Member's Contribution to 'SNL' Season 38

As mentioned in yesterday's post listing our favorite moments from this season of SNL, Season 38 has been dubbed a "transitional year" by many followers of the show. After a few years of relative stability among the core cast members, stars Kristen Wiig and Andy Samberg left a year ago, followed by Abby Elliott later in the summer. With the start of the new season, three performers from Chicago's improv and sketch community joined the cast: Aidy Bryant, Tim Robinson, and Cecily Strong. In the wake of Wiig's dominating presence on the show, two freshman females in particular have emerged as go-to's: Kate McKinnon, who joined the cast [...]

Fred Armisen Is Leaving 'SNL' Too, Jason Sudeikis "Probably"

Following Tuesday's news that Bill Hader is leaving Saturday Night Live, it looks like the show is losing at least one big cast member (if not two) following this weekend's season finale. An NBC source tells The Post that veteran cast member Fred Armisen is departing and that Jason Sudeikis will probably go, as well. Armisen has been at SNL for 11 seasons and Sudeikis for 8. Seth Meyers expected to leave in the middle of next season (December) to take over Jimmy Fallon's duties hosting NBC's Late Night, the show sure is losing a lot of cast members over the next few months.

With Hader, [...]

Talking With 'SNL' Writer and '7 Minutes in Heaven' Host Michael Patrick O'Brien

Michael Patrick O'Brien is well into his fourth season as a writer for Saturday Night Live, a job he landed after spending years honing his comedy skills at Chicago's iO and Second City theaters. In addition to SNL and working on an upcoming sketch comedy album, O'Brien also hosts the popular web series "7 Minutes in Heaven," where he does bits and locks lips (or awkwardly tries to, at least) with stars such as Ellen Degeneres, Tina Fey, and the Insane Clown Posse. We had a chance to catch up with him about this season of SNL, specifically his appearance in the recent "Five Timers Club" sketch and [...]

Dan Harmon and Jason Sudeikis Prank Called Chevy Chase as Joe Biden Last Night

Community creator Dan Harmon's whirlwind tour across America with his live show Harmontown is in progress, and at a show in Brooklyn last night, Harmon and guest Jason Sudeikis prank called Chevy Chase, who, like Harmon recently parted ways with the NBC sitcom that brought them together. Harmon had invited Chase to appear at the Harmontown show, explaining to the audience, "I texted him, 'I'm doing my show in Brooklyn tomorrow night; are you in New York?' and three hours later, he texted back the word country." Dan Harmon then proceeded to call Chevy Chase on speakerphone, holding his phone up to the mic. When Chase [...]

Jason Sudeikis and Dick Van Dyke Sit on Conan's Couch

Earlier this week, Conan O'Brien had a cool young comedy person (Kristen Schaal) and an industry veteran (Mel Brooks) on, and last night, he did it again with SNL's Jason Sudeikis and his childhood hero Dick Van Dyke dropping by the show. Here's Sudeikis giving his tips on playing Mitt Romney and talking about how he was careful not to destroy Meet the Press during his appearance on the news program. Hit the jump for the rest of Sudeikis's interview as well as Dick Van Dyke's full appearance. What cool old comedian/young comedian duo should Conan have on next? Bob Newhart and Danny McBride? Lily Tomlin and Aziz Ansari? [...]

The Best of 'SNL' Season 38

It snuck up on us, didn't it? The end of SNL Season 38 brought along with it key staff changes, among them the upcoming departure of head writer Seth Meyers and the immediate departures of cast members Bill Hader, Fred Armisen, and (unofficially) Jason Sudeikis. Few people have shaped SNL over the past 8 years more than these men — Meyers with his leadership in the writers room and charm as Weekend Update host, and Hader, Armisen and Sudeikis as the cast's workhorses and loadbearing performers. Indeed, many pegged Season 38 as a "transitional year" in the wake of Kristen Wiig and Andy Samberg leaving the show a year ago, [...]

Watch Zach Galifianakis and Jason Sudeikis Do 'SNL' Promos

Here are Zach Galifianakis and Jason Sudeikis promoting this weekend's SNL, which Galifianakis is hosting with musical guest Of Monsters and Men – that is, unless Galifianakis and Sudeikis get into another fake fight and aren't able to fake patch things up.

Jason Sudeikis and Charlie Day Are Starring in a Thriller Together

SNL's Jason Sudeikis and It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia's Charlie Day are branching out into a new genre and starring in their first thriller together. THR reports that Sudeikis and Day have signed on for the lead roles in One Night on the Hudson, which follows a jaded veteran cop and his straight-laced rookie partner as they transport a witness from New Jersey to Manhattan while dealing with criminals, corrupt cops, and the Hudson River. Sudeikis and Day have been working with each other a lot lately, having starred in Horrible Bosses, Going the Distance, two episodes of Always Sunny, and one episode of SNL together. [...]

Jason Sudeikis and Host Jennifer Lawrence Promo the First 'SNL' of 2013

After a month-long holiday break, Saturday Night Live returns to the airwaves this weekend with host Jennifer Lawrence and musical guest The Lumineers. Lawrence and veteran cast member Jason Sudeikis recorded this fun series of promos for Saturday's show, which unfortunately looks like it won't feature Bobby Moynihan. Rest in peace.

Watch Jason Sudeikis Do as Many Impressions as He Can in Under a Minute

Here's Jason Sudeikis on Ellen yesterday, being challenged to do as many impressions as he can in under a minute. Considering that Ellen slows him down significantly by trying to guess before he can move on to the next impression, 7 is a super respectable score for under a minute. It's like watching a weird teenager try to do a bunch of impressions in a row on YouTube, only Sudeikis is actually talented and you don't have to watch him do Stewie from Family Guy.

Jay Pharoah Confirms Jason Sudeikis's 'SNL' Exit on Twitter

While it was officially announced last week that Bill Hader and Fred Armisen were leaving Saturday Night Live following this weekend's season finale and each of them received their own goodbye sketch, Jason Sudeikis is expected to depart too but the news isn't official yet. Fellow cast member Jay Pharoah revealed via Twitter yesterday morning that Sudeikis is leaving, writing "Hader, Armisen & Sudekis the talent of those three and just them as people in general will be missed but we will be strong and carry on.." Pharoah quickly deleted the tweet after posting it, which is a little weird, but it's archived on Favstar where it will live [...]

Jason Sudeikis and Rose Byrne to Star in the Rom-Com 'Tumbledown'

SNL's Jason Sudeikis and Bridesmaids' Rose Byrne are starring in a romantic comedy together. THR reports that the two have signed on to play the lead characters in Tumbledown about a young widow (Byrne) who falls for a New York writer (Sudeikis) when he comes to her rural hometown to investigate the death of her folk singer husband. You know, light Meg Ryan rom-com stuff. The movie comes from writer Desi Van Til and director Sean Mewshaw, who are both making their feature debuts on the project. Olivia Munn, Joe Manganiello, Blythe Danner, Michael McKean and Beau Bridges also star. Sudeikis is set to start filming Horrible Bosses [...]

'Horrible Bosses 2' Will Be a Thing

The three lead actors from the 2011 hit summer comedy Horrible Bosses, Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis, and Charlie Day, all just signed deals to return for a sequel, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The actors were in negotiations to return for over half a year. Director Seth Gordon, who directed the original and also the recent Jason Bateman vehicle Identity Thief, will also be coming back. Jamie Foxx, who played Motherfucker Jones in the first movie, is currently in negotiations to do the sequel, as well. Horrible Bosses grossed $209 million worldwide off a low $35 million budget and was the third highest-grossing comedy domestically behind The [...]

Looks Like Jason Sudeikis Is Staying at 'SNL' for the Rest of the Season

Jason Sudeikis has been a cast member at SNL since 2005 and ever since Mitt Romney, whom Sudeikis portrays on the show, lost that big election last month, there's been a lot of speculation that Sudeikis would use it as an opportunity to leave the show after Christmas to focus on his burgeoning film career. That's not the case, according to Lorne Michaels, who told the Associated Press, "My sense is, we'll have him for the rest of the season, and I'd like to keep him for longer than that," before adding, "I think this is his best season yet." So, it looks like Jason Sudeikis is gonna [...]