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Crosby, Stills & Nash Sing "Fancy" with Jimmy Fallon as Neil Young

Jimmy Fallon whipped out his beloved Neil Young alter ego on last night's Tonight Show, and he beat Weird Al to the punch along with musical guests Crosby, Stills & Nash by singing the hit Iggy Azalea song "Fancy" — if "Fancy" were a sad folk rock song with a soulful harmonica solo.

Jimmy Fallon Offers Some Solid Advice on Fear and Bombing in Standup

Here's a Tonight Show web extra featuring Jimmy Fallon answering a fan's question about bombing and being scared back when he started out as a standup, including a fun story about a time he bombed with a Catskills resort audience that included his grandfather/ride home.

Saturday Night's Children: Jason Sudeikis (2005-2013)

Saturday Night Live has been home to over a hundred cast members throughout the past 38 years. In our column Saturday Night’s Children, we present the history, talent, and best sketches of one SNL cast member every other week for your viewing, learning, and laughing pleasure.

Whether posing as a nerdy father, late night newsman, or sporting a perma-grin as the red jumpsuit-wearing dancer on "What's Up with That?" during his SNL run from 2005-2013, Jason Sudeikis was the epitome of the silly jock with a heart of gold. He also played some of the most callous characters while being one of the most emotional behind-the-scenes performers, as seen [...]

John Lutz Plays a Super Annoying Yogurt-Eating 'Late Night' Fan

Seth Meyers recently had a run-in with a big Late Night fan who wasn't exactly Timmy-level adorable. Unfortunately the meeting takes place on the longest escalator in New York, and the fan has plenty of expired yogurt in case he gets hungry halfway uphill.

'Seinfeld' Writer Carol Leifer Shares a Discarded Episode Idea

"At the time, fanny packs were really popular, and I remember wearing my fanny pack under a t-shirt one day, and wherever I went people were exceedingly nice, letting me go in front of them in line, letting me go first wherever I was, and then I realized at the end of the day my giant fanny pack under my t-shirt made me look pregnant! So I always thought it would be a great Elaine story if she started to use that, the fanny pack, as a way to make her day in New York a lot less taxing, you know – getting the first taxi because she looked pregnant, [...]

Here's the Cast for NBC's New Sketch Comedy Pilot

It was reported over a year ago that former Comedy Central VP Lou Wallach was developing a new primetime sketch show for NBC, and the pilot for it was just shot this summer. Like Saturday Night Live, the pilot for the untitled sketch show features a large group of performers culled from all over the country, and The Comic's Comic has a list of its writing staff and cast. The pilot was directed by Bruce Leddy, who directed the bulk of Fox's MADtv, and it's being produced by Mick Napier (Annoyance Theater, Exit 57) and Wallach, who, during his stint at Comedy Central, oversaw the development of Chappelle's Show, The Colbert Report, Crank [...]

'Community' Set to Return for 13-Episode Season on Yahoo Screen

While all might have seemed lost for a sixth season of Community since its cancellation in May, The Wrap reports that a surprise last minute deal has been made for the cult NBC hit to come back in the form of a 13-episode season on Yahoo Screen. "I am very pleased that Community will be returning for its predestined sixth season on Yahoo," Dan Harmon said in a statement. "I look forward to bringing our beloved NBC sitcom to a larger audience by moving it online. I vow to dominate our new competition. Rest easy, Big Bang Theory. Look out, Bang Bus!"

It's Not Looking Good for a Sixth Season of 'Community'

While it was previously reported that Sony and Hulu were in talks to revive the cancelled Community for a sixth season on the streaming site, TV Line is now reporting that Hulu has given up on the negotiations. There's still a tiny glimmer of a chance that the show could be revived if Sony can find another suitor by next week, when all of the actors' contracts expire, but that seems pretty unlikely at this point.

But hey, they had a good run! Five seasons is three or four seasons more than one could have really expected a show so willfully weird to last on network TV. [...]

Eight of the Most Fascinating and Hidden 'SNL' Cast Member Bios

Considering SNL has been home to nearly 140 cast members across a 40-year span, it's natural that there are some interesting, strange, inspiring stories and lesser-known facts in some of their biographies. Whether it's super strict religious convictions, an unjust stay at a maximum security prison, a rough childhood, or falling flat with US audiences only to find widespread fame abroad, famous and forgotten SNL players alike have faced some unusual challenges and circumstances you may not know about, but should. In the spirit of whatever changes might come to the show this fall, here's a look at eight former cast members whose lesser known life stories might make [...]

Wanda Sykes and Seth Meyers Talk This Year's Invite-Only 'Last Comic Standing'

Comedian and producer of this year's revamped Last Comic Standing Wanda Sykes paid a visit to the Late Night desk last night, and she did a pretty great job explaining why the show is invite-only and does not use a viewer voting system like some other shows: "I don't trust America…America's gonna screw it up!"

Colin Jost Addresses Weekend Update Criticism, Insists He'll Be Funnier Next Season

The New York Post ran a brief interview with SNL head writer and not-so-well-received Weekend Update anchor Colin Jost over the weekend, and aside all but confirming that he's set to return to the Update desk next season, he addressed some of the criticism that's come his way since he joined the cast back in March.

On juggling the Update gig with his job as head writer:

Even when you have two or three [new people], it's challenging. You want to learn their voices so you can write for [them]. When you have so many people … you don't get as much time to spend with the [...]

Taran Killam Looks Back on His Time as One of the Brasky Buddies on 'SNL'

SNL's Taran Killam recently shared his most memorable moment from season 39, which was getting to play one of the legendary Bill Brasky buddies alongside Will Ferrell, David Koechner, and Paul Rudd back in December. He also does a pretty spot-on impression of the beloved Reading Rainbow sound effect.

Jenny Slate Tells Seth Meyers About Her College Stoner Days

On last night's Late Night, guest Jenny Slate told an adorable story about her days as a weed-loving Columbia student who confused astronomy with astrology. Click through for another clip from the interview, in which Slate tells Meyers about getting the prom picture she always wanted a little late in life.

Seth Meyers Asks David Wain About the 'Wet Hot American Summer' Prequel

Here's a clip from David Wain's visit to last night's Late Night, in which he talks a little about They Came Together before Meyers asks him about the in-the-works Wet Hot American Summer prequel. Click through for another clip from the interview where Wain talks about some of his very first jobs and bonds with Meyers over their shared love of video games.