With multiple sources reporting that NBC intends to replace Jay Leno as Tonight Show host with Jimmy Fallon next fall, the big question is who's going to get Jimmy Fallon's current job as the host of Late Night. The NY Post reports today that an anonymous source says longtime SNL head writer and Weekend Update anchor Seth Meyers is Late Night producer Lorne Michaels's top choice to take over for Fallon. The Post's source is quoted as saying, "Lorne Michaels wants Seth to take over from Fallon. It would be perfect for him. Tina Fey’s name had also come up, but she has said she [...]
SNL cast member/head writer Seth Meyers was asked this week about the show's future once Lorne Michaels retires – not that Michaels is retiring anytime soon – and he responded by saying he doesn't think SNL can exist without his boss. Answering the question at a live chat with Bill Carter at 92Y Monday evening, Meyers hypothesized, "I don't think the show can go on without Lorne." Meyers added that it would be impossible for someone else to deal with the network as effectively as Michaels does, in addition to his duties running the show. Previous head writer Tina Fey was also asked about a post-Lorne SNL by HuffPo [...]
Saturday Night Live has been home to over a hundred cast members throughout the past 37 years. In our column Saturday Night’s Children, we present the history, talent, and best sketches of one SNL cast member each week for your viewing, learning, and laughing pleasure.
While his time on SNL is often overshadowed by cast mates like Eddie Murphy, Joe Piscopo, and Billy Crystal, a closer look at Gary Kroeger's sketches reveals an engaged supporting player of charm and versatility who buzzed steadily — though very quietly — until the end of his three-season stint. While he's since faded from steady onscreen work to focus on a career in [...]
Justin Timberlake followed up his fifth time hosting SNL last weekend by spending the entire week as a guest on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. In the above video, Timberlake and Fallon reminisce about some of the week's highlights, and we've collected all the best clips from Timberlake's week on Late Night in case you missed them: