The seasons have certainly changed at Saturday Night Live. The show's 40th season began with an episode that hardly resembled a season premiere, with little pomp or circumstance over SNL's impressive four-decade lifespan, and in its place a straightforward night of comedy that reflected a show well adjusted to its new lineup. Nerves did occasionally get the better of the performers — especially first-time host Chris Pratt, who coasted on his signature goofy charm, flashing that Andy Dwyer "oops" face a few times – but overall the episode charged forward with a leaner (and more colorful) cast, and a greater confidence in its sense of humor.
We aren't out of the woods just yet, though. SNL's live sketches suffer [...]
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.
Here are this week's SNL promos featuring Taran Killam and first-time host Anna Kendrick. Killam and Kendrick jam-pack these four minutes with great concepts like monkey butlers, bacon bikinis, musicals, show tunes, and plenty of one-upmanship. Even though Kendrick doesn't seem to understand what SNL is, these promos hint that she's going to be great anyway.
Saturday Night Live cast member Taran Killam is taking his first steps into the comic world. The Illegitimates, the comic book series he's writing with Marc Andreyko, drops its first issue on Wednesday. The story follows the bastard children of a fallen James Bond-esque super spy who were the products of his one night stands and are now expected to form a new spy team together. Entertainment Weekly has a preview of the first issue up now.
NBC uploaded a cut sketch from this past weekend's episode of Saturday Night Live. Called "Don't Smash My Pumpkin," it's a music video starring Taran Killam as a guy who's really sad after some teenagers ruin his jack-o-lantern.