Posts tagged as tim meadows

Watch Chris Farley Sing His Heart Out at Second City a Year Before Joining 'SNL'

Welcome to The Second City Archives, in which we post an exclusive clip each week of some of comedy's biggest superstars performing early in their careers on the legendary Chicago stage. Second City has generously given us a glimpse into their extensive archive of live performances, and over the coming weeks we'll be sharing some rare and retro comedy never before seen on the web.

This week we're debuting a newly unearthed clip from Second City's 72nd revue in 1989 called It Was 30 Years Ago Today featuring Chris Farley, Tim Meadows, Joe Liss, Tim O'Malley, Jill Talley, Holly Wortell, and David Pasquesi performing their deceivingly romantic song "The [...]

Why 'The Colbert Report' Should Use Correspondents More Often

Last week, comedian Scott Thompson made an appearance on The Colbert Report as his Kids in the Hall character Buddy Cole. Cole, a gay socialite prone to long rants, popped up as Colbert's Sochi Winter Olympics correspondent to cover Russia's anti-gay laws. His appearance was well-received, both with the live audience and online, and Thompson has since appeared two more times as that character. It's an interesting move for the show, not just because it's the return of a beloved sketch comedy character but because The Colbert Report hasn't used a recurring character correspondent in a long time.

The Dream of 90s Is Alive in 'Mr. Box Office'

Before you get too excited, no, Mr. Box Office is not a Mr. Show prequel, it's anything but.  Mr. Box Office (or Mr. B.O. as mocking people will call it) is a first-run syndicated sitcom, starring Bill Bellamy, Jon Lovitz, Vivica A. Fox, Gary Busey, Keshia Knight Pullman (Rudy from The Cosby Show), Tim Meadows, and Rick Fox. Imagine how amazingly huge this show would have been in the 90s with a post-Independence Day Vivica A. Fox, a post-The Critic Jon Lovitz, a in his playing prime Rick Fox, a equally as crazy but less publically so Gary Busey, a pre-trying to have a movie career Bill Bellamy. [...]

Emily Heller Gives Tim Meadows a Psychic Object Reading

Here's the newest installment of Above Average's web series The Future with comedian and celebrity psychic Emily Heller, now back to read into guest Tim Meadows's future (or lack thereof) as a hopeful budding artist whether or not she left her tarot cards on her car again.

Tim Meadows Was Angry He Wasn't In Bill Brasky on 'SNL' This Weekend

Longtime SNL cast member Tim Meadows was less than pleased to find out the show did a “Bill Brasky” reunion sketch without him this weekend, so he took to Facebook to air some grievances. After posting “They did Brasky without me…” on Saturday night, Meadows went on to make several comments about getting repeatedly snubbed by SNL including “Sorry The Ladies Man bombed…if it would have done better they wouldn’t treat me like a red headed step child” and later, “I will never watch SNL again” and “Fuck them.” Several former SNL players also chimed in on Meadows’ Facebook page including Beth Cahill (“I kinda knew they were [...]

Saturday Night's Children: Tim Meadows (1991-2000)

Saturday Night Live has been home to over a hundred cast members throughout the past 36 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.

Much like Seth Meyers and Darrell Hammond, I've always classified Tim Meadows as his own breed of SNL cast member separate from all the impressionists and recurring character machines he worked with during his ten seasons on the show from 1991-2000. While he did have the lispy afro-sporting womanizer Leon Phelps who spawned his own Michaels-produced film The Ladies Man, Meadows' stint on SNL [...]

Tim Meadows, Nick Thune, and Krysten Ritter Cast in NBC Comedy Pilots

Pilot season is in full swing, and NBC's comedy selections are continuing to round out their casts. According to Deadline, SNL alum Tim Meadows has been cast in David Caspe's pilot Marry Me starring Casey Wilson and Ken Marino. He'll be playing Kevin, one of Annie's (Wilson) two gay dads. Over on the pilot Old Soul, produced and co-created by Amy Poehler, actor/comedian/musician Nick Thune has signed on to star opposite Natasha Lyonne as her "roommate and friend who shares her offbeat sense of humor." Elsewhere in NBC pilot land, Krysten Ritter has joined Adam McKay and Will Ferrell's 1960s-set pilot Mission Control as both a star and [...]

'The Michael Richards Show': We Can Cross "What If Kramer Was a Detective?" Off the Wacky Scenario List

"But I could have played Kramer for the rest of my life. That character would fit into every situation. There was a great universality to the soul of that character." — Michael Richards

"Nothing harmonized by a musical bond can be transmuted from its own speech without losing all its sweetness and harmony." — Dante

To mock former NBC CEO Jeff Zucker for trying to squeeze more money out of Seinfeld after the show went off the air because Jerry Seinfeld decided it was time would be ignoring the entire point of capitalism. To mock Jeff Zucker, and the four men credited as the creators of The Michael [...]

Tim Meadows Celebrates a Particularly Two-Faced Holiday Season

On the Late Late Show last night, Tim Meadows shared his holiday tradition of taking food to orphans and old people on Christmas Day and then murderously praying for a Times Square massacre on New Year's. Pick a side, Meadows! Are you with humanity, or against it? People cannot be allowed to have multiple facets!