Here's a sneak peek of tomorrow night's Portlandia featuring SNL's Vanessa Bayer, whose trip to the post office transforms from a casual package pickup to a horrific descent into the dark, secret place where packages are held hostage. Catch the rest of the episode on IFC tomorrow night at 10:00pm.
SNL returns for its 40th season this Saturday, with host Chris Pratt, musical guest Ariana Grande, and pretty much the same cast — minus a handful of people we rarely saw in sketches anyway. Following a lackluster season, Lorne Michaels is now sticking with the tools he's got, replacing five departing cast members with only one newcomer — standup Pete Davidson — and promoting writer Michael Che to co-host Weekend Update. Meanwhile, Colin Jost will remain at the desk after taking on the job last February. It's a conservative approach, compared to last year's throw-everything-against-the-wall casting strategy, which resulted in a cast so overpopulated that some remained literal faces in the crowd at the season's [...]
From hosting Sound Advice to roasting screamo bands, Vanessa Bayer has long proven herself to be the perfect bridge between comedy and rock stars, but today she's taken it a step further by playing a '90s-style talk show host named Dallas Murphy in the new music video for "My Song 5" by Haim featuring A$AP Ferg. Bayer is certainly much nicer in this video than she was during Haim's guest spot on Sound Advice last month.
Here's the latest installment of Vanessa Bayer's Above Average web series Sound Advice with Haim, in which she gives Este some new bass face suggestions and tries to rile up drama over Danielle not showing up to participate in the interview.
Here's the latest installment of Above Average's web series Sound Advice with Vanessa Bayer (or "Janessa Slater"), in which she has a bizarre chat with TV on the Radio about scatting, the title of their new album, and which Beverly Hills 90210 character they each identify with the most.