Go Back  DVD Talk Forum > Entertainment Discussions > TV Talk
Reload this Page >

SNL returns LIVE - sorta...

TV Talk Talk about Shows on TV

SNL returns LIVE - sorta...

Old 11-16-07, 12:49 AM
  #1  
Suspended
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 2,659
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
SNL returns LIVE - sorta...

Cera to host Saturday Night Live at the UCB Theater
Nov 14, 2007, 03:39 PM | by Nicole Sperling

Categories: Strike, TV Biz

New SNL shows may be gone from your Saturday night TV line-up, but if you are a lucky resident of New York City you can see the crew perform live at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater this Saturday with Superbad star Michael Cera hosting. Seems that the SNL cast has decided to not let the writers' strike dull their comic abilities and will improv different skits live. Cera, who is currently in New York filming Nick and Nora's Infinite Playlist for Sony Pictures, was contacted directly by SNL and UCB member Amy Poehler to see if he was interested in joining in. He won't be meeting with the cast until a few hours before the show, so his previous improv skills will definitely be tested.
Old 11-16-07, 02:40 AM
  #2  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Nabalab's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 1,085
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Just checked the UCB site and tix are sold out. Would have loved to go. Thanks for posting this though.

According to their schedule, the cast of "30 Rock" will be there on Monday night to do a live performance of the show. Advance tix are sold out, but limited tix will be available at the door.
Old 11-16-07, 03:20 AM
  #3  
DVD Talk Gold Edition
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Posts: 2,456
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Hopefully, the cast tapes this and it gets released on DVD or shown on something like Comedy Central as a special. Is improv a violation of WGA rules?
Old 11-16-07, 01:32 PM
  #4  
Suspended
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 2,659
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally Posted by NitroJMS
Is improv a violation of WGA rules?
Since improv has no writers it shouldn't be a violation. ABC could clean up with Whose Line Is It Anyway right now if they still had the show on the air.
Old 11-16-07, 02:27 PM
  #5  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Land of the Lobstrosities
Posts: 10,300
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
It's interesting that in order to keep their comedic skills sharp they are doing something that Lorne Michaels would flog them for doing on the show. I know most of the performers have improv backgrounds, but that's something I've always thought was odd. Michaels' loves improv performers but hates improv.
Old 11-16-07, 03:53 PM
  #6  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
CKMorpheus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: New York, NY
Posts: 8,023
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I'm almost sure that a video of these performances will be available on the internet soon after they are performed.
Old 11-16-07, 03:59 PM
  #7  
Moderator
 
Groucho's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
Posts: 70,875
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally Posted by Ronnie Dobbs
Since improv has no writers it shouldn't be a violation. ABC could clean up with Whose Line Is It Anyway right now if they still had the show on the air.
Which raises the question -- what about Curb Your Enthusiasm? Of course, the season's over now, but I wonder if it could still be produced through a writer's strike.
Old 11-16-07, 10:13 PM
  #8  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Join Date: Sep 1999
Posts: 6,241
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
What are the chances that this will wipe the floor with your average SNL episode as of late? 97-98%?
Old 11-16-07, 10:23 PM
  #9  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 1,111
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Hopefully Horatio will show up so they can do an improv version of Carol.
Old 11-17-07, 02:30 AM
  #10  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 11,496
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally Posted by Groucho
Which raises the question -- what about Curb Your Enthusiasm? Of course, the season's over now, but I wonder if it could still be produced through a writer's strike.
larry david said in an interview that there is a small script written for each episode that just outlines the scenes a bit.
Old 11-19-07, 01:16 AM
  #11  
Suspended
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 2,659
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Review of the show

http://www.aintitcool.com/node/34825

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.