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Old 07-11-23, 08:35 PM
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You’re telling me there’s an actual person on SNL right now named Punkie Johnson? I never would have known.
Old 07-28-23, 03:52 AM
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The queen of “30 Rock” could be making her return to 30 Rock.

A source told The Post that Tina Fey is being courted to take over as executive producer of “Saturday Night Live” when creator and current executive producer Lorne Michaels departs.

So far, Michaels, 78, has not formally announced any intention to leave the weekly sketch comedy series he created in 1975. In an interview with the New York Times last year, the producer said, “I have no plans to retire.”

A year before that, however, he left the door open to a new phase, away from Studio 8H.

Michaels told Gayle King on “CBS Mornings,” “I think I’m committed to doing the show until its 50th anniversary, which is in three years … I’d like to see that through and I have a feeling that would be a really good time to leave.”

The 50th season of “Saturday Night Live” is set to start in fall 2024, when the all-powerful Michaels will turn 80 years old. That will also coincide with another presidential election — when “SNL” reliably gets its best ratings — likely featuring Donald Trump.

Fey, one of the greatest talents to ever come out of NBC, is considered by many in the industry to be the leading candidate — some say the only candidate — to take the helm at “Saturday Night Live.”

“I would be surprised if it wasn’t her,” a source said. “Seth Meyers has his own show. Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg won’t come here. Judd Apatow passed [on the job] years ago. Amy Poehler has her own stuff. Bill Hader is directing a movie. Kate McKinnon is too hot.”

Online speculation that Fey, 53, would snag the “SNL” gig has been swirling for the past few years. Meyers has also been suggested as a possibility. But a source said the Fey move is coming closer to reality.

Many fellow showrunners believe that the job is Fey’s if she wants it and that frequent collaborator Robert Carlock, who worked with her on “30 Rock,” “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” “Girls5eva,” “Mr. Mayor” and other series, would come along to “SNL,” too.

“She doesn’t move without him,” a source said.

For Fey, who lives in Manhattan with her husband, Jeff Richmond — a composer, producer and director — and their two daughters, the “SNL” job would also suit her family life.

“I think she’d do it,” a source said. “It would keep the husband employed and the kids in school here.”
https://nypost.com/2023/07/27/tina-f...wt9xD5JLI3Cb1o



Old 07-28-23, 08:58 AM
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People have been talking about Fey taking over SNL since 30 Rock ended. Lorne hasn't announced his retirement, and NBC officially says it's just speculation and gossip.

Another internet "news" story based on an obvious idea and anonymous sources.
Old 07-28-23, 10:26 AM
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It would not be Fey anyway. It would be Steve Higgins.
Old 07-28-23, 11:07 AM
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Originally Posted by Bill Needle
It would not be Fey anyway. It would be Steve Higgins.
or Gruber
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Old 07-28-23, 02:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Count Dooku
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Whoa. Did you just make a Year 1 Comedy Central reference?
Old 07-28-23, 06:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Paff
Whoa. Did you just make a Year 1 Comedy Central reference?
Spoiler:


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Old 07-28-23, 09:36 PM
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Steve Higgins is busy doing the Fallon show but he is in the same building so it is possible.
Old 07-31-23, 11:42 AM
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Originally Posted by JeffTheAlpaca
Steve Higgins is busy doing the Fallon show but he is in the same building so it is possible.
Steve has been full-time at SNL as a writer and producer since the mid 1990s.

Fallon's show is a side gig that he only pops into for an hour a day.


From a 2018 article that still applies:
Steve Higgins has two jobs. At 4:30 every day, 4 days a week, Steve announces The Tonight Show, sticks around to play Jimmy Fallon’s straight man, and then runs back upstairs at 30 Rock to keep working on that week’s Saturday Night Live. At SNL, he's in charge of the writers' room and, alongside Lorne Michaels, makes all the big decisions about the shape of the show, and the cast.
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At SNL, he's in charge of the writers' room and, alongside Lorne Michaels, makes all the big decisions about the shape of the show, and the cast.
Sounds like he is a more likely successor than Fey.
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I had no idea Marc Maron auditioned for SNL when he was on the Chris Jericho podcast.

He said he could not do impressions and maybe that hurt his chances
Old 08-04-23, 10:16 PM
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FreeVee has added the SNL Vault channel from Peacock. It shows clips and sketches rather than entire episodes.
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Old 08-04-23, 11:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Paff
Whoa. Did you just make a Year 1 Comedy Central reference?
Not to be all ….



but *The Comedy Channel
Old 08-05-23, 06:51 AM
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man Corey Feldman looks terrible.
Old 08-26-23, 03:20 PM
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For your Emmy consideration… SNL dropped these two videos on their channel today. Good choices.

Pedro Pascal


and Quinta Brunson

Old 09-05-23, 09:46 PM
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Shane Gillis who got fired in 2019 before he even debuted on the show has a new Netflix special and he appeared on the Fly in the Wall podcast with Dana Carvey and David Spade.

He made some mistakes but wonder if he would have brought something different and unique to the show if they gave him a second chance or accepted his apology.

https://decider.com/2023/09/05/shane...etflix-review/



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Sorry but, Who?
Old 09-05-23, 10:04 PM
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Shane Gillis
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Old 09-05-23, 10:06 PM
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😆 Yeah I saw his name in the post but should we really know who he is in respect to SNL since he wasn’t on the show and wasn’t on the show 4 years ago when he was fired from the show before he appeared on the show?
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He was the "right wing" comedian they almost brought in for diversity, right? Something about an offensive podcast episode got him shitcanned?
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That's what SNL needs, another white guy to add diversity to the cast.

Also, has the Carvey/Spade podcast run through the 30 Rock janitorial staff for guests? Might be time to wrap it up.
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He was supposedly cast to provide a conservative perspective

Gillis was reportedly cast, in part, as a way to counteract a perception of liberal bias—and to boost the show’s appeal with conservatives.

Sources tell Variety that SNL and Lorne Michaels had hoped to add a comedian to season 45’s cast who might raise the show’s stock with conservative viewers, despite a historic perception that the show has a liberal bias, exacerbated as Alec Baldwin and various cast members make hay of Donald Trump and his administration. I
https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood...rvative-appeal
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He's a quite funny dude, I enjoy his standup, it would have been interesting to see what he could have brought to SNL.
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... and we're back:


October 14th - H: Pete Davidson; MG: Ice Spice
​​​​​​​October 21st - H: Bad Bunny; MG: Bad Bunny
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And Major Casting News!

okay, actually minor casting news.


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