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This past weekend in New York City was the 17th Del Close Marathon, the improv festival the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre puts on every year, in which thousands of improvisers from all over the world come to perform and watch comedy. One of those improvisers was Sasheer Zamata, the Saturday Night Live cast member who has been a staple of the theatre almost ever since she started taking classes there in 2009. For this year’s Marathon, Vulture had photographer Krista Schlueter follow Zamata around for one night, as she hung out with out-of-town friends, got herself in game mode, and performed. Click below to see a slideshow of the night. »
- Krista Schlueter
Oh, what could have been. Chris Farley died in 1997 at the age of 33 and yet still left behind an enviable body of work—practically everything on his reel could be considered a highlight, from his SNL Chippendales audition to doing cartwheels on Letterman to all of Tommy Boy, the first buddy-comedy feature he made with David Spade. Spade is among the comedians who appears in I Am Chris Farley, a documentary about the late funnyman premiering Aug. 10 on Spike, after which it will be available on VOD. "Any time you get to talk about Chris Farley [is] a good day, man," Jay Mohr says in the first trailer for the movie, released today. Bob Odenkirk, Adam Sandler, Jay Mohr, Bob Saget, Molly »
Remember when Chris Pratt hosted Saturday Night Live back in September? Of course you do - it was awesome. Well, it turns out that we didn't even get to experience the full extent of excellence that Pratt had to offer. A sketch in which he impersonates fellow action star Jason Statham was cut for time. If you're screaming "Why??" right now, fear not! The sketch has been released just for you. Watch it above! »
The trajectory of Chris Farley proves to be no laughing matter for the famous friends who survived the plus-size comic, a trailer for a new documentary proves. “I Am Chris Farley,” which will air on Spike TV on August 10 followed by a VOD and digital download rollout the next day, is an oral history of the comedian’s life told by former “Saturday Night Live” cast members and costars. Adam Sandler, David Spade, Christina Applegate, Molly Shannon, Dan Aykroyd, Bob Saget, Tom Arnold and more remember the star, who died of a cocaine and morphine overdose in 1997, at age 33. Also. »
- Matt Donnelly
Like many of you, I grew up watching Chris Farley on big and small screens. Whether it was the bit parts in comedy movies starring his more successful (at the time) Saturday Night Live co-stars, his scene-stealing characters on the same late-night skit show, or his starring movie roles alongside David Spade, Farley's comedic talent always loomed large. He seemed impossible to ignore, an unstoppable force of physical comedy (and surprisingly agility) who was destined for greatness. But rather than following in the footsteps of comedians who went on to long and successful careers, Farley's path to an early death due to a drug overdose closely resembled that of his comedy idol, John Belushi. While it's easy to get choked up wondering "What could have been?" for the 33-year-old star, a new documentary looks to revisit his legacy in a biography that explores Farley's life, character, and career through the »
- Dave Trumbore
Since Jason Statham thinks all those Marvel superheros are basically his grandma with a cape on, Chris Pratt, a.k.a. Star-Lord, thinks Jason Statham is pretty much all muscle and no brains. Or that's how Saturday Night Live had Pratt play him in this cut-for-time sketch from September, in which a bald Pratt puts on Statham's husky British accent to badly sell "Jason Statham's Jason Steakums." The sketch might've not worked, but Pratt with a bald head sure does. »
- Dee Lockett
Cinema’s Hidden Pearls – Part II
By Alex Simon
One of nature’s rarest items, a pearl is produced within the soft tissue (specifically the mantle) of a living shelled mollusk. Just like the shell of a clam, a pearl is composed of calcium carbonate in minute crystalline form, which has been deposited in concentric layers. Truly flawless pearls are infrequently produced in nature, and as a result, the pearl has become a metaphor for something rare, fine, admirable and valuable.
Hidden pearls exist in the world of movies, as well: films that, in spite of being brilliantly crafted and executed, never got the audience they deserved beyond a cult following.
Here are a few more of our favorite hidden pearls in the world of film:
1. Massacre at Central High (1976)
- The Hollywood Interview.com
David Rasche of Armando Iannucci's In The Loop and Joel Coen and Ethan Coen's Burn After Reading spoke with me about composting, protecting the oceans, connecting the dots with Alan Rickman, Kate Winslet and Livia Firth's (aka Livia Giuggioli) fast fashion alert. Other guests in support of Oceana included Eric West, Tashiana Washington, Leslie Lopez, Alexis Witt, Miguelina Gambaccini, Sasheer Zamata, Ty Hickson, Ariya Ghahramani, Brent Lamberti, Faith Briggs, and Scott Gomez. Matt Littlejohn and Nancy Golden of Oceana's Executive Committee and Jonathan Frank were on board.
Anne-Katrin Titze: What is your connection to Oceana?
David Rasche: I was invited because I know Peggy Siegal, the woman who runs the party.
Akt: And you have a connection to the cause, »
- Anne-Katrin Titze
San Diego Comic-Con 2015 has released their full schedule for Saturday, July 11. For your convenience, we have pulled out all of the movie, TV and DVD related panels and events below, but you can can visit Comic-Con.org to check out the full schedule including comic book and video game panels. Take a look at all of the movie, TV and DVD events that will take place during the first day of Comic Con.
10:00am - 11:00am SpongeBob SquarePants
The cast of SpongeBob is back! All your Bikini Bottom favorites are on hand to perform Idiot Box at a live table read as chosen by the fans online. Featuring Tom Kenny (SpongeBob), Bill Fagerbakke (Patrick Star), Rodger Bumpass (Squidward), and Dee Bradley Baker (all other Biukini Bottomites.. Following the performance will be a Q&A with the cast and creative director, Vincent Waller. Plus, a sneak peek at a »
Jimmy Fallon is recovering after a "minor" injury he sustained last night. The 40-year-old Tonight Show host was admitted to an NYC hospital Friday morning after he hurt one of his hands. "Jimmy Fallon was required to have minor surgery after injuring his hand at his Manhattan apartment this morning," the former Saturday Night Live star's rep tells E! News. "He is expected to make a full recovery." Even though Fallon's injury wasn't super serious, he was still forced to cancel Friday's taping of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. "Hey guys - unfortunately tonight's taping has been cancelled due to Jimmy injuring his hand. He's totally fine »
Given all the musicals we've seen on TV recently -- NBC's live-performance versions of "Peter Pan" and "The Sound of Music," not to mention ABC's "Galavant" and all six seasons of Fox's "Glee" -- it's a wonder that the pipeline hasn't flowed in the opposite direction, from the small screen to Broadway.
That may change with the announcements that a couple of TV-based musicals are in the works. One is "Bombshell," the Marilyn Monroe biographical musical that was created and staged over the course of two seasons on NBC's "Smash." Bringing it to Broadway would seem easy enough -- the songs and choreography already exist; all that's needed is a book.
The other is a stage version of "Downton Abbey," which may launch after the British drama's sixth and final season wraps this winter. John Lunn, who composes the music for the series, says he envisions an international tour, starring »
- Gary Susman
The following contains spoilers from the Season 3 premiere of USA Network’s Graceland.
It took a couple of commercial breaks, but the Graceland Season 3 premiere eventually answered the question viewers had been left grappling with for months: Had FBI Agent Mike Warren in fact died?
RelatedGraceland Creator Discusses Briggs’ Deadly Dilemma, ‘Unpopular’ Paige’s Guilt… and, Oh Yeah, Mike!
As it turns out, yes, Mike did die.
But is alive.
Meaning, for some six minutes after Sid Markham fatally closed off hospitalized Mike’s oxygen supply, Mike had crossed over, only to be resuscitated by some doctors with defibrillators, after Briggs found his bud flatlining. »
So back in 2003 when we saw these awkwardly fitting, unattractive denim pants coined on SNL as "Mom Jeans," did we think they'd ever be cool? Aside from maybe having a mom who rocked the 9-inch zipper, we first saw "Mom Jeans" in a commercial spoof where Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, and Rachel Dratch were prancing around with severe camel toes while smiling at the camera. The overly pleasant voiceover asks, "Are you looking for the perfect gift for mom this Mother's Day? Introducing Mom Jeans, exclusively at Jc Penny's." Well, we're not sure when they became cool (although we're going to give Topshop some credit) but they have. And it's »
San Diego Comic-Con 2015 has released their full schedule for Thursday, July 9. For your convenience, we have pulled out all of the movie, TV and DVD related panels and events below, but you can can visit Comic-Con.org to check out the full schedule including comic book and video game panels. Take a look at all of the movie, TV and DVD events that will take place during the first day of Comic Con.
Thursday, July 9
10:00am - 11:00am - Amazon: Hand of God
Amazon will introduce the Comic-Con audience to Hand of God; a one-hour drama series that stars Golden Globe winner Ron Perlman in his first lead television role since Sons of Anarchy, as the honorable justice Pernell Harris. The series centers on Harris, a powerful and corrupt judge who comes apart at the seams in the aftermath of a family tragedy. Stricken by grief, and in »
The host brought his former "SNL" co-star to the "Late Night" desk for a brand-new edition of the pair's "Really!?!" sketch from their "Weekend Update" days.
Inspired by Sports Illustrated writer Andy Benoit's recent Tweets that disparaged women's sports as "not worth watching," Seth and Amy launched an extended riff on why Benoit's claims were so off-base.
Photos: 'SNL' Legends: Then & Now
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- firstname.lastname@example.org (Access Hollywood)
We recently stumbled across this musician when a friend posted the video to Facebook. We clicked. We listened. We loved. So we did some digging about the artist and discovered that Elle King is not exactly new to the music industry but she's what we would call an "emerging artist," she's got over 35 tattoos and she's only 25-years-old. Oh, we also found out she has a famous dad: Movie actor and Saturday Night Live vet Rob Schneider! Who knew?! We're always fascinated when we discover that celebs have incredibly attractive and talented offspring, which explains our current devotion to Scott Eastwood, son of Clint Eastwood. But we were especially blown away by Tanner Elle Schneider, who goes by »
Arnold Schwarzenegger is back and hilarious in this sketch on the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. The former SNL-er and the former governator link brains with a high tech futuristic device that could be straight out of Total Recall. The game is simple, "two brains working as one: the first brain providing the answer, the second brain revealing the question." The actors do it Jeopardy style, with Arnold as Alex Trebek. The 67-year-old actor starts out, "It's complicated." Jimmy Fallon answers/questions, "How does Rachel Dolezal describe her ethnicity on Facebook?" The bodybuilder recalls his political days, "Carly »
It really happened, “Saturday Night Live” aficionados!
The issue under scrutiny was a tweet from Sports Illustrated contributor Andy Benoit that said “women’s sports in general [are] not worth watching.”
“Really? Really? Really, Andy Benoit? There’s nothing in women’s sports worth watching?” Poehler kicked off the bit.
Anyone who’s watched Serena Williams would beg to differ, Poehler insisted. “I guess I’m not surprised that you work for Sports Illustrated,” she said. “You guys put out a Swimsuit Issue every year dedicated entirely to women who aren’t in sports. Unless you think it’s a sport to cover both boobs with one arm. Really?”
Meyers had another target in mind. “If you want to attack someone for playing soccer, how about children?” Meyers asked. »
- Maane Khatchatourian
Sleeping With Other People, starring SNL vet Jason Sudeikis and Community.s Alison Brie, debuted at Sundance earlier this year before making its way through the film festival circuit. Now the first trailer has debuted so the public can get a taste of this quirky rom-com (if you could even call it that) about two sex addicts who form a non-sexual but intimate attraction for each other. Watch it below. Sudeikis plays Jake, a notorious womanizer who just can.t seem to keep it in his pants. Brie plays Lainey, a similarly inclined woman who can.t help but cheat on her boyfriends. As it turns out, the two have history; Lainey lost her virginity to Jake. The two reunite at a support meeting for sex addicts and attempt to help each other out in this regard. Since sex seems to screw up every relationship they.ve ever attempted to »
On the one hand, having Lorne Michaels in charge of all three of NBC's big late night franchises makes for a homogenized feel for the product, with "SNL" alums Jimmy Fallon and Seth Meyers fronting "Tonight" and "Late Night," respectively. On the other hand, having one man in charge of the whole empire makes it much simpler for one show to borrow a gimmick from another, like Amy Poehler popping up on "Late Night" for a reprisal of "Really!?! with Seth and Amy" to take down a Sports Illustrated writer who complained about the appeal of women's sports. It's always been a fun bit to see those two (and their writers) try to wring as many variations on one joke as possible, and Poehler's run here comparing women to LeBron James is a particular delight. Enjoy. »
- Alan Sepinwall
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