August 9, 2018

Saturday Night Live Originals Dan Aykroyd, Laraine Newman and Alan Zweibel Light Up the Opening of the National Comedy Center

Saturday Night Live Originals Dan Aykroyd, Laraine Newman and Alan Zweibel on Stage Together for the First Time in Decades. The original cast and crew of […]
May 23, 2016

Feature Length John Belushi Documentary Will Start Production in the Fall

The team behind the award winning Marlon Brando documentary Listen To Me, Marlon, is getting back together to create a feature length documentary about one of the most legendary figures in comedy history-- Jim Belushi.
April 11, 2016

Harold Ramis, Bill Murray and John Belushi Roles Cast in National Lampoon Movie

More casting news has come in for the Netflix movie about the life of National Lampoon founder Doug Kenny. The movie is A Futile & Stupid Gesture, and late last week it was announced that three great comics will play comedy giants Harold Ramis, Bill Murray, and John Belushi.
March 17, 2015

Dan Aykroyd Starts His Own Blues Brothers Record Label

Dan Aykroyd feels helping promote young blues artists is a "mission from God".
February 16, 2015

SNL 40: The Audition Tapes

Two of Saturday Night Live’s newest cast members, Pete Davidson and Leslie Jones, introduced a segment on the process of becoming a cast member. SNL 40’s […]
January 25, 2015

Jeffrey Gurian Remembers the Great Joe Franklin

Joe Franklin, tv and radio host, and media personality passed away Saturday night at the age of 88. Joe was an important part of television and radio, especially in New York City for the past six decades but his influence stretched way beyond New York. Franklin gave so many great performers their first breaks, talking with over 300,000 guests if that's possible. One of them was New York based comedian and writer, Jeffrey Gurian who not only sat down with Franklin on his show, but considered him a friend, and spent some time with in him his final hours before he passed. Jeffrey was kind enough to share some of his memories of Joe with us.
September 18, 2014

The Changing Tides of Saturday Night Live with James Miller

if you want to try to understand the reach of the show, one place to get a good start is by reading "Live From New York: The Complete Uncensored History of Saturday Night Live as Told by Its Stars, Writers and Guests." Authors and historians Tom Shales and Jim Miller conducted, compiled and edited the massive collection which tells the story of SNL through (as the title suggests) uncensored interviews with the cast, crew and guest hosts. Even at two lbs, and 800 pages, its the kind of book you can't put down with its fill of historical record, touching moments, fights, love, hate, and even backstage gossip. The original edition covering the first 25 years of Saturday Night Live was released in 2002, but a brand new release brings the book up to date covering the entire 40 year history. We couldn't wait to talk with author Jim Miller about the new edition, and the changes that have taken place during the last decade and a half.
July 30, 2014

Comedians Who Wanted to Rock, and Got Their Big Chance

Dave Chappelle once said every comedian wants to be a musician and all musicians think they're funny. Here are 10 comedians who wanted to be singers, and gave it their best shot.
April 22, 2014

Happy Anniversary to the Blues Brothers

On this day in 1978...John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd make their world premiere as The Blues Brothers on Saturday Night Live.
March 24, 2014

Ellen Page as John Belushi’s Wife!?

Ellen Page is close to signing on to play Judy Jacklin Belushi.
December 12, 2013

SNL on the Big Screen: Who Did It Best?

Wednesday an SNL alumni received a National Board of Review Award for the first time.  Since premiering in 1975, only six cast members have been nominated for acting honors at the Oscars. But this year, we have a host of SNL cast members who made the jump into critically praised films
October 23, 2013

Who Will Play John Belushi!?

A biopic of John Belushi is moving forward as an indie project directed by screenwriter Steve Conrad.
June 14, 2013

Mitch Glazer Shares Stories About Magic City, Belushi and More on “Unmasked”

Mitch Glazer is the writer, creator and executive producer of the Starz Original Series “Magic City.”  He started his career as a journalist, writing profiles on […]
May 13, 2013

Playing Dumb: 10 Classic Idiots in Film

There are stupid movies and movies about stupid characters…and these are some of the absolute stupidest.  A few of these movies might cause you to lose […]
February 17, 2012

Ten SNL Celebrity Impersonators Meet Their Match

Saturday Night Live has a long tradition of impersonating celebrities and having them say ridiculous things to make them look like buffoons. In the show’s long […]