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 […]
October 11, 2016

Lorne Michaels and Dozens of Stars Come Out for ‘Oh Hello’ Opening Night

After three weeks of previews at the Lyceum Theatre, opening night arrived for Broadway sensation Oh Hello Monday night and it was a star studded event. […]
October 11, 2016

Oh Hello Opening Night is a Huge Affair!

  It was a very special night on Broadway and a very special night for me in particular. About a week after I attended one of […]
October 3, 2016

Cover Story: Kerry Coddett Brooklyn Comedian and Rising Star

Kerry Coddett is a natural performer. Just a few years into her career, she has a stage presence so engaging, it's infectious. To see her perform live, you feel you're seeing something very special in its early stages. You just know she is going to be a star in some capacity, whether as a stand up, on television or in movies. She has an energy, a confidence, and a catlike grace when she grabs a mic-- and she's only just beginning.
July 2, 2016

Is Lorne Michaels the Vince McMahon of Comedy?

Lorne Michaels and Vince McMahon. Two emperors of mighty entertainment industries. Lucas Wesley Snipes looks at the career parallels of these industry giants. It takes a […]
June 13, 2016

Jon Lovitz in NYC, A Giant Rap Star at New York Comedy Club and News From Aaron Berg, Jason Scoop

Jeffrey Gurian is a writer and comedian in New York who loves to Jump Around. Follow his regular column, right here, to find out what’s happening in comedy, and who Jeffrey Gurian ran into this week in and around New York. This week Jeffrey covered the scene in at The Stand, the New York Comedy Club and Gotham Comedy Club.
March 12, 2016

Mike Myers Bold New Steve Martin Look

Steve Martin should start looking over his shoulder because Mike Myers went full "Single White Female" on him.
February 13, 2016

Ready For the Maya Rudolph-Martin Short Variety Show!?

NBC continues it’s quest for variety show magic after cancelling last years The Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris after just one season. T
January 26, 2016

If You Want to Get Through to Lorne Michaels, Say You’re Joe Torre

Former SNL head writer Adam McKay played a prank on Lorne Michaels back when he was head writer, and shared the story Monday night on Late Night with Seth Meyers.
November 2, 2015

David Spade Says He Passed on Taking Over For Letterman, Alan Zweibel Has a Book, and More News From the NY Comedy Clubs

Jeffrey Gurian is a writer and comedian in New York who loves to Jump Around. Follow his regular column, right here, to find out what’s happening in comedy, and who Jeffrey Gurian ran into this week in and around New York. This week, Jeffrey stopped at Gotham, 92Y, Stand Up New York and more!
October 31, 2015

Dana Carvey Kills With Impression of Obama Giving Advice to Trick or Treaters

Wheel of Impressions is one of the Tonight Show's recurring games/bits. It doesn't always bring the house down, but Friday Night Jimmy played WoI with Dana Carvey and it doesn't get better than that.
September 30, 2015

Fred Armisen, Lorne Michaels and Horatio Sanz Will Help Launch New Latino Comedy Studio

Comedy is huge in America, and the Hispanic population is on the rise so the timing is perfect for the launch of a brand new digital content studio.
July 31, 2015

I Am Chris Farley Doc Premieres at Second City, Reminds Us We’re All Human

The Second City held the Chicago premiere for Spike TV’s upcoming documentary I Am Chris Farley this past Monday. Older brother Kevin Farley and the filmmakers hosted the event, welcoming a house packed full of friends, family, and super-Farley fans at the comedian’s improv stomping ground. It was here that Farley moved up the ranks to become a standout talent on the main stage, eventually impressing Lorne Michaels and finding himself on Saturday Night Live in the 1990 season.
July 22, 2015

Ten Things I Learned on the Red Carpet for “Staten Island Summer”

Last night I got to go to my first red carpet event as a correspondent for The IBang, and it was a great time. The movie, Staten Island Summer is really funny, and it's the kind of movie you need to have at least one of every summer. The entire movie takes place in Staten Island, most of it at a pool club and it's one of those great summer party movies in the tradition of Caddyshack and Wet Hot American Summer.
June 29, 2015

Watch The Trailer for ‘I Am Chris Farley’ Documentary

Buzzfeed.com has posted an exclusive look at the trailer for the new documentary, "I Am Chris Farley" and you can watch it here.
June 5, 2015

Steve Martin Honored By American Film Institute

All the comedy stars were out last night at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles give love to one of America's greatest comedy heroes.  Steve Martin was being honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Film Institute.
May 11, 2015

In Documentary Now! Fred Armisen, Bill Hader and Seth Meyers Will Rewrite History 30 Minutes at a Time

Saturday Night Live alums Fred Armisen, Bill Hader and Seth Meyers are rewriting history for a brand new IFC series. "Documentary Now!" will cover big big moments throughout history. These journalists will cover the journalists. These documentaries will document documentaries, and it seems like they have just the right team to cover it.
May 2, 2015

New Lorne Michaels Comedy About Atlanta DJ Heading to HBO

Lorne Michaels must have been looking for something to do in his free time.
May 1, 2015

Kids in the Hall Take Over Village Underground For an Unforgettable Episode of Unmasked

Last night the tradition of unforgettable performances on the Village Underground stage continued as all five members of the Kids in the Hall exploded onto the stage for an episode of Unmasked with Ron Bennington that will not be forgotten.
April 13, 2015

Joe Machi and Aida Rodriguez on Top of the World After LCS; Finesse Mitchell and Nikki Glaser Have Pilots and So Much More

Jeffrey Gurian is a writer and comedian in New York who loves to Jump Around. Follow his regular column, right here, to find out what’s happening in comedy, and who Jeffrey Gurian ran into this week in and around New York. This week, Jeffrey reports from Comedy Juice, and Gotham Comedy Live and Stand Up New York.
February 9, 2015

The Latest From Aries Spears and Wil Sylvince, News from Lisa Lampanelli, and Is Kevin Hart Pitching Househusband Headphones?

Jeffrey Gurian is a writer and comedian in New York who loves to Jump Around. Follow his regular column, right here, to find out what’s happening in comedy, and who Jeffrey Gurian ran into this week in and around New York. This week, Jeffrey reports from The Stand, Gotham Comedy Live and Westbury New York.
November 6, 2014

Larry David, Susie Essman, Amy Schumer, Seth Meyers From the Red Carpet, The All Things Comedy Show, Top Five News and More From the New York Comedy Festival Day 2

Jeffrey Gurian is a writer and comedian in New York who loves to Jump Around. Follow his regular column, right here, to find out what’s happening each week in comedy, and who Jeffrey Gurian ran into this week in and around New York. This week, continuing updates all week from the best shows at the New York Comedy Festival. On Wednesday night, Jeffrey hit up
September 26, 2014

Chris Pratt Ripped Off SNL

Last night on the Tonight Show, the loveable Chris Pratt was a guest. He talked about how he's going to be the host on the season opener for Saturday Night Live's 40th season, but first he had a confession to make.
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.
September 18, 2014

Darrell Hammond Replacing Don Pardo as SNL Announcer

The New York Times is reporting that Darrell Hammond will be taking over the role as the new announcer for Saturday Night Live after Don Pardo's passing this year.
August 23, 2014

Taran Killam Starring In New Lorne Michaels Comedy

Saturday Night Live's Taran Killam has been cast in the new Lorne Michaels produced comedy "Brothers in Law".
July 3, 2014

Jay Baruchel Comedy Picked Up By FXX

FXX, the FX with the extra X, has given the go ahead to the new comedy series "Man Seeking Woman" starring Jay Baruchel (Undeclared, This Is The End).