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Tom Arnold Talks Struggle of Being Chris Farley’s Sponsor

Tom Arnold revealed in a recent interview with Howard Stern that, for a time, he was the late Chris Farley’s sober sponsor. Arnold stopped by Stern’s SiriusXM program Wednesday, where he…

Lorne Michaels Says ‘SNL’ Remote Episodes Were Not an Option This Season: “I Need an Audience”

Lorne Michaels was bound and determined to have Saturday Night Live return to Studio 8H with a live audience this season. 

Ben Affleck to Write, Direct Making of ‘Chinatown” Movie for Paramount

The making of iconic Hollywood movie Chinatown is getting the movie treatment from Ben Affleck and Paramount.

Pete Davidson, Colin Jost to Star in Wedding Comedy ‘Worst Man’

'Saturday Night' Live stars Pete Davidson and Colin Jost will star in wedding comedy 'Worst Man,' which follows a soon-to-be-married couple and the family dramatics that ensue just weeks before the…

Cecily Strong to Star in Apple Comedy From Lorne Michaels

Cecily Strong is set to star in the Apple comedy 'Schmigadoon,' a series to be executive produced by 'Saturday Night Live' mastermind Lorne Michaels. The project, which has been picked up…

NBC Adds Comedies From ’30 Rock,’ ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ and ‘SNL’ Favorites

NBC continues to get an aggressive jump-start on pilot season, as the network on Thursday added three more comedies to its 2020-21 slate, doubling its total haul.

Lorne Michaels’ Quibi Murder Mystery Lines Up All-Star Cast

A host of 'Saturday Night Live' alumni have signed on to Quibi murder-mystery comedy 'The Mapleworth Murders,' including Maya Rudolph, Tina Fey, Fred Armisen and Tim Meadows.

Phil Hahn, Emmy-Winning Original Writer on ‘Laugh-In,’ Dies at 87

Phil Hahn, an Emmy-winning original writer on 'Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In' who also penned jokes for the likes of Sonny and Cher, Donny and Marie and Dolly Parton, has died. He was 87.

‘Cracked Up’: Film Review

Michelle Esrick's documentary 'Cracking Up' chronicles comedian Darrell Hammond's efforts to overcome the lingering emotional effects of childhood trauma.

Lorne Michaels Talks “Narrowcasting,” ‘Saturday Night Live’ Tribute to Chris Farley

"When you are doing political work it means that you have influence, particularly in the kind of world we are in now, in the red states as opposed to performing for the blue states and preaching to…

Lorne Michaels Honored as Cannes Lions Entertainment Person of the Year

As the Cannes Lions festival has morphed from an ad confab to the festival of creativity, it honored 'Saturday Night Live' producer Lorne Michaels with its first Entertainment Person of the Year…

Cannes Lions: 5 Can’t-Miss Sessions

Cannes Lions, the annual advertising event that has transformed into a "festival of creativity," will be packed with some of the glitz and glam that last month's Cannes Film Festival lacked. The…