Norm Macdonald: Eddie Murphy Was To Be Cosby In Celebrity Jeopardy!

Norm Macdonald turned storyteller on Twitter tonight, sharing his experience of being involved with Sunday's Saturday Night Live 40th-anniversary episode and revealing that "Celebrity Jeopardy!" sketch writers originally called for Eddie Murphy to play Bill Cosby—but that the Norbit star begged off at the last… »2/18/15 10:08pm

Watch Justin Timberlake & Jimmy Fallon Rap 40 Years Of SNL Memories

Tonight's 40th anniversary celebration of Saturday Night Live on NBC opened with a musical tribute to the variety show's most memorable moments, starring former cast member Jimmy Fallon and oft-host Justin Timberlake—who briefly brought back "Dick In A Box." (Uncensored, even, in prime time!) This special is bound to… »2/15/15 8:16pm

I'm Live From New York Co-Author James Andrew Miller. Any Questions?

James Andrew Miller is the coauthor of Live From New York: The Complete, Uncensored History of Saturday Night Live as Told by Its Stars, Writers, and Guests, now available in an updated/expanded version to cover SNL's progress in the last decade. (Yeah, he's also the coauthor of Those Guys Have All the Fun: Inside the… »12/19/14 4:00pm

Watch Jan Hooks And Phil Hartman In The Weird, Gorgeous Love Is A Dream

Jan Hooks, the fearlessly silly Saturday Night Live cast member and world-renowned Alamo tour guide, died today at 57 of a serious illness, reports TMZ. She was an integral part of late-'80s/early-'90s SNL; per the unanimously reverent Twitter chatter this evening, her best role might've been in the… »10/09/14 7:49pm

Angry Outtakes From Mike Ditka's 1993 SNL Appearance Are Glorious

The Chicago Bears fired legendary coach Mike Ditka on Jan. 5, 1993, Four days later, in Saturday Night Live's cold open, the recurring "Super Fans" characters, famous supporters of "Da Bears," wrote a protest letter to the team, with Ditka himself making a cameo at the end. We've come across footage of him taping that… »6/18/14 1:35pm

Tonight's Saturday Night Live Cold Open: The New York Children's Chorus Singing "Silent Night"

Given yesterday's devastating events in Connecticut, it seemed impossible for NBC to put together a Saturday Night Live cold open that could be seen in any way as appropriate for the mood. In the end, they eschewed any attempt at making the audience laugh—instead going with a touching performance from the New York… »12/15/12 11:46pm