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  • 'All Nighter' Trailer: J.K. Simmons and Emile Hirsch Are an Odd Couple on the Hunt for Missing Woman (Exclusive)

    As far as action-comedy duos go, J.K. Simmons and Emile Hirsch probably aren’t the most obvious of pairings. Hirsch plays Martin, a struggling Los Angeles banjo player recently dumped by his girlfriend Ginnie (Analeigh Tipton).

  • New ‘Hamilton’ Star Taran Killam Tricks ‘Late Night’ Audience Into Thinking He Got Them Tickets

    Not long after Saturday Night Live surprisingly did NOT pick up his contract, Taran Killam seems to be doing just fine. Killam stopped by Late Night with Seth Meyers where, for those who may have been unaware, Meyers announced that Killam will be joining the cast of the Broadway sensation Hamilton. Killam will be playing the role of King George, a role he says is the funniest in the play.

  • Taran Killam to Star in Jason Katims Showtime Pilot ‘Mating’; Jay Pharoah to Topline ‘White Famous’

    Photo: NBC by Lesley Goldberg Days after exiting Saturday Night Live, Taran Killam and Jay Pharoah have landed new gigs at Showtime. Taran Killam has been tapped to star in Mating, the comedic anthology pilot from the Parenthood and Friday Night Lights creator, while Pharoah will topline the cabler’s Jamie Foxx comedy, Showtime president David Nevins announced Thursday at the Television Critics Association’s summer press tour. Written and created by Stu Zicherman (The Americans, Lights Out, Six Degrees), Mating explores modern mating, with each season exploring a different protagonist’s journey. The comedy will center on a recently divorced guy who tries to evolve and connect, one date at a time.

  • ‘SNL’ Losing Obama and Trump: Taran Killam and Jay Pharoah Exit

    Featured player Jon Rudnitsky will also bow out before next year, so today, let’s say “Thanks for all the laughs” with a supercut of our favorite impersonations from six seasons of Killam and Pharoah, plus one season of Rudnitsky.

  • ‘SNL’ Vets Taran Killam and Jay Pharoah Not Returning for Season 42

    Saturday Night Live will be down two veteran cast members when it returns with Season 42 this fall.

  • Arnold Schwarzenegger to Star in Action Comedy Written and Directed by Taran Killam

    'Why We're Killing Gunther' will be big-screen debut from 'SNL' cast member

  • The 25 Best 'SNL' Players of the Last 25 Years: #25-21

    On February 9, 1991 — 25 years ago this month — Adam Sandler made his Saturday Night Live debut as a featured cast member in Season 16. And we thought that was a great excuse to take a look back at the past quarter-century of SNL history and rank the 25 best cast members who’ve joined the show since Sandler did. We debated each nominee’s on-air performance only based on longevity, versatility, cultural impact, and overall magnificence, and came up with the following list. Live, from New York… it’s the 25 best SNL players of the last 25 years.

  • 'Saturday Night Live' #TBT: Snow-pocalypse Now

    <p>Break out those shovels, East Coasters! This weekend’s weather report from Washington, D.C. to Boston is predicting a lot of snow — or as Buford Calloway calls it, “New Hampshire cocaine.”</p><p>Two years ago, Atlanta was crippled by a mere two inches of snow. <i><a href="https://www.yahoo.com/tv/tagged/saturday-night-live">Saturday Night Live</a></i> couldn’t resist mocking the city for its completely bonkers reaction to the light dusting in this “Weekend Update” sketch featuring Taran Killam’s Buford Calloway

  • 5 Times 'Drunk History' Schooled Us on American History

    Sure, Comedy Central’s Drunk History is a fun way to watch your favorite actors lip-sync their way through historical reenactments narrated by very drunk people. 1. John Wilkes Booth and his brother Edwin (Season 1, Episode 1) You may have known that Lincoln’s assassin John Wilkes Booth was an actor… but did you know he had a brother, Edwin, who was also an actor? Or that the brothers performed Julius Caesar together, which inspired John Wilkes to shout “Sic semper tyrannis” while attacking Lincoln? We sure didn’t — and it’s extra delightful to see all of this acted out with Adam Scott as John Wilkes, Will Forte as Edwin, and Stephen Merchant as a goofily bearded Lincoln.