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The Skeleton Twins trailer is out today!


Brian Williams Raps: Sir Mix-A-Lot’s classic “Baby Got Back”

NBC Nightly News managing editor and anchor Brian Williams raps Sir Mix-A-Lot’s classic “Baby Got Back.” #FallonTonight

We’re gonna need the Headz Up App for that.

I haven’t heard any official word so far, but I love this show (Mulaney) so much, I have an apartment in L.A. and, as far as I know, I’m in L.A. now.
Nasim Pedrad on her return or departure from SNL next season at the ATX Television Festival. Read more

Astronaut Lutz is preparing for his latest mission. 


Astronaut Lutz is preparing for his latest mission. 


Matt Lauer stopped by the show to convince Jimmy to dance during the monologue! 

"[Target Lady] was one of the first sketches I had written by myself, and I remember I was so terrified to put it up, because I thought, “Oh god. Is this stupid? Am I going to make an ass out of myself?” I was so scared. It was based on a woman in the Burbank Target, I think. She didn’t walk away during ringing me up or anything but it was a terrible wait. It was a little bit of her voice so I just kind of went with it and exaggerated it and created this woman."

-Kristen Wiig.

40 Years of Improv Comedy: An Oral History of the Groundlings

Seth Meyers is the best listener on television. To see the proof, watch him every night on his new show, Late Night With Seth Meyers. His ability to connect his big-picture brain with his compassionate attention to detail makes him a great host and a loyal friend. He is a sharp performer and superior writer. But his biggest talent is the delight he takes in helping others look good. At Saturday Night Live, Seth spent 13 years making sure the comedy sausage was delivered on time. Sometimes it was delicious; other times it was tough. But he always knew what the show needed to make it edible. Often it needed him on Weekend Update, as a fake anchor delivering real news. Late Night needs him now, and we are lucky he has arrived. It’s a brutal business, this late-night game. Thankfully the new kid in town is an old pro with a kind set of eyes and the skills to pay the bills. [Note to TIME editors: I am upset with Seth for complaining our recent dinner went on too long, so please take him off this list per my request. Thanks in advance.]
Amy Poehler on Seth Meyers, named one of TIME Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People

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It’s obvious, even from her facial expressions, that Abby Elliott still has mixed feelings about her time on ‘SNL.’ Which seems like a completely normal reaction, considering how all-encompassing the demands of that show can be for be anyone, especially someone like Elliott, who had almost four full seasons (she joined the cast for the eighth show of the 2008-2009 season) on the show, and was then not brought back for a fifth.

Elliott, of course, comes from long linage of comedy royalty. Her grandfather, Bob Elliott (now 91) is one half of the famed Bob and Ray comedy duo, while her father, Chris Elliott, is the comedy hero of every Gen X-er who was fortunate enough to stay up late enough as a kid to watch ‘Late Night with David Letterman.’ Now, Abby Elliott — obviously putting ‘SNL’ behind her — co-stars in ‘Life Partners,’ premiering this week at the Tribeca Film Festival.

In a bit of a turn for Elliott, she plays Vanessa, the villain in a story about the friendship between a straight woman, Paige (Gillian Jacobs), and her lesbian best friend, Sasha (Leighton Meester) and the tribulations that follow as they start dating Tim (Adam Brody) and Vanessa (Elliott), respectively. And knowing Elliott best for her work on ‘SNL,’ she’s kind of surprisingly great at playing a character that is quietly full of herself.

I met Elliott at a hotel in Midtown Manhattan. She seems shy in person — at least compared to some of the boisterous characters we’ve seen her play — but extremely cordial. And she was surprisingly candid about her time on ‘SNL,’ and we learn who exactly she’s playing in the new ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles‘ — and it’s not quite who you think.