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Meet The Newbies Joining Saturday Night Live

In: Donovan, TV Shows

With Bill Hader, Fred Armisen and Jason Sudeikis leaving Saturday Night Live last season and Seth Meyer’s planned midseason exit, pressure was on Lorne Michaels to recruit talented newbies to fill the void.

Entering its 39th season, the show is going through one of the biggest cast overhauls in the sketch comedy’s history. Five new faces are being added to the roster this year. The most new talent since 1995 when Will Ferrell made his debut, along with Cheri Oteri and Darrell Hammond to name a few. Get to know the quintet of new players hoping to make you laugh this season below. One of them (Beck Bennett) is a certifiable hottie. Wouldn’t mind spending some early Sunday morning time with him ;)

meet the newbies after the jump

Saturday Night Live is bringing in the big guns to open its 39th season. Tina Fey returns to her former stomping grounds to guest host the September 28 episode. This will mark her fourth time hosting the show. Joining her as the musical guest are Arcade Fire. Coincidentally enough, it’s also their fourth appearance on the show. Find out who else is heading to SNL in the coming weeks below.

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Watch Saturday Night Live Actors Have Laughing Fits

In: Donovan, TV Shows

When Saturday Night Live returns for its 39th season, three longtime actors (Fred Armisen, Bill Hader & Jason Sudeikis) will no longer be part of the cast. Insert sad face. As they say, the show must go on. Just as the case when the unexpected happens during a live show.

Typically, the show’s strong arsenal of repertory players have no problem keeping in character no matter what comes their way. But every now and then, they fall prey to laughing fits. Just like the common cold, it then becomes extremely contagious and pretty soon everyone’s trying not to bust out laughing.

In a new supercut, everyone from Phil Hartman to Jimmy Fallon, Will Ferrell to Bill Hader’s fit of laughter is documented. Check out the hilarious clip below.

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Kristin Wiig returns to her former stomping grounds this weekend. The 39-year-old comedienne joins Chevy Chase, Bill Murray and Eddie Murphy as former SNL alums who hosted the show the first year after leaving. Joining her as musical guest on Saturday Night Live is Vampire Weekend.

NBC just released a whackload of promos featuring Wiig hyping her stint as guest host. Her former co-star Fred Armisen also appears in the series of videos. From teasing which of her popular characters she’ll resurrect to getting slapped by Armisen, Kristen is up for anything to promote her episode. She even jokes that perhaps an Olivia Newton-John cameo might happen. Highly doubt it, but this hardcore Grease fan can always hope. Check out all the promos below.

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Kristen Wiig Returns To Saturday Night Live

In: Donovan, TV Shows

Kristin Wiig is returning to her former stomping grounds, albeit in a hosting capacity, but at least it’s something. The 39-year-old comedienne will appear on the next-to-last episode of this season of Saturday Night Live airing May 11. Wiig joins Chevy Chase, Bill Murray and Eddie Murphy as former SNL alums who hosted the show the first year after leaving.

This isn’t the first time Wiig pops up on SNL since her departure last season. Back in December, she made a cameo in the Martin Short-hosted episode. I wonder if Kristen will reprise Gilly, Dooneese Maharelle or any of her other popular characters. Vampire Weekend will be the musical guest.

find out who’s appearing on the season finale after the jump

It’s a big a bit week for Justin Timberlake, having just hosted a pretty epic episode of SNL over the weekend and just opened up his new album to be streamed for free for a limited time on iTunes. Last night he was on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon for an interview and also to perform some music from his new album. JT is on Fallon’s show all week so there will be more good stuff to come.

Both guys are under the weather at the moment and we learn it’s because they made out over the weekend LOL. The first topic of discussion is the SNL episode and what it was like for JT. After Fallon starts making fun of how JT sings, JT joins in and makes fun of himself even better. LOL. Then the tables are turned and JT makes fun of Fallon by doing impressions of him and they’re actually pretty funny.

Watch the interview after the jump…

Last night’s episode of Saturday Night Live was pretty epic if you ask me. I was seriously laughing my head off the whole time. Justin Timberlake was back to host for his fifth time and to celebrate the occasion, several veterans from the “Five Timers Club” came back to welcome to the club. The famous faces included Paul Simon, Steve Martin, Dan Aykroyd, Chevy Chase, Martin Short, Alec Baldwin, Candace Bergen, and Tom Hanks. They all joined him early on in the episode, but Aykroid & Martin came back again later as their “two wild and crazy guys” characters in the “It’s A Date” dating game sketch. By the end of that segment, Timberlake and Andy Samberg joined in and they became four “wild and crazy guys”. Poor Bobby Moynihan was left out of the equation.

There were so many funny moments in the episode, from Justin talking about peeing on people’s faces to commercials about vaginal bling and so much more. I also loved the Champagne sketch, with the two characters we fell in love with after the Swarovski Crystals sketch when Jamie Foxx was hosting. This time, their ad was for Moet & Chandon. “One time I did a weird shoot in Messico and the two other girls went missing, but I’m still here. Thanks Champagne!

Check out some of the sketches from last night below. I’m totally rewatching the entire episode later on.

Watch some of the sketches after the jump…

Watch Justin Timberlake’s New ‘SNL’ Promos

In: Patrick, TV Shows

This weekend, Justin Timberlake will be hosting SNL for the fifth time and in addition to being the host, he’s also the musical guest. The promos for the March 9 episode have come out and it’s Kenan Thompson that is the cast member that joins JT in the video clips.

In the video, we see several of the promo clips, touching upon JT’s “Suit & Tie,” the fact that he’s doing both hosting and musical guest duties, and more. As you can see in the screen shot above, they joke that JT is also the camera guy, the sound guy, and the makeup guy as well. In addition to SNL, Timberlake will be performing on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon each night between March 11 – 15, and will be sitting down with Fallon for interviews at the beginning and end of the week.

Check out the SNL promo video clips below!

Video after the jump…

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