I knew this day would come and yet, I don’t feel emotionally prepared for it at all: Bill Hader is leaving Saturday Night Live and there’s only one way to properly express how I’m feeling:
After Seth Myers announced he would take over Jimmy Fallon’s job at Late Night, I thought, “but who will Stefon flirt with during ‘Weekend Update’ now?” Lo, my question has been answered and Stefon won’t be flirting with anyone as Hader moves on from SNL. But of course, as much as we love Stefon, he’s not the only character we will miss. Along with seeing him break character part-way through the sketch which always reminded me of those good old Jimmy Fallon days, Hader’s departure also means losing so many other memorable characters. We’ll miss you, Hader, and your physical comedy.
Here Are The 10 Bill Hader Characters We’ll Miss the Most:
Bryce: the Overly Dramatic Fireman
That technically isn’t the name of the skit but it’s what I’m going to call it.
Why they didn’t use this character more often I’ll never know. Only having played Bryce once when Adam Levine hosted earlier this season, Bill made quite an impact as he yelled his way through the skit and acted like the world’s best drama queen.
Devin from The Californians
Who will give us all those great directions now?! The Californians, is one of the more hilarious skits to be on the show recently. It’s only made funnier as Hader loses control and starts laughing.
Thank you, Hollywood, for not keeping Robert Downey Jr’s smolder hidden behind a helmet for the entire Iron Man trilogy. That would definitely be a crime worthy of an Avengers-style beatdown. Let’s celebrate the latest chapter in the blockbuster series with some vintage RDJ cuteness.
He was an N.Y.C. baby
Robert John Downey Jr. was born in Manhattan’s trendy Greenwich Village neighbourhood on April 4, 1965. He got his great looks from his showbiz parents, director Robert Downey Sr. (Lion King-ing RDJ above) and singer Elsie Ford.
His film debut is adorable
Daddy Downey gave RDJ his first film role in his 1970 film Pound. Lil Downey has a very, erm, naughty line for a five-year-old! You’ll see what I mean . . .
He helped his director dad
RDJ moved to L.A. with his dad and kept up acting in his dad’s films. Two years after playing this muddy soccer kid in the 1980 comedy Up The Academy, RDJ got his dad’s blessing to try to make it as an actor back in N.Y.C.
He made bullies lovable
At 20, RDJ got his first break in Weird Science, a 1985 nerd power movie about two high schoolers whose experiments somehow turn a doll into the babe of their dreams. RDJ may be the bully of film, but how could you say no to those eyes?
He was on Saturday Night Live?!
Well, the winner was actually “Radley Cooper,” and he tied with “Ted Helms.”
In a hilarious skit from Zach Galifianakis’ episode of Saturday Night Live, the wolf pack reunited to compete for the title of Best Jennifer Aniston Look-Alike. Galifianakis’ “Paul” came in a disappointing 8th place, and the hilarity (and Helen Keller jokes) ensued from there. Although he didn’t have the best Rachel haircut, any time Bradley Cooper is being judged on looks, you can basically guarantee he’ll win. Sorry, Paul.
Everyone has that person on their street or in their apartment who lives alone, has multiple cats, and everyone silently is secretly freaked out by. Reading this autobiography can make you feel just like that person especially when you’re sitting alone at Starbucks cackling really weirdly because damn, Tina Fey really is that funny. That’s when everyone is suddenly freaked out by you and will probably try to get away from you. But again, this book is so funny, that you won’t even care.
If you’ve heard of Tina Fey, you know that she is one of the funniest women to ever grace television or the big screen. Her autobiography keeps on track with her witty persona and page after page, it’s as if you are being punched in the throat with her sometimes cheesy one-liners.
You don’t need to live in New York City to understand just how hilarious Bill Hader’s Stefon character is.
The brain child of Bill Hader and then-SNL writer/comedian John Mulaney, the over-the-top club kid character is just the perfect amount of weird to get anyone in stitches. Hader himself can’t seem to keep it together and has never made it through an entire skit without breaking character. This was partly due to the fact Mulaney would add new lines right before show which Hader would read for the first time on air.
Asides from the SNL cast member’s giggle fits, here are ten reasons why we love Stefon.
1. He got his start in a Ben Affleck skit
2. Whatever you want to call this supercut
3. His obvious crush on Weekend Update host Seth Meyers Read more…
If you haven’t heard Justin Timberlake’s name at least once or twice this week, you’re definitely living under a rock. He is dropping his new album, The 20/20 Experience on March 19th (although there was a free stream of it on iTunes! Read our review HERE).
He practically lived in NBC’s famous 30 Rockefeller building. Right after his fifth time hosting Saturday Night Live, he celebrated his comeback by spending a week on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. Yes, we can say that it’s been a huge two weeks for him.
But in case you have been living under a rock, we’ve compiled videos of what he’s done this week. Can we just have him on Jimmy Fallon all the time, please?
SNL SKIT: Opening Monolouge
If you’re not overwhelmed by the amount of talent that is on the stage, you’re wrong.
SNL: It’s A Date
YES. Andy Samberg returns to SNL to reprise his and Timberlake’s famous “Dick in a Box” duo. It’s a bit lengthy, but I promise you that it’s worth it.
If Justin really did the advertising for a restaurant called Veganville, I’d be dashing through the door to try to get there first. Plus the Harlem Shake in the end was really unexpected. Who cares if the phase is over? Justin revived it for one last time.
During another one of his onstage rants, the ever so eloquent Kanye West took a little dig at Justin Timberlake as he said, “I got love for Hov (Jay Z) but I ain’t f***ing with that ‘Suit & Tie’.”
Well Kanye, Suit & Tie “ain’t f**ing” with you either. Justin Timberlake made that clear on Saturday Night Live this past Saturday when he made a not-so-subtle song change to Suit & Tie performance.
Too much? I think not. Timberlake didn’t “bash” the notoriously rude rapper as much as he simply stated a fact. Kanye West is a very dramatic person overall (seriously, Ryan Seacrest. Convince Kanye to wear a mic while on any one of Kim Kardashian’s reality shows). You can’t diss someone who didn’t really do anything to you and not expect some sort of reaction. Personally, I found Timberlake’s reaction hilarious and not all that offensive.
Poor Kanye. Timberlake is stealing his awards and his best friend/favourite collaborator. Do these moments of bro-hood between Jay Z and Justin Timberlake make you sad, Kanye?
Justin and Jay Z eating cereal together
That makes Kanye sad
Jay z caressing Justin
Still makes Kanye Sad
Justin and Jay Z performing together Read more…
Saturday Night Live hasn’t really had its fair share of quality TV moments this season. While they’ve managed to rope in some fabulous guests this year (Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Lawrence, Adam Levin), the skits have erred a little on the boring side. Thankfully, Justin Timberlake must promote his return to music (yay!) and that means a return to NBC’s beloved comedy show.
While we may not appreciate his acting the way he would like us to, Timberlake is actually a great comedy actor. He has a great sense of timing, he’s always down for a good laugh, and most importantly, (potential hosts take note) he’s a team player.
For a refresher, here’s are just some of Timberlake’s best moments on SNL:
1. Dick in a Box
2. Singles Ladies
3. Liquorville Dance Battle Read more…
Last night’s episode of SNL not only marked the moment when Maroon 5’s Adam Levine “overreached and tried acting” (his words, not mine) to host the live sketch show, but also the return of Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer, a.k.a. the Lonely Island.
And hallelujah and thank the lords because there hasn’t been a good digital short since Samberg and crew left the show last year (except for maybe Taran Killam’s “Sloppy Swish”).
This time around, the boys of Lonely Island turned the tables on last year’s beloved catchphrase, “YOLO,” with assistance from Levine and musical guest Kendrick Lamar. Though instead of going balls to the wall, they advise against stupidity because hey, you only live once, right?
Their sage wisdom via song includes:
Thanks Lonely Island, for digging deep into my paranoia. It only justifies my reasoning to stay at home because a piano might just fall on my head the moment I walk out the door.
Watch “YOLO” by Lonely Island feat. Adam Levine and Kendrick Lamar below:
Kristen Wiig and Will Ferrell had one of the funniest bits during last night’s Golden Globes ceremony (save Tina Fey and Amy Poehler’s opening monologue) when they improvised their presentation for the Best Actress in a Comedy/Musical category.
Every year, the Golden Globes asks presenters to watch all the films in their category, which Ferrell and Wiig totally did. They swear. Soon, we realized, they had absolutely no idea what each of the movies were actually about.
“Emily Blunt – Salmon Fishing In The Yemen. Beautiful. When the salmon are coming out…” said Ferrell. “Judi Dench. Where did she come from? Unknown. She used to be a police officer,” he continued.
About Jennifer Lawrence, who won the award for Silver Linings Playbook, Ferrell said: “Jennifer Lawrence. J-Law. And the silver… I thought it was an animated film.”
Although they didn’t get around to watching the movies in their category, the two SNL alums are luckily trained in improvisation. In fact, I think they should be understudies at next year’s Golden Globes because of their clear ability to bullsh*t through anything!
Watch it here
Ladies and gentlemen, this is what I call talent. What you’re listening to may sound like a conversation between Denzel Washington and Will Smith. But lo and behold! It’s actually by the same person…comedian Jay Pharoah!
By channeling Smith’s rambunctious personality and Washington’s tough demeanor, it’s really not surprising that he is a cast member on Saturday Night Live. Those impressions are impeccable!
In the world of celebrity news, there’s no shortage of hits and misses. This week, Bruno Mars kills it on SNL and Justin Timberlake didn’t invite N*Sync members Joey Fatone or Lance Bass to this wedding.
HIT: Bruno Mars on SNL
Unless you’re Justin Timberlake, having a musical guest also double as a host is a very risky move. Luckily, the writers were on their game this weekend as Bruno Mars capitalized on his singing skills in the Pandora sketch. Unfortunately, that sketch isn’t available online because of multiple copyrights attached the songs he sang (including Justin Bieber’s “Boyfriend). If you do find it, treasure that moment forever. It’s a pretty great.
MISS: Justin Timberlake reportedly banned one half of N*Sync from his wedding
Speaking of Justin Timberlake, Celebs like Jimmy Fallon and Andy Samburg were just two out of 100 wedding guests at his wedding in Italy. You know who wasn’t there? Lance Bass and Joey Fantone. According to Us Weekly fodder, “Justin hates Lance now.” Well, you know what Timberlake? Boo you for not wanting the greatest boy band in the world in reunite. BOO YOU (as in displeasure, not in a ghoulish scream)!
HIT: Armie Hammer is a prince in real life
Armie Hammer can now join the “Celebrities can be heroes, too” club after helping a car crash victim in L.A. According to model Leeann Tweeden (who can join the club, too because she also helped), Hammer helped an old lady out of her smashed-up car during rush hour. What rare breed Hammer is: his charming face matches his thoughtful personality.
MISS: Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt are broke Read more…
Daniel Craig may seem like a man of few words. (I mean really, he is James Freakin’ Bond, after all). But after seeing the promos for his Saturday Night Live hosting gig, he has officially landed on a special place in my heart.
Joking around with SNL cast member Taran Killam, the two embark on a random montage of wig-wearing, air guitar playing and even a spree of cupcake eating.
Now if that doesn’t warm your heart, I don’t know what will.
You can watch 007 aka Craig, test out his comedy acting chops tonight on SNL.
Watch the promo here:
Andy Samberg recently announced his retirement from SNL (boo) and now he’ll be starring in the upcoming lowbrow comedy “That’s My Boy” with SNL alumni Adam Sandler. Lately Sandler’s films have been disappointing and slightly slapstick but this recut trailer looks halfway decent.
“I haven’t seen the film yet but I took it upon myself to cut a trailer for it anyway,” jokes Samberg in the clip.
This version stars pretty much everyone in history, including Adam Lambert, the prime minister of Israel, Tom Cruise, and Seth Roen, Jonah Hill, Jason Segel and Ben Stiller in a tin of sardines.
It also stars a bunch of people with names spookily similar to Samberg and Sandler, like Shmandy Blanderberg. Will you see it on June 15?
Watch it here:
Looks like a lot of our favourite SNL cast members are leaving the show.
First it was Kristen Wiig…and now Andy Samberg.
After much speculation, the comedian confirmed the rumours to the New York Times
that he won’t be returning next season.
“It’s an incredibly emotional and strange moment in my life,” Andy said. “Obviously it’s not a huge shock, but I did officially decide not to come back.”
From one of the guys who brought us The Lonely Island, he will certainly be missed!
So to remember some classic Samberg, here is a video of him and Justin Timberlake singing about 3-ways with Lady Gaga.
In the world of celebrity news, there’s no shortage of hits and misses. This week, Justin Timberlake is going back to music and Kristen Wiig leaves SNL.
HIT: Phillip Phillips is the winner of American Idol!
After a record number of votes, Phillip Phillips WON American Idol! Not too shabby. We’re excited to hear his track “Home” on the radio — it’s got a little bit of Mumford in there, doesn’t it? And I know, Jessica Sanchez was way cool but it doesn’t even matter if you win these days. I mean, look an Jennifer Hudson and Adam Lambert.
MISS: Zac Efron got himself a pornstache
It’s been a slow news week and I’m tired of acknowledging Courtney Stodden’s existence, okay? What is this? My first whiskers? I know he’s just trying to show us how manly he is nowadays (condom dropping, bra unhooking, etc) and I’m fine with that. Everyone has to grow up. The mustache, though, is scraggly, patchy and reminds me of sad, prepubescent attempts at facial hair during Movember. Just go back to the scruff and all will be well.
HIT: Fun. covers Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe”
From the Havard baseball team to Katy Perry, it seems like everyone’s covering the guilty pleasure of the year “Call Me Maybe.” The band Fun.’s acoustic version is addictive and well, fun. They’re also becoming some sort of cover band because we’ve already heard them perform “Somebody That I Used To Know.” If you need me, I’ll be dancing on the streets shamelessly while listening to both of them. Please feel free to join me.
MISS: John Mayer used 50 Shades of Grey to woo a special lady Read more…
Is Usher really so popular that he just HAD to text someone during Saturday Night Live?Here he stands, among Will Ferrell and Liam Neeson, and all that’s going through his mind is: “Nah, I’ve got better things to do.” Usher performed “Scream” and “Climax” to the audience last Saturday and also made an appearance in one of the skits to celebrate 100 digital shorts on SNL. Is this a douchebag move or are people reading too much into it?
In celebration of having done 100 digital shorts, Saturday Night Live pulled out the big guns and called on Justin Bieber. Well not only Justin Bieber. The short also featured Justin Timberlake, Michael Bolton, Usher, Jon Hamm, Will Ferrell and Natalie Portman. Yea, just a few big names. Character cameos included Shy Ronnie, Jack Sparrow and Sergio the Sax Man.
The video starts with Bieber playing the part of Lonely Islander Akiva Schaffer, with Jorma Taccone and Andy Samberg. After a whole lot of shenanigans,that include Natalie Portman rapping obscenities and Timberlake presenting his goods in a box, we learn Bieber was tricked into the whole thing. ”I was tricked into doing this. I don’t endorse this song. No, no, no, no,” he says as Hamm air humps him.
Saturday’s episode was hosted by Will Ferrell with Usher as the musical guest. Next week’s finale will be hosted by Rolling Stones’ Mick Jagger.
Watch it here:
Rihanna reportedly peeved off Saturday Night Live’s producers by calling in sick for the final dress rehearsal but the girl put on a good show regardless. The dress rehearsal is done live in front of a studio audience right before the actual show and it’s taken pretty seriously, so when she bailed and came in looking fine, it didn’t bode well.
Rihanna started with “Birthday Cake,” making some believe Chris Brown would make an unexpected cameo (he didn’t) but it soon turned into a medley of “Talk That Talk.” Rihanna was spotlighted in front of a giant spiderweb which was illuminated by green lasers.
Some people complained that there was an echo effect added to her microphone that made her voice sound shaky, but that went away with her follow-up performance of “Where Have You Been,” which had an Arabian-themed backdrop.
Host Eli Manning was a bit awkward but it was Kristen Wiig who ultimately stole the show with her impression of the Tan Mom. Whether or not Rihanna was sick, she put on a good performance, though we didn’t get to see her anticipated “Shy Ronnie” digital short.
Watch it here:
After hearing about tan mom Patricia Krentcil, who took her 5-year-old to a tanning booth, my faith in Snooki as a mom-to-be shot up. Comparatively, Snooki looks tame and even offered some wise words in her first piece of parenting advice:” That b***h is crazy, you are not supposed to take kids there. Everyone knows you are NOT supposed to take kids there,” she told Extra.
Now, “Tan Mom” is shooting back at Snooki, who she refers to as Snoopy. TMZ caught up with her and she calls the Jersey Shore star fake, fat and said “when this is all said and done I’d like to meet up with Snoopy.”
Next on her hit list will probably be Kristen Wiig, who did a worthy performance of her on Saturday Night Live. The sad part was, the makeup they used didn’t even make Wiig as tan as Krentcil. (Watch it after the jump)