Day: August 24, 2010

Hannibal Buress leaves SNL to write for “30 Rock,” while Chelsea Peretti joins staff on “Parks and Rec”

Briefly in the comings-and-goings department, two up-and-coming stand-up talents have moved into new office jobs this week, as Hannibal Buress has left the writing staff of Saturday Night Live inside 30 Rockefeller Plaza to write for NBC's 30 Rock, while Chelsea Peretti started work Monday as a writer on NBC's Parks and Recreation. Peretti previously had written for The Sarah Silverman Program. I'm sure you'll still see Buress and Peretti on the stand-up circuit when they're not busy writing must-see TV. Congrats to both on their new...

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Life Beyond LOST: William Mapother (“Ethan”)

The final (final final?) DVDs for Lost officially became available today, complete with a 12-minute epilogue showing a glimpse of what happened to Ben, Hurley and even Walt after the finale. But what about Ethan? You think he may have died, didn't you? The folks at UCB Comedy show us what life is now like for actor William Mapother, who played Ethan, after the show ended. "We have to go back!" Looks like Funny or Die isn't the only game around anymore to employ celebrities for pop culture spoofs. Roll the...

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