Day: February 10, 2017

Secrets from secret lady comedy Facebook groups

You may have heard or read about secret Facebook groups for women in comedy over the past couple of years, as women have taken back the initiative to not let men and predators get away with sexual misconduct inside or outside of comedy venues. In the second episode of her series, “Woman Online” for Seriously.TV, Sara Schaefer (MTV’s Sara and Nikki Live) sat down with several other women in comedy to describe the need for such private Facebook groups. Selena Coppock and Katie Compa started one in New York City in 2011. Also here to talk about what’s what:...

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Saturday Night Live debuts first-ever Snapchat sketch, er, Story: “Boycott”

We’ve grown accustomed the past couple of years with seeing Saturday Night Live post sketches that got “cut for time” or didn’t make it past dress rehearsal on the SNL YouTube channel in the days that followed new episodes. But now SNL has debuted its first-ever SNL “Story” for Snapchat. “Boycott,” written by SNL Co-Head Writers Chris Kelly and Sarah Schneider and SNL cast member Aidy Bryant, directed by Paul Briganti and starring Bryant and Beck Bennett (with an assist by Bobby Moynihan), is a 12-snap comedy sketch in which a NYC couple played by Bryant and Bennett find it...

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