Day: September 21, 2018

Saturday Night Live adds Ego Nwodim to the cast for Season 44

Congrats to Ego Nwodim! Saturday Night Live has announced hiring Nwodim as a new cast member for Season 44, which begins next week. From her bio at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles: Ego Nwodim is an actor-writer-improviser-cupcake connoisseur from Baltimore, MD. After graduating from the University of Southern California with a degree in Biology, Ego put her pricey diploma in the recycling bin and started taking classes at the UCB Theatre. Thanks to her teachers at UCB, Ego has come to find montages, tag-runs and obnoxious, but grounded characters far more enjoyable and fulfilling than photosynthesis...

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Live show Historical Roast gets a Netflix series order thanks to Jeff Ross

While the Friars Club and Comedy Central have enjoyed ribbing and roasting their famous friends for decades, for the past four years, a group of Los Angeles comedians have gone even older school, hosting live shows around LA called “Historical Roast.” In July, they went after JFK at Dynasty Typewriter. On Oct. 2, they’ll be roasting the recently departed wrestling icon Andre The Giant in the Belly Room of The Comedy Store. But they have even bigger plans in store for 2019. Netflix has ordered six half-hour episodes of Historical Roast, with comedians dressing up in costumes to zing...

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