Day: September 12, 2014

Sept. 15, 2014: Deadline to submit for 10th annual Andy Kaufman Award

In 2013, a woman claiming to be the long-lost daughter of a not-so-dead Andy Kaufman stole the show at the Andy Kaufman Award finals. What, or who, could possibly top that this year? Maybe you. The 10th annual competition for The Andy Kaufman Award already is seeking online submissions, with a deadline approaching Sept. 15, 2014. If you’re 18 or older and a legal U.S. resident, then read the rules and fill out the application along with a video of six minutes or less of your original comedy performance. “Please remember that we are not looking for another Andy Kaufman. Rather,...

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Michael Che replaces Cecily Strong on SNL Weekend Update; more SNL cast hires coming in 2014

What did you do on your summer vacation? Michael Che — who left the Saturday Night Live writing staff in May to join The Daily Show with Jon Stewart as an on-air correspondent and hooked up with Funny or Die’s Oddball Festival for four tour stops in August — is rejoining SNL this season in front of the camera as the new co-host of Weekend Update. SNL creator Lorne Michaels announced he’d rehired Che last night, replacing Cecily Strong on the desk as Colin Jost’s co-anchor with SNL premieres its 40th anniversary season on Sept. 27, 2014. “Michael is...

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Garfunkel and Oates perform “The Fade Away” on Conan

Kate Micucci and Riki Lindhome, aka Garfunkel and Oates, performed their song, “The Fade Away,” on Thursday night’s Conan. It’s about how some of their female friends break up with boyfriends via passive aggression. Roll it. Micucci and Lindhome are enjoying their first season playing Garfunkel and Oates on IFC, and they told Conan O’Brien how one of their first big breaks came slightly accidentally. Thanks, Tom...

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