Day: February 18, 2015

Paying tribute to 40 years of Saturday Night Live, mostly thanks to Lorne Michaels

I had a vision in the hours leading up to Saturday Night Live‘s massive SNL40 celebration on Sunday night of what it could be — a series of live tributes presented by past cast members and delivered to the current cast members onstage who have taken their torches and run with them. A way to flip the script on tribute/anniversary specials by focusing on how much this 40th season of SNL has exemplified in many ways, what every season before it has demonstrated, moments of great heights in topical impersonation work, characters with winning catchphrases and unique insights into...

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Wes Anderson, Louis CK top WGA Awards for 2015

Wes Anderson and Louis CK won top prizes in comedy for movies and TV, respectively, at this past weekend’s Writers Guild Awards. Anderson took home best original screenplay for The Grand Budapest Hotel, where he’s also up for that award and others at this coming weekend’s Oscars. Louis CK, meanwhile, scored wins in both overall comedy TV series and best comedy TV episode for his most recent season of Louie on FX. In episodic comedy, many TV critics predicted correctly when it aired that the Louie episode “So Did The Fat Lady” would pull in plaudits come award season....

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