Day: April 25, 2017

Kenan Thompson may be SNL’s MVP: “What Up With That?”

If Kenan Thompson comes back to Saturday Night Live — whether in May or this fall (depending upon a potential WGA strike) — he’d be due to start his record-setting 15th season as a cast member on the venerable network TV sketch comedy program. No one would fault Thompson for leaving. But SNL creator Lorne Michaels isn’t the only one who hopes he sticks around for a while longer. As this new profile of the 38-year-old comedian (he’ll turn 39 on May 10) in The Huffington Post shows, many of Thompson’s past and present colleagues consider him an essential...

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The best of Marc Maron’s WTF interviews in book form, “Waiting for the Punch”

If trying to catch up on 800+ episodes of Marc Maron’s WTF podcast seems like too much of a hill to climb, or you just want to fast-forward to the best parts and look at them whenever you want, then you’re in luck. Maron announced he’s excerpting dialogues with the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Kevin Hart, Patton Oswalt, Lena Dunham, Leslie Jones, Louis CK, Lorne Michaels and former President Barack Obama into a new book, “Waiting for the Punch: Words to Live By from the WTF Podcast.” As he wrote on Monday: “It’s great. I had no idea about some of...

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