‘SNL’ Finale Promos: Ben Affleck & Bill Hader
We’re excited to welcome back our good friend Ben Affleck for the fifth time! He shot new promos today with Bill Hader and you could say we’re (Shakespeare) in Love with them. He’s so Good (Will Hunting). Yes… We’re really Going All The Way with this joke. Arma-get-on with it already and watch the promos!
This week’s season finale will cap Hader’s eight-year tenure on the show. The Times reports that Fred Armisen and Jason Sudeikis’ status on the show is also in question, and of course Seth Meyers will depart for ‘Late Night’ by at least February.
Lorne Michaels on Hader:
“In terms of intelligence and talent, he was in that same tradition,” Mr. Michaels said in a telephone interview. “He was so completely committed to the art of it and enough a student of it that there’s something strikingly original. He didn’t explode onto the air, but gradually he found his voice, and that became a huge thing.”
Mr. Hader said: “My joke was, we’ll start singing ‘Ruby Tuesday’ and just say bye to Kristen again. I can just do a little wave at goodnights, and that signifies it.”
Knew the first thing, didn’t know the second thing.
The South Park doc “6 Days To Air” was a true thing of beauty. The way they put that show together in such a short period of time is only akin to, appropriately enough, SNL. Also while it says “writer” above, the doc made clear that Trey is the only one who physically writes scripts. They use a team of people to break stories, outline episodes, and punch up jokes, of which Hader is a member.
SNL: Ben Stiller resurrects Derek Zoolander for a genius appearance with Stefon.
He’ll introduce classic movies parents can watch with their kids, like Singin’ In The Rain.
This seems just as appropriate as Andy Samberg hosting Shark Week.