‘SNL’ Promos: Kristen Wiig
‘SNL’ Promos: Kristen Wiig
Trailer: ‘Girl Most Likely’ - July 19 (Limited)
Written by Michelle Morgan, directed by Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini, starring Kristen Wiig, Darren Criss, Annette Bening, Matt Dillon and June Diane Raphael.
The film formerly called ‘Imogene.’ Come for Kristen Wiig, stay for Darren Criss singing Backstreet Boys.
First Look: Kristen Wiig and Darren Criss in ‘Imogene’ | Indiewire
Kristen Wiig filming The Secret Life of Walter Mitty in New York City.
The Daily News is reporting based on insider sources from the after-after party that Jason Sudeikis is unsure of his future at SNL.
According to the insider, Sudeikis, who joined the show in 2003 as a writer and become an on-air staple in 2005, told a group of revelers (including his “very affectionate” girlfriend, Olivia Wilde) that “he wasn’t sure about staying or leaving.”
Their sources go on to say that “Andy is definitely leaving.” But here’s where things get really interesting …
One NBC source tells us that the water-cooler talk at the TV net’s 30 Rock headquarters on Monday was that Sudeikis, who had been on-air as long as Wiig, was betraying some anger. He’s said to be upset about “SNL” executive producer Lorne Michaels’ decision “to single out Kristen” for praise.
“They’ve never done anything like that for anyone,” says the source, who adds, “There’s always a first time — but they should have been fair to Jason and Andy.”
Fueling speculation about Sudeikis’ exit was his appearance onstage with a wet-eyed Wiig and Samberg at the first “SNL” after-party at Rockefeller Plaza.
Lorne has said Wiig is one of the top 4 performers in SNL’s history so it’s not surprising that they’d give her a big send off, especially if she had made a decision to move on. It’s a little odd that Sudeikis, who doesn’t appear sure about his future there, would be upset. Then there’s the whole Mitt Romney thing you have to consider, so all of this is sketchy rumor for now.
That was a goodbye if ever I’ve seen one. It’s safe to say Kristen Wiig is moving on from SNL.
As for Samberg and Sudeikis, things are a little less clear. ‘Lazy Sunday 2’ seemed like a proper goodbye for Andy Samberg, but it will be hard to know until there’s official word. (Questlove’s tweet not included.)
Anyway … that was emotional.
This is unconfirmed for now. I’m no longer seeing this tweet on his page, so this is either fake or he’s since deleted it.
Along with the previously announced Robin Williams, who will receive the “Stand-Up Icon” award, and Don Rickles, who will be presented with the “Johnny Carson Award for Comedic Excellence” by Jon Stewart, the show will feature presenters Chris Rock, Will Arnett, Tracy Morgan, Maya Rudolph and Adam Scott.
Other guests include Hannibal Buress, Ty Burrell, Louis C.K, Chevy Chase, Paul Feig, Tina Fey, Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Annie Mumolo, Amber Nash, Jim O’Heir, Chris Parnell, Amy Poehler, The Gregory Brothers, Aisha Tyler and Kristen Wiig.
As if that wasn’t enough, Andy Richter will be returning as the show’s announcer, and The Roots will once again perform as the Comedy Awards house band.
More talent will be announced as the ceremony approaches. The second annual Comedy Awards tape in New York this Saturday and air on Comedy Central, Sunday, May 6 at 9/8c.
Not all that surprising really. Other people who could leave soon: Bill Hader, Fred Armisen, Kenan Thompson. (But that’s going just based on time they’ve been there.)
Kristen Wiig on this week’s Portlandia
Have you been enjoying Portlandia so far? You’re not burnt out on it yet? Great. Because we still have five more episodes for you. Friday night, 10pEST on IFC, check out Kristen Wiig on this week’s Portlandia.
Anyone who has seen the trailer for Friends With Kids knows that the March 9 comedy could easily be a bizarro-world spiritual sequel to Bridesmaids, what with a cast that includes Kristen Wiig, Jon Hamm, Maya Rudolph, and Chris O’Dowd. But the film boasts even more lovable cast members: Friends With Kids focuses on two friends, played by Adam Scott and Jennifer Westfeldt, who decide to have a child together, platonically.