Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Ty Burr Globe staff October 01, 2018 Why do we pretend that “Saturday Night Live” matters anymore?At least after the first 10 minutes, when any mild satirical bite or sense of surprise established by the show’s traditional “cold open” has dissipated and we’re back in the valley of the shadow of dreadful sketch premises?I understand that complaining about “SNL” is a venerable tradition that stretches back to the show’s second season, when Chevy Chase was replaced by Bill Murray. (We know how wrong everyone was about that.) And I realize that, as a viewer who has been around for all 44 years of the show’s run — I was a perfect target-demo 18 when “SNL” premiered in 1975 — I am probably channeling Matt Damon channeling Brett Kavanaugh channeling “Gran Torino”-era Clint … [Read more...] about ‘Saturday Night’ lame? Beyond a pitch-perfect Matt Damon as Kavanaugh, where’s the anarchy? Where’s the outrage?
Dave Itzkoff, New York Times 12:29 pm PDT, Friday, September 21, 2018 Lorne Michaels, center, and the cast and crew from "Saturday Night Live" pose backstage with the award for outstanding variety sketch series at the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards on Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP) less Lorne Michaels, center, and the cast and crew from "Saturday Night Live" pose backstage with the award for outstanding variety sketch series at the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards on Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, at the ... more Photo: Jordan Strauss, Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP Photo: 2012 NBCUniversal, Inc. Gilda Radner as Roseanne Roseannadanna during 'Weekend Update' on July 31, 1976 Gilda Radner as Roseanne Roseannadanna during 'Weekend Update' on July 31, 1976 … [Read more...] about ‘Saturday Night Live’ Adds New Cast Member for 44th Season
HTV National Desk Published 1:49 pm PDT, Thursday, September 20, 2018 Vanessa Fernandez Arango Vanessa Fernandez Arango Photo: Instagram Click through the gallery to see rock stars, actors and other celebrities who died young. Click through the gallery to see rock stars, actors and other celebrities who died young. Janis Joplin, age 27The Port Arthur, Texas-native died of a heroin overdose on October 4, 1970. Janis Joplin, age 27 The Port Arthur, Texas-native died of a heroin overdose on October 4, 1970. Photo: Associated Press Jim Morrison, age 27The cause of death for The Doors' frontman is unknown, but many speculate he died of a drug overdose on July 3, 1971. Jim Morrison, age 27 The cause of death for The Doors' frontman is unknown, but many speculate he died of a drug overdose on July 3, 1971. … [Read more...] about IVF blogger dies during childbirth after years of trying to get pregnant
But Nealon got his start in stand-up comedy, a discipline he took up around nearly 40 years ago and never really stopped doing. He’ll be bringing his stand-up stylings to Philly this week, with a run of five shows at Helium Comedy Club between Thursday and Saturday. about his long stand-up career, his run on SNL, the state of comedy today, and which of his old characters most reminds him of President Donald Trump. “I never stopped doing stand-up, even during SNL and 'Weeds,'” Nealon said. “It’s really my forte, and it’s what I moved out to L.A. to do. Acting was secondary.” The 64-year-old Nealon has been doing stand-up long enough that he once performed on “The Tonight Show With Johnny Carson.” But even during his time on SNL, his run on "Weeds," and various movie roles, Nealon kept going on stage, with a couple of Netflix hours under his belt in recent years. What can we expect from the shows this … [Read more...] about Kevin Nealon is headed to Helium for a three-night stint
caption “Easy Rider.” source Columbia Pictures The summertime is always when most get the itch to set out on the open road and do some traveling. Hollywood has always had a soft spot for road trip movies, and some have become memorable not just for what was shown on screen, but what the spirit of the movie meant for the people who saw them. Take “Easy Rider” for example, whose no-rules approach launched a new way movies were made for decades. Here are 23 road trip movies you should check out before heading on your own adventure: “Almost Famous” (2000) source DreamWorks Cameron Crowe’s love letter to the 1970s rock and roll scene, which he covered as a writer for Rolling Stone, is a fun look at adolescence, fame, and highlights the non-stop grind of a band being “on the road.” “The Blues Brothers” (1980) source Universal John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd play two brothers on a mission from God. Trying to … [Read more...] about The 23 best road trip movies of all time that are perfect to watch during the summer