While the recent 40th anniversary episode of Saturday Night Live had its highs and lows, the general consensus was that “Celebrity Jeopardy” was one of the top sketches, while Eddie Murphy’s jokeless monologue was a bizarre low moment. But according to Norm Macdonald, Murphy was supposed to have a role in “Celebrity Jeopardy” that would have been perfect, only he refused to do it. More
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With the 40th Anniversary of Saturday Night Live being celebrated this weekend, it’s essential to look back on one of the few constants in the history of the show: ‘Weekend Update.’
When you think “Weekend Update,” what SNL era do you think of? Everyone’s got their favorite host and character segments, and every host brings a unique flavor to the segment so firmly planted in our culture. (Full disclosure: I’m a Seth-head, “Update” not “Late Night.” There’s a difference.) More
Norm Macdonald is one of Twitter’s weirder delights. Similar to his modus operandi for hosting Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update, he makes up his own rules on Twitter, and so if you follow him you might suddenly notice he’s doing play-by-plays of whatever sporting event has captured his attention on TV, or delivering epic stories about comedy legends over a series of dozens and dozens of posts.