When Tina Fey pulled up her chair at the Saturday Night Live writers’ table, the show wasn’t all that woman-friendly. In her autobiographical book Bossypants, the comedien tells a story of how writers often assumed men in drag could be more funny than women. By the time she left, the show had featured more female greats than ever before: Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolf, Kristen Wiig, and others graced us with their unbeatable wit.
But wait ... Read More
BY Alanna Vagianos in Boob Tube on Oct 16, 2013 |
*Swoon* Kerry teach me your waysScandal star and all-around awesome actress, Kerry Washington, will make her SNL debut on November 2nd. Yayayay! If you've ever watched Scandal you understand my excitement. And if you haven't watched Scandal...what do you do with your time? Get on it.
The announcement follows the hotly-debated lack of black female SNL cast members. Kenan Thomspon (one of only three actors of color on the 16-member cast) commented on ... Read More
The New Republic’s Laura Bennett has something important to say about Betty White’s recent roles in her essay “Betty White Is Not a Sex Machine: Our Cruel Obsession with Dirty Old Women.” While she acknowledges that elderly women in the media have gained traction, ceasing to be mostly “sexless [...] prudish nags,” she sees an increase in sexual exploitation of older women. From Betty White’s role in Hot in Cleveland to ... Read More
BY Fatimah Hameed in Boob Tube on Sep 30, 2013 |
Hannah Horvath and her friends have it rough—they’re college-educated, financially supported, and so, so white (maybe not for long). And in a Saturday Night Live sketch that aired during this weekend’s season premiere, the Girls girls have a new roommate with whom to compete in their weekly misery poker: Blerta.
Tina Fey plays Blerta, a poor Albanian refugee with OCD (Old Cow Disease) who puts Hannah’s problems into ... Read More
BY Hallie Marks in General on Jul 10, 2013 |
What do Kourtney Kardashian, Miley Cyrus, and Fox and Friends host Gretchen Carlson all have in common? They're all some of the recurring characters played by actress and comedienne Vanessa Bayer on Saturday Night Live that never fail to make us laugh till it hurts. Bayer is a regular on SNL, but you’ve got a chance to see her off the screen and in real life at our 20th Anniversary Party!
Bayer is a strong female role model for girls and women everywhere ... Read More
BY Tess Duncan in Boob Tube on Apr 29, 2013 |
SNL alum and BUST favorite, Kristen Wiig will be gracing us with her hilarious (stage) presence on May 11th to host Saturday Night Live a year after she left the show on May 19th, 2012. (You might remember her emotional send-off which commemorated the seven years she spent on the NBC sketch comedy series.) Now we'll get to see her starring alongside former co-stars and keep our fingers crossed for some great guest spots (Tina? Amy? Rachel? Melissa McC? Just give ... Read More
BY Sarah Fonder in Boob Tube on Apr 03, 2013 |
The competition is on to create the next 30 Rock-- there are some incredibly buzz-worthy pilots in the works for fall, including an Andy Samberg cop show and a Seinfeld-esque vehicle by comedian and SNL writer John Mulaney. We're on pins and needles for both, but what's currently called The John Mulaney Show looks more impressive by the day. While it already boasts writing from one of the best comedians of the moment*, its cast will include such ... Read More
BY Maggie Carr in Movies on Jan 22, 2013 |
It is unspeakably cold here in New York, which is why we’re excited to cozy up with The Best of Gilda Radner at tomorrow night’s installment of PAJAMARAMA!
BUST contributor and ‘zine-stress Ayun Halliday will introduce this epically funny compilation of the late Ms. Radner’s most memorable characters and moments.
Your $8 ticket (which you can buy in a snap right here) gets you a seat in Videology’s lovely private screening room and a ... Read More
BY Katrina Pallop in Boob Tube on Jan 14, 2013 |
It turns out that Portlandia star Fred Armisen has an excellent Ira Glass impression in his arsenal of celebrity impersonations. Armisen delivered his best Ira Glass act on Glass's own NPR show, This American Life. The impression is also featured in a web exclusive out from NBC. Armisen's portrayal of Glass was scripted into a "Weekend Update" segment on SNL, but nixed after the audience didn't find it funny enough. Be sure to check out the video, as ... Read More
BY Maggie Carr in Movies on Jan 04, 2013 |
PAJAMARAMA!, your favorite evening of slumber-party classics curated by ladies of note, is back! We've brought you towering beehives and shirtless Jeff Goldblum, and this week, BUST teams up with Salon and Videology to bring you The Best of Gilda Radner.
Join author and zine-stress Ayun Halliday for an evening with legendary comedienne Gilda Radner, taken way before her time after a battle with ovarian cancer. Re-live the glory days of SNL and laugh along with ... Read More