With today being Wednesday, we were hoping for a double dose of goodness when it came to NBC Saturday Night Livewith the host Aubrey Plaza (The White Lotus, Agatha: A Cove of Chaos) and the musical guest Sam Smith. We knew we’d be catching a glimpse of Plaza during the reading period later today, but we weren’t sure if there would be a midweek sketch. Luckily, he was up there with the SNL cast member Chloe Fineman Joining Plaza for what began as a tribute to Fineman impressions, only to finish… well, we’ll let you watch for yourselves. We’ll just say it left us with a lot of mixed feelings…
So here’s a look at Plaza’s mid-week chart, followed by a look at how it works Saturday Night Live The week started:
After this weekend, we have Michael B (creed 3) hosting on January 28, b Lil Baby as a musical guest (with reports that we’ll be getting another new episode on February 4). Here’s a look back at a video introduction from Plaza & Smith for this weekend’s episode, followed by Plaza’s discussion with a late-night host Jimmy Fallon What it was like working on SNL before her career took off (including some of the characters in the show she did/performed):
Includes SNL season 48 on NBC Michael Che, Mickey Day, Andrew Desmux, Chloe Fineman, Heidi Gardner, Marcelo Hernandez, James Austin Johnson, Punky Johnson, Colin Jost, Molly Kearney, Michael Longfellow, Ego Nodem, Sarah Sherman, Cecily Strong, Kenan Thompson, Devon WalkerAnd Buen Yang. Executive Produced by Michaels, SNL Directed Liz Patrickwith alum Darrell Hammond declaring. Based out of Studio 8H in Rockefeller Center, the long-running late-night comedy/musical series is produced by SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video.
Lorne Michaels on Saturday Night Live Season 48, SNL’s Future & More
talk with New York timesSNL creator Lorne Michaels She addressed the casting changes, describing the upcoming season as a “year of renewal” that may lead to some “flashy” changes. He also had some comforting words for “Weekend Update” fans and teased what’s in store for SNL’s 50th anniversary celebration. Here are some of the headlines:
The fallout from COVID-19 has resulted in a much larger than usual SNL cast: “The pandemic put us in this situation where no one could really leave because there were no jobs. And at the same time, if I didn’t add new people every year, the show wouldn’t be the show. There is to be new people, for our own sake and for the benefit of the public as well.” “.
Michaels believes leaving the cast is good things for SNLWe got to a point where we had too many people, and people weren’t getting enough playtime. The way the series has survived is through this level of reinvention. The price of success is that people go off and do other things; their core commitment is to their talent. And keep pushing that. And there’s something so much better about the show when all that matters is the show. There’s a time to say goodbye, and there’s a normal time for that, but a time when you’ve just entered the pandemic.”
… except with Colin Jost, Michael Che, and “Weekend Update”Especially, for the midterm elections, I just need this part [‘Weekend Update’ with Che & Jost] To be solid as it is.”
50th anniversary/SNL season? Think larger: “The 50th will be a big event. We’ll bring back everyone from the 50s and the hosts and all that. It’s going to be a very emotional and powerful thing. There won’t be a lot of extras, I can tell you a lot.”