Lorne Michaels

Martin Short on CanCon, comedy and the CSAs

After a show-stealing performance at the inaugural Canadian Screen Awards, Martin Short is returning as host for this year’s gala

Saturday Night Live’s latest hire should not be news. And yet …

Should a TV show be urged to take on certain performers because of a diversity-first mandate?

Hello, Jimmy Fallon, and hello, New York City

Jaime J. Weinman on what the programming changes mean for late night TV

In conversation: Shadowy Men’s Don Pyle

On playing hardball with HBO, saying no to the Pixies and what makes reunion shows work.


The genius of Justin Timberlake

How an ex-boy band Britney survivor dodged all the punchlines and got the last laugh


“Why Must You Deprive Us of These Movies, Mr. Michaels? Do You Hate Joy?”

Nathan Rabin has figured out why the world has sucked so much since 2000: it’s been that long since there was a feature film based on a Saturday Night Live character. That means that the last person to bring an SNL character to the big screen was Tim Meadows, as smooth-talking radio host Leon Phelps in The Ladies Man (not to be confused with the Jerry Lewis movie of the same name). Since then… nothing. Not even the Italian talk-show host.