On Saturday, Bill Hader made an appearance on “Saturday Night Live” and his legendary character Stefon paid a visit to Weekend Update for the first time since Hader left the show. The segment’s “city correspondent” hasn’t changed a bit — and that’s how we like it. Watch him do us all a public service by delivering the latest news about the city’s hottest clubs while attempting to stifle his own laughter. [HuffPost]
The first rule of doing an interview, particularly with very busy celebrities promoting film or television projects, is to come prepared. See the movie! Have a list of questions! Have a general sense of the plot! Know what makes this movie different from another movie the same actor starred in! That’s where Denver’s own Chris Parente fouled up. Despite claiming to have seen “The Skeleton Twins” at the Toronto Film Festival, Parente got a touch confused during his interview with the film’s stars, Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader. See, much to Wiig’s surprise, Parente second question was all about whether she had any advice to give about going nude on camera — after all, “YOU DID IT IN THE FILM!” he said upon seeing Wiig’s shocked reaction. Wrong film, bro. Watch Wiig and Hader handle Parente’s shit for him.
There’s a Stefon-sized hole in my heart that will never be filled. And when Bill Hader visited “Late Night With Seth Meyers,” the two former “Saturday Night Live” co-stars made clear they are every bit as emotional about Stefon as the rest of us. Filming the last-ever Stefon sketch, when he leaves Anderson Cooper at the altar and runs off with Seth, made both of these guys cry. Aw, I get choked up just thinking about it.
Kristen Wiig knocked it out of the park with “Bridesmaids,” proving that she could fill movie theaters by running on funny. But contrary to what a lot of ex-”SNL” stars might do, she hasn’t just made the same comedy over and over again. She played slightly more serious roles in “Friends With Kids” and “The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty” and now she’s back for what looks to be even darker comedy. In “The Skeleton Twins,” Wieg and Bill Hader (AKA Stefon from “SNL”) play estranged siblings who are brought back together when both are at a crossroads in their lives. He’s a failed actor still damaged by an old relationship, while she’s unhappily married to bro-tastic meathead. Together again, they’re trying to patch things up and confront the past. Complicated relationships with siblings FTW!
Did y’all watch Comedy Central’s Roast of James Franco last night? You guys. SO FUNNY. While some of our picks for roasters were not present — Anne Hathaway didn’t make it and was the butt of many jokes — Franco pals like Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, Andy Samberg, Nick Kroll, and Aziz Ansari were on hand, as were Roast staples like Sarah Silverman and Jeffrey Ross, and Roast newcomers Natasha Leggero and Bill Hader. They each took the others to task in truly hysterical, no-holds-barred fashion: Jonah Hill was torn a new asshole for how much of a cock he’s become since being nominated for an Oscar, Hader and Samberg were ribbed for making the dumb decision to leave “Saturday Night Live,” and there were lots of jokes about how much Judd Apatow dick they all suck. Then, of course, it was all about roasting Franco — for his squinty eyes, shit hosting job at the Oscars, his many, many, many (crappy) side careers, and, of course, all those gay rumors. My favorite roasters were Bill Hader, who came out as “The President of Hollywood” and delivered his roast in character, and Andy Samberg, who perfectly delivered a series of intentionally weak zingers. Watch Hader’s roast above, and then Samberg’s after the jump. Franco then took to the stage to roast his pals and it was, well, way better than anything we saw from him at the Academy Awards. Keep reading »
Get a look at the holiday card sent out to some lucky recipients from the cast and crew of “Saturday Night Live” — it’s Norman Rockwell meets Stefon, “Weekend Update”‘s resident club kid! Seeing this gave me the gentle push I needed to spend 30 minutes watching Stefon skits on Hulu (four of which are above). Thanks, NBC!