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2011-04-05 10:05:00

NEW YORK, April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The culmination of March Madness. Opening Day. A new champion being fitted for a green jacket. There is, perhaps, no more important or more eagerly anticipated month on the sports calendar than April. This year fans of sports and comedy have a single date in April circled on their calendars, a day that marks the return of a comedian to the format that earned him fame and fortune. The sports world is set for a weekly update when "Sports Show with Norm...

2011-03-01 12:57:00

NEW YORK, March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Get ready, because Norm Macdonald, one of the world's funniest and most subversive comedians, is letting loose in his first-ever one-hour stand-up special, titled "Norm Macdonald: Me Doing Stand-Up." This World Premiere, an original COMEDY CENTRAL one-hour stand-up special, debuts on Saturday, March 12 at 11:00 p.m. Norm Macdonald, the iconic anchor of SNL's "Weekend Update" and star of the cult classic "Dirty Work," is back with a vengeance....

2011-02-09 09:33:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- He made a name for himself as the anchor of "SNL's" Weekend Update, and now Norm Macdonald is taking the same approach, but with his sights set on the sports world. COMEDY CENTRAL has picked up "Sports Show with Norm Macdonald" and placed an 8-episode order for the show, it was announced today by Kent Alterman, head of original programming and production, COMEDY CENTRAL. The new series is slated to begin production this month and is scheduled to...

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2009-07-31 11:26:59

Amy Poehler has signed up to guest star on the first two editions of the new series Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update Thursday, NBC said. The former longtime Saturday Night Live cast member left the sketch-comedy series last season to headline the new sit-com Parks and Recreation. NBC said she will appear on Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update Thursday for its premiere Sept. 17 and its second installment Sept. 24. Poehler is to reunite with Saturday Night Live star Seth Meyers behind the...

2009-01-09 09:00:00

Famed Funny Man and Environmentalist Chase to Receive Award of Excellence in Comedy BOULDER, Colo., Jan. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Can you name the comedic legend that made this line famous: "Remember Danny - two wrongs don't make a right but three rights make a left"? Or maybe the phrase, "I'm Chevy Chase....And you're not," from "Weekend Update" on "Saturday Night Live"? The Boulder International Film Festival (BIFF) announced today that Chevy Chase, Emmy award-winning comedian, writer and...

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2008-12-15 14:40:38

Amy Poehler has taped her last show as a Saturday Night Live cast member in New York. Poehler, who had been on maternity leave the previous two weeks after giving birth to her son Archie, made her last appearance on the show Saturday night, E! News noted. This is my last show, she said following the Weekend Update segment of the show. Being able to do over 140 shows with my friends and my family has been a dream come true. I just wanted to say good-bye. I love you and I will miss all of you...

2008-10-26 13:45:00

U.S. actress Amy Poehler, who starred in the pregnancy comedy "Baby Mama," has given birth to her first child, a representative for the comedian says. A representative for Poehler, 37, and her husband, actor Will Arnett, 38, confirmed the couple welcomed an 8-pound, 1-ounce boy Saturday, People magazine said Sunday. "Amy, Will and Archie are all healthy and resting comfortably," representative Lewis Kay said in a statement. The birth gained nationwide attention after comedian Seth Meyers...

2008-10-24 11:05:00

Actor Will Ferrell has reprised his role of U.S. President George W. Bush on the special "Saturday Night Live Weekend Update Thursday." Ferrell and his fellow former "SNL" player Tina Fey both appeared in the half-hour live, prime-time broadcast that aired Thursday night on NBC. Fey once again gave her popular impersonation of Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin. "I have chosen to schedule this impromptu address at night because, quite frankly, every time I speak during the...

2008-10-16 06:00:19

By Donna Freydkin NEW YORK -- Sometimes, it's what's off-screen that really rocks. At last week's dress rehearsal for the election-focused Saturday Night Live Weekend Update Thursdays, co-host Amy Poehler boogied off the stage after taping a segment scheduled to air next month. She's very pregnant -- due in late October -- yet she shimmied with the aplomb of a Dancing With the Stars finalist. Even Jason Sudeikis, who plays Joe Biden on SNL and was warming up the audience last...

2008-10-04 00:00:18

By Guy Adams The Saturday profile TINA FEY Her Sarah Palin act has provided the US election with a hilarious backdrop. Could she prove a more effective critic than Barack Obama? IF AMERICA wakes up on the morning of Wednesday 5 November to discover that John McCain has taken the White House and a moose- shooting former beauty queen from Alaska is now vice-president of the most powerful nation on Earth, there will be only one stronghold of the liberal elite that isn't reduced to outright...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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