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Saturday Night’s Children: Abby Elliott (2008-2012)

Saturday Night Live has been home to over a hundred cast members throughout the past 37 years. In our column Saturday Night’s Children, we present the history, talent, and best sketches of one SNL cast member every other week for your viewing, [...]

By Megh Wright

Abby Elliott Finds Her First Post-’SNL’ Part

Only two weeks after officially leaving SNL, Abby Elliott has already lined up an arc on How I Met Your Mother. She will play a quirky girl named Janeane, whose craziness proves to be overwhelmingly attractive to one of the crew. Maybe it's Ted [...]

By Jesse David Fox

Abby Elliott Is Not Returning to ‘SNL’

Abby Elliott has confirmed that she's leaving Saturday Night Live after four seasons. It's a surprising move; while it's known that Kristen Wiig and Andy Samberg have left the show, and there's been talk that Jason Sudeikis may leave as well, [...]

By Adam Frucci

Chris Elliott and Abby Elliott Gallivant Adorably Around Brooklyn

“I think the thing with my dad and me, which is a little different than Abby, is that if you didn’t like Bob and Ray you really didn’t like them. And if you don’t like me, you really don’t like me. I think Abby has a more universal appeal—it’s [...]

By Jesse David Fox

New Web Series Pits Abby Elliott Against Abby Elliott

I know those names look similar but one is actually pronounced with a silent accent over the second b. Which one? I'm not totally sure. This is the first installment of The Assistant, the third new web series from Broadway Videos' Above Average [...]

By Jesse David Fox

So Abby Elliott’s Not Leaving SNL This Year After All

Very suspicious news is in the air. Abby Elliott has left the pilot cast for Ben Fox Is My Manny after "it was determined that she wasn’t the right fit for the role" in a table read yesterday. Determined by whom? Damn you, passive voice! What [...]

By Hallie Cantor

Abby Elliott Could Be Leaving SNL After This Season

Abby Elliott has signed on to star in the Fox pilot Ben Fox Is My Manny, as a single mom whose brother moves in to serve as, yep, a manny. Though the taping of the pilot itself will be contained within SNL's spring hiatus, Elliott would have to [...]

By Hallie Cantor

How Will SNL Handle Whitney Houston’s Death?

As music lovers reel from the news of Whitney Houston's tragic death at 48, SNL has inherited its own sticky situation: next Saturday's host is Maya Rudolph, who's perhaps best known on the show for her impression of Houston. Will Rudolph sport [...]

By Hallie Cantor