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The Comedy Legends We Lost in 2014

We lost several funny people of note in 2014, but the year was a real doozy for comedy legends in particular, including writer/directors, TV announcers, critical mentors, and legendary performers we grew up watching. Many of the people below [...]

By Erica Lies

Don Pardo, the Iconic Voice of ‘SNL,’ Dies at 96

The iconic voice of Saturday Night Live has passed away. News broke last night that Don Pardo, who worked as SNL's announcer since the show's debut in 1975, died in his home of Tucson, Arizona at the age of 96. Pardo's voice is synonymous with [...]

By Megh Wright

Looking at Some of Jonathan Winters’ Earliest TV Appearances

The Paley Center for Media, which has locations in both New York and LA, dedicates itself to the preservation of television and radio history. Inside their vast archives of more than 150,000 television shows, commercials, and radio programs, [...]

By Ramsey Ess

Darrell Hammond Filled in for Don Pardo This Weekend Due to Injury

Astute SNL viewers noticed this weekend that longtime announcer Don Pardo was missing from the show's opening credits and was instead replaced by a Don Pardo impersonator. TMZ reports that Pardo broke his hip last week but is recovering just [...]

By Bradford Evans