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A Lorne Michaels Biography Is in the Works from Susan Morrison

There are plenty of books out there for SNL fans, and now there's a new one to look forward to: an authorized biography of Lorne Michaels. According to The New York Times, Random House has acquired a biography of Michaels, which will be written [...]

By Megh Wright

Marc Maron and Lorne Michaels: The Entire Two-Decade Saga

Let's go back 20 years. Lorne Michaels, creator of SNL, is unhappy with Norm Macdonald's sarcastic, acerbic style after one season behind the Weekend Update desk. He sees Marc Maron make a handful of appearances on another show he [...]

By Pablo Goldstein

Listen to Marc Maron’s ‘WTF’ Interview with Lorne Michaels

Last month, Marc Maron revealed that he had a WTF interview with Lorne Michaels in the works. "I'm set up for something to be horrible. I don’t have the right attitude for this interview," he said at the time. "I have like some daddy shit to [...]

By Megh Wright

Marc Maron Interviews Lorne Michaels for ‘WTF’ Today

Apparently all Marc Maron needed to do to land a WTF interview with Lorne Michaels is interview President Obama first. While at the New Yorker Festival over the weekend, Maron revealed that he has a WTF interview with the SNL boss in the works, [...]

By Megh Wright

Lorne Michaels Talks All Things ‘SNL’ with Bill Simmons

"The joke I used to do is I'd say 'You know, there will be a time when I realize that it can't be as good as it used to be, and that I don't have the focus or the passion to do it in the same way, and that the quality will suffer, and then [...]

By Megh Wright

What to Expect From ‘SNL’ Season 40

SNL returns for its 40th season this Saturday, with host Chris Pratt, musical guest Ariana Grande, and pretty much the same cast -- minus a handful of people we rarely saw in sketches anyway. Following a lackluster season, Lorne Michaels is now [...]

By Erik Voss

Lorne Michaels Asks ‘What’s It All About, World?’

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 Is Officially the New ‘SNL’ Announcer

Following the death of SNL's longtime announcer Don Pardo last month, former cast member (and occasional Pardo fill-in) Darrell Hammond said he'd be "honored and thrilled" to take over Pardo's duties on the show going forward, and now that [...]

By Megh Wright