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Topic: Saturday Night Live

Stars of Sundance Documentary 'The Wolfpack' Experience Life Beyond the Lair

How the Angulo brothers view media and advertising

With the June 12 theatrical release of The Wolfpack—winner of this year's Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize for U.S. Documentary—the Angulo brothers have been thrust into the media spotlight,…

NBC Pulls Facebook Post After Sneaking in an Ad for Subway

Tries to work around social network's video rules

As Facebook looks to turn itself into a bona fide video platform, it's tightening its rules on what publishers can and cannot post. Clips with ads not sold by Facebook…

Former SNL Funnyman Gary Kroeger Gets Serious, Runs for Congress

The former advertising executive is running in his native Iowa

Gary Kroeger is following in his former Saturday Night Live co-stars' footsteps. Like Al Franken, Kroeger is running for Congress. Kroeger, a Cedar Falls native, is running for the democratic nomination…

Here's the SNL Parody Ad for ISIS That Pissed Off Half the Internet This Weekend

Spoof of Toyota's dad spot

This Saturday Night Live ad parody, in which a dad (Taran Killam) drops off his daughter (Dakota Johnson) to join ISIS, sparked a raging debate this weekend on social media. The…

SNL Piles On by Ruthlessly Mocking Justin Bieber's Calvin Klein Ads

Kate McKinnon is a perfect clone

You gotta hand it to Biebs. He had the balls to show his (heavily Photoshopped) nuts to the world in the latest ads for Calvin Klein underpants. But given the kid's—aherm—the…

The Last 24 Hours in Advertising: Tuesday Nov. 4, 2014

Publicis Groupe buys Sapient for $3.7 billion

Here's everything you need to know about the last 24 hours in advertising, in case you blinked. Buzzing on Adweek: Publicis Groupe acquired Sapient in a $3.7 billion deal, and some industry…

Ad of the Day: See Which Classic SNL Characters Are Now Working for State Farm

DDB work breaks on VMAs

The State Farm-meister wants to pump … you up! The insurer has found some amusing brand endorsers deep in the Saturday Night Live vaults, as '90s characters Hans & Franz (Kevin…

NBC Cancels Sean Saves the World

Another Thursday night comedy succumbs to lousy ratings

In the end, not only did Sean not save the world, he couldn’t even save himself. NBC on Tuesday pulled the plug on Sean Saves the World, making it the network’s…

SNL’s Cecily Strong Learned She Got the Job From Reading the N.Y. Times

New Weekend Update co-anchor discusses preparing for her first segment

Specs Who Cecily Strong Age 29 New gig SNL repertory player and Weekend Update co-anchor Old gig Featured player on Saturday Night Live What was the process like for getting the Weekend Update spot? We try…

Wait Until You Hear How Much Work Went Into SNL's Wes Anderson Parody

Literally was finished seconds before airing

If you thought SNL's spot-on Halloween parody of Wes Anderson was amazing, wait until you hear everything that went on behind the scenes. In an incredibly detailed deconstruction, SNL director of…

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