If there's anyone who knows there's no shortage of comedic talent out there, it's Saturday Night Live creator Lorne Michaels, 67, who has been with the iconic late-night show since it's inception 38 years ago, and has seen many funny people come and go.
Now that a good deal of the former Saturday Night Live talent has moved on to make room for newcomers Aidy Bryant, Tim Robinson and Cecily Strong, it's also likely that some existing cast members like Kate McKinnon, Taran Killam, Nasim Pedrad and Jay Pharoah, many of whom have previously merely subsisted in the shadows of SNL greats like Kristen Wiig and Andy Samberg, who bid adieu to the late night sketch comedy program last season, will get a clearer chance to shine in the upcoming 38th season.
The cast of Lorne Michael's (pictured) Saturday Night Live has undergone a major overhaul this summer. When season 38 of SNL returns, it will be the first time since 2005 that neither Andy Samberg nor Kristen Wiig will be among the players, and relative newcomer Abby Elliott will also not be returning.
Lorne Michaels' Saturday Night Live, which lost two of its nearest and dearest at the culmination of last season in Kristen Wiig and Andy Samberg, needs to make an impression upon returning for its 38th season premiere on September 15th, and what better way than to headline an adored comedian, an action hero and a fresh-blooded leading man in the first three episodes of its return? That's right — Family Guy and Ted's Seth MacFarlane will host the season premiere episode, followed by Joseph Gordon-Levitt of The Dark Knight Rises, 50/50, and Inception, and James Bond himself, Daniel Craig, in week three.
Saturday Night Live has always relied on political figures to provide a good deal of its spoofing material, and almost-presidential Republican candidate Mitt Romney is no exception. During the Republican primaries, comedian and SNL mainstay (but maybe not for much longer?) Jason Sudeikis has taken the reins poking fun of Romney as a mediocre and tepid candidate.