Sunday, August 15, 2010

Lorne Michaels is still looking for talent for SNL



YOU WERE RECENTLY IN CHICAGO AND L.A. SCOUTING TALENT FOR THE SHOW. CAN WE EXPECT MORE STAFF CHANGES THIS YEAR?

Lorne Michaels: Yes. Kristen (Wiig) and I saw some shows at Second City and the Groundlings in L.A. We're also holding auditions soon in New York. We're always in the process of putting together the strongest possible cast.

Read the rest of Lorne's interview here:
http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE6790JT20100810

Enjoy!

10 comments:

youreanartard said...

Well we all know I'm trying out after high school. I hope I get on when I audition. I'M SO JEALOUS OF PEOPLE WHO GET ON!

Anonymous said...

is there any video of you doing stand up on youtube that we could check out? I'd love to see what you can do :)

The Animation Empire said...

Faith,

Anony has a good point. Auditions are actually incredibly difficult to get. Usually you have to be a stand up comedian on TV (which means at least a year of standup before that), or you have to be established at an improv group like Dan Aykroyd and Kristen Wiig were (Dan was amazing at improv).

- TAE

Anonymous said...

or you could become a viral video sensation with your stand up comedy :P

Anonymous said...

First of all you cant just audition. You actually have to be funny. I doubt you'll ever be on SNL.

Anonymous said...

PLEASE PLEASE FIRE JENNY SLATE AND NASIM PEDRAD

get people that are actually funny!!!!!!!!!!

The Animation Empire said...

Anony 2 said...

"or you could become a viral video sensation with your stand up comedy :P "

That hasn't happened for SNL yet, since SNL is all about performing in front of a live audience. And videos aren't in front of audiences.

For example, Andy is best known for his online shorts before SNL, but the truth is that he was a successful standup comedian for a year, including getting onto Comedy Central doing a standup act on television, and he got several small gigs performing for MTV and Comedy Central and some writing gigs... all before he got an SNL audition.

- TAE

The Animation Empire said...

Anony 4,

I think Nasim has been consistently funny.

- TAE

Anonymous said...

nasim pedrad rocks! she's an amazing performer and she's gonna be on snl for a long long time

Anonymous said...

Jenny Slate DOES suck

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