Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Saturday Night Live loses Jenny Slate?

We called it, but it was painfully obvious... Jenny Slate didn't prove her value to the show, and according to this article, she's out.

We'll miss her funny commercials, but really? That's it? Bobby, Nasim, and Abby have been busting out the impressions and characters and Jenny just wasn't keeping up and staying competitive. Yes, it is a competion; because they're only showing so many skits, so the players need killer material to get their air time, because the writers are going to concentrate on the known elements and bits that they know the players can do. Here's the article...

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Jenny Slate, who recently completed her first season at “Saturday Night Live,” will not be returning to the show.

“Saturday Night Live” has finalized its cast for the coming 36th season of the NBC late-night sketch series, hiring four new featured players while dropping a performer who was added to its ensemble last year. The information was provided by a person with firsthand knowledge of planning at “Saturday Night Live” but who was not given permission by NBC to speak on the matter.

Jenny Slate, who finished her freshman year at “Saturday Night Live” in the spring, will not have her contract picked up for a second season, the source said. Ms. Slate, a veteran of the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, had a bit of a trial by fire at “S.N.L.” when she accidentally used an obscene word during the first episode of the 2009 season. But after settling in at the show, Ms. Slate went on to portray quirky characters like the television pitchwoman Tina-Tina Chaneuse. She also appears in the HBO comedy “Bored to Death,” and recently had a hit viral video with “Marcel the Shell With Shoes On,” a stop-motion animated short that she wrote with its director, Dean Fleischer-Camp, and for which she provided the voice of the title character.

Read more here:
http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/09/07/saturday-night-live-cast-adds-four-and-loses-one-more/
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This is interesting, because essentially Nasim and Abby get the blessing, and Vanessa Bayer replaces Jenny. With females getting let go two years in a row now, Vanessa has to hit the ground running.

We found this one, but thanks also to Becca for mentioning it!

Enjoy!

5 comments:

janey897 said...

amy poehler hosting snl season premiere! according to snl twitter.

Anonymous said...

YAAAY!!! Jenny is leaving!!!!!! I'm sooo happy!!!! :D

Is Amy really hosting?!?! It's just keeps getting better and better!!!!!!

iGummerz said...

But would be even better if Andy was in more skits and had more shorts! YEEEEZZ!!

Anonymous said...

i'm gonna miss her. she's so cute!
:(

Anonymous said...

ewww Jenny was butt ugly. she looks like an ugly witch. a very ugly witch. shes not even funny.

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