BY Ellyn Kail
on Oct 03, 2013
The New Republic’s Laura Bennett has something important to say about Betty White’s recent roles in her essay “Betty White Is Not a Sex Machine: Our Cruel Obsession with Dirty Old Women.” While she acknowledges that elderly women in the media have gained traction, ceasing to be mostly “sexless [...] prudish nags,” she sees an increase in sexual exploitation of older women. From Betty White’s role in Hot in Cleveland to Cloris Leachman’s Maw Maw on Raising Hope, older women in the media are often over-sexualized and sexually deviant. Read More
BY Fatimah Hameed
on Sep 30, 2013
Hannah Horvath and her friends have it rough—they’re college-educated, financially supported, and so, so white (maybe not for long). And in a Saturday Night Live sketch that aired during this weekend’s season premiere, the Girls girls have a new roommate with whom to compete in their weekly misery poker: Blerta.
Tina Fey plays Blerta, a poor Albanian refugee with OCD (Old Cow Disease) who puts Hannah’s problems into perspective—“Honestly, your life is, like, so much more interesting than mine. Read More
BY Hallie Marks
on Jul 10, 2013
What do Kourtney Kardashian, Miley Cyrus, and Fox and Friends host Gretchen Carlson all have in common? They're all some of the recurring characters played by actress and comedienne Vanessa Bayer on Saturday Night Live that never fail to make us laugh till it hurts. Bayer is a regular on SNL, but you’ve got a chance to see her off the screen and in real life at our 20th Anniversary Party!
Bayer is a strong female role model for girls and women everywhere while the comedy scene remains highly male-dominated, and scoring a recurring spot on SNL is no easy feat. Read More
BY Tess Duncan
on Apr 29, 2013
SNL alum and BUST favorite, Kristen Wiig will be gracing us with her hilarious (stage) presence on May 11th to host Saturday Night Live a year after she left the show on May 19th, 2012. (You might remember her emotional send-off which commemorated the seven years she spent on the NBC sketch comedy series.) Now we'll get to see her starring alongside former co-stars and keep our fingers crossed for some great guest spots (Tina? Amy? Rachel? Melissa McC? Just give us somethin'!). Read More
BY Sarah Fonder
on Apr 03, 2013
The competition is on to create the next 30 Rock-- there are some incredibly buzz-worthy pilots in the works for fall, including an Andy Samberg cop show and a Seinfeld-esque vehicle by comedian and SNL writer John Mulaney. We're on pins and needles for both, but what's currently called The John Mulaney Show looks more impressive by the day. While it already boasts writing from one of the best comedians of the moment*, its cast will include such greats as Martin Short, Elliott Gould, and now SNL's Nasim Pedrad. Read More
BY Maggie Carr
on Jan 22, 2013
It is unspeakably cold here in New York, which is why we’re excited to cozy up with The Best of Gilda Radner at tomorrow night’s installment of PAJAMARAMA!
BUST contributor and ‘zine-stress Ayun Halliday will introduce this epically funny compilation of the late Ms. Radner’s most memorable characters and moments.
Your $8 ticket (which you can buy in a snap right here) gets you a seat in Videology’s lovely private screening room and a free issue of BUST—and all ticket sales will benefit the Gilda’s Club cancer charity. Read More
BY Katrina Pallop
on Jan 14, 2013
It turns out that Portlandia star Fred Armisen has an excellent Ira Glass impression in his arsenal of celebrity impersonations. Armisen delivered his best Ira Glass act on Glass's own NPR show, This American Life. The impression is also featured in a web exclusive out from NBC. Armisen's portrayal of Glass was scripted into a "Weekend Update" segment on SNL, but nixed after the audience didn't find it funny enough. Be sure to check out the video, as well as the prologue from their episode of This American Life. Read More
BY Maggie Carr
on Jan 04, 2013
PAJAMARAMA!, your favorite evening of slumber-party classics curated by ladies of note, is back! We've brought you towering beehives and shirtless Jeff Goldblum, and this week, BUST teams up with Salon and Videology to bring you The Best of Gilda Radner.
Join author and zine-stress Ayun Halliday for an evening with legendary comedienne Gilda Radner, taken way before her time after a battle with ovarian cancer. Read More
Big news in the comedy world: Kristin Wiig and Bill Hader, two of my favorite funny people from SNL are reuniting, this time on the big screen. Wiig and Hader will team up to star in the dark comedy The Skeleton Twins, set for release in 2013.
The story follows the estranged twins after each manages to narrowly defy death on the same day, adding a supernatural twist to the comedy. As a result, they come together to figure out what has gone wrong with their lives, starting with their relationships. Read More
BY Kaitlin Cole
on Oct 16, 2012
In what we can only guess is an attempt to put together the most effing amazing awards show ever, Amy Poehler and Tina Fey are set to co-host the 70th Annual Golden Globes. These funny ladies only get funnier when they’re together. Remember Tina photo-bombing Amy at the Globes last year? Or the 2011 Emmys? Or Baby Mama? Or SNL? The list of times the two have been brilliantly paired together goes on and on.
The Golden Globes will air on January 13, 2013. Cannot freakin’ wait.
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