Saturday Night Live Alumni Kristen Wiig has been absent and trust me, it seems like it’s been forever. As a real SNL Fan, her absence has been felt! The Funnywoman returned last night for her first time ever hosting and Friends like Jonah Hill, Paul Rudd and a v. pregnant Maya Rudolph even came out to show their support at the NBC Studios in New York City.
Opening the Show with a rendition of The Pointer Sisters‘ I’m So Excited, poking fun at how everything’s changed at the Studio in just eleven months, Wiig gave the Episode some much-needed connection to seasons past, with so many new faces on the Show this Season. Although most of last night’s Show was comprised of Sketches which brought back some of her best Characters throughout the years, the highlights were definitely the Video Sketches.
With it being Mother’s Day, Wiig paid tribute to the occasion and particularly good was a 1-800-Flowers Parody Sketch pairing her with recent addition Kate McKinnon (and worthy Successor!) as her irritating but beloved Mom.
See it below:
You also cannot miss this Korean Horror-inspired Sketch for a new Disney Show:
Of course, she had to bring back those famous mini doll hands for fictitious The Lawrence Welk Show:
Have you seen Wiig‘s brand new Girl Most Likely (formerly known as Imogene)? Check it out here!
Official Canadian Clips will be on Global Television’s website soon. Check back here.
So damn excited about this! After missing my chance to see it at TIFF last September, Kristen Wiig‘s latest Film Imogene - now re-titled Girl Most Likely - soon gets a release. The Comedy (obviously!) centers around a Playwright Imogene (Wiig) who goes from being potentially huge to yesterday’s news. She must return back home to New Jersey out of financial necessity and come to terms with accepting her roots and embracing her Family in order to get back to New York.
See the Trailer below:
See Photos here from last year’s Premiere of Girl Most Likely (formerly known as Imogene).
Girl Most Likely hits theatres Friday, July 19, 2013.
Irish-born Funnyman Chris O’Dowd quickly is becoming a household name thanks to a brilliant turn in last year’s hit Comedy Bridesmaids. Just three days after his Co-Star Kristen Wiig lit-up TIFF 2012, he too came to present his latest effort, The Sapphires. which eOne Films will be releasing in Canada.
O’Dowd was gracious with Fans at the Premiere of the Musical Comedy at VISA Screening Room, stopping with cigarette in-mouth and Sharpie in one hand, ensuring every request was catered to. Harvey Weinstein is said to be v. excited about this Australian Production, seen milling about in and out of the Premiere to judge audience reactions.
Meet Mickey Sumner. The Daughter of Rock Legend Sting and Trudie Styler is really making a name for herself as an Actress and at TIFF 2012 alone, she has two Films this year: Imogene and Frances Ha. Accompanied at the Red Carpet today for Imogene at Ryerson Theatre by her Mother, Sumner was all smiles, stopping to pose for a few Photos. She also appears in upcoming Indie Comedy, Missed Connections and stars as Patti Smith in CBGB, based on the legendary New York City Club of the same name. Keep her on your tab as one to look-out for.
I have always been v. fond of the brilliant Kristen Wiig and after waiting three years for her at TIFF, finally I had my chance to meet her on the Red Carpet for Imogene, her first Film to be released post-Saturday Night Live, which she had parted ways with only recently. With several Fans shouting at her for an Autograph, I finally was able to convince her to come my way and join me for a Snap. She’s everything I hoped she would be in-person and more!
Later in the evening, Wiig was spotted making a low-key arrival at the Afterparty for The Place Beyond the Pines, starring both Ryan Gosling and Bradley Cooper.
How about we make this a little more Fun? Wiig signed an extra Photo for me to give away to my Readers, so if you’re interested, simply click “like” on this Post over at Mr. Will-W.:Pop Maven on Facebook before October 1, 2012. Good luck!