Question of the Week
Ah, Memorial Day weekend. The official start of the summer. And as The Observer traipsed from event to event this week in the thick fog and pouring rain, we asked everyone we encountered: How are you spending your summer? (Assuming, of course, that it isn’t as dreary as this week was.)
The answers ranged from Read More
Saturday Night Live
When it was first announced that three cast members might be leaving Saturday Night Live at the end of the season, Jason Sudeikis seemed a likely candidate. Along with Kristin Wiig, the actor’s film career has taken off in the last several years, and his current slate of projects would keep him pretty busy should he stay on the live show.
Yet during the season finale of SNL, Ms. Wiig was given an unusually huge (and sentimental) send-off, while Mr. Samberg made a winking reference to his own departure in his Digital Short, “Lazy Sunday II.” But what of Mr. Sudeikis?
When we ran into the boyfriend of Olivia Wilde at the Edison ballroom last night for the Webby Awards after party, The New York Observer interrupted the comedian as he tried to tame his sideburns using a semi-reflective wall as a mirror. Could he tell us about his future on Saturday Night Live?
Last night, an audience with a combined fifty million Twitter followers filed into the Hammerstein Ballroom to watch the 16th Annual Webby Awards. With the amount of time they spent live-tweeting the event, they might as well have stayed home.
“How do you think it went?” Eddie Izzard asked us in a dark basement of Mother New York’s new West Side Highway office Sunday night. “It went okay, right?”
We were at the after party for Amnesty International’s Secret Policeman’s Ball, being held for the first time on American soil at Radio City Music Hall. The show had run three hours without intermission, and had diplomatically featured every major British and American comedy star for approximately three minutes.