| Goldberg, Shaiman, Short and Walters Will Salute Crystal at Kennedy Center
Playbill.com - New York, NY, USA
- As previously reported, Tony Award winner Billy Crystal
will receive the tenth annual Mark Twain
Prize for American Humor Oct. 11 at 8 PM in the Kennedy Center Opera House.
The starry list of entertainers who will salute Crystal include Bob Costas, Jimmy Fallon, Whoopi Goldberg, Rob Reiner, Marc Shaiman, Martin Short, Barbara Walters
and Robin Williams
. The evening, which will be taped by WETA Washington, D.C., will air on PBS stations nationwide Nov. 12 at 9 PM ET.
The Mark Twain
Prize, according to press notes, recognizes "people who have had an impact on American society in ways similar to the
Celebrities : Barbara Walters, Martin Short, Lily Tomlin, Carl Reiner, Steve Martin, Rob Reiner, Stephen A. Schwarzman, Neil Simon, Marc Shaiman, Mark Twain, Bob Costas, Lorne Michaels, Robin Williams, Whoopi Goldberg, Billy Crystal, Bob Newhart, Jimmy Fallon|
Categories : Celebrity Appearances, Comedian News, Actor News, TV Actors, Talk Show Hosts, Celebrity News
Posted 7/25/2007 12:07:08 AM | Permalink
| Lorne Michaels: The one constant on Saturday Night Live
Globe and Mail - Canada
- Few bosses inspire more fear in their employees than Lorne Michaels
. More than three decades of running Saturday Night Live have not appeared to soften the Canadian-born producer in any way. He continues to steer the franchise he created with an iron hand, screening every single sketch before letting it go to air. As any of the current cast members will attest, the live broadcasts are a breeze compared to the dreaded weekly pitch-meeting with the boss.
"Man, I hate pitching sketches to Lorne," says cast regular Kenan Thompson
. "I mean, he's super-cool and all, but God, he makes me nervous.
Celebrities : Lorne Michaels|
Categories : Saturday Night Live, Celebrity News
Posted 7/21/2007 12:07:25 PM | Permalink