Brian Williams is blogging about his SNL gig this weekend
NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams has two gigs this week: hosting the nightly news show and preparing to host Saturday Night Live this weekend, rehearsing and helping to write some segments. Some people say he's blurring the line between news and entertainment, but I'm looking forward to seeing how he does. And he's keeping a blog of how the week is going so far.
The Daily Nightly is one of the better network news blogs anyway, but these entries show Williams' funny side. After working one night, he actually had to go to 30 Rock and join the writers for their all-night writing session.
I got to 30 Rock at about 1am, and joined the Saturday Night Live writers for their all-night meeting (I don't normally do this; perhaps I should add that I don't normally host Saturday Night Live, which I am doing this Saturday). It's been a long time since I've pulled an all-nighter, but the SNL gang hasn't forgotten the rule we all learned in college for how to do it: consume mass quantities of snacks. To that end, dinner consisted of Tostitos and Reese's Peanut Butter Cups.
I've had nights like that myself.
The other blog entry for his hosting gig is here, and I'm sure he'll have a lot more to say next week after the show has aired.