Powered by i.TV
December 21, 2014

Ana Gasteyer

Ana Gasteyer Gets 'Suburgatory' Promotion, 'True Blood' Cast Expands and More TV News

by Chris Harnick, posted Nov 2nd 2011 7:10PM
SuburgatoryAna Gasteyer is extending her stay on 'Suburgatory.'

According to EW, the 'Saturday Night Live' veteran has been upped from a recurring guest star to series regular for the rest of the season.

Gasteyer plays Sheila Shay, George and Tessa's neighbor, on the new hit ABC comedy. The actress described her character as a "well-intended nightmare."

Look for more of Sheila's good intentions to backfire in upcoming episodes.

In other TV news ...

Read More

Ana Gasteyer Talks About the Improvisational Energy on 'Suburgatory' (VIDEO)

by Alex Moaba, posted Oct 19th 2011 5:30PM
ABC's new absurdist suburban comedy 'Suburgatory' derives some of its zany energy from improvisational comedy. As Ana Gasteyer told 'Access Hollywood Live,' (weekdays, syndicated on NBC) many members of the show's cast got their start at The Groundlings theater and comedy school in L.A.

"It's a Groundlings jamboree," Gasteyer said. She, Chris Parnell and Cheryl Hines all got their start there, and Gasteyer explained that they're given the freedom to freelance while shooting. "Emily Kapneck is such an amazing writer who created 'Suburgatory,' and she's very cool about knowing those of us who have come from the background we have, and letting us play with it."

Read More

Ana Gasteyer Describes Playing an 'Alpha Martha Mom' on 'Suburgatory' (VIDEO)

by Alex Moaba, posted Oct 5th 2011 4:50PM
Ana Gasteyer is in the midst of a TV transition, going from playing Larry David's girlfriend on Season 9 of 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' to starring in the new surreal suburban comedy 'Suburgatory.' She went on 'The Wendy Williams Show' (weekdays, syndicated on Fox) to talk about the show and her character.

'Suburgatory,' shot in a single-camera style and without a laugh-track, kicks off when Jeremy Sisto's single-dad character finds a condom in his daughter's sock drawer and decides to move out of the city. Gasteyer plays one of his wacky neighbors who demonstrates pretty quickly that weirdness remains in full supply, even outside the city.

Read More

Kathie Lee and Hoda Sample Some Schweddy Balls Ice Cream (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Sep 8th 2011 4:20PM
Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford try Schweddy Balls on 'Today'It's been roughly 13 years since Alec Baldwin appeared on 'Saturday Night Live' with Molly Shannon and Ana Gasteyer for the infamous NPR Schweddy Balls sketch. The sketch has persisted enough in the public imagination that Ben & Jerry's just released a Schweddy Balls flavor, a vanilla infused with rum and fudge-covered rum and malt balls.

Wait, did you say rum? That explains why Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb were eager to give it a try on 'Today' (weekdays, 7AM on NBC).

Gifford didn't seem to full appreciate the subtle double entendre, though. 'Schweddy Balls' is named for its creator, Pete Schweddy, but Gifford quickly dispatched with the nuance. "I've been trying to avoid sweaty balls all my life," she said. "But apparently, this is not what you want to avoid."

Read More

Schweddy Balls Ice Cream: Yes, It's Real!

by Chris Harnick, posted Sep 7th 2011 8:15PM
Schweddy Balls'Saturday Night Live' fans, you better make some room in your freezer. Ben and Jerry's has officially announced the launch of Schweddy Balls ice cream. Yes, an ice cream flavor based on the fan-favorite 'SNL' Delicious Dish skit featuring Molly Shannon, Ana Gasteyer and Alec Baldwin.

"For a long time, I thought that 'Here Lies Pete Schweddy' would end up on my tombstone," Baldwin said in a statement. "Now, thanks to Ben & Jerry's, the goodness of the Schweddy family recipe won't go with me to the great beyond."

In the classic sketch, Shannon and Gasteyer played NPR hosts. Baldwin played Pete Schweddy, a baker.

The flavor, which was rumored to be in the works in June, will be available nationwide. It features Fair Trade vanilla ice cream -- with a hint of rum -- fudge covered rum balls and milk chocolate malt balls.

Read More

Ben & Jerry's Readying a 'Saturday Night Live' Flavor?

by Chris Harnick, posted Jun 14th 2011 11:00AM
Saturday Night Live, Schweddy BallsThe famous 'Saturday Night Live' 'Delicious Dish' sketch with Molly Shannon, Ana Gasteyer and Alec Baldwin is rumored to become a Ben & Jerry's flavor just in time for the holidays. Nothing says Christmastime like Schweddy Balls!

Gasteyer let the news slip during a recent interview with NY1. "[The sketch] has this crazy, massive popularity that's kind of had a half life since I left the show," she said. "Ben & Jerry's is coming out with a Schweddy Balls ice cream for Christmas this year."

According to Gothamist, a Ben & Jerry's representative wouldn't confirm or deny the news, citing the desire for an element of surprise.

'SNL' veteran Jimmy Fallon recently got his own Ben & Jerry's flavor. Comedian Stephen Colbert and musician Willie Nelson have also received that honor.

Watch the iconic 'Saturday Night Live' sketch below.

Read More

First Look: Women of 'Saturday Night Live' Go 'Real Housewives'

by Chris Harnick, posted Oct 27th 2010 3:20PM
Women of 'SNL'
When you add the very funny women of 'Saturday Night Live' with the hilarious absurdity that is 'Real Housewives' reunions, what do you get? Gold, from the looks of it.

Check out Bravo host Andy Cohen playing ringmaster with Molly Shannon, Maya Rudolph, Tina Fey, Nora Dunn, Ana Gasteyer, Rachel Dratch, Cheri Oteri and Kristen Wiig all channeling their best 'Real Housewives.' The segment is set for NBC's 'Women of SNL' special set to air Nov. 1.

Read More

'Women of SNL' Special Adds Original Content From Tina Fey, Nora Dunn, Cheri Oteri and More

by Chris Harnick, posted Oct 7th 2010 3:00PM
Delicious DishThe stars are aligning for NBC's 'Women of SNL' special.

The Peacock has tapped Tina Fey, Nora Dunn, Rachel Dratch, Laraine Newman, Maya Rudolph, Molly Shannon, Ana Gasteyer, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Cheri Oteri, Amy Poehler and Kristen Wiig to create new content for the special honoring the female cast members of 'Saturday Night Live.'

According to Entertainment Weekly, the new material will supplement the Nov. 1 clip special that is a sort of follow-up to last season's epic Betty White-hosted episode.

Read More

News Roundup: Ana Gasteyer to Guest on 'Chuck,' First Look at Jane Badler on 'V' and More

by Chris Harnick, posted Sep 13th 2010 6:00PM
Ana GasteyerFormer 'Saturday Night Live' star Ana Gasteyer will guest star on NBC's 'Chuck.' According to Fancast, Gasteyer will pop up in season 4, episode 7 as Dasha, an operative for the Volkoff organization. Look for her character to be an expert at torturing spies.

'Chuck' season 4 already has a laundry list of guest stars such as Olivia Munn, Dolph Lundgren, Timothy Dalton, Linda Hamilton and Eric Roberts.

In other TV news ...

Check out the first look of Jane Badler on 'V.' Badler had to test for the role of Diana along with other actresses. [TV Guide]

'Dr. Quinn: Medicine Woman' stars Jane Seymour and Joe Lando are reuniting for an original Hallmark Channel movie. The duo will star along with Seymour's real life husband James Keach and daughter Katie Flynn in 'At Home with Prudence,' a sequel to 'Dear Prudence,' slated to air in spring 2011. [Hallmark Channel]

Steve Harvey has already filmed more than 100 episodes as host of 'Family Feud.' Harvey's hosting duties won't interfere with his comedy tour or radio show. [TV Guide]

Read More

    Follow Us

    From Our Partners