Saturday Night Live loves to promote within, and the late-night sketch show has done it again, pinning featured player stripes on a member of the writing staff. Starting with this week’s show hosted by Jim Carrey, Leslie Jones will be joining the cast of SNL, where she has been a writer since early 2014. Actress-comedian Jones took part in the talent search for a new SNL cast member last fall. She was one of the 12 finalists invited to audition on the SNL stage and was in serious contention for the spot that ultimately went to Sasheer Zamata. But Lorne Michaels and his team liked Jones too and brought her in as a writer. She quickly established herself not only off- but also on-screen with appearances on Weekend Update. Her bit on slavery in May made a lot of noise, and she also was featured in the SNL season premiere last month. (Watch the video below) Like Jones, new Weekend Update co-anchor Michael Che also started as a writer on SNL, a long-standing tradition on the show. Jones joins Pete Davidson as the second new featured player on SNL this fall.
Everybody go follow Leslie on Twitter now!!
This campaign is great, really makes you look closer instead of just and quick stereotypical glance
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MULANEY HALLOWEEN IS ON TONIGHT 9:30/8:30C ON FOX
PHOTO 1: Fans of Nasim Pedrad: watch MULANEY tonight. Nasim knocks it out of the park and does it all from a recliner. I am so lucky to work with her.
PHOTO 2: Tonight is our Halloween episode. It was written by Dan Mintz. Mintz is a gifted writer who cleverly titled the episode “Halloween.” He has new album called The Stranger on iTunes etc.
PHOTO 3: Zack Pearlman is extra special on tonight’s episode. Zack is a joy who’s car is so filthy that he cleaned it for five minutes before giving me a ride and there was still a shoe on my seat.
PHOTO 4: This is a photo from Deadly Women on ID. This actor (Christina Bale?) is not on tonight’s episode but we promise we tried to capture the terror and intrigue of this pic and put it in the episode.
I have no agenda except to be funny. Neither I or the writers profess to offer any worldly wisdom.
Jeremy Knowles, discussing the complete lack of recognition Cecilia Payne gets, even today, for her revolutionary discovery. (via alliterate)
OH WAIT LEMME TELL YOU ABOUT CECILIA PAYNE.
Cecilia Payne’s mother refused to spend money on her college education, so she won a scholarship to Cambridge.
Cecilia Payne completed her studies, but Cambridge wouldn’t give her a degree because she was a woman, so she said fuck that and moved to the United States to work at Harvard.
Cecilia Payne was the first person ever to earn a Ph.D. in astronomy from Radcliffe College, with what Otto Strauve called “the most brilliant Ph.D. thesis ever written in astronomy.”
Not only did Cecilia Payne discover what the universe is made of, she also discovered what the sun is made of (Henry Norris Russell, a fellow astronomer, is usually given credit for discovering that the sun’s composition is different from the Earth’s, but he came to his conclusions four years later than Payne—after telling her not to publish).
Cecilia Payne is the reason we know basically anything about variable stars (stars whose brightness as seen from earth fluctuates). Literally every other study on variable stars is based on her work.
Cecilia Payne was the first woman to be promoted to full professor from within Harvard, and is often credited with breaking the glass ceiling for women in the Harvard science department and in astronomy, as well as inspiring entire generations of women to take up science.
Cecilia Payne is awesome and everyone should know her.
“‘There’s always that joke that there’s a Starbucks on every corner,’ says Justin Grimes, a statistician with the Institute of Museum and Library Services in Washington. ‘But when you really think about it, there’s a public library wherever you go, whether it’s in New York City or some place in rural Montana. Very few communities are not touched by a public library.’
In fact, libraries serve 96.4 percent of the U.S. population, a reach any fast-food franchise can only dream of.”
This makes me happy.
remember when zach stole the q-ball and got backdoored because of it
They both look so good here!! Like zach’s hair doesn’t even look that bad
"In just six hours, the world’s deserts receive more energy from the sun than humankind consumes in a year. (x)