Marcello Hernandez Joins Cast of NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” for Season 48

Marcello Hernandez will be working Saturday nights

The Cuban & Dominican American stand up comedian, writer and actor has joined the cast of Saturday Night Live as a featured player for Season 48.

Marcello HernandezHernandez joins a roster of new cast additions that includes Molly Kearney, Michael Longfellow and Devon Walker.

Hernandez has opened for the likes of Tim Dillon and Gilbert Gottfried and appeared on Telemundo’s Acceso Total. The Miami comedian was recently named a “New Face of Comedy” at the prestigious Montreal “Just for Laughs” festival.  And locals may know Hernandez from his work with Only in Dade. He was the creative director of their lifestyle page.

“This will be transition year,” Lorne Michaels said backstage at the Primetime Emmys, where SNL won the award for Outstanding Variety Sketch Series.

“Change years are always difficult but always exciting. There are new people. There are four new people, at least for now.”

The announcement comes after it was revealed in May that Kate McKinnon, Aidy Bryant and Kyle Mooney were leaving the show at the end of Season 47 along with Pete Davidson. It later emerged that Alex Moffat, Melissa Villaseñor, the first-ever Latina cast member, and Aristotle Athari would not be returning either.

SNL returns on October 1 with three consecutive shows.

Michaels added that the pandemic kept the large cast together longer than perhaps expected.

“The pandemic sort of interfered with the national order of things. I think there was a bonding; people got very close,” he added. “When we did those at-home shows, you got to see everyone’s apartment where and how they lived. There was an intimacy and connection between audience and group. I couldn’t imagine we could work without that whole team so we kept going.”

Saturday Night Live is produced in association with Broadway Video.

 

Ariana DeBose to Serve as Presenter at Upcoming Primetime Emmy Awards

Ariana DeBose is headed to primetime

The Television Academy has announced its first batch of presenters for Monday’s 74th annual Primetime Emmy Awards, with the 31-year-old half-Puerto Rican Oscar-winning actress, singer and Broadway star making the list.

Ariana DeBose,In addition to the West Side Story star, others set to appear on the awards show include Will Arnett, Angela Bassett, Vanessa Bayer, Kelly Clarkson, Taye Diggs, Hannah Einbinder, Selena Gomez, Mariska HargitaySquid Game’s Jung Ho-yeon & Lee Jung-jae, Jimmy Kimmel, Diego Luna, Christopher Meloni, Seth Meyers, Amy Poehler, Molly Shannon, Jean Smart, Kerry Washington and Natalie Zea.

More presenters will be announced closer to TV’s Biggest Night, which will be hosted by SNL stalwart Kenan Thompson from the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles.

The ceremony will air live on NBC starting at 5:00 pm PT/8:00 pm ET.

The Primetime Emmys follow this past weekend’s two-night presentation of the Creative Arts Emmys.

Selena Gomez to Make “Saturday Night Live” Hosting Debut

Selena Gomez is preparing for her debut…

The 29-year-old Mexican American actress will make her hosting debut on NBC’s late night sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live.

Selena GomezGomez will appear on the Saturday, May 14 episode, with Post Malone also making his musical debut.

This comes as Gomez’s Only Murders in the Building, in which she stars alongside Steve Martin and Martin Short, returns for its second season in June and Post Malone’s new album Twelve Carat Toothache also comes out next week.

Gomez previously appeared as a musical guest on SNL in January 2016, performing “Hands to Myself” and a medley of “Same Old Love” andGood For You.”

SNL’s season 47 finale is set for May 21 with guests still to be announced.

The show, which is produced in association with Broadway Video, comes from creator and exec producer Lorne Michaels.

Camila Cabello to Appear as Musical Guest in April Episode of “Saturday Night Live”

Camila Cabello is returning to Saturday Night Live

The 25-year-old Cuban-Mexican singer and former Fifth Harmony member will serve as the musical guest on the April 9 episode of the long-running, late-night NBC sketch comedy show.

Camila CabelloCabello will perform the day after her new album Familia is released.

It will be the “Bam Bam” singer’s second time as a musical guest on SNL.

She made her debut on the October 12, 2019 episode, performing the tracks “Cry for Me” and “Easy.”

Cabello will appear alongside the evening’s host Jake Gyllenhaal.

Rosalía Performs “MOTOMAMI” Tracks in “Saturday Night Live” Musical Guest Debut

Rosalía is celebrating a special American television debut…

The 28-year-old Spanish Grammy-winning singer/songwriter made her official Saturday Night Live musical guest debut on Saturday, March 12, performing two all-Spanish songs from her upcoming album MOTOMAMI.

RosaliaRosalia’s visit to Studio 8H included a sassy delivery of her new dance-ready Latin trap song “Chicken Teriyaki” and a theatrical solo take on “La Fama,” her collaboration with The Weeknd.

Both tracks form part of Rosalía’s new album, MOTOMAMI, which is slated for release on March 18 through Columbia Records.

The upcoming project follows her 2018 Latin Grammy-winning El Mal Querer, which reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Latin Pop Albums chart and won five Latin Grammys, including album of the year and best contemporary pop vocal album.

This marked Rosalía’s second appearance on the SNL stage. Last year, she made a cameo alongside Bad Bunny for a duet of their romantic collaboration “La Noche De Anoche.”

Earlier in the week, Rosalía made her U.S. talk show debut with an appearance on The Tonight Show. During the episode, the singer briefly spoke about her forthcoming album. “I feel like MOTOMAMI is an energy,” she said, jokingly dubbing Fallon a “motopapi.”

Rosalia to Make Musical Guest Debut on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” in March

Rosalia is readying for her close-up…

The 28-year-old Spanish Grammy-winning singer-songwriter will make her debut as a musical guest on Saturday Night Live.

Rosalia, MAC Cosmetics, MAC Viva Glam 26Rosalia will perform on NBC’s longtime live sketch comedy series on March 12.

Zoë Kravitz will serve as the night’s guest host.

Rosalia previously appeared on SNL for a duet with Bad Bunny during his debut on the show on February 20, 2021. The pair formed their hit collaboration “La Noche De Anoche.”

SNL is produced in association with Broadway Video with creator Lorne Michaels as executive producer.

Oscar Isaac to Make Hosting Debut on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” in March

Oscar Isaac is locking in his Saturday Plans…

The 42-year-old Guatemalan & Cuban actor will making his hosting debut on NBC’s longtime live sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live.

Oscar IsaacIsaac, who has starred in the Star Wars sequel trilogy as X-wing pilot Poe Dameron, and in X-Men: Apocalypse, is scheduled to host on March 5.

Isaac will be joined by Charli XCX, who had to pull her performance in December after the show was hit by Omicron with a reduced cast and crew for the Paul Rudd-hosted show.

Isaac previously made a cameo on SNL on Saturday, October 23

Ariana DeBose to Make Her Debut as Host on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live”

Ariana DeBose is preparing for a special late night debut…

The 30-year-old half-Puerto Rican actress/singer, who is earning Oscar buzz for her performance in Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story, will make her debut as host on NBC’s Saturday Night Live.

Ariana DeBose

DeBose will be joined by Live Life Fast pop star Roddy Ricch, who will be making his debut on the show as the musical guest.

DeBose is well known to the late-night show’s creator Lorne Michaels as she plays Emma in Apple’s Michaels-exec produced comedy series Schmigadoon!

It will be the first show of 2022 for SNL and comes after the show rallied impressively for its COVID-19-hit final episode of 2021, a show that featured only Keenan Thompson and Michael Che from its regular cast as well as special guests Tina Fey and Tom Hanks.

The plan for the January 15 show is to be back with a full cast and crew as well as studio audience, according to Deadline, but given the spread of the Omicron coronavirus variant, a decision will be made closer to the time.

The show will also be streamed live via Peacock with the remainder of season 47 also airing live on the streaming service at 11:30pm ET.

Saturday Night Live is produced in association with Broadway Video.

Melissa Villaseñor to Appear on Third Season of Netflix’s “The Standups”

Melissa Villaseñor is standing up

The 33-year-old Mexican American actress, stand-up comedian, impressionist, visual artist and singer will appear on the third season of Netflix’s The Standups.

Melissa Villaseñor

Netfix ordered six half-hour episodes for the third season of the comedy series, which will premiere later this year.

In addition to Villaseñor, the first Latina cast member of NBC’s Saturday Night Live, the six standalone specials will also feature comedians Brian Simpson, Dusty Slay, Janelle James, Mark Normand and Naomi Ekperigin.

Per the synopsis: The Standups features all new comedians at the top of their game delivering half-hour sets. Among them, they have starred in the biggest shows on television, performed in festivals all over the world and headlined at the premier comedy clubs across the world.

The third season of The Standups will tape live in NYC this summer and premiere on Netflix later this year.

Monica Huarte to Star Opposite Rob Schneider in “Daddy Daughter Trip”

Monica Huarte is trippin’

The 39-year-old Mexican actress is starring opposite Rob Schneider in the family adventure live action comedy-animation hybrid Daddy Daughter Trip, which the SNL alum also produced and directed.

Monica Huarte

Principal production on the film, which was shot in Arizona, has been completed.

In addition to Huarte and Schneider, the film also stars Jackie Sandler, Migel Ángel Muñoz, Monty Python’s John Cleese, Schneider’s daughter Grammy nominated singer songwriter Elle King, as well as Miranda Scarlett Schneider and Gavin Joseph.

Daddy Daughter Trip tells the story of 2nd grader (Miranda Scarlett Schneider) who dreams of a fun-filled spring break vacation her family can’t afford. Against the better judgement of her mom (Sandler) and with only coins in their pockets, her dreamer father (Rob Schneider) decides to take her on a spring break trip anyway. After a series of misfortunate adventures, their vacation is saved when the duo meet a couple of famous travel bloggers (Huarte and Muñoz).

The film is also produced by Patricia Schneider, From Out of Florida Productions.

“In my thirty plus year career, I’ve had the great pleasure of working with some of the best actors in the industry, but nothing comes close to sharing the screen with my incredibly sweet and talented eight year old daughter Miranda,” said Rob Schneider.

Huarte previously appeared opposite Schneider in Real Rob. Her other credits include 40 y 20, El Amor No Puede Esperar and Falco.

 

Muñoz, a 38-year-old Spanish actor and singer, has appeared on Presunto culpable, Sin identidad and Infames.