|Sayonara Hader & Armisen
Categories: Comedians,Comedy Shows
Posted: May 20, 2013
by Ted Greenberg
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On Saturday night, the famed Saturday Night Live bid farewell two of its longtime players — Bill Hader and Fred Armisen. There have been many love letters in the press to the two. I’m particularly fond of this Time piece. And this look back at their careers.
Both men have felt career bumps outside of SNL. Remember Hader in the film comedy Forgetting Sarah Marshall? Or his guest starring turn on The Mindy Project this season? According to IMDB.com, Hader has a slew of films — both voice over and live action work — on tap. His transition from the boob tube to the big screen seems complete. He’ll be able to hawk his pliable comedic skills in his new ventures, and he will be missed on SNL. Good bye Stefon.
Armisen, on the other hand, has won me over in Portlandia. The critically acclaimed comedy has spawned imitators all over the country. And, he’s also lined up voice over work in Smurfs 2 as well as a role in the Jason Sudeikis-Olivia Wilde romantic comedy Relanxious. I will miss his imitations of political leaders.
Thanks for the laughs and best wishes on your next adventures.
Tags: bill hader, fred armisen