Cecily Strong News

Saks Fifth Avenue and Saturday Night Live Team Up on the Key To The Cure
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Saks Fifth Avenue announced that Will Ferrell, Ana Gasteyer, Vanessa Bayer, Cecily Strong and Colin Jost have been named as the EIF ambassadors for Saks Fifth Avenue's 2014 Key To The Cure campaign, representing talent from Saturday Night Live's past and current casts shot by famed SNL photographer Mary Ellen Matthews. Celebrated New York designers Marcus Wainwright and David Neville of rag & bone have created the limited-edition tee exclusively to benefit the campaign, which coincides with the Emmy Award-winning show's 40th Anniversary season. Now in its 16th year, Key To The Cure has taken a new approach, offering a unisex tee for the first time. The shirt will retail for $35 at Saks Fifth Avenue stores and online at saks.com and saksoff5th.com. 100% of the proceeds from each shirt sold will be donated to Tigerlily Foundation, benefiting charitable programs dedicated to finding new detection methods, better treatments and eventual cures for women's cancers. The tee debuts at Saks Fifth Avenue on October 1. Will Ferrell, Ana Gasteyer, Vanessa Bayer, Cecily Strong and Colin Jost will appear in a national public service announcement (PSA) wearing the rag & bone limited-edition tee. The Key To The Cure PSA will appear in major fashion and lifestyle magazines in September and October. Saks Fifth Avenue's charity shopping weekend will take place Thursday through Sunday, October 16 to 19, at all Saks Fifth Avenue nationwide and on saks.com and saksoff5th.com. During the shopping weekend, 2% of participating vendor sales will be donated to Tigerlily Foundation. In the 15 years since the inception of the Saks Fifth Avenue charity shopping weekend, the retailer has raised over $35 million for cancer research. To help raise money and awareness for women's cancers, Saks Fifth Avenue Tysons Galleria will partner with Tigerlily Foundation to host a kickoff event on Wednesday, October 15th. For more information, please contact Carolyn Parish at Carolyn_Parish@s5a.com or 703.269.1208. In addition to the partnership for the annual Key To The Cure campaign, Saks Fifth Avenue will sell exclusive merchandise inspired by notable Saturday Night Live characters from seven New York designers. These items, curated by Saturday Night Live's Emmy-nominated costume designer Tom Broecker, will be available in Saks Fifth Avenue's New York flagship store and on saks.com during the Key To The Cure shopping weekend, October 16 to 19. The merchandise includes Mango's shorts as interpreted by Alexander Wang, The Nerds outfit as interpreted by Alice + Olivia, a dress fit for The Californians as interpreted by Diane von Furstenberg, Spartans Cheerleading uniforms as interpreted by Elizabeth and James, hats fit for The Coneheads as interpreted by Eugenia Kim, Mary Katherine Gallagher's school uniform as interpreted by rag & bone, and Gilly's dress as interpreted by Suno. About Saks Fifth Avenue Saks Fifth Avenue, one of the world's pre-eminent specialty retailers, is renowned for its superlative American and international designer collections, its expertly edited assortment of handbags, shoes, jewelry, cosmetics and gifts, and the first-rate fashion expertise and exemplary client service of its Associates. As part of the Hudson's Bay Company brand portfolio, Saks operates 39 full-line stores in 22 states, five international licensed stores, 73 Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH stores and saks.com, the company's online store. Saks Fifth Avenue is proud to be named a J.D. Power and Associates 2012 Customer Service Champion and is only one of 50 U.S. companies so named. (more...)

Comedian Pete Davidson is SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE's Newest Featured Player
by TV News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

Pete Davidson has signed on to join the 40th season of NBC's SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE as the sketch comedy's newest featured player. (more...)

Cecily Strong is 'Genuinely Happy' for SNL Replacement Michael Che
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2014

It was announced on Tuesday that Cecily Strong will be replaced by The Daily Show's Michael Che as co-anchor of SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE's Weekend Update. Until yesterday, there had been no response from Strong, but she finally shared her reaction via Instagram. (more...)

Comedian Michael Che to Replace Cecily Strong on SNL's 'Weekend Update' Desk
by TV News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

Michael Che will join Colin Jost at the 'Weekend Update' desk for the upcoming 40th season of NBC's iconic late-night show 'Saturday Night Live.' (more...)

Michael Che Is SNL's New 'Weekend Update' Co-Anchor
by TV News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

Michael Che will join Colin Jost at the "Weekend Update" desk for the upcoming 40th season of NBC's iconic late-night show "Saturday Night Live." (more...)

Marcus Center for the Performing Arts to Welcome Second City's 55th Anniversary Tour, 10/10-11
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

Chicago's comedy powerhouse The Second City is opening up their vaults to celebrate 55 years of laughter! (more...)

The Second City Opens HAPPILY EVER LAUGHTER Tonight, 6/13-14
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

From Chicago's legendary sketch comedy theatre The Second City comes the smart, cutting edge revue,Happily Ever Laughter, presented at Theatre at the Center, 1040 Ridge Road, Munster, today, June 13 and Saturday, June 14 at 8 p.m. Drawing on classic material from The Second City archives and scenes pulled from the morning headlines,Happily Ever Laughter features some of the best sketches, songs and improvisation from The Second City's 53-year history. The Second City continues to deliver hilarious, satirical revues as the leading voices in comedy while touring the globe. (more...)

Highlights from SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE's WEEKEND UPDATE with Cecily Strong and Colin Jost, 5/10
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2014

Below, check out highlights from SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE'S 'Weekend Update' with Cecily Strong & Colin Jost. (more...)

VIDEO: Barbara Walters Roasts Herself on SNL
by TV News Desk - May 11, 2014

Barbara Walters is retiring from The View after over 50 years as a television journalist. In honor of her retirement, Walters made a guest appearance on Saturday Night Live. During the News Anchor segment with Cecily Strong, Walters roasted herself. (more...)

The Chicago Academy for the Arts Honors Pamela Jordan with Kupcinet Award, 5/13
by BWW News Desk - May 08, 2014

The Chicago Academy for the Arts will honor its president, Pamela Jordan, with the Kupcinet Civic Award during A Taste for the Arts Gala performance Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at the Harris Theater, as she prepares to take on a new role as President of the Idyllwild Arts Foundation in Idyllwild, Calif. at the end of the school year. (more...)

Kristen Bell, Uzo Aduba, Cecily Strong & More Join NYC After School Theater Programming Artistic Advisory Board
by BWW News Desk - May 06, 2014

Opening Act, an innovative nonprofit that provides free after-school theater programming to New York City's most under-served public high schools, today announced the launch of its Artistic Advisory Board (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Little Rock - Week of 5/04/2014
by BWW - May 04, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/04/2014 for Little Rock (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Little Rock - Week of 4/27/2014
by BWW - Apr 27, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/27/2014 for Little Rock (more...)

The Second City Presents HAPPILY EVER LAUGHTER, 6/13-14
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2014

From Chicago's legendary sketch comedy theatre The Second City comes the smart, cutting edge revue,Happily Ever Laughter, presented at Theatre at the Center, 1040 Ridge Road, Munster, on Friday, June 13 and Saturday, June 14 at 8 p.m. Drawing on classic material from The Second City archives and scenes pulled from the morning headlines,Happily Ever Laughter features some of the best sketches, songs and improvisation from The Second City's 53-year history. The Second City continues to deliver hilarious, satirical revues as the leading voices in comedy while touring the globe. (more...)

Second City to Present HAPPILY EVER LAUGHTER at Theatre at the Center, 6/13-14
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2014

From Chicago's legendary sketch comedy theatre The Second City comes the smart, cutting edge revue, Happily Ever Laughter, presented at Theatre at the Center, 1040 Ridge Road, Munster, on Friday, June 13 and Saturday, June 14 at 8 p.m. Drawing on classic material from The Second City archives and scenes pulled from the morning headlines, Happily Ever Laughter features some of the best sketches, songs and improvisation from The Second City's 53-year history. The Second City continues to deliver hilarious, satirical revues as the leading voices in comedy while touring the globe. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Little Rock - Week of 4/20/2014
by BWW - Apr 20, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/20/2014 for Little Rock (more...)

Highlights from SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE'S 'Weekend Update' with Cecily Strong & Colin Jost
by TV News Desk - Apr 13, 2014

"WEEKEND UPDATE" Cecily Strong - "President Obama this week signed a series of new executive orders intended to strengthen equal pay laws for women Those who support the measure say that it is a step forward for women in the workplace, while those who oppose it can be seen Sunday nights on AMC." (more...)

Highlights from SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE'S 'Weekend Update' with Cecily Strong & Colin Jost
by TV News Desk - Mar 10, 2014

Below, check out highlights from SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE'S 'Weekend Update' with Cecily Strong & Colin Jost. (more...)

TV: Must Watch! New Generation of Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update Kicks Off with Cecily Strong & Colin Jost
by Stage Tube - Mar 02, 2014

It was a brand new day (or night) at Saturday Night Live this weekend, as new co-anchors Cecily Strong and Colin Jost took over the popular late night show's iconic WEEKEND UPDATE news desk, replacing Seth Myers. (more...)

VIDEO: 'Weekend Update' Team Cecily Strong & Colin Jost Quiz TODAY Anchors
by TV News Desk - Feb 27, 2014

Cecily Strong and Colin Jost, the new upcoming team on the Weekend Update segment of NBC's SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE visited this morning's Today and quizzed the anchors on how well they know the duo. (more...)

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