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Arts amdl Entertainment
Live From New York - It’s
Six New Cast Members!
Hannah Nielson, staff writer
Sept. 28 brought the 39th
season of the heavily awarded and
highly popular television show “Sat
urday Night Live.” Tine Fey, SNL’s
own veteran player and head writer,
hosted the episode; Arcade Fire was
the musical guest. Fey called this sea
son “a rebuilding year” and so it will
be. The episode presented six new
feature players: Beck Bennett, Josh
Milhiser, Kyle Mooney, Mike O’Brien,
Noel Wells and Brooks Wheelan.
These additions to the cast were des
perately needed after the show’s cast
suffered a mass exodus over theTas't'
two years as favorites Bill Hader, Ja
son Sudeikis, Fred Armisen, Seth My
ers, Andy Samberg and Kristen Wiig
all made their SNL exits.
Hard-to-please viewers may
be a little unsettled with how much
younger these new cast members
are. These newbies, however, are not
totally without experience. Bennet,
Mooney and Wells have all written
and performed for the Upright Citi
zens Brigade (UCB), a theater and
training center for improvisation and
sketch comedy. The UCB has pro-
duced some of the greatest comedic
writers and performers of our gen
eration with credits such as “Parks
and Recreation”, “30 Rock”, “The Of
fice”, “The Colbert Report”, “Funny
or Die” and more. Some of these new
actors may already look familiar to
you. Milhiser, Mooney, O’Brien and
Wheelan have all made guest appear
ances on television and all the new
players (except for Brooks Wheelan)
have grown to impressive popularity
through YouTube sketches that they
have written, directed and starred in
themselves. These YouTube super-
stars speak to the new way comedians
in our generation are “making it” in
their industry and how modern tech
nology is helping them do it. Wells
and Wheelan have both written and
performed for College Humor, and
Bennett can be seen in the AT&T
“It’s Not Complicated” ad campaign.
While these actors/comedians may
be new to SNL, they are not totally
new to the show’s viewers.
In short, these six comedians
may have some intimidating shoes to
fill at SNL, but viewers can all look
forward to seeing them rise to the oc
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MLB Playoffs 2013: Who’s Next to Strike Out?
Maitlyn Healy, sports and entertainment
Ten down, three to go. We are now left
with four teams and two division championship
series before one team is crowned World Cham
pion. The Boston Red Sox will face the Detroit
Tigers in the American League Championship
Series (ALCS), and the Los Angeles Dodgers will
face the St. Louis Cardinals in the NLCS (the
Dodgers and Cardinals were in this same posi
tion in 1985, and the Cards took the series). Who
will make it to the World Series, and who will be
The Boston Red Sox last appeared in the
championship games when they won the World
Series in 2007. Boston is not a team that people
were expecting to make it this far in the playoffs
this season, but there is no denying their pres
ence (and their field of beards) now. But do they
have what it takes to conquer the Detroit Tigers?
The Detroit Tigers have proven them
selves this season with powerhouses like Ver-
lander. Fielder and Cabrera. The Tigers will want
to hang on to this season for as long as possible
because the end of this season possibly means
the loss of their best pitcher, Max Scherzer.
Because the Tigers have to pay their
three aforementioned superstars, it is not likely
that they will be able to come up with the $20
million for Scherzer’s contract. He is a free-agent
this upcoming offseason, and Detroit will defi
nitely miss him next season. Will Detroit be able
to capitalize on Scherzer’s talents while they still
have him and make it to the World Series?
The Los Angeles Dodgers, owned by
NBA hall of famer Magic Johnson, have had a
tremendous season. Between their legendary
manager Don Mattingly and their impressive list
of All-Stars, the Dodgers, it seems, have a much
better chance against the Cardinals than they did
The St. Louis Cardinals, on the other
hand, have had a less-than-impressive season.
The Cardinals are a young team and nearly lost
to the Pittsburgh Pirates already in the playoffs.
The Cards lost the series (4-3) against the Dodg
ers during the regular season- can they ensure
victory this time around?
The ALCS series will begin on Oct. 12,
and the NLCS series will begin on Oct. 11. The
winners of these two series will start playing
head-to-head in the World Series on Oct. 23.
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