Turns out you can go home again—you just might not be welcome there. In the new scripted comedy Big Lake (premiering tonight at 10/9c on Comedy Central), Chris Gethard stars as Josh Franklin, a failed financial whiz kid who flees the big city for his Pennsylvania hometown. But Josh's folks aren't exactly thrilled to see him—especially since he lost their nest egg on failed investments.
"His parents outwardly hate him at this point—they take their aggression out on him, and deservedly so," says Gethard, an accomplished improv comic who landed the role after impressing exec producers Will Ferrell and Adam McKay on the set of Ferrell's new comedy The Other Guys...
Upright Citizens Brigade performer Chris Gethard has replaced Jon Heder as the lead in Comedy Central's new sitcom, Big Lake.
Jon Heder exits Comedy Central sitcom
Heder left Big Lake (working title) last week over "creative differences," according to his rep. Gethard, 29, will now play the part of an unemployed IT specialist ...
Jon Heder has dropped out of the sitcom he was set to headline for Comedy Central, TVGuide.com has confirmed.
"Comedy Central, Gary Sanchez Productions and Jon Heder have mutually decided to part ways over creative differences with the character," the actor's rep said in a statement. "Jon wishes the show nothing but success ...
Chris Parnell, Horatio Sanz
Comedy Central is hoping to up the funny factor on its upcoming untitled comedy series by casting former Saturday Night Livers Chris Parnell and Horatio Sanz to join star Jon Heder.
Dynamite news: Jon Heder lands Comedy Central sitcom
The sitcom, produced by Will Ferrell's Gary Sanchez Productions, revolves around a young man (Heder) who ...
Chris Parnell and Andy Samberg, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
Live from New York, it's "Lazy Sunday"!
OK, so it wasn't actually live back in the day, but the Saturday Night Live rap that put Digital Shorts on the map and ushered in the age of viral videos was performed live for the first time on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.
Watch the "Lazy Sunday" Digital Short
After Chris Parnell waxed nostalgic about the instant ...
Skeet Ulrich, Zoe McLellan
Skeet Ulrich, whose Jericho famously managed a (singular) death-row reprieve, is on his way back to CBS as the lead in Back, a drama pilot about a man who returns home to discover he was reported missing eight years earlier, just after Sept. 11. (No, I don't quite get the premise either.)
In other CBS pilot castings, Zoe McLellan (Dirty Sexy Money) has landed a role in ...
This is the first of four specials that Saturday Night Live will be airing on Thursday nights. Rumor has it that at some point, Sarah Palin, will make an appearance as Tina Fey, which, with the two appearing on the same show, may result in the apocalypse. But, in the meantime, we got a special appearance from SNL alum Chris Parnell and a fantastic surprise midway through the first sketch to ask a question: Bill Murray!
Opening Sketch: CNN – The Presidential Debate
Fred Armisen plays Obama, Darrell Hammond plays McCain and Chris Parnell plays Tom Brokaw … and they all nail each one's mannerisms and voice cadences. Well done! "Tom" says the candidates only get 25 seconds to answer one of the "eight least interesting questions" he's picked and they'll only get three second response. Ha! This is clearly playing off the fact that Brokaw was more of a time referee than a moderator at the debate. The candidates can be real windbags, no? And, I say that with patriotic affection. It also tickles my fancy is that Casey Wilson and Bill Hader ask the questions exactly like the deer-caught-in-headlights "folks" who were featured at the debate. Obama answers questions in his staccato signature style, and McCain tries to come off as a bad ass before calling the audience members by the wrong name and walking into Obama's camera frame ...
Chris Parnell 30 Rocked SNL's debate.
Cheers to Lorne Michaels for bringing back a beloved Saturday Night Live vet for this year's Thursday-night presidential-election sketches. No, not Tina Fey — I'm talking about Chris Parnell.
Read and vote on the rest of this Cheer after the jump.
Lindsay Lohan by Kevin Mazur/ WireImage.com
Lindsay Lohan soon will be feeling Labor Pains fronting a film comedy as a young woman who fearing she is about to lose her job lies about being pregnant The fib effectively turns her luck around but duh comes with complications It is a very different role for me and I look forward to the challenges it will present Lohan tells Variety And I love working on comediesLohan recently has dropped out of some film projects as personal problems dogged her Said issues also made some execs wary of casting her Labor Pains producer Rick Schwartz however says the actress has yet to let him down I didnt know Lindsay before this but we looked each other in the eye three months ago and she has done everything I could have asked he tells the trade Friday Night Lights Connie Britton as well as Dr Spaceman himself Chris Parnell will star opposite Lohan Filming starts June 9 Matt Mitovich
Chris Parnell in Miss Guided by Mitch Haddad/ABC
Cheers to Chris Parnell for his scene-stealing turn in Miss Guided. As power-drunk vice principal Bruce Terry, the Saturday Night Live alum wrings consistent laughs from the freshman ABC sitcom's uneven scripts: His character's man-crush on soulful substitute teacher Beaux (Ashton Kutcher) was downright hysterical. (Parnell's also brilliant as a juice-sipping poker genius in the just-released big-screen comedy The Grand.) I just hope this new TV gig doesn't mean we've seen the last of Parnell's delirious 30 Rock quack, Dr. Leo Spaceman. For more on Miss Guided, check out the new Cheers & Jeers vodcast. Share your own raves and rants about other shows on the Reader Cheers & Jeers discussion board. We may feature your Cheer or Jeer on TVGuide.com or in TV Guide magazine!