Comic Molly Shannon reflects on her Irish roots and discusses her Catholic schoolgirl character Mary Katherine Gallagher in an interview with host Bill Zehme. Also: Shannon talks about working on “Saturday Night Live” and remembers Gilda Radner (1946-89). Included: Shannon as Monica Lewinsky on “SNL”; and clips from the 1999 film “Superstar.”
“Saturday Night Live” veteran Jon Lovitz discusses his life and the craft of comedy in an interview with host Bill Zehme. Included: Lovitz remembers Phil Hartman (1948-98) and talks about his work with improv troupe the Groundlings.
Joan Rivers discusses growing up in New York and her work with the Second City troupe in a comical interview with host Bill Zehme. Rivers also talks about Lenny Bruce, Johnny Carson and her plastic surgery. Included: clips of Rivers doing stand-up on “The Ed Sullivan Show” and for “Comic Relief IV.”
Clips and archival stills enhance a humorous interview with Martin Short, who discusses his work on TV's “SCTV Network” and “Saturday Night Live.” Included: Short slips into his many characters and does impressions of Frank Sinatra, Jerry Lewis and Liza Minnelli. Bill Zehme hosts.
Comedienne Tracey Ullman discusses her childhood, her cable series “Tracey Takes On...” and working with Woody Allen. Also: Ullman does a tap dance, slips into her many characters and riffs on the Olsen twins. Bill Zehme hosts.
Actor-comedian Jim Belushi discusses growing up in Illinois, honing his talent at Chicago's Second City revue and working on “Saturday Night Live.” Also: Belushi talks about his comedian brother John Belushi (1949-82). Included: archival clips of Belushi performing at Second City in the 1970s.