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Phil Hartman

  1. The Dystopian ’90s Comedy That’s Disturbingly Relevant 20 Years Later A divisive refugee crisis. Tensions between state and federal government. Racial conflicts pitting the U.S. public against each other. […]
  2. This Newly Unearthed Phil Hartman Recording for a Fan Is Incredibly […]Tomorrow marks 18 years since the tragic death of legendary SNL alum and actor Phil Hartman, and to honor his memory, a fan named Dave Nelson […]
  3. Looking Back at Martin Short’s First Prime-Time Show Martin Short has had two different programs on TV known as The Martin Short Show: a sitcom in 1994, and a talk show in 1999 (I wrote about […]
  4. Daran Norris to Star in Phil Hartman Biopic ‘Nice Guy Phil’SNL star and comedy legend Phil Hartman is getting the biopic treatment. According to Variety, Jason Priestley is directing a biopic on the […]
  5. the industry
    Jason Priestley Is Cooking Up a Phil Hartman BiopicNice Guy Phil will feature Daran Norris as Hartman.
  6. Looking Back at ‘NewsRadio’s Perfect PilotThe show lives on, whether it’s in syndication, on DVD, or in its very special place in the Perfect Pilot Hall of Fame.
  7. The Johnny Carson Comeback Special That Never WasOn Mark Malkoff’s wonderful Carson Podcast, several guests have been asked about why they believe that when Johnny said goodbye on May 22, 1992 […]
  8. fond memories
    Yet Another Reason to Love Phil HartmanThis one comes courtesy of Maura Tierney.
  9. Maura Tierney Shares the Sweetest Phil Hartman Story Ever“I do remember one thing he said to me. Joe Rogan was being so fucking mean to me one day—and mostly we were all friends, but Joe could be a […]
  10. Remembering Jan Hooks“Phil Hartman is my hero.” Jan Hooks sits next to me on a couch, nibbling a ham sandwich. We’re at Michael O’Donoghue’s Christmas party, […]
  11. Jack Handey Looks Back on Working with Phil Hartman on ‘SNL’“Several times since Phil’s death, I’ve had the same dream about him: I am back in the studio, working on Saturday Night Live, and Phil is […]
  12. The Enduring Legacy of Phil HartmanAs much as Phil Hartman’s work and influence lives on, the Ontario native has so far escaped the kind of mainstream legacy re-appraisal that so […]
  13. ‘Grantland’ Profiles ‘SNL’ Legend Phil ‘The Glue’ Hartman“Here’s why it’s difficult to properly appreciate Phil Hartman. Because his characters were 20 percent droid. Because he reminded you more of […]
  14. sad anniversaries
    Revisiting Phil Hartman, 15 Years After His DeathFirst he was a caveman. But now he’s a lawyer.
  15. Phil Hartman’s Comedy Album Is Being Turned Into an Animated MovieIn the late ‘70s, nearly a decade prior to landing on Saturday Night Live, the late Phil Hartman recorded an album called Flat TV, consisting […]
  16. Buying Michael Jackson 20 Cases of Water and All the Best Parts from […]Jay Kogen was one of the OG Simpsons writers. He, with his writing partner Wallace Wolodarsky, wrote such classic episodes as “Bart the […]
  17. Al Franken Eulogizes Tom Davis This is beautiful and sad and tough and a bit fun. Franken spends a good bit of the speech talking about the process of writing and making […]
  18. The Lost ‘Simpsons’ Spin-offsWhen The Simpsons debuted 25 years ago as a series of shorts on The Tracey Ullman Show, it was hard to expect that it would become one of the […]
  19. Saturday Night’s Children: Phil Hartman (1986-1994)Saturday Night Live has been home to over a hundred cast members throughout the past 35 years. In our column Saturday Night’s Children, we […]
  20. Phil Hartman’s Hand-Written Feedback to a Fan Who Sent Him a Tape Is […]Here’s a letter that Phil Hartman wrote to an aspiring comedian who had sent him a tape of his work in 1997. In case you were ever wondering if […]
  21. Phil Hartman’s ‘Simpsons’ LegacyLater episodes of The Simpsons tend to unfold like Radiohead songs, starting off one way before taking an abrupt left turn. In stark contrast […]