When Michael Mcdonald’s Old Comedy Movies Disappeared (But Never Disappeared)
Former “Saturday Night Live” cast member Michael McDonald’s comedy films have gone out of print and he’s now on the lookout for new sources of revenue, sources told Vice News.
“It’s kind of the same situation that everyone else is in right now,” Mcdonald told the publication.
“You have a film company or a distributor that’s not going to come and buy it.
It’s not for me.'” “
People are just like, ‘I can’t do this.
It’s not for me.'”
Mcdonald, who starred in a slew of films from the late 1980s through early 2000s, including “The Way It Was” and “Funny People,” is also looking to cash in on the resurgence of his own comedy brand, which has recently seen some success.
The “Saturday Live” star told the magazine he would love to see the “Late Show” return to his “SNL” days, but that he’s not a fan of the current format.
“I think they’ve gotten way too big,” McDonald said.
“They’re a lot of work and they’re not funny, so it’s just not my thing.”
His plans for a “Late Night” comeback have not been confirmed.
“SNl” executive producer Lorne Michaels also told Vice that he believes “The Late Show” will be back in the mix at some point.
The network’s lineup for the year still includes “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” “Late Late Show with James Corden,” “The Colbert Report,” “Live!
with Marc Maron,” and “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.”
“They have a great roster,” Michaels said.
And the network is still in the race to bring back “The Daily Show” after being dropped by NBC earlier this year.
“The show is a fantastic talent, a tremendous show, and I’m thrilled to have it back on,” Fallon said at the time.
“Our goal was to bring ‘The Daily’ back to NBC and they did that, and now I’m just excited to do more shows.”
“The Nightly Show” host Trevor Noah has also been looking to capitalize on the revival of “The Comedy Store,” which was canceled in 2015.
“We are in talks with Netflix and are very interested in working with them,” Noah told Vice in September.
“Hopefully they’ll be bringing it back and I hope they’ll make it into a TV series.”
“SNLP” will premiere on NBC at 9 p.m.
ET on January 12.