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Laraine Newman

Laraine Newman (born March 2, 1952) is an American comedienne, actress, and writer, and was part of the original Saturday Night Live cast.

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Jane Curtin, Candice Bergen, Gilda Radnar, Laraine Newman paving the way for women in comedy.
some of us old farts would love to see Jane Curtain & Laraine Newman come back and host some day. & bring the Space Muppets.
"We're The Judds of comedy," says Saturday Night Live comedy legend, Laraine Newman. "We're the Redgraves of comedy," adds Laraine's Emmy Award-winning sister, Tracy Newman with a laugh.
It still freaks me out how much Vanessa Bayer resembles Laraine Newman.
SNL Christmas reminds me how timeless and classic the original cast was. The original SNL cast’s take on “Winter Wonderland” is one of my favorite Christmas recordings ever. It’s from the first season of Saturday Night Live; Candice Bergen is hosting, and you can see her singing along with Gilda Radner, Jane Curtin, and Laraine Newman. The underrated Garrett Morris delivers the powerful lead vocal, and there’s something magical about the moment when the boys — Chevy, Aykroyd, Belushi — come in for support.
cont... Laraine Newman, Kreayshawn, Garret Dillahunt, Gina Gershon...maybe this is too many
Imagine what Laraine Newman, John Belushi, Jane Curtin, Gilda Radner, Dan Aykroyd, Garrett Morris, Chevy Chase could do with
Laughs for Pawz will be honoring Gary Austin at our event on March 8. Gary is the founder of The Groundlings, where many an A-list comedy talent has studied. Like who, you ask? Well, how about the likes Lisa Kudrow, Will Ferrell, Paul Reubens (Pee Wee Herman), Laraine Newman, Kathy Griffin, Cheryl Hines, Jon Lovitz, Chris Kattan, Cheri Oteri, Maya Rudolph, Julia Sweeney, Phil LaMarr, Ana Gasteyer, Mindy Sterling and the late Phil Hartman? (And that is to name a few.)
Hello friends! If you are in the LA area tomorrow, Sunday, night, you might want to check out my dear friends Tracy Newman and Michael McNevin at the Coffee Gallery Backstage. It's bound to be a great show!- Pen Tracy Newman: In the early 70s, she joined an improv class taught by Gary Austin, which soon became The Groundlings. Tracy is a founding member, and besides performing, she taught and directed. Her sister, Laraine Newman was the first Groundling to be discovered there by Lorne Michaels for Saturday Night Live. Some other Groundling alumni include: Will Ferrell, Kristen Wiig, Paul “Pee Wee Herman” Reubens and Kathy Griffin. It was at the Groundlings that Tracy met her future TV writing partner, Jonathan Stark. Their first staff job was on “Cheers,” followed by “Bob”(Bob Newhart), “The Nanny,” “Ellen”, “The Drew Carey Show” and the legendary “Hiller and Diller” (Richard Lewis and Kevin Nealon.) In 1997, Newman and Stark won an Emmy and Peabody Award for writing the grou . ...
You should tune into to see Rachel Dratch and Laraine Newman talk about their auditions
Guys Nasim Pedrad, Vanessa Bayer and Laraine Newman are all in this movie!
Spanx! Cafe Dumpy's... Check out this amazing parody of Girls Season 38 w Laraine Newman as Hannah
Season 38 is going to look a little bit different
This is the best! RTSeason 38 is the parody we've been waiting for
I bet nobody recognizes Laraine Newman from the original SNL cast playing Hannah on this Girls parody
This is hysterical. Awkwardly perfect satire!
Video: top5funniest: Laraine Newman is Lena Dunham in ‘GIRLS’ Season 38
Laraine Newman, and Mindy Sterling. Veteran comedic acting goddesses, all.
Laraine Newman is NEVER too old to eat street lobster in a romper
LARAINE NEWMAN IS GOD. This is what dreamz are made of:
“'Girls' season 38 will blow your mind
so this is what Laraine Newman has been doing -- eating
Season 38 is the parody we've been waiting for
So great to see Laraine Newman in Girls: Season 38!
season 38 of could star Laraine Newman & .
If I were I would be having all the aneurysms right now. Such a huge compliment.
Weird fact about the "Season 38" video: IRL Laraine Newman's kids are named Lena and Hannah.
Original SNL cast member Laraine Newman as Lena Dunham in GIRLS SEASON 38
And now a look at HBO's Girls: Season 38.
'Girls' season 38 will blow your mind
LARAINE NEWMAN FROM SEASON ONE OF SNL! And who plays Bill Haverchuck in Freaks and Geeks!!! This is too good!
I've never seen Girls, but Girls season 38 is pretty *** funny:
Just pointing out that Laraine Newman is really really hot. That is all.
Geeeaghhh! I still have such a crush on Laraine Newman!
Srsly. If Laraine Newman doesn't get a couple 100 gigs off this, something is way wrong. Brilliant. Girls Season 38.
Girls season 38 is basically Golden Girls season 1. Either way this is pretty *** funny.
Proving that I'm part of the next next next gen, all I want to know is, which one's Laraine Newman??
“Girls: Season 38 this is everything I enjoy
.“Girls: Season 38” stars Laraine Newman as Hannah, Wendie Malick as Marnie & Mindy Sterling as Shoshanna
Directed by Floyd Mutrux. With Tim McIntire, Fran Drescher, Jay Leno, Laraine Newman. This is the story loosely based on Cleveland disc jockey Alan Freed, who introduced rock'n'roll to teenage American radio audiences in the 1950's. Freed was a source of great controversy: criticized by conservative...
Bill Murray, Laraine Newman and John Belushi hanging out during rehearsal back in the day.
(1983) A Rankin/Bass cartoon based on the Saturday Night Live sketch starring Dan Anykroyd, Jane Curtin, & Laraine Newman. I do not own any part of this video.
IIRC, Laraine Newman was going out with Mark at the time, which is how she showed up in the (
did you know LARAINE NEWMAN also studied with MARCEL MARCEAU (pre SNL)?
March 2. In 1789, Pennsylvania ended prohibition of theater performances. In 1807, Congress passed the Act Prohibiting Importation of Slaves. In 1853, the Washington Territory separated from the Oregon Territory. In 1953, the Academy Awards were telecast for the first time. William Holden, Audrey Hepburn, Frank Sinatra and Donna Reed won the acting awards. In 1962, Wilt Chamberlain scored 100 points against New York. In 1977, Bette Davis was first woman to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award. In 1983, CDs were released for the first time. In 1986, Corazon Aquino became president of the Philippines. In 1995, the top quark was discovered. It's Kurt Weill's birthday. Dr. Seuss's. John Irving's. Lou Reed's. Laraine Newman's. It's International Women's History Month. Mission: Love the women.
Happy Birthday !! Actor John Cullum is 83. Author Tom Wolfe is 83. Author John Irving is 71. Singer Lou Reed is 71. Actress Cassie Yates is 62. Actress-comedian Laraine Newman is 61. Singer Jay Osmond of The Osmonds is 58. Drummer John Cowsill of The Cowsills is 57. Country singer Larry Stewart of Restless Heart is 54. Singer Jon Bon Jovi of Bon Jovi is 51. Actor Daniel Craig is 45. Singer Chris Martin of Coldplay is 36. Actor Robert Iler is 28.
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An easy one for most boomers: who are these people? Garrett Morris, Jane Curtin, Gilda Radner, Laraine Newman, Chevy Chase John Belushi, andDan Aykroyd. Also, the BEST!!!
Saw you at Largo. I'm a friend of Laraine Newman. So, a Korean girl walks into a bar...
Amy and Tina continue the brilliance of Gilda, Jane Curtin, Laraine Newman and all the funny "Not Ready For Prime Time Players"
Of course I always had a thing for Laraine Newman, so who am I to ask?
Had an amazing time recording the two-part year end POP MY CULTURE PODCAST with Laraine Newman, Rider Strong, Timothy Omundson, Dave Holmes and Fred Stoller! Out soon!
(Please note 140 characters prevented me from mentioning Pam Dawber, Brian Dennehy, and Laraine Newman).
FACTS ABOUT ME: I was born on a Saturday, I am a Pisces, My Life path number is 1, My Native American Zodiac sign is Wolf; my plant is Plantain, My lucky day is Thursday, Your lucky number is 3 & 7, My ruling planets are Jupiter & Neptune, My lucky dates are the 1st, 10th, 19th and the 28th, My opposition sign is Virgo, My opposition number is 5, My birth flower is the DAFFODIL, My birthstone is Aquamarine, The moon's phase on the day I were born was waxing gibbous. Celebrities who share my birthday: Chris Martin (1977) Daniel Craig (1968) Jon Bon Jovi (1962) Laraine Newman (1952) Karen Carpenter (1950) Lou Reed (1944) Mikhail Gorbachev (1931) Jennifer Jones (1919) Desi Arnaz (1917) Dr. Seuss (1904)
More backstage portroids from Laraine Newman, and SNLers on
Andrew Gold and the beautiful and talented, Laraine Newman were an item during her days at "Saturday Night Live".
Laraine Newman reminds me of the photo I saw of the younger Mrs. P.
Do you know your newscaster voice is much like Laraine Newman's SNL newscaster voice on the Howdy Doody suicide report?
I get my Laraine Newman fix with Nick Jr. because M is totally into Oswald right now.
I also saw Laraine Newman listed in the "Additional Voices" but have no idea who she was.
Did I already say how much I liked the Mary Shelley episode of It might be my favorite.
Directed by Tobe Hooper. With Karen Black, Hunter Carson, Timothy Bottoms, Laraine Newman. In this remake of the classic 50s SF tale, a boy tries to stop an invasion of his town by aliens who take over the the minds of his parents...
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Ann Coulter sounds like Laraine Newman when she was on "Saturday Night Live" doing news segments.
Here's what I lay awake thinking about at 5:00 am when I couldn't fall back to sleep. I thought maybe the exercise would restore the "z"s. John Belushi, Chevy Chase, Dan Akroyd, Garrett Morris, Bill Murray, Al Franken, Eddie Murphy, Joe Piscopo, Billy Crystal, Martin Short, Dennis Miller, Dana Carvey, Phil Hartman, Jon Lovitz, Kevin Nealon, Mike Meyers, Chris Farley, Chris Rock, Adam Sandler, Rob Schneider, David Spade. . . . OK, Gilda Radner, Jane Curtin, Laraine Newman, Christine Ebersole, Nora Dunn, Julia Sweeny, Jan Hooks, Victoria Jackson . . .That's all I got; so then I re-organize them alphabetically, . . .then "dead" vs "alive," then organize by mode of death: "Dead by natural causes," "death by drug overdose," "death by murder," and "not really dead, but no one knows them any more. . . " I did not return to sleep.
how about any cast members from the 70s like Laraine Newman, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Jane Curtin or Garrett Morris?
I want to thank women like Laraine Newman, Jane Curtin, and the late great Gilda Radner for opening the door for women like me
On this day in 1975, Saturday Night Live (SNL), a topical comedy sketch show featuring Chevy Chase, John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Gilda Radner, Garrett Morris, Jane Curtin and Laraine Newman, makes its debut on NBC; it will go on to become the…
Laraine Newman I think. I may be wrong.
October 11, 1975 Saturday Night Live On this date in 1975, Saturday Night Live had its debut as a new comedy show for NBC. The cast showcased unknown talents that included Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi, Chevy Chase, Jane Curtin, Garrett Morris, Laraine Newman, and Gilda Radner. The first show featured George Carlin as the host with Andy Kaufman, Janis Ian and Billy Preston as guests.
With Emo Phillips as Toto and backed by the likes of Laraine Newman, Thomas Chan, Gary Stockdale, and Frank Conniff (TV's Frank!) this should be interesting.
Laraine Newman c. '88 looks smoking as a red head Kate Bush on Monsters "Rouse Him Not" but the story & midi violins are killing me
From the comic genius that is Mr. Frank Conniff, here's the first episode of his new podcast, Podhouse 90, "The Wonderful Pundits of Oz" starring Dana Gould, Dave "Gruber" Allen, Elvis Weinstein, David Higgins, Laraine Newman, Emo Phillips, and Mr. Conniff himself.
As you know, Saturday Night Live is my favorite show and I have seen most of them since the beginning. With the 38th season coming up, I want to go back and tell you some of my favorite characters over the years, the ones I find amusing and falling off the floor in laughter. Not only from cast members, but from guests as well. Ones like Alec Baldwin, Steve Martin, John Goodman and Jerry Seinfeld to name a few. This is going back from 1975 to the present. Some are impersonations and memorable characters in sketches. Starting with my favorite, John Belushi - Jake Blues, Joe Cocker, his Little Chocolate Donuts commercial, Gilda Radner - Roseanne Rosadanna, Dan Aykroyd - Elwood Blues and Julia Child, Jane Curtin - Joan Face, Chevy Chase - Gerald Ford, Laraine Newman - Valley girl type, Al Franken - Stewart Smalley, Paul Shaffer - Don Kirshner, Steve Martin - Performing the King Tut Song, Eddie Muphy - Gumy and Buckwheat, Joe Piscopo - Curly from the Three Stooges, Mary Gross - Alfalfa, Tim Kazurinsky - Dr. Ja ...
Laraine Newman & Tom Davis on SNL, Davis's memoir 39 Years of Short-Term Memory Loss, the Grateful Dead, and dosing, who got dosed with LSD and how at the Wr...
The first one. It's only the third episode of this I've heard (after a Fred Savage one and one with Casey Wilson and Laraine Newman)
"Rock & roll will never die!" - This afternoon in the 102 degree heat I watched Floyd Mutrux's AMERICAN HOT WAX (1978). I love Mutrux's druggy DUSTY AND SWEETS McGEE (1971) and ALOHA BOBBY AND ROSE (1975). I think I may have seen AHW on HBO as a kid, but no more recently than not long after it was released. I don't believe it ever received a VHS release and it's certainly never been released to disc due to, surely, the nightmare of music rights issues. It's a shame, as the film is a hepped-up joy. It's wall-to-wall music and the thrill of being part of something that was new and vital and bursting with promise (though with the dark undercurrents of payola, exploitation of the performers by shyster management, and the square authorities who didn't like white and black youths mixing and dancing to that "jungle music"). Twenty years after the events depicted, Jerry Lee Lewis, Chuck Berry, and Screaming Jay Hawkins were still young enough to play their selves at the time the film was set. Laraine Newman of th ...
"Things we did last summer" from 1978 with the SNL crew. Heres a nice holiday story with Laraine Newman and Paul Reubens (comes 'round after 6 min.) ;)
This is a Twilight Zone Parody from The New Show with John Candy, Dave Thomas and Buck Henry and Laraine Newman.
I'll spoil it for you right now: Special Guest Stars on the season finale of Dan Aykroyd, Jane Curtin, Laraine Newman.
The Rob Paulsen/podcast with guest Laraine Newman was great, too:
Watched an SNL from '76 last night. Al Franken was brand-new. Now he's a senator. Laraine Newman for Secretary of State!
Radiogirlla - Robin Williams, Laraine Newman and many more. Best podcast out there…!
Pete Holmes wrestles with a false premise, Arden Myrin looks for a cookie hammer, Geoff Bolt gets touchy, Laraine Newman revisits Season 1 of SNL, and Will Durst pinpoints the problem with liberals. It's a live *** from Sketchfest in San Francisco! This episode is sponsored by Stamps.com. Click on t...
I don't watch SNL much anymore but when I do it's just not funny. I miss the Not Ready for Prime Time Players such as: Chevy Chase, Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi, Gilda Radner, Laraine Newman, Garrett Morris, Jane Curtain and Bill Murray.
Me with SNL legend Laraine Newman. She was so nice, and I was so flattered as she looked through her copy of my Doc Smith Disaster Calendar and laughed.
This skit, entitled "Great Moments in Rock & Roll," features legendary SNL members John Belushi, Laraine Newman and Bill Murray - from the 1977 season. FOOTA...
It really was funny in the days of John Belushi, Gilda Radner, Laraine Newman and the rest.
Interviewer: "Which SNL cast member made you laugh the most?" Laraine Newman: "Danny."
Video: Locked up and set free: Ludacris Trace Adkins Gary Ross Laraine Newman Ray Liotta
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