Laraine Newman

Laraine Newman was one of the original Not Ready for Prime Time Players on the first season of Saturday Night Live. Following her tenure on SNL Laraine has had a successful career particularly in voice acting. Her voice talents can be heard in Histeria!, Rugrats, Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, and the Pixar films Cars, Wall-E, and Toy Story 3.

Guest Appearances

May 20, 2016

Welcome back to The Close Up Hollywood Podcast with your host Clarissa Bartlett (Laraine Newman)! It’s the only podcast in which you get close up and personal with starts of the past and present. After reading Listener Letters, Clarissa welcomes Miss Amy Darling, one of the greatest child actresses to ever grace the screen. They discuss her extravagant career, her relationships with fellow actor Dickie Rush & director Christos Chrostas, and dealing with the addiction of needing to see the light of a cellphone screen. Later, Traci Reardon stops by to answer Twitter questions such as whether the world used to be in black and white or just the movies in another edition of “Help Me, Rhonda.”

October 19, 2015

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes all unseen visitors back to SPONTANEANATION! This week, Paul’s special guest is Laraine Newman, alumna of The Groundlings and Saturday Night Live! They chat about Laraine making sacrifices with her husband, a dinner party that was hijacked by vegans, and the first & last time she got drunk. Paul is then joined by Maria Blasucci, Marc Evan Jackson, and Jeremy Carter to improvise a story set at the Vent Haven Ventriloquist Museum in Fort Mitchell, KY. And as always, Eban (only the best) Schletter scores it all on piano!

Don’t forget! The next LIVE SPONTANEANATION is happening Saturday, November 7th with special guest Keegan Michael Key and more! There will be special moments that you can only experience LIVE so get your tickets now over at!

January 6, 2012

Saturday Night Live is such an institution that it’s hard to know which myths are true. Enter legendary cast member Laraine Newman who joins us on Sklarbro Country to show off her comedy hipness, delight us with her stories from New York, and suffer through a split scrotum with us. Plus we have a guest who combines our love of athletics and law: Gary Less, publicist for Joseph Amendola, lawyer for Jerry Sandusky. Now go punch a waterfall, but check before you put on your waterfall punching gloves!

March 20, 2011

Laraine Newman, “SNL” original cast member, chats with Kevin about her career as a female comedienne.

September 4, 2009

Rarely does the show go super-informative-like, but this episode is a great look into the life of the “Not Ready for Prime Time Players” that make up Saturday Night Live. From the classic Laraine Newman, to the modern Casey Wilson, and the fan-favorite Kevin Nealon learn about the evolution of America’s most famous sketch show.