Cast and Crew of Not Necessarily the News

Cast of
Not Necessarily the News

About Not Necessarily the News

  • Released on August 08, 1983
  • Drama

Not Necessarily the News is a satirical sketch comedy series that first aired on HBO in September 1982 as a comedy special, and then ran as a series from 1983 to 1990. It featured sketches, parody news items, commercial parodies, and humorous bits made from overdubbing or editing actual news footage. It was based on the British series, Not the Nine O'Clock News. Not Necessarily the News was also the birthplace of Rich Hall's sniglets.

It starred:

⁕Anne Bloom, as Frosty Kimelman

⁕Rich Hall, who did a regular feature on "sniglets".

⁕Tommy Koenig

⁕Sam McMurray

⁕Audrie J. Neenan, as Jacqueline Pennell

⁕Danny Breen, as Steve Casper

⁕Mitchell Laurance, as news reporter Pete Kimelman.

⁕Stuart Pankin, as anchorman Bob Charles.

⁕Lucy Webb, as Helen St. Thomas

⁕Jan Hooks

⁕Annabelle Gurwitch

⁕Tom Parks

NNTN was Conan O'Brien and Greg Daniels' first professional television writing gig.

The show's first theme song was the instrumental bridge of Eric Clapton's cover of "Motherless Children". It was switched to "Hooray For The City" by Jack Mack & The Heart Attack in 1985.

Full Cast of Not Necessarily the News

Lucy Webb
plays Helen St. Thomas (48 episodes)

Louise Fletcher
plays Miz Elda

Jan Hooks

Jan Hooks

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Henry Thomas
plays Man of God

Henry Thomas as Man of God

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Matthew Perry
plays Bob (48 episodes)

Matthew Perry as Bob

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Soren Fulton
plays Fagan Kai

Michael Bailey Smith

Rich Hall

Annabelle Gurwitch

Stuart Pankin

Lisa Lackey
plays Fia Forbes

Anne Bloom

Peter Wingfield
plays The Sin Eater

Mitchell Laurance

Kim Myers
plays Iona Kai

Valerie Wildman
plays Gervase O'Dara

Michael Flynn
plays Laochailand Kai

Gabrielle Fitzpatrick
plays Bletsung McLeod

Gabrielle Fitzpatrick as Bletsung McLeod

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Molly Jepson
plays Elen Forbes

Don Shanks
plays Indian Chief

Stefania Barr
plays Glynnis

Parker Hadley
plays Cullen

Nick Praggastis
plays Cleet Kai

Dee Macaluso
plays Elderly Woman

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