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After Trump SNL, 4 GOP Candidates Get Equal Time

Strugglers will get 12 NBC minutes this weekend

(Newser) - Live from New York, it's ... Mike Huckabee, John Kasich, Jim Gilmore, and Lindsey Graham? The four struggling GOP candidates requested equal airtime after Donald Trump's Saturday Night Live appearance earlier this month and NBC has agreed to provide it, although they won't be actually hosting the show,... More »

SNL Silences Your Family Crazies at Thanksgiving

With Adele. Now give thanks and quietly eat some turkey

(Newser) - Adele unveiled a new album on Friday , then dropped a powerhouse performance on Saturday Night Live, and just for kicks can apparently stop your resident crazy relatives in their Thanksgiving-ruining tracks, reports the Washington Post . The British singer was the musical guest on Saturday's show, but she made a... More »

Fey, Poehler Returning to SNL

They'll co-host the show for the first time on Dec. 19

(Newser) - Former Saturday Night Live cast members Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will return to the stage next month—only this time they'll be hosts. The pair will co-host the show for the first time on Dec. 19, a day after their new film, Sisters, hits theaters. They'll be... More »

SNL Opens With Tribute to Paris

In unusual move, Cecily Strong tells Paris, 'we stand with you'

(Newser) - Barely a day after the devastating attacks in Paris, the show went on for Saturday Night Live—but not without a salute to the grieving French capital, reports Rolling Stone . "Paris is the city of light, and here in New York City, we know that light will never go... More »

Trump's Return to SNL Heckled by Larry David

'I heard if I yelled that they'd give me $5,000'

(Newser) - Donald Trump returned to Saturday Night Live on Saturday and got no further than his opening monologue before getting heckled, reports CBS News . "You're a racist!" came the shout from none other than Larry David, who, when confronted by Trump, deadpanned that "I heard if I... More »

Group Offers $5K to Heckle Trump During SNL Gig

'We're hoping someone can throw Trump off his game'

(Newser) - Donald Trump's much-hyped Saturday Night Live appearance is this weekend, and it seems one protest group is actually excited for it. "They're doing it for ratings," Luke Montgomery tells the Hollywood Reporter . "We are going to try to steal their thunder and steal the spotlight.... More »

Trump Bashes Carson in Pulled SNL Promo

'Ben Carson is a complete and total loser'

(Newser) - NBC pulled a promo video for Donald Trump's Saturday Night Live episode minutes after posting it to YouTube Wednesday, apparently over a clip in which he calls Ben Carson a "real loser," the Hill reports. While it shouldn't be a surprise Trump thinks his GOP primary... More »

David Spade Reveals the Worst SNL Host

Steven Seagal, he says

(Newser) - The worst Saturday Night Live host of David Spade's tenure? Steven Seagal. Spade revealed that tidbit while promoting his new memoir on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen Tuesday , reports Rolling Stone . Cohen asked Spade to name someone on SNL Spade thought was "overrated," and Spade... More »

Tracy Morgan Rocks SNL Stage One Year After Deadly Crash

Larry David, cast of '30 Rock' also showed up

(Newser) - Just a month after he surprised everyone with an appearance at the Emmys , Tracy Morgan went back "home" on Saturday night—to the stage on Saturday Night Live as its host, the AP reports. "I'm back, it feels so good to be here," he announced to... More »

Donald Trump Hosting SNL Next Month

Yep, really

(Newser) - Yes, this is really happening: Donald Trump is hosting Saturday Night Live on Nov. 7, reports NBC , which notes that the gig falls almost exactly one year before the presidential election on Nov. 8, 2016. Trump last hosted the show in April 2004; this time around, the musical guest will... More »

Clinton's SNL Return: Trump-Bashing Bartender

Candidate drops by show again, slings some drinks for Kate McKinnon

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton stopped by Saturday Night Live last night as promised , opposite Kate McKinnon, the latest comedian to play her on the late-night comedy sketch show. This time the former secretary of state and would-be commander in chief was slinging drinks as Val the bartender, who kept 'em coming... More »

Hillary Clinton Returns to SNL Tonight

Frivolous comedy show or important campaign stop?

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton is scheduled to make what the New York Times is calling a critical campaign stop tonight: Saturday Night Live. She'll supposedly be appearing in the cold open of the 41st season premiere, and the paper says it's a critical moment for her to show voters she... More »

SNL Has Chosen Its Trump

Taran Killam will play candidate during 41st season of show

(Newser) - If anyone has ever wondered what it's like to be Donald Trump for a day, or for a season of Saturday Night Live, talk to Taran Killam in 2016. The 33-year-old cast member has been tapped to slip into the real estate mogul's hairpiece for the 41st season... More »

Alex Trebek Gets Pranked on Jeopardy!

He says 'Turd Ferguson,' just like Will Ferrell's Trebek

(Newser) - Alex Trebek got pranked pretty good on yesterday's Jeopardy!. Contestant Talia couldn't solve the final clue, Entertainment Weekly reports, so instead of making a real guess, she wrote: "What is the love ballad of Turd Ferguson. P.S. Hi Mom" as her answer (er, question). Of course,... More »

Tracy Morgan to Host Saturday Night Live

He will take the stage on October 17

(Newser) - The best Saturday Night Live host announcement in a while: Tracy Morgan will do the honors on Oct. 17. It will be Morgan's first big appearance since last year's horrific car accident that left him critically injured, notes Time . Morgan, of course, was an SNL cast member for... More »

Louis CK on SNL: Finally, Too Much?

The comic actor makes light of child molestation, racism

(Newser) - Louis CK gave a predictably polite, sensitive monologue yesterday on the closing night of SNL's 40th season—making light of racism, child molestation, and the Israel-Palestine conflict. "Child molesters are very tenacious people," CNN quotes him as saying. "From their point of view, it must be... More »

Eddie Murphy Wouldn't Play Bill Cosby on SNL's 40th

He 'will not kick a man when he is down,' Norm Macdonald tweets

(Newser) - Norm Macdonald posted a very long series of tweets last night about Saturday Night Live's 40th anniversary reunion special , and in it, he explains why Eddie Murphy didn't have a more prominent role on the special. Murphy, who hadn't returned to the SNL studio in more than... More »

SNL's 40th Snags Monster Ratings

23.1M tuned in for 3.5-hour extravaganza

(Newser) - Some 23.1 million Americans tuned in last night for Saturday Night Live's three-and-a-half-hour 40th anniversary tribute to itself , reports Deadline , in the biggest ratings coup for an NBC primetime entertainment special in the decade since a Friends clip show pulled in 36.9 million people on the night... More »

Fallon, Timberlake Lead SNL's Star-Studded 40th

Eddie Murphy makes an odd return to the show

(Newser) - Live from New York, it was a Sunday night, but a swath of legendary entertainers nevertheless came together to fete Saturday Night Live on its 40th anniversary. The SNL 40 special featured appearances from current and former cast members, film icons, and musical guests like Paul McCartney and Kanye West.... More »

Stefon Returns to SNL

Bill Hader returns to old stomping grounds as guest host

(Newser) - Saturday Night Live's hottest new castmember was really an old beloved one last night, as alum Bill Hader returned to the show—and more importantly brought Stefon with him. Appearing on Weekend Update, where he referred to Colin Jost and Michael Che as "Mitt and Barack," Stefon... More »

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