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Trump's SNL Criticism Sparks Epic Rant

'You're embarrassing yourself,' activist tells 'pathetic' Trump

(Newser) - America isn't exactly suffering a shortage of anti-Donald Trump rants, but the one that activist Danielle Muscato fired off with 30 tweets early Sunday was epic enough to go viral. Muscato laid into Trump after he once again took to Twitter to criticize Saturday Night Live's portrayal of... More »

Baldwin to Trump: 'Release Tax Returns and I'll Stop. Ha'

President-elect takes to Twitter after again finding 'SNL' impersonation 'unwatchable'

(Newser) - Alec Baldwin returned to Saturday Night Live as Donald Trump to mock the president-elect's retweeting practices , and the Donald himself was apparently watching, because as Zach Seemayer writes at ETonline , "ignoring the existence of irony all together, he immediately jumped on Twitter to slam SNL for mocking his... More »

Baldwin's Trump: 'Google, What Is ISIS?'

Actor returns to 'SNL,' this time as the president-elect; actual Trump is unimpressed

(Newser) - Alec Baldwin made his return as the president-elect on Saturday Night Live—a week after his conspicuous absence in a muted Cold Open —and it is again safe to assume that his performance did not go over well with the future occupant of the Oval Office, reports the AP... More »

Chappelle, SNL Put Thoughtful Coda on Election

Kate McKinnon performs Leonard Cohen's 'Hallelujah' in character as Hillary Clinton

(Newser) - Saturday Night Live called on host Dave Chappelle's wit and Kate McKinnon's "Hallelujah" for a thoughtful coda to a divisive election, reports the AP . Chappelle, claiming to be rusty after a decade out of the TV spotlight, proved eager to offer his take on Donald Trump's... More »

SNL Abruptly Drops the 'Gross' Act

Baldwin, McKinnon break character, get out the vote in final sketch before election

(Newser) - Saturday Night Live trotted out Alec Baldwin and Kate McKinnon a final time before the election with what of late passes for a pretty standard Cold Open , complete with Baldwin's Donald Trump kissing Vladimir Putin, an FBI agent, and a Klansman, while Cecily Strong as Erin Burnett continued... More »

SNL Nabs Dave Chappelle, A Tribe Called Quest

It seems 2016 is trying to turn itself around at the last minute

(Newser) - America cried out for good news on the final Friday before the 2016 election, and lo a single tweet answered its call. Dave Chappelle will be hosting the Nov. 12 episode of Saturday Night Live with musical guest A Tribe Called Quest, Deadline reports. "It’s the Tribe y’... More »

SNL's Hot New Sketch? What Is Black Jeopardy

Some say it's the 'best sketch in recent memory'

(Newser) - SNL may have opened Saturday's show with a spoof of the latest presidential debate , but it saved its best skit for later. A black host, two black contestants, a white guy named Doug wearing a "Make America Great Again" hat, get together for an episode of Black Jeopardy... More »

SNL's Trump 'Has Best Baldwin Brother, Stephen'

'Settle down, entire planet, settle down,' admonishes Tom Hanks as Chris Wallace

(Newser) - "I'm going to start this debate in the quietest voice possible," Alec Baldwin whispered in his third time out as Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live . "In the past I have been big and loud, but tonight I am a sweet little baby Trump." That... More »

Stephen Baldwin: Alec's Trump Impersonation Not 'Very Funny'

We need to be taking this election seriously, he says

(Newser) - Blood is not thicker than politics, at least when it comes to Stephen Baldwin's opinion of brother Alec Baldwin's Saturday Night Live gig. Alec, of course, has been playing Donald Trump on SNL , and Stephen, an avowed Trump supporter , is not impressed. "He’s got the voice... More »

SNL Riffs on 'Nightmare' Debate

Trump is not amused

(Newser) - "Welcome to the second and worst ever presidential debate," intoned Cecily Strong's Martha Raddatz in Saturday Night Live's Cold Open, as the show wasted zero time in again trotting out Alec Baldwin and Kate McKinnon as Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton to make hay out of... More »

Bernie Sanders Asked to Be Endorsed by 'Bernie Sanders'

Email leak shows Clinton and Sanders wanted Larry David endorsement

(Newser) - Among the revelations included in a batch of Clinton campaign emails released Saturday by WikiLeaks: Both Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders sought the endorsement of "Bernie Sanders." Politico reports a week after Larry David first played Sanders on Saturday Night Live last October, Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta... More »

SNL Gleefully Unloads on Trump

That vice presidential debate sketch goes up in hot-mic flames

(Newser) - Saturday Night Live wasted no time in lobbing grenades on Donald Trump's current dumpster fire , with Alec Baldwin making his second appearance as the Donald to "apple-gize," reports the Washington Post . Quartz notes that statement was aimed at "all the people who were offended by my... More »

'Wrong!' Alec Baldwin Debuts as Trump

'Saturday Night Live' lampoons the candidates spectacularly

(Newser) - Alec Baldwin made his debut as Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live, and a look around the lame media shows that he was apparently terrific, just terrific, opposite Kate McKinnon's maniacally robotic Hillary Clinton. Baldwin "delivered an orange-faced, blustery impression," reports the AP , referencing US jobs departing... More »

SNL Gets Hollywood Star for Its New Donald Trump

Alec Baldwin will play the candidate during the upcoming season

(Newser) - People were already having a hard time telling Jack Donaghy and Donald Trump apart , so why not? According to the Hollywood Reporter , Alec Baldwin will be playing Trump during the upcoming season of Saturday Night Live, starting with the season premiere Oct. 1. Trump was most recently portrayed by current... More »

SNL Gets Its First Latina Cast Member

Melissa Villasenor appeared on 'America's Got Talent'

(Newser) - Three are out, three are in: Mikey Day, Alex Moffat, and Melissa Villasenor have been announced as the new cast members for Saturday Night Live's 42nd season, premiering Oct. 1. Day has been a writer on the show since 2013 and is also a member of comedy group the... More »

2 Cast Members Leaving SNL

Jay Pharoah, Taran Killam out after 6 years

(Newser) - NBC says Saturday Night Live cast members Jay Pharoah and Taran Killam are exiting the show, the AP reports. Pharoah and Killam won't be back when SNL returns this fall for its 42nd season, the network said Monday. The comedians have been on the show for six seasons. Both... More »

'Trump Is Hitler' Cry Only Grows Louder

Only a mustache away?

(Newser) - Two public figures from opposite ends of the political spectrum openly compared Donald Trump to Adolf Hitler this weekend—and Saturday Night Live sees him pretty much the same way. From around the Web:
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Arabic Version of SNL Comes to the Middle East

But they're playing it safe when it comes to politics

(Newser) - "Live from Cairo...it's Saturday Night!" An Arabic version of Saturday Night Live is airing across the Arab world for the first time this weekend, offering a Middle Eastern twist on the venerable US comedy show, the AP reports. In a newly renovated theatre in the Egyptian... More »

Audio Leaks of Kanye's Backstage Rant at SNL

Rapper wasn't thrilled with set changes

(Newser) - The New York Post is out with leaked audio of Kanye West backstage before last week's Saturday Night Live, unhappy about changes to his set and threatening to bail on his performance. The newspaper calls it an "epic meltdown" as West talks about being "50%" more important... More »

Larry David Meets 'Bernie Sanderswitzski'

Candidate drops by for cameo on 'Saturday Night Live'

(Newser) - Bernie Sanders came face to face with Larry David on Saturday Night Live, the latest presidential candidate to meet up with the actor who plays him or her on the show. "Bernie Sanderswitzski" found himself aboard a sinking ship as David's 1-percenter character tried to weasel his way... More »

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