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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'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 »

Bernie Sanders to Appear on SNL

Larry David, the show's Sanders, is hosting

(Newser) - Is Bernie Sanders' Larry David impression as spot-on as Larry David's Bernie Sanders' impression ? Viewers may get a chance to compare them side-by-side this weekend when both men appear on Saturday Night Live, CNN reports. David—who has appeared as Sanders several times—is hosting this week, and... More »

Palin's Trumpfest Gets Tina Fey Treatment

She's 'the total package—smarts, legs, yelling'

(Newser) - If Sarah Palin's endorsement of Donald Trump wasn't bizarre enough , Tina Fey returned to Saturday Night Live to turn, as the Decider puts it, the erstwhile vice presidential candidate's "already impressive word salad into even more of a feast for linguistic detectives of all stripes."... More »

Fey, Poehler Party Like It's 2007 on SNL

Comedians reunite, trot out Clinton, Palin characters of yore

(Newser) - Tina Fey and Amy Poehler returned to their old Saturday Night Live stomping grounds Saturday, and dragged out a couple of beloved ghosts of the 2008 election—and Poehler's Hillary Clinton of yore ran right into Kate McKinnon's Hillary Clinton of 2015 as Fey's Sarah Palin chirped... More »

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 »

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