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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 »

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 »

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 »

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