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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 »

Mike Tyson Plays Herman Cain in Parody Ad

As part of 'Live Funny or Die' a campaign series

(Newser) - Is Mike Tyson actually turning into a comedian? First there was his roast appearance and now this: He’s been cast as Herman Cain in Funny or Die’s new election season parody series “ Live Funny or Die. " The series launched last week with a video featuring most... More »

SNL Star Darrell Hammond: I Did Crack, Cut Myself

Comic recounts his struggles in new book

(Newser) - Saturday Night Live star Darrell Hammond, perhaps best known for his dead-on Bill Clinton impression, confesses in a new book that he once had to be taken from work “in a straitjacket” after an alcohol binge in 1998. “I kept a pint of Remy in my desk at... More »

Tina Fey Talks Fashion With Vogue

Actress who represents 'normalcy' dishes on glamor

(Newser) - Tina Fey has learned a lot about fashion as her star has gotten brighter—for example, the trick of holding up your breasts with double-sided tape—yet she was “clobbered” for the Zac Posen dress she wore to the Golden Globes. “Do you think George Clooney will hold... More »

SNL Jabs at Conan, Jay

But it's Larry King who's the brunt of most of sketch's jokes

(Newser) - With NBC's late-night stars smacking each other around all week, Saturday Night Live could hardly wait to get its own licks in on Jay Leno and Conan O'Brien—one of its own alums. But, as David Itzkoff notes in the New York Times , given SNL's ties to NBC's late night,... More »

Poehler's SNL Return Only a Cameo

Reprised role just a cameo for new mom

(Newser) - Amy Poehler made a surprise return to Saturday Night Live as Hillary Clinton, reports TV Guide, but the appearance was only a cameo. With Darrell Hammond at her side as husband Bill, Poehler lampooned Clinton's appointment as secretary of state in an opening sketch. The comedienne gave birth 6 weeks... More »

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