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SNL's 'Drunk Uncle' Is Taking His Leave

Bobby Moynihan departing show after 9 seasons

(Newser) - Saturday Night Live is going to need a new " Drunk Uncle ." When Bobby Moynihan shares the same stage this weekend with the Rock and Katy Perry for the season finale, it will be his last as an SNL cast member, leaving after nine seasons on the show, Deadline... More »

'Sean Spicer' Seen Cruising Through NYC on His Podium

That would be Melissa McCarthy as Sean Spicer

(Newser) - On Wednesday, she donned her press secretary suit to "I'm So Pretty" as she prepared to host this weekend's Saturday Night Live. On Friday, Melissa McCarthy went full-out Sean Spicer, "from the bushes to the streets" of New York City, riding her Segway-like podium right past... More »

Melissa McCarthy Transforms Into Sean Spicer in Promo

To a song from 'West Side Story'

(Newser) - Sean Spicer has said Melissa McCarthy could "dial it back a bit" when she portrays him on Saturday Night Live, but from the latest promo, it doesn't appear the actress will be taking the White House press secretary's suggestion—though she does show a softer, more show-tuney... More »

5 Things We Learned From Alec Baldwin's Memoir

Including the fact that he didn't prepare much for his first Trump impression

(Newser) - Alec Baldwin's Nevertheless: A Memoir is out this month, and Vanity Fair has an excerpt in which the actor discusses his Saturday Night Live hosting stints, 30 Rock, and, of course, his President Trump impression. Five stories:
  1. On his decision to do a TV show: He learned about the
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Kate McKinnon's SNL Costume Changes Are Impressive

Team had just one commercial break to change her from Jeff Sessions to a mermaid

(Newser) - Kate McKinnon is pretty impressive, sure, but so is the Saturday Night Live make-up team. SNL has released a video from the March 11 show, in which the team had just one commercial break to transform McKinnon from Jeff Sessions into Shud the mermaid. The time-lapse video shows them getting... More »

SNL Will Do Something It's Never Done Before

It's going live across the country

(Newser) - Beginning April 15, Saturday Night Live will truly be live across America for the first time in its 42-year history. For the last four episodes of the current season, SNL—normally delayed in the West—will be aired live across all time zones at 11:30pm Eastern, 10:30pm Central,... More »

Rosie O'Donnell to SNL: I'll Be Your Bannon

She's willing to portray top Trump aide after Spicer skit leaves White House 'rattled'

(Newser) - Sean Spicer may have laughed off Melissa McCarthy's portrayal of him on Saturday Night Live, but the White House is in fact "rattled," reports Politico , noting "it was Spicer's portrayal by a woman that was most problematic in the president's eyes." As one... More »

Spicer Has Tip for Melissa McCarthy

She 'could dial it back' a bit, he says

(Newser) - Sean Spicer got so many texts Sunday morning on his way out of church, "I thought there was either a national emergency or something really funny happened, and it turns out it was that clip from Saturday Night Live" in which Melissa McCarthy played him , the White House press... More »

SNL Writer Suspended Over Barron Trump Tweet

Katie Rich had joked Barron Trump would become 'homeschool shooter'

(Newser) - The Saturday Night Live writer who penned a since-deleted tweet mocking Donald Trump's 10-year-old son has been suspended from her duties on the show. Katie Rich tweeted Friday that Barron Trump "will be this country's first homeschool shooter." The tweet was swiftly condemned; Rich deleted it... 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 »

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 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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