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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 'Solves' Mystery of Jay Z-Solange Fight

They kick off star-studded season finale

(Newser) - That Jay Z-Solange catfight that lit up the Interwebs this week? Saturday Night Live provides us with the answer to the mystery of what caused it, and people, it was just a spider. "This is all behind us," says Solange (Sasheer Zamata) in last night's Cold Open,... More »

Leo, Titanic Crash Hill's Monologue

'Am I flying, Jack?'

(Newser) - Jonah Hill returned to Saturday Night Live last night with an opening monologue that attempted to separate from Wolf of Wall Street co-star Leo DiCaprio, and somehow ended with "the thing that made me feel safe"—both actors wrapped in a Titanic-esque embrace as that migraine-in-your-eye-inducing music played.... More »

SNL Spoofs Interpreter, Selfie, Guy Fieri

Fieri Christmas special is 'not suitable for humanity'

(Newser) - Saturday Night Live didn't have to look much further than President Obama's exhaustively discussed trip to South Africa this week, with Kenan Thompson gleefully signing gibberish behind Jay Pharoah's Obama in the episode's Cold Open. After Obama runs him off, Kate McKinnon as Angela Merkel comes... More »

Kerry Washington Ribs Ultra-White SNL

Show pokes itself over lack of black female on cast

(Newser) - Kerry Washington guest-hosted SNL last night, and helped the show razz itself over its decided lack of black female cast members (SNL does have two black male cast members, Jay Pharoah and Kenan Thompson): In a Cold Open set at the White House, Washington played Michelle Obama. Then Oprah. Then... More »

Kristen Wiig Rocks Return to SNL

Alum 'charms' in Target Lady, Californians

(Newser) - "Eleven months and 30 days" after her emotional departure from Saturday Night Live, Kristen Wiig returned last night as host, rocking an opening monologue to the tune of the Pointer Sisters' "I'm So Excited" in which she tasered Kenan Thompson and stumbled across Jonah Hill and Maya... More »

SNL Tweaks 'Rent Is Too Damn High' Guy

Jimmy McMillan will give you breakfast, lunch, and dinner

(Newser) - Saturday Night Live took a jab at Rent Is Too Damn High candidate Jimmy McMillan last night, with Kenan Thompson giving what Gawker calls a "pitch perfect" impersonation. McMillan, noted host Seth Meyers, reportedly hasn't paid his $800 rent since the '80s. Responds Thompson (to everything): "Because the... More »

Kenan Thompson Gets His Moment

The Saturday Night Live star is 'on fire' this season

(Newser) - After seven seasons on Saturday Night Live, Kenan Thompson is finally starting to get America’s—and Lorne Michaels'—attention. “I’ve gradually gotten to the point where I’m hopefully getting a sketch a week—that’s everyone’s ambition,” Thompson tells New York . Michaels adds that... More »

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