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SNL Milks Surprise Cameos

Robert De Niro, Ben Stiller stop by in 'Meet the Parents' send-up

(Newser) - In a romp down Meet the Parents memory lane, Ben Stiller and Robert De Niro crashed Saturday Night Live with a modern political twist—as President Trump's lawyer, Michael Cohen, and Robert Mueller, respectively. De Niro interrogated Stiller with the help of a lie detector, though his subject was... More »

SNL Romps All Over Trump's Chaotic Week

Jeff Sessions, Rex Tillerson, Betsy DeVos make the show's rounds

(Newser) - A chaotic week at the White House usually makes for a giddy week at Saturday Night Live, and this latest week of rolling heads left no shortage of fish in the barrel. The show opened with Alex Moffat as Anderson Cooper interviewing Kate McKinnon, whom the New York Times describes... More »

Chastain Salutes Women's March on SNL

Show goes after Trump early and often

(Newser) - Jessica Chastain sang, danced, and wailed her way through hosting Saturday Night Live, giving a nod to the Women's March in her opening monologue. The Molly's Game star sang "You Don't Own Me," with the help of Kate McKinnon and Cecily Strong, proclaiming, "Ladies,... More »

SNL Finally Unveils Its Steve Bannon

And it's Bill Murray beneath the Grim Reaper hood

(Newser) - Saturday Night Live wasted little time in tackling the brouhaha over Michael Wolff's White House exposé, with alum Fred Armisen returning as the Fire and Fury author on a Cold Open that returned to the show's running spoof on MSNBC's Morning Joe. Amid what Mashable terms Mika... More »

SNL Explores Santa's Naughty List

Al Franken, Matt Lauer, Roy Moore all get poked in Cold Open

(Newser) - It's that time of the year to determine who's been naughty and who's been nice, and Saturday Night Live jumped in with its two cents on the seemingly endless sexual harassment scandals in its Cold Open. With Kenan Thompson as Santa and Kate McKinnon as an elf,... More »

SNL's Hillary Returns: 'Lock Him Up!'

Trump visited by Christmas ghosts in latest episode

(Newser) - Saturday Night Live dove right into the holiday spirit in the latest episode, opening with Alex Baldwin's President Trump being visited by the ghosts of Christmas Past (Billy Bush), Present (Vladimir Putin), and Future (Hillary Clinton). The latter, played by Kate McKinnon, took the opportunity to gloat amid a... More »

SNL's Sessions: Roy Moore a Little 'Too Alabama'

McKinnon's AG character makes a return amid latest controversy in Ala. Senate race

(Newser) - As the sexual misconduct allegations roil the Alabama Senate race, Saturday Night Live waded right in with a sketch portraying candidate Roy Moore meeting with VP Mike Pence (Beck Bennett). Pence's advice: Get out. "Don’t think of it as ending your campaign, think of it as going... More »

SNL Sends Trump, Manafort to Shower

Meanwhile, Larry David makes holocaust jokes

(Newser) - Saturday Night Live covered a lot of ground in its most recent episode, from President Trump and Paul Manafort naked together in the shower to Larry David making ill-received concentration camp jokes. Alec Baldwin kicked off the show as Trump talking to Manafort in the wake of his disastrous week,... More »

Kellyanne Conway Gets It Treatment on SNL

'Kellywise' the clown makes her debut

(Newser) - The Trump administration got the It treatment on Saturday Night Live, with Kellyanne Conway (Kate McKinnon) appearing in a storm gutter as Kellywise the clown, reports Entertainment Weekly . The sketch featured Alex Moffat as Anderson Cooper, asking Kellywise, "What did you do to your makeup?" McKinnon replies, "I... More »

The Pathos- Driven Rise of Kate McKinnon

In 'VF' interview, 'SNL' comedian touches on empathy she drew on to play Hillary Clinton

(Newser) - Kate McKinnon is dressed down ("real-person down," without makeup and in sneakers and a baggy tee) and skittish like a cat, reacting so warily to her interview with Lili Anolik for Vanity Fair that Anolik realizes she's "going to have to approach her slowly, carefully, no... More »

SNL Ribs Trump's 'Despacito' Puerto Rico Response

Show returns with Alec Baldwin, Kate McKinnon

(Newser) - You wouldn't know it by President Trump's Twitter feed Sunday morning, but Saturday Night Live returned to the airwaves Saturday night, with Alec Baldwin reviving his impression of the commander in chief responding to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico , reports the Hill . In speaking with the mayor of San Juan,... More »

‘Morning Joe,’ Mika Get Awkward on SNL

Also, a little game the show likes to call 'Where in the World Is Kellyanne Conway?'

(Newser) - The long suspected and newly confirmed romance between Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough went under the Saturday Night Live spotlight, with Kate McKinnon and Alex Moffat poking fun at the pair's awkward sexual tension during the show's Cold Open. As McKinnon needled Moffat about "your Republican party,... More »

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 »

Baldwin's Trump Takes on the Aliens

'Actually, I heard the aliens are already here'

(Newser) - Borrowing a bit from Independence Day, Alec Baldwin returned to Saturday Night Live to reimagine President Trump facing down aliens. But rather than an inspirational speech to rally the troops, Baldwin turns to a conspiracy theory, notes ABC News , saying, "Actually, I heard the aliens are already here. They'... More »

SNL Reimagines Sessions as Forrest Gump

Kellyanne Conway 'ain't got no legs'

(Newser) - While Alec Baldwin and Melissa McCarthy are away, Kate McKinnon will play, and the Saturday Night Live star was off to the races Saturday night as AG Jeff Sessions in a Forrest Gump send-up, reports the Washington Post . Sessions sat at a bus stop offering chocolates to Leslie Jones and... More »

SNL Relentlessly Skewers Trump White House

Melissa McCarthy, Alec Baldwin return as Kate McKinnon rules the night

(Newser) - In tune with the new administration of alternative facts, viewers are embracing a comic alternative president. Alec Baldwin, who has scored in guest shots on Saturday Night Live with his mocking impersonation of Donald Trump since the campaign's final weeks, presided Saturday night as guest host, serving up yet... More »

SNL: Putin Pops Down Chimney, 'Hillary, Actually'

'Please, Mr. Trump, you are the gift'

(Newser) - The holiday season descended soundly upon Saturday Night Live, with Alec Baldwin's Donald Trump getting a surprise visitor down the chimney while Kate McKinnon's Hillary Clinton reappeared to make a Love, Actually-inspired cue-card plea to an unrequited love—a member of the Electoral College. After hearing a sound... More »

Baldwin to Trump: 'Release Tax Returns and I'll Stop. Ha'

President-elect takes to Twitter after again finding 'SNL' impersonation 'unwatchable'

(Newser) - Alec Baldwin returned to Saturday Night Live as Donald Trump to mock the president-elect's retweeting practices , and the Donald himself was apparently watching, because as Zach Seemayer writes at ETonline , "ignoring the existence of irony all together, he immediately jumped on Twitter to slam SNL for mocking his... More »

Chappelle, SNL Put Thoughtful Coda on Election

Kate McKinnon performs Leonard Cohen's 'Hallelujah' in character as Hillary Clinton

(Newser) - Saturday Night Live called on host Dave Chappelle's wit and Kate McKinnon's "Hallelujah" for a thoughtful coda to a divisive election, reports the AP . Chappelle, claiming to be rusty after a decade out of the TV spotlight, proved eager to offer his take on Donald Trump's... More »

SNL Abruptly Drops the 'Gross' Act

Baldwin, McKinnon break character, get out the vote in final sketch before election

(Newser) - Saturday Night Live trotted out Alec Baldwin and Kate McKinnon a final time before the election with what of late passes for a pretty standard Cold Open , complete with Baldwin's Donald Trump kissing Vladimir Putin, an FBI agent, and a Klansman, while Cecily Strong as Erin Burnett continued... More »

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