Saturday Night Live

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Fallon Talks 'Biggest Crime' of White Guys

'Tonight Show' host vows to end the silence on racism

(Newser) - Jimmy Fallon promised a "different kind of show" in returning to the Tonight Show after a weeklong hiatus on Monday—and he delivered. Days after tweeting an apology for a 2000 Saturday Night Live sketch in which he impersonated Chris Rock in blackface, Fallon opened with a somber monologue... More »

20-Year-Old SNL Sketch Causing Problems for Jimmy Fallon

In it, he dons blackface

(Newser) - A 2000 Saturday Night Live sketch has come back to haunt Jimmy Fallon. Fallon, now the host of the Tonight Show, was at the time an SNL cast member doing an impression of Chris Rock—in blackface. (Rock left the show in 1993.) The skit was resurfaced on Twitter... More »

SNL Ends a Strange Season

Kristen Wiig, Tina Fey drop in for Mother's Day episode

(Newser) - Saturday Night Live ended the strangest of its 45 seasons with another at-home episode, this one kicking off with Alec Baldwin as President Trump addressing the "class of COVID-19. I'm so honored to be your validictator." "There are so many exciting new jobs out there,... More »

Fauci Gushes Over 'Classy' Brad Pitt on SNL

Virus expert says of actor's portrayal of him: 'Everything he said ... is what's going on'

(Newser) - What the good doctor wants, the good doctor gets. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the expert America has come to rely on for epidemiological information during President Trump's coronavirus briefings, expressed his desire to see Brad Pitt play him on Saturday Night Live, and he got his wish Saturday when Pitt... More »

SNL Gives Fauci His Dream Casting

Brad Pitt plays the beleaguered doctor

(Newser) - Saturday Night Live debuted another episode from home on Saturday, this time with Brad Pitt appearing as Dr. Anthony Fauci in the show's Cold Open. As Rolling Stone reports, that was a bit of wish fulfillment for the good doctor, who named Pitt when asked who should play him... More »

Michael Che Pays Rent for 160 People

Gift honors his grandmother, who died from COVID-19

(Newser) - Michael Che made sure everyone knew he was "Martha's grandbaby" during a weekend appearance on Saturday Night Live, in which he spoke about the grandmother who'd died of complications from COVID-19. Now he's honoring her in a big way. The SNL co-head writer took to Instagram... More »

SNL Pulls Off a Most Unusual Show

Tom Hanks guest-hosts from his kitchen as homebound cast manage to air an episode

(Newser) - It wasn't exactly live, and it was from Tom Hanks' kitchen and Pete Davidson's mom's basement, but Saturday Night Live managed to pull off an extraordinary episode put on by their homebound cast and crew, reports CNN . Hanks, filling in as guest-host, joked that "Ever since... More »

SNL to Return With Something

This weekend's show will include Update and remotely produced skits

(Newser) - Saturday Night Live will be back on the air this weekend with fresh content, though it's not clear what the show will look like. The show will be on at its usual time, 11:30pm EDT, NBC reports, but no one has said whether the episode will be the... More »

Elizabeth Warren Lands a New Gig

Former presidential candidate stops by 'Saturday Night Live'

(Newser) - The Oval Office might have proven elusive for Elizabeth Warren, but as a distant, distant second place, the former presidential contender got to play herself on Saturday Night Live—and in the tradition of Hillary Clinton , alongside cast-member Kate McKinnon playing herself as well. The backdrop was ostensibly Fox's... More »

SNL Takes on Coronavirus

John Mulaney returns as guest-host

(Newser) - John Mulaney returned to host Saturday Night Live for a third time, and stole the show as Joe Biden in the show's Cold Open, notes Mashable , "wearing a flashy South Carolina sash (as the real Biden logged a win in Saturday's primary in that state) and rambling... More »

SNL Skewers Dems' Debate

Jason Sudeikis, Larry David, Rachel Dratch return

(Newser) - Saturday Night Live skipped over President Trump's impeachment acquittal and the debacle in Iowa and headed straight for the bright lights of the Democratic debate stage in New Hampshire for its Cold Open. Jason Sudeikis returned as Joe Biden, declaring that "losing Iowa was a real kick in... More »

SNL Has the Impeachment Trial You Really Wanted

Featuring John Bolton and Hunter Biden testifying

(Newser) - After suffering through a long-winded impeachment trial that appears to have been a foregone conclusion, Saturday Night Live brings you the impeachment trial "you wish had happened." The sketch features a nearly unrecognizable Cecily Strong as John Bolton, saying, "No, no, sorry judge. No more free spoilers.... More »

Adam Driver Scores an SNL Win

His 3rd time as host is finally the charm

(Newser) - Alan Dershowitz, Jeffrey Epstein, and Satan himself all got to hang around in Hell on Saturday night, at least in Saturday Night Live's version of events, starring Jon Lovitz, Adam Driver, and Kate McKinnon, respectively. When the Devil asks Dershowitz, currently representing President Trump and who formerly represented Epstein,... More »

Early SNL Fixture Buck Henry Dead at 89

He also co-wrote 'The Graduate'

(Newser) - Buck Henry, the versatile writer, director, and character actor who co-wrote and appeared in The Graduate, has died at age 89 after a heart attack, per the AP . Short and deceptively mild, wearing black-rimmed glasses, Henry was an established film and television writer who became widely recognizable during the early... More »

An Old Friend Stops By SNL

Eddie Murphy guest-hosts, brings back some beloved characters

(Newser) - Eddie Murphy and Saturday Night Live got together again for the first time in 35 years, and it was like no time had gone by, with the comedian bringing back some of his most iconic characters, including Mr. Robinson, Gumby, Buckwheat, and Velvet Jones, reports Variety . Robinson riffs on gentrification,... More »

SNL Skewers Your Holiday Dinner Trump Bickering

And Kate McKinnon crashes in as Greta Thunberg

(Newser) - Saturday Night Live previewed the holiday hell that is political debate at the dinner table in its latest Cold Open, trotting out every tired trope from the right and the left in visits to three different families vis a vis a snowman/Nest Home cam hacker played by Aidy Bryant.... More »

SNL Blocks Trump From NATO Cool Kids' Table

He has to go sit with Latvia

(Newser) - It was a very Cold Open for Alec Baldwin's President Trump on Saturday Night Live, with the mocked American president trying and failing to get a seat at the cafeteria table with the same NATO cool kids caught on video earlier this week mocking him . The show brought in... More »

Happy News for Emma Stone

She's engaged to 'SNL' writer Dave McCary

(Newser) - Congratulations are in order for Emma Stone and Dave McCary, who announced their engagement Wednesday night with a picture on McCary's Instagram feed featuring Stone showing off a shiny ring. The caption was simply a hearts emoji, but a rep for Stone confirms the engagement to CNN . The actress,... More »

Latest SNL Rotten With Cameos

Will Ferrell as guest-host was just the start

(Newser) - No shortage of celebrities romped through Studio 8H on Saturday Night Live's latest episode, beginning with guest-host Will Ferrell returning to his old stomping grounds in an opening monologue with Ryan Reynolds in the audience and Tracy Morgan making an appearance to proclaim "I suckled from (Ferrell's)... More »

Sara Lee Responds to Raunchy SNL Sketch

Things are getting a little dicey in products' comments section

(Newser) - Sara Lee got some free publicity on Saturday Night Live over the weekend , but probably not the kind it wanted. As a result, people are flooding the comments section of the company's Instagram account with raunchy, sex-themed comments and emojis. As Slate explains, the blame lies with this sketch... More »

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