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SNL Takes On Derek Chauvin Trial in Cold Open

'Eye on Minnesota' spoofs news coverage

(Newser) - Never a show to shy away from politically hot topics, Saturday Night Live took on the ongoing Derek Chauvin trial in this week's cold open. In a morning news show spoof called "Eye on Minnesota," fictional news anchors played by Ego Nwodim, Kenan Thompson, Alex Moffat, and...

SNL Pioneer Created Square Pegs
SNL Pioneer
Created
Square Pegs
obituary

SNL Pioneer Created Square Pegs

Anne Beatts used her experience as an outsider in high school

(Newser) - Anne Beatts, a groundbreaking comedy writer who was on the original staff of Saturday Night Live and later created the cult sitcom Square Pegs, has died. She was 74, the AP reports. Beatts died Wednesday at her home in West Hollywood, California, said her friend Rona Kennedy, who did not...

SNL Skewers 'Congress's New 'It' Girl'

Show took on Marjorie Taylor Greene once again

(Newser) - Saturday Night Live has once again skewered Marjorie Taylor Greene . In last night's 'Weekend Update' sketch, host Colin Jost invited the controversial Georgia congresswoman, played by series regular Cecily Strong, to the desk to defend the recent viral video in which she posts a sign on her office...

SNL Accused of Anti-Semitic Humor After Vaccination Joke

Israeli ambassador joins criticism, though newspaper calls accusation overblown

(Newser) - Saturday Night Live is getting an earful about a joke on last weekend's show. "Saturday's deeply offensive joke about Israel's COVID-19 vaccination process not only missed the mark, but crossed the line—basing the premise of the joke on factual inaccuracies and playing into an anti-Semitic...

Comedian Who Did Zillow Joke First: Please Venmo Me $1M

But Ted Alexandro doesn't really expect he'll be paid over the 'SNL' skit

(Newser) - SNL made quite the splash on Saturday with its spoof of a Zillow ad . In this version, 30-somethings lust not for flesh but for fireplaces and first-floor masters by way of Zillow's online real estate listings. The sketch featured special guest Dan Levy and cast members getting hot and...

'SNL' Takes Aim at Marjorie Taylor Greene
SNL Mocks QAnon
Congresswoman

SNL Mocks QAnon Congresswoman

Marjorie Taylor Greene got the Saturday Night Live treatment

(Newser) - Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene got the Saturday Night Live treatment in the show's first cold open of 2021. The newly elected Georgia Republican, whose support of fringe conspiracies has placed her among the most controversial members of the new Congress, was played by Cecily Strong and saw her on...

Betty White Can Stay Up Late for Her 99th

Birthday celebration will include a hot dog and feeding ducks

(Newser) - True to form, Betty White has something impish to say about her birthday Sunday. “Since I am turning 99, I can stay up as late as I want without asking permission!” she said in an email, the AP reports. White's low-key plans include feeding a pair of...

Jim Carrey Is No Longer Joe Biden on SNL

Alex Moffat takes over role

(Newser) - President-elect Joe Biden has a new face on Saturday Night Live following weeks of actor Jim Carrey playing the role. Regular SNL cast member Alex Moffat stepped into the role during Saturday's cold open—see the video —just hours after it was announced that Carrey would no longer...

'Fauci' Battles Bras, Talks Vaccine on SNL
Bras Fly as 'Fauci'
Appears on SNL

Bras Fly as 'Fauci' Appears on SNL

Kate McKinnon and Heidi Gardner do the cold open

(Newser) - Kate McKinnon as Anthony Fauci? Yep, raspy voice and all: "Yeah we're doing this vaccine World War Two-style," she said when Saturday Night Live cold-opened on CNN's The Situation Room, per the Washington Post . "We made England go in first and see what's what,...

SNL Goes to Town on Giuliani's Hearing

A 9-minute parade of witnesses spoofing Michigan circus

(Newser) - Kate McKinnon's Rudy Giuliani returned again to Saturday Night Live to romp through what Mashable calls a "fart-filled election hearing" in Michigan that blurs the line with reality. McKinnon trotted out witnesses including Cecily Strong as "barely intoxicated" Dominion Voting Systems IT contractor Melissa Carone who told...

Secret Service Investigated Mulaney After SNL Joke

He joked about Roman senators stabbing 'powerful manic' Caesar

(Newser) - After investigating comedian John Mulaney, Secret Service agents are apparently satisfied that he is not conspiring with senators to murder President Trump. Mulaney told Jimmy Kimmel Tuesday night that an investigation was opened after a Feb. 29 Saturday Night Live monologue in which he joked about Roman senators stabbing Julius...

Chappelle, Carrey Go on Post-Election SNL Romp

Jim Carrey, in character as Biden, resurrects Ace Ventura

(Newser) - Just as he did in 2016 , Dave Chappelle guest-hosted the episode of Saturday Night Live following the presidential election with a wide-ranging stand-up monologue that urged Americans celebrating Joe Biden's victory that "it's good to be a humble winner. Remember when I was here four years...

SNL Has a Spooky Halloween Tale
SNL Warns: Trump Could Win

SNL Warns: Trump Could Win

Halloween episode trots out a spoof on the 'Raven'

(Newser) - Saturday Night Live closed out its final episode before the election with a Halloween tale vis a vis Jim Carrey reprising his less than well-received impression of Joe Biden— though the Washington Post notes that this week Carrey was "toned down" from his "generally manic" version of the...

Star Couple Makes Big News
Star Couple
Makes
Big News

Star Couple Makes Big News

Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost are married

(Newser) - In between new episodes of Saturday Night Live, a life-changing ceremony has taken place. "We're thrilled to break the news that Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost were married over the weekend in an intimate ceremony with their immediate family and love ones," an Instagram post announced Thursday....

Jim Carrey as Joe Biden on SNL Isn't Going Over Well

Critics are calling it a bad choice

(Newser) - Jim Carrey "is one of the most gifted impressionists of his generation," writes Rob Harvilla at the Ringer . If it sounds like there's a "but" coming, you're right. Like plenty of other critics out there, Harvilla doesn't think Carrey's running impression of Joe...

Adele Rocks SNL
Adele Rocks SNL 

Adele Rocks SNL

Singer hosts a delightful episode, jokes about weight loss

(Newser) - Adele re-emerged from something of a sabbatical to host Saturday Night Live last night, and for those focused on the fact that she's recently dropped some weight, she cut right to the chase: "I know I look really, really different since you last saw me, but, actually, because...

Why Adele's SNL Gig Is a Big Deal
Why Adele's 
SNL Gig Is
a Big Deal

Why Adele's SNL Gig Is a Big Deal

It's her first public appearance in 3 years

(Newser) - Adele is back. The singer, who hasn't had a public appearance in more than three years, is hosting Saturday Night Live this weekend, Us reports. (Yes, we did say hosting; H.E.R. is the musical guest.) "[It'll] be almost 12 years to the day that...

SNL's Take on Town Halls: "Hallmark Movie, Alien Autopsy'

Jim Carrey and Alec Baldwin kick things of

(Newser) - If you missed President Trump and Joe Biden's dueling town halls on Thursday night, Saturday Night Live has you covered. Its cold open began by "presenting a rebroadcast of those town halls the way most Americans watched them ... flipping back and forth, trying to decide between a Hallmark...

SNL Buzzes About Mike Pence's Fly
SNL Abuzz About 
Mike Pence's Fly

SNL Abuzz About Mike Pence's Fly

Insect did not go unnoticed

(Newser) - If you were busy feverishly organizing your sock drawer or doing literally anything other than watch the vice presidential debate on Wednesday, Saturday Night Live gave you a second chance last night by way of Maya Rudolph's Kamala Harris, Beck Bennett's Mike Pence, and Pence's fly, appearing...

After VP Debate, Fans Call for Jeff Goldblum on SNL

They want him to revisit his role from 'The Fly' after real fly landed on VP Pence's head

(Newser) - Thanks to the unexpected star of Wednesday night's vice presidential debate, Jeff Goldblum is now making headlines. Goldblum himself had nothing to do with the event, but the fly that landed on Vice President Mike Pence's head , hanging out for two minutes before taking off for more nonpolitical...

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