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SNL Comedian 'Will Turn Up the Heat' at WHCA Dinner

Colin Jost is the headliner at April's roast

(Newser) - Colin Jost, the co-anchor of "Weekend Update" on Saturday Night Live, will get a chance in April to roast leading political and media figures as the featured entertainer at the annual dinner of the White House Correspondents' Association. "His smart brand of comedy and keen observation will turn...

Emmys Pick 10 Biggest Moments in TV History

From Beatles and MLK Jr., all the way through 9/11 coverage, these moments made an impression

(Newser) - The Emmys take place Monday, and it's the awards ceremony's 75th anniversary of celebrating the best on the boob tube. To honor that milestone, the Television Academy assembled members and academics who sifted through more than seven decades of TV gold, including news reports, sitcoms, dramas, variety shows,...

Alec Baldwin Returns (Briefly) to SNL
Alec Baldwin
Returns (Briefly) to SNL

Alec Baldwin Returns (Briefly) to SNL

Actor appears not as Trump but as himself in a cameo during a Timothee Chalamet sketch

(Newser) - A Saturday Night Live mainstay returned to the show this week, though it was a quick visit. Alec Baldwin was back for the first time in three years, reports CNN , and it wasn't to resurrect his impersonation of Donald Trump. Instead, Baldwin appeared as himself in a sketch about...

In One Week, Late Night Could Take a Hard Hit

Looming Hollywood writers strike will affect talk shows, 'SNL' first if deal isn't reached by May 1

(Newser) - May 1 is the deadline for Hollywood writers, represented by the Writers Guild of America, to reach a contract agreement with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, and if no such deal is struck, the late-night TV arena will be the first to say goodbye to new episodes,...

Aubrey Plaza Will Soon Grace Your TV Again

'White Lotus' star to host 'SNL' on Jan. 21; Michael B. Jordan takes hosting duties next

(Newser) - Parks and Rec star Aubrey Plaza is riding high after her starring turn in HBO's White Lotus and the film Emily the Criminal, and now she's about to add another notch on her belt: The 38-year-old actor will be hosting Saturday Night Live's return to the air...

On SNL , Chappelle Talks Kanye, Avoids Trans Jokes
Has Some
Advice for Kanye

On SNL, Chappelle Has Some Advice for Kanye

But comedian doesn't directly address his own controversy

(Newser) - Dave Chappelle hosted Saturday Night Live, and his critics who boycotted the show may be interested to learn he made no trans jokes . In his monologue, however, the comedian did have plenty to say about the controversy swirling around Ye —formerly Kanye West—and NBA star Kyrie Irving over...

People Are Threatening to Boycott SNL Over Next Host

Dave Chappelle is returning to the show

(Newser) - Dave Chappelle hosted the Saturday Night Live episodes that aired the Saturdays after the 2016 and 2020 elections—and, despite the fact that he's recently become quite controversial, the comedian is returning to do the same after Tuesday's election. Chappelle, who has remained unapologetic after coming under fire...

Saturday Night Live Welcomes a Nonbinary Cast Member

Molly Kearney added to the cast

(Newser) - Molly Kearney is joining the Saturday Night Live cast for the show's upcoming 48th season, and the actor/comedian will be the series' first nonbinary cast member. Kearney, who uses gender-neutral pronouns, appears as Fern Dannely in the first season of A League of Their Own, the Amazon Prime series...

SNL Takes On Roe v. Wade Reversal
SNL Skewers
Roe v. Wade Reversal

SNL Skewers Roe v. Wade Reversal

Show likens abortion decision to those in medieval times

(Newser) - Saturday Night Live didn't waste time getting to the biggest story of the week, skewering the Supreme Court draft opinion that would reverse Roe v. Wade in the show's cold open, reports TVLine . The sketch depicts a trio of medieval men in the year 1235 deciding to outlaw...

SNL Scales Back Tonight's Show
Tonight's SNL
Drops Audience

Tonight's SNL Drops Audience

Omicron is behind decision to scale back show

(Newser) - Hours before showtime, Saturday Night Live announced that its final show of the year will have no audience in its New York studio and a reduced cast and crew. A statement posted on social media attributed the decision to the surge in COVID-19 cases caused by the omicron variant, per...

Lauren Boebert in Tiff With SNL Star After Skit

GOP congresswoman didn't like Chloe Fineman's portrayal of her; Fineman calls Boebert a 'clown'

(Newser) - Saturday Night Live's cold open over the weekend focused on COVID and vaccinations, and "cold" is the best way to describe the reaction that GOP Rep. Lauren Boebert had to a sketch that pilloried her and colleague Marjorie Taylor Greene. In the short bit, Boebert (played by Chloe...

Kim Kardashian's OJ Jokes Didn't Land With One Person

Sister of Nicole Brown Simpson didn't appreciate Kardashian's OJ humor on 'SNL'

(Newser) - Kim Kardashian didn't hold back on the jokes over the weekend during her Saturday Night Live hosting gig, but one set of barbs has the family of Nicole Brown Simpson lashing out. In Kardashian's opening monologue , the 40-year-old TV personality mentioned her late father, Robert Kardashian, who'd...

SNL Announces Cast Shake-Up for 47th Season

Beck Bennett is leaving after 8 years

(Newser) - After eight seasons with Saturday Night Live, Beck Bennett is leaving the cast. The sketch comedy show on Monday announced the cast for its 47th season, which premieres Saturday. The only other cast member exiting is Lauren Holt, who just joined SNL this past season, Deadline reports. Three new featured...

Kardashian West Appearing on Show That Mocks Her

'Cultural icon' will host 'SNL' on Oct. 9

(Newser) - Kim Kardashian West will make her Saturday Night Live hosting debut on the second episode of its upcoming season. "OMFG no turning back now!!!!," Kardashian West tweeted Wednesday, per NBC News . The show's Oct. 2 season premiere will be hosted by Owen Wilson with musical guest Kacey...

Elon Musk Tanks Dogecoin, Self-Owns on SNL

Some jokes have real-life consequences

(Newser) - Eccentric tech billionaire Elon Musk hosted the May 8 Saturday Night Live, when he kicked things off with a monologue alongside his mom, revealed some personal info for the first time, managed to tank an entire crypto-currency, and squeeze in some self-owns in the show's first episode to ever...

Elon Musk Is Set to Host SNL. Controversy Has Ensued

Some claim that the backlash over billionaire's May 8 appearance may have been intentional for ratings

(Newser) - An announcement over the weekend that Elon Musk will host Saturday Night Live on May 8, along with musical guest Miley Cyrus, caught many by surprise—and it wasn't entirely a pleasant one. Newsweek notes that fans blasted the show, and creator Lorne Michaels, for the decision to let...

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...

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...

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...

Maskless Partying Gets Singer Booted From SNL

Morgan Wallen was seen on TikTok kissing random women

(Newser) - Morgan Wallen was supposed to perform on Saturday Night Live this weekend, but the country singer has been given the boot after videos emerged on TikTok of him partying without a mask last weekend. The 27-year-old was even seen "kissing random women" on the videos, per NBC News . After...

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