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‘SNL’ is back with Jim Carrey as Joe Biden, Chris Rock as host

Political debates are like catnip to “Saturday Night Live,” which will return this weekend – just in time for Jim Carrey to spoof Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s performance in Tuesday night’s debate. That’ll be Jim Carrey from Studio 8H, not Jim Carrey from wherever it is he normally lives.

Dad Daze: Kids, be careful what you wish for

When my son Milo begged to take a Spanish class over the summer, I thought there was a hidden camera and I was part of a reality-TV show. Forgive me for wondering what was going on since for Milo, books are akin to kryptonite. I've tried so often to find interesting tomes in his wheelhouse.

Water cooler: Catch up on Saturday Night Live, even in a van down by the river

Saturday Night Live made its reputation by creating sketches on the pulse of contemporary pop culture and current events, making it a unique time capsule of American comedy. So if coronavirus has you nostalgic for those simpler, glory days of the past, look no further than this list of 30 SNL laughs from yesteryear all available now on Youtube. Revisit signature lines like, “Don’t make me dance,” “That’s why my friends call me ‘whiskers,’” “Stuart, why are you home so early?” and “LAY OFF ME, I’M STARVING.” Lawrence Welk – Introducing The Maharelle Sisters: “And I’m Dooneese”

Buck Henry, ‘Graduate’ screenwriter who co-created ‘Get Smart,’ dies at 89

Buck Henry, a comedian who created the satirical spy sitcom “Get Smart” with Mel Brooks, was a frequent early host of “Saturday Night Live” and turned “plastics” into a countercultural catchword with his Oscar-nominated screenplay for “The Graduate,” died Jan. 8 at a hospital in Los Angeles. He was 89.

Eddie Murphy helped save ‘SNL,’ now he’s coming back to host

When Eddie Murphy first appeared on “Saturday Night Live” in November 1980, the show was on the brink of extinction. Creator Lorne Michaels had departed prior to the sixth season, most of the high-profile cast was gone and critics labeled the sketch show as “Saturday Night Dead.” But Murphy, who will host “SNL” on Dec. 21 – the first time he has performed comedy on the NBC show since 1984 – became a breakout star who would later be credited with keeping the show afloat.

Dan Crenshaw: ‘SNL’ mocked my appearance. Here’s why I didn’t demand an apology.

The past couple of weeks have been unusual for me, to say the least. After a year of hard campaigning for Congress in Texas and gradually entering the public sphere, I was hit by a sudden, blinding spotlight. But I have no complaints – it wasn’t as bad as some other challenges I’ve faced, like a sudden, blinding IED explosion. (See what I did there? “Saturday Night Live” has created a comedic monster.) On the Nov. 3 show, “SNL”’s Pete Davidson mocked my appearance – “he lost his eye in war ... or whatever,” Davidson said, referring to the eye patch I wear. His line about my looking like a “hit man in a porno movie” was significantly less infuriating, albeit a little strange. I woke up on the Sunday morning after the show to hundreds of texts about what Davidson had said. A lot of America wasn’t happy. People thought some lines still shouldn’t be crossed.

Sweeney’s second act: Spokane-born ‘SNL’ alum relaunches her Hollywood career

Ten years ago, Julia Sweeney dropped out of Hollywood. After four seasons on “Saturday Night Live,” two acclaimed stage monologues, “God Said ‘Ha!’” and “Letting Go of God,” appearances on television and in movies, she and her daughter, Mulan, left Southern California and moved to Willmette, a suburb of Chicago, where her husband, a biophysicist, owns a business. The idea, she says in her latest one-woman show, “Older and Wider,” is that he would be the breadwinner. She could be the bread eater.

Trump, Alec Baldwin renew Twitter feud

President Donald Trump and Alec Baldwin – his chief impersonator – traded online barbs Friday, each describing the other as causing “agony,” the latest salvos in an ongoing feud between the commander in chief and the actor.