Stories tagged: saturday night live
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 9, 2020
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 …
Sat., Sept. 14, 2019
“Saturday Night Live,” which has long been criticized for its lack of diverse casting choices, just made a major step forward in Asian American representation.
Tue., Aug. 27, 2019
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, …
UPDATED: Mon., April 1, 2019
Spokane astronaut Anne McClain addresses spacesuit issue, ‘SNL’ skit in ‘Today’ interview from International Space Station
Spokane native Anne McClain addressed the space suit sizing controversy on the TODAY show – two days after she was parodied on Saturday Night Live.
Sat., Nov. 17, 2018
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, …
Sun., Nov. 11, 2018
Pete Davidson apologized in person to military veteran Dan Crenshaw, who was elected on Tuesday as a Republican representative from Texas’ 2nd congressional District, for a joke he made on …
Thu., Sept. 27, 2018
After 10 years away from Hollywood, Julia Sweeney decided to mount a comeback. So far, so good.
Sun., July 15, 2018
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 …
Thu., April 5, 2018
Much of Miller’s material will come from his upcoming special, which he plans to film in June.
UPDATED: Fri., March 2, 2018
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 …
Fri., Feb. 23, 2018
“I wanted Bobby Jindal to win for like two minutes,” Nimesh Patel joked at New York’s Comedy Cellar during the 2016 election season. “Not because I believe in his politics, …
Fri., Feb. 23, 2018
A New York man says he kicked Chevy Chase in self-defense after the comedian climbed into a vehicle and tried to punch him during a profanity-laced traffic dispute.
Mon., Jan. 29, 2018
The country singer took home three Grammys at Sunday’s ceremony, which followed a performance on “Saturday Night Live.”
Wed., Dec. 13, 2017
“Saturday Night Live”’s resident “Weekend Update” anchors Jost and Che were named co-head writers of the long-running sketch show, NBC announced Tuesday, making Che the first person of color to …
Fri., Oct. 20, 2017
Jason Aldean’s moving rendition of “I Won’t Back Down” on “Saturday Night Live” will soon be raising money to help victims of the Las Vegas shooting.
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 14, 2017
NEW YORK – NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” gave Harvey Weinstein a pass last week. The disgraced movie mogul wasn’t quite so lucky this week. “Weekend Update” tossed off a few …
Sat., Oct. 7, 2017
“Saturday Night Live” paid tribute to victims of the Las Vegas mass shooting and the late rock superstar Tom Petty by opening its show with country star Jason Aldean singing …
Sat., Sept. 30, 2017
The new season of “Saturday Night Live” wastes no time getting topical – or mocking Donald Trump – with an opening sketch that features Alec Baldwin as the president in …
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 17, 2017
The dystopian vision of “The Handmaid’s Tale,” the deeply cynical Washington comedy “Veep” and the ever-topical “Saturday Night Live” won top series honors Sunday in an Emmy Awards ceremony that …
Fri., Aug. 18, 2017
Tiny Fey has returned to “Weekend Update” on “Saturday Night Live” to discuss the violence surrounding a white nationalist rally near her alma mater’s campus in Charlottesville.
UPDATED: Thu., July 13, 2017
Alec Baldwin, Melissa McCarthy nominated for “SNL” guest appearances; Carrie Fisher receives posthumous nomination
Tue., June 27, 2017
Just don’t expect it to be an every-week kind of thing.
Tue., May 23, 2017
Just like the “failing” New York Times and Washington Post, the object of President Trump’s scorn finds huge success.
Mon., May 22, 2017
First, there was Left Shark. Now we have the Backpack Kid.
Sat., May 20, 2017
Vanessa Bayer, the longest-tenured current female cast member on “Saturday Night Live,” has decided not to return to the NBC sketch series.
Sat., May 20, 2017
Bayer is finishing her seventh season with NBC’s comedy institution, and has been with the show longer than any other female cast member.
UPDATED: Thu., May 18, 2017
Deadline.com reports Moynihan is bowing out after CBS picked up the pilot for “Me, Myself & I,” a sitcom starring Moynihan and John Larroquette.
Fri., May 12, 2017
NEW YORK – Melissa McCarthy has gone into the streets of Manhattan to lampoon White House press secretary Sean Spicer. The comedian was captured on video Friday morning riding a …
Sun., May 7, 2017
Whether inadvertently or intentionally, Chris Pine and his tongue-in-cheek ‘Saturday Night Live’ monologue once again highlighted Hollywood’s diversity problem, particularly when it comes to big-budget superhero movies.
Sat., April 15, 2017
Jay Pharoah said he had a rocky time on “Saturday Night Live” because he refused to keep quiet and follow orders.