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UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 9, 2020

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 …

‘Saturday Night Live’ adds Bowen Yang to cast in major step for Asian, gay representation

“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.

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, …

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.

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, …

Pete Davidson apologizes to Dan Crenshaw on ‘SNL’: ‘The man is a war hero’

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 …

Coming Back: Spokane’s favorite daughter, Julia Sweeney, brings her one-woman show to town

After 10 years away from Hollywood, Julia Sweeney decided to mount a comeback. So far, so good.

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 …

Comedian Dennis Miller to riff on hashtags, topical material during Spokane show

Much of Miller’s material will come from his upcoming special, which he plans to film in June.

UPDATED: Fri., March 2, 2018

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 …

Nimesh Patel’s comedy chops are impressing ‘Saturday Night Live’ – and his parents

“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, …

Man says he kicked Chevy Chase in self-defense in dispute

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.

Grammy winner Chris Stapleton announces July 19 show at Spokane Arena

The country singer took home three Grammys at Sunday’s ceremony, which followed a performance on “Saturday Night Live.”

‘Weekend Update’ anchors Colin Jost and Michael Che named ‘Saturday Night Live’ co-head writers

“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 …

Jason Aldean releases ‘I Won’t Back Down’ for charity

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

‘SNL’ takes shots at fallen movie mogul Harvey Weinstein

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 …

‘SNL’ pays tribute to Vegas victims, Petty during opening

“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 …

New season of ‘SNL’ roars back by mocking Trump at the top

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

‘Veep’ and ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ win top Emmy Award prizes

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 …

Tina Fey returns to ‘Weekend Update’ to talk Charlottesville

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

“Saturday Night Live,” “Westworld” lead Emmy nominations

Alec Baldwin, Melissa McCarthy nominated for “SNL” guest appearances; Carrie Fisher receives posthumous nomination

Alec Baldwin to continue lampooning Donald Trump on ‘Saturday Night Live’

Just don’t expect it to be an every-week kind of thing.

‘SNL,’ the show Trump decried as ‘terrible,’ shattered records this past season

Just like the “failing” New York Times and Washington Post, the object of President Trump’s scorn finds huge success.

Katy Perry’s ‘backpack kid’ steals show during ‘SNL’ gig

First, there was Left Shark. Now we have the Backpack Kid.

Vanessa Bayer joins Bobby Moynihan in ‘SNL’ exodus

Vanessa Bayer, the longest-tenured current female cast member on “Saturday Night Live,” has decided not to return to the NBC sketch series.

Cast member Vanessa Bayer leaving ‘SNL’

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

Bobby Moynihan leaving ‘Saturday Night Live’ for CBS sitcom reports Moynihan is bowing out after CBS picked up the pilot for “Me, Myself & I,” a sitcom starring Moynihan and John Larroquette.

Melissa McCarthy mocks Sean Spicer with motorized podium

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 …

Chris Pine’s ‘SNL’ monologue reminds us how bad Hollywood’s superhero diversity problem is

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.

Jay Pharoah says he had rocky relationship with ‘SNL’

Jay Pharoah said he had a rocky time on “Saturday Night Live” because he refused to keep quiet and follow orders.