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‘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.


The 10 most wonderfully weird ‘SNL’ sketches from 2018, ranked

“Saturday Night Live” gets attention for its political humor, but seasoned viewers know that the best sketches often veer toward the bizarre – humor so outrageous it makes even the …


Video: Carell’s ‘SNL’ monologue trolls audience with mini ‘Office’ reunion

Steve Carell spent his “Saturday Night Live” monologue gently turning down requests from fans and former co-stars for a reboot of NBC’s hit sitcom “The Office,” which ended in 2013.


Kanye West to meet with Trump this week

Rapper Kanye West will make a house call on President Donald Trump on Thursday.


Everything’s connecting right now for ‘SNL’s’ Melissa Villaseñor

Growing up, Melissa Villaseñor was, in her words, “the shy kid.” Finding her own voice at an all-girls Catholic high school in Southern California proved tricky, so she tried borrowing …


Stormy Daniels to Baldwin’s Trump: ‘Storm’s a coming, baby’

Stormy Daniels made a surprise appearance on “Saturday Night Live” to deliver a message to President Donald Trump: “A storm’s a coming, baby.”


Rapper Cardi B reveals pregnancy on ‘Saturday Night Live’

Rapper Cardi B has revealed during a “Saturday Night Live” performance she’s pregnant.


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, …


‘SNL’ comedian Leslie Jones returns to Olympics as super fan

Super fan Leslie Jones is returning to the Olympics.


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 28, 2018

Why Sturgill Simpson’s surprise ‘SNL’ cameo with Chris Stapleton was a big deal

Shortly after 8 p.m. ET on Saturday, just before his appearance as the musical guest on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live,” country star Chris Stapleton posted a video to his social …


‘SNL’ goes all in on David S. Pumpkins for Halloween

“Saturday Night Live” didn’t air a regular episode this weekend, instead opting to re-air old Halloween sketches and a half-hour animated David S. Pumpkins special that answered no one’s questions.


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: Sun., Oct. 8, 2017

Jason Aldean opens ‘SNL’ with tribute to Las Vegas victims: ‘We hurt with you’

“Saturday Night Live” didn’t begin how it normally does – with jokes at the president’s expense – but rather with an emotional tribute to those affected by the Las Vegas …


Jay-Z sends a message, wearing a ‘Colin K’ jersey during ‘SNL’

Colin Kaepernick may not be on an NFL team, but that didn’t stop Jay-Z from sporting the quarterback’s number as he performed during the “Saturday Night Live” premiere.


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 1, 2017

On ‘SNL,’ Baldwin’s Trump tells Puerto Rico: ‘We have to take care of America first’

Alec Baldwin once again returned to play Trump in Saturday’s cold open, which referenced the series of tweets real-life President Trump sent earlier in the day criticizing Puerto Rican officials’ …


Reliable Source: Sean Spicer’s new speaker’s bio mentions Melissa McCarthy

Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer is forever bound to Melissa McCarthy, the comedian/actress who famously portrayed him on “Saturday Night Live.” The latest evidence that McSpicer is forever …


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: Fri., July 28, 2017

Competition heats up for fan favorite to impersonate Scaramucci on ‘SNL’

For every political action, there is an equal and opposite “Saturday Night Live” reaction. Last season, nothing, and no one, was safe from “SNL’s” wrath, and each time the White …


‘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.


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.


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.


UPDATED: Fri., March 31, 2017

Sasheer Zamata finds her voice away from ‘SNL’ in new show

Some believe you haven’t really made it in comedy until you’ve landed a one-hour stand-up special. If that’s true, then “Saturday Night Live” writer and comedian


Alec Baldwin ‘stunned’ at popularity of Trump impression

Baldwin tells Vanity Fair that he took up “SNL” producer Lorne Michaels’ offer to play the Republican billionaire after a planned movie role fell through. He says it’s turned out …


‘Saturday Night Live’ to air live to all, not taped for some

NEW YORK – After 42 seasons, “Saturday Night Live” is trying something new: airing live to everybody. For the first time, “SNL” will broadcast live simultaneously across the U.S. for …


UPDATED: Sun., March 12, 2017

SNL skewers first daughter Ivanka Trump

The biting humor of “Saturday Night Live” took aim at another Trump this week – first daughter Ivanka.


Pete Davidson, the ‘SNL’ comic famous for weed jokes, announces he is sober ‘for the first time in 8 years’

“I’m a pothead, but that’s not the joke,” wunderkind Pete Davidson of “Saturday Night Live” told Rolling Stone last year while discussing how he felt pigeonholed into making jokes about …


Sean Spicer responds to Melissa McCarthy’s ‘Saturday Night Live’ skit

It looks like Sean Spicer thinks Melissa McCarthy’s impression of him needs a little work.


With Melissa McCarthy playing press secretary Sean Spicer, ‘SNL’ cranks up Trump satire

Melissa McCarthy lampooned White House press secretary Sean Spicer in a “Saturday Night Live” sketch where she taunted reporters as “losers,” fired a water gun at the press corps and …


‘SNL’ writer suspended for tweet about Barron Trump

A “Saturday Night Live” writer has been suspended indefinitely after tweeting a poorly received joke about Donald Trump’s 10-year-old youngest son, Barron.