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Kate McKinnon Details ‘SNL’ Exit Over ‘Grueling Schedule’: ‘Telling Lorne Was Really Hard’

Like fellow “Saturday Night Live” greats, Kate McKinnon sometimes just can’t stop laughing.However, the 10-season “SNL” icon revealed that breaking character in sketches was not all fun and games for her.“I felt ashamed, because we’re not supposed to, and there’s something unprofessional about it,” McKinnon revealed during Vulture’s Good One podcast. “And yet sometimes it […]

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Bill Hader Has The Toughest Time Writing One Particular Character In Barry

Bill Hader is no doubt one of the greatest living comedy writers. He’s been in the writers room of legendary long-running series like “South Park” and “Saturday Night Live,” and he co-created the hilarious satirical show “Documentary Now!” with fellow “SNL” alum Fred Armisen. His foray into a tonally ironic criminal thriller series, “Barry,” has […]

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‘Saturday Night Live’ Review: The Best and Worst of Natasha Lyonne’s Hosting Debut

“Saturday Night Live’s” 47th season was an interesting experiment, with the majority of hosts being first-timers. This choice led to a much-needed freshness for the sketch comedy institution, and it all wrapped up with “Russian Doll” creator and star Natasha Lyonne in that first-timer hot seat.Host: Natasha LyonneNow, despite Lyonne’s first-timer status as an “SNL” […]

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Pete Davidson Leaving ‘SNL’ After Seven Seasons, Kate McKinnon, Aidy Bryant, Kyle Mooney Also Exiting

Update, 5:51 p.m. Et: Kate McKinnon, Aidy Bryant, and Kyle Mooney reportedly are also parting ways with “Saturday Night Live” ahead of Season 48. Creator Lorne Michaels previously hinted that this year would be a “year of change” for the live sketch comedy series, as reported by Deadline. The final May 21 episode with these […]

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Michael Che Eyes ‘SNL’ Exit: ‘My Head Has Been at Leaving for the Past Five Seasons’

Next weekend marks the end of “Saturday Night Live” Season 47, and the show’s summer vacation is always accompanied by rumors about cast members departing.“SNL” has become increasingly flexible in recent years, allowing top cast members to take hiatuses to work on other projects as an attempt to keep them on the show. Still, the […]

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Jerrod Carmichael Says Past Jokes About Gay People Were ‘Products of Self-Hate’

Jerrod Carmichael is having quite the year. A month after dropping his HBO special “Rothaniel” and making his “SNL” hosting debut, the comedian, who recently came out as gay, is releasing his directorial debut, “On the Count of Three.”Carmichael stopped by “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” to promote the film, and the conversation quickly turned to […]

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Molly Shannon on Baring All for Her New Memoir and Why ‘The White Lotus’ Was ‘a Dream’

Molly Shannon has never worked with David Mamet, and yet the “Saturday Night Live” alum credits the playwright with her career breakthroughs.In her new book, “Hello, Molly,” Shannon details the so-called “Mamet scam,” in which she and a friend pretended to work for the “Glengarry Glen Ross” director to secure meetings with Hollywood casting agents. […]

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‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’ Review: Benedict Cumberbatch Returns for a Head-Trip Sequel That’s Both Entertaining and Exhausting

The Marvel Cinematic Universe is a busy place. With its crisscrossing sequels, superheroes who dart in and out of each other’s movies, and labyrinth of laws and totems and over-the-cosmos-and-far-away lands, it’s become a metastatic playground, the kind of place that even the most ardent comic-book fans have to dedicate themselves to keeping up with. […]

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