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Leslie Jones Cast in Taika Waititi’s Pirate Comedy ‘Our Flag Means Death’

Actress-comedian Leslie Jones is coming on board HBO Max’s pirate comedy Our Flag Means Death.The SNL and Ghostbusters actress will be a recurring guest star on the series, which stars Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok) as a pampered aristocrat who abandoned his life of privilege to become a pirate.In addition, actor Nat Faxon (The Way Way […]

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Emmy Predictions: Best Variety Sketch Series — Can ‘SNL’ Be Stopped?

Last Year’s Winner: “Saturday Night Live”Still Eligible: Yes.Hot Streak: “SNL” has won four years in a row, aka every year of Donald Trump’s White House tenure. Will attitudes shift with a responsible adult in our highest office? Probably not, but Lorne Michaels’ juggernaut has been around long enough to be mindful of popularity’s ebbs and […]

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Jim Belushi Recalls ‘Barely’ Surviving ‘SNL,’ Begging to Be Rehired After Throwing a Fire Extinguisher

Comedian Jim Belushi was only on “Saturday Night Live” for a short stretch between 1983 and 1985, but he sure made an impression. Belushi, whose brother John was one of the original cast members of “SNL,” reflected on his time on the sketch show in a recent interview with Vulture. As the first cast member […]

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Donald Trump Reportedly Wanted Justice Department, FCC to Make ‘SNL’ Stop Mocking Him

Donald Trump was often vocal about his disdain for “Saturday Night Live” and Alec Baldwin’s recurring portrayal of him. Before the former president got banned from Twitter, he constantly used the social media platform to bash the long-running NBC sketch comedy series, once infamously tweeting:“It’s truly incredible that shows like ‘Saturday Night Live,’ not funny/no […]

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Bowen Yang Thought Viral ‘SNL’ Titanic Iceberg Sketch Would Never Make It to Air

One of the most beloved sketches to emerge out of the currently unspooling Season 46 of NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” was a “Weekend Update” segment involving “SNL” featured player Bowen Yang as the iceberg that sunk the Titanic. It was just the kind of zany, off-the-wall idea (one that on paper sounds ridiculous) that helped […]

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Top Stars Talk Funny Business in ‘Lifetime Presents Variety’s Power of Women: The Comedians’

Top female stars reflect on the “secret weapon” of being funny, their path to fame and their heroes in “Lifetime Presents Variety’s Power of Women: The Comedians,” which premiered Monday on Lifetime.The special featured interviews with Michaela Coel, Mindy Kaling, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Kate McKinnon, Maya Rudolph and Sofia Vergara, who were celebrated in the May […]

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‘SNL’: Elon Musk Begs for a Girlfriend on ‘The Ooli Show,’ with Kate McKinnon as Frances McDormand — Watch

Chloe Fineman has proved to be one of the best players in the new generation of “Saturday Night Live” cast members. A highlight is Ooli, the aggressively wacky Icelandic social media star-turned talk-show host that Fineman originally created on her Instagram. In Saturday night’s new episode of “SNL,” hosted by CEO and self-described Tesla “Technoking” […]

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‘Saturday Night Live’ Spoofs ‘Mare of Easttown’ with ‘Murdur Durdur’ Sketch — Watch

The Kate Winslet HBO miniseries “Mare of Easttown” received a pop-culture seal off approval: It got the “Saturday Night Live” treatment. In a sketch led by Kate McKinnon as the grizzled Pennsylvania detective, “Murdur Durdur” riffed on the Delaware County accents and featured host Elon Musk as a shady priest.In the fake show promo, a […]

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