Saturday Night Live
Live from New York, it's...NBC's hottest show? After nearly 40 years on the air and countless cast changes — including the losses of Kristen Wiig, Andy Samberg, Bill Hader, Jason Sudeikis, Fred Armisen and (soon) Seth Meyers in the last two seasons alone — Saturday Night Live routinely ranks as one of the Peacock Network's highest-rated series in the advertiser-coveted 18-to-49 age demographic (just below The Voice, The Blacklist and Chicago Fire). This...
Kenan Thompson, Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga pulled double duty as both host and musical guest on Saturday Night Live and she didn't hesitate to poke a little fun at herself. The night's sketches included a glimpse into the future, with a washed-up Gaga reminiscing about her glory days in her Upper West Side apartment, where she's forced to call upon her superintendent to keep her company. On the musical side, Gaga was joined by special guest R. Kelly for her single "Do What U Want."Check out highlights from the episode below:
Kerry Washington and Jay Pharoah
With Scandal star Kerry Washington hosting this week, Saturday Night Live took the opportunity to have a little fun at its own expense.
The episode built its entire first sketch around the concept that Washington would be tasked with playing Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey and Beyonce all in the same skit — a winking reference to Kenan Thompson's recent comments about the lack of women of color on SNL.
Alec Baldwin, Ed Norton, Miley Cyrus
It was Edward Norton's first time hosting Saturday Night Live this weekend, but he got some helpful advice right at the start from a couple of veterans.
Alec Baldwin and Miley Cyrus made appearances during Norton's opening monologue, with 16-time host Baldwin offering Norton some tips — and Baldwin deadpanning that his turn in American History X was "hilarious." Cyrus basically promoted her upcoming tour and twerked later on in the episode (sigh).
When Saturday Night Live announced this season's six new cast members, many were shocked to see that the sketch comedy show would be devoid of a black female cast member for the sixth year in a row.
In a world where we have a black First Lady and pop culture is defined by Scandal, Rihanna, Oprah, Nicki Minaj and Beyonce, this is...
Fred Armisen, Jason Sudeikis
Saturday night marked Bill Hader and Fred Armisen's last episode of SNL, but was it also the swan song for vet Jason Sudeikis?
Despite speculation for the last several days that...
Justin Bieber and Jason Sudeikis
Saturday Night Live was all Justin Bieber all the time last night, as the teen heartthrob acted as both the host and the musical guest. How did he do? Let's check out some of the highlights:
Taran Killam, Vanessa Bayer, Bobby Moynihan
Live from New York, it's... Thursday night!
In honor of the nonstop flow of mock-worthy material commonly known as election season, Saturday Night Live resurrected its Thursday night half-hour specials. Thursday's episode, the first of three, was high on chuckles but low on guffaws, and the political moments were heavily Romney-focused. Jay Pharoah's newly-minted Barack Obama was nowhere to be seen.
Saturday Night Live returned for its season premiere in full election mode. The exits of high-profile cast members Kristen Wiig, Andy Samberg and Abby Elliott weren't immediately felt thanks to strong impressions from the likes of Jay Pharoah as President Barack Obama and Bill Hader as Republican National Convention speaker, and chair enthusiast, Clint Eastwood.
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In the show's cold open, Fred Armisen officially passed the baton of impersonating the President to Pharoah...
Move over, Fred Armisen: There's a new Barack Obama in town.
Featured player Jay Pharoah will be taking over doing the impressions of the POTUS on Saturday Night Live this season, TVGuide.com has confirmed.
Saturday Night Live's Jay Pharoah debuts Obama impression
Pharoah, who joined the show in 2010, has...