SNL Roasts Santos, MTG and Trump’s ‘Big Ole Dump Truck’
NBCOn Saturday Night Live’s “Weekend Update” this week, co-anchors Colin Jost and Michael Che took on some of the Republican Party’s newer crop of stars. But as is often the case, Donald Trump got the worst of it.“Representative George Santos said that he is stepping aside from his committee assignments to prevent being a distraction,” Che said. “He added, ‘The last thing I want is attention.’ Then he sashayed away in a feather boa.”Jost then got one more dig at Santos in by calling out one of tnews.yahoo.com
Leslie Jones Hilariously Mocks That MLK Statue in ‘Daily Show’ Debut
Comedy CentralA little more than a month after Trevor Noah officially said goodbye to The Daily Show, Comedy Central welcomed former Saturday Night Live cast member Leslie Jones as the first of several planned guest hosts on Tuesday night. And she had a hell of a story to start with in the inadvertently suggestive statue of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. that was unveiled in Boston the day before.After staring for a few seconds at the sculpture, which is supposed to depict King and his wife, Corettanews.yahoo.com
Keke Palmer announces she’s pregnant during ‘SNL’ opening monologue
During her first-ever opening monologue for “Saturday Night Live” on Dec. 3, Keke Palmer delivered a few jokes — and an announcement. The multi-hyphenate, clad in a brown trench coat, came on stage to say the rumors about her pregnancy were true.
Dave Chappelle Apparently Tricked “Saturday Night Live” Staff By Performing A “Fake” Monologue In The Dress Rehearsal Before Revealing New Antisemitic Material Live On Air
Chappelle’s 15-minute monologue included a number of jokes about the Jewish community and prompted accusations of him normalizing and popularizing antisemitism.View Entire Post ›news.yahoo.com
SNL Nails Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer’s Insurrection Insanity
NBCSaturday Night Live got back to basics this week, kicking off the show with “live” coverage of what could be the final Jan. 6 committee hearing. And after a brief introduction from Kenan Thompson as Chairman Bennie Thompson—no relation—Heidi Gardner debuted her solid Liz Cheney impression.“Whether you’re a Republican who’s not watching or a Democrat who’s nodding so hard your head is falling off, one person is responsible for this insurrection: Donald Trump,” Gardner’s Cheney said. “And one pnews.yahoo.com
Rob Schneider says Bill Murray 'absolutely hated' the 'SNL' cast, particularly Adam Sandler and Chris Farley
"Saturday Night Live" Rob Schneider said Bill Murray hated the cast when he hosted the NBC show in the '90s. Schneider said Murray particularly despised Adam Sandler and the late Chris Farley.foxnews.com
Peter Aykroyd, Emmy nominated 'SNL' actor-writer, dead at 66
Peter Aykroyd, an Emmy-nominated actor and writer on “Saturday Night Live” for the 1979-80 season who later worked with older brother, Dan, on everything from a TV show about the paranormal to such films as “Dragnet” and “Coneheads,” has died at age 66.
New this week: Jingle Ball 2020 & 2 doses of Meryl Streep
MOVIES— Travel may seem closed off right now but how about a cruise with Meryl Streep, Dianne Wiest and Candice Bergen? — If one Streep film wasn’t enough for you, she’s again in typically fine form in “The Prom,” parodying a diva actor in Ryan Murphy’s adaptation of the 2018 Broadway musical. — AP Film Writer Jake CoyleMUSIC— Jon Bon Jovi has already produced an album this year with “2020” and the concert film "On a Night Like This — Bon Jovi 2020." — AP Entertainment Writer Mark KennedyTELEVISION— This season’s winner for lengthy title: “High School Musical: The Musical: The Holiday Special,” debuting Friday on Disney +. — The CW’s “iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2020,” a 90-minute special based on the annual concert, will air at 8 p.m. EST Monday, Dec. 14.
Jim Carrey, as Biden, mocks Trump loss on 'SNL'
Jim Carrey played President-elect Joe Biden, taking the stage and poking fun at the five-day wait for results. He even offered a throwback to one of his infamous '90s-era lines, calling President Donald Trump a “Looooosseer!” to laughs and applause. Chappelle hosted “SNL” in November 2016 in its first episode after Trump’s election, pointedly critiquing the surprise over the result. “You know, I didn't know Donald Trump was going to win the election,” Chapelle said four years ago. “SNL” has regularly lampooned Trump and his presidency in recent years, enlisting Baldwin to play the commander in chief.
Jack White to replace Morgan Wallen as 'SNL' musical guest
NEW YORK – Jack White will be the last-minute replacement musical guest on “Saturday Night Live” after country singer Morgan Wallen was dropped for breaking COVID-19 protocols. Wallen was removed as musical guest on Thursday after TikTok videos showed him partying last weekend without a mask on among a large group of people. Lorne Michaels announced White as a fill-in Friday on the “Today” show. “Saturday Night Live,” which will be hosted this Saturday by comedian Bill Burr, resumed live in-studio shows last weekend with a smaller live audience. Guests were required to take a COVID-19 test and temperature check at arrival, and wear masks inside the building.
Wallen dropped as ‘SNL’ performer after breaking COVID rules
(AP) – Morgan Wallen has been dropped from performing on “Saturday Night Live” after breaking the show’s COVID-19 protocols. The country singer posted a two-plus minute video on social media Wednesday about the show’s decision. He apologized after he was shown on TikTok socializing maskless at a crowded bar and house party this past weekend in Alabama. The 27-year-old Wallen said his actions were “short-sighted” and has affected his long-term goals and dreams. Wallen said he has not tested positive for the coronavirus.
‘Saturday Night Live’ has best season opener since 2016
“Saturday Night Live” scored its biggest season premiere audience in four years and second best in 12 years, emphasizing the importance of presidential election time for the NBC comedy show. During a busy week for news and sports, “Saturday Night Live” was the most-watched entertainment show, despite starting at 11:35 p.m. on the East Coast, the Nielsen company said. With 8.24 million viewers, it was the second most-watched “SNL” episode since May 2017, with the exception being last December's triumphant return of Eddie Murphy. “We needed ‘Saturday Night Live’ to rise to the occasion for this moment, and it didn't,” agreed Eric Deggans, critic for National Public Radio. “Debate Analysis,” NBC, 6.94 million.
Houston native Megan Thee Stallion set to perform on ‘SNL’ season premiere
HOUSTON – Megan Thee Stallion is hitting the ‘Saturday Night Live’ stage for the iconic show’s 46th season premiere. Megan Thee Stallion was also named one of the most influential people of 2020 by Time Magazine for using her platform to speak on racial injustice and empower women. Do you think Megan and Cardi B will perform “WAP” in a surprise performance? Let us know what you think in the comments. Watch the season premiere of Saturday Night Live on Oct. 3 at 10:30 p.m. on KPRC 2.
COMMENTARY: JJ Watt honors Kobe Bryant with a simple nostalgic gesture of shooting a wadded up piece of paper on ‘SNL’
HOUSTON – The final seconds of the 'Saturday Night Live" were the icing on the cake of a fantastic performance. Houston Texans defensive end JJ Watt, the show’s guest host, ended the show wearing a Lakers No. Going into the latest “Saturday Night Live” episode, we knew a few things about J.J. Watt. And for those who think hosting “SNL” would be easy? But Watt showed his versatility, his light-hearted nature and took a creative risk.
Texans’ JJ Watt to host ‘Saturday Night Live’ tonight
HOUSTON – Houston Texans’ JJ Watt will appear on ‘Saturday Night Live’ in New York City, according to SNL Twitter. Watt will be the 27th athlete to host on the late night show and will be the 11th person with NFL playing experience to host. According to the Texans, Watt is no stranger to Hollywood. This is something truly special and I am extremely grateful for the opportunity from Lorne and everyone involved at @nbcsnl. https://t.co/80WBtHS9Vv — JJ Watt (@JJWatt) January 21, 2020The show will air on KPRC 2 in the Houston area.
’Don’t stop.. we need you:’ Houston’s Lizzo shares inspirational tweet
On the left was when I worked for liberty taxes, as a sign spinner... on the right is my @nbcsnl debut. Lizzo reminded her 1.4 million Twitter followers: “Don’t stop... we need you. Your time is coming.”Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner also congratulated the Houston-raised star Lizzo on Twitter. pic.twitter.com/nuFjCTWfGs — Sylvester Turner (@SylvesterTurner) December 22, 2019Turner extended an invitation to Lizzo to be recognized by the city in January. No one knows where I’m from 🤦🏾♀️ smh — Feelin Good As Hell (@lizzo) December 23, 2019WATCH: Lizzo performs “Truth Hurts” on Saturday Night Live.