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In a recent interview, former SNL writer Michael Schur explained that Lorne Michaels has a pretty specific set of rules when it comes to writing segments like “Weekend Update” and putting together other topic sketches. You can check out what Schur had to say about Michaels’ biggest rule, here.
It’s always kind of a big deal for musical artists to come to the stage of Saturday Night Live. The high profile does open musicians up to close scrutiny, and musical guest Lorde has found herself accused of lip-syncing on her recent appearance on the show.
Saturday Night Live has already aired a few memorable sketches this fall, but the long-running sketch comedy series is going to amp things up considerably in the coming weeks. No offense to Tracy Morgan and Miley Cyrus, the upcoming SNL hosting lineup is dynamite.
Saturday Night Live isn’t often a show that is known for taking a serious note. That’s exactly what happened this weekend, however, during the opening minutes, when Cecily Strong took the stage. Live from New York, here's the show's nod to the Paris attacks.
As part of the nineties Saturday Night Live cast, the actor and performer brought to life such excellent characters as Matt Foley, a Gap girl, a Chippendale’s dancer and more as part of a cast that included Adam Sandler, Chris Rock and David Spade.
It took a lot of work to get the anniversary special to come together, and recently former SNL writer John Mulaney talked about exactly what it was like to work on the now-famous SNL 40 special. Here’s what he had to say.
After weeks of hearing about Donald Trump and his upcoming Saturday Night Live stint, last night the big event happened. Despite protests, Donald Trump hosted his second SNL episode on November 8. As it turns out, a lot of people tuned in to watch the action unfold.
As part of his political strategy, Trump is signed on to appear as the host on NBC’s long-running sketch comedy show, Saturday Night Live. And while the man is game to attempt a lot of types of comedy on the series, there’s one person he says he won’t impersonate.
Pete Davidson, a young comedian who, at age 21, is currently the youngest member of the SNL cast. The comedian’s been doing comedy since the age of 15, however, and recently spoke out to explain how he managed to land an audition in front of Lorne Michaels and the NBC staff.
Saturday Night Live is well into the throes of Season 41 at this point, and this week, the show has announced a really big name is returning to host the series. Matthew McConaughey has been signed on to host and he'll be joined by another big name as musical guest.
Murphy, a former SNL cast member, was so offended that he screamed at Spade over the phone and didn’t return to the show for more than a decade. Now, Spade has opened up about what happened, admitting he actually regrets making the joke.
The actor spent years on the set of SNL honing a variety of characters meant to make us laugh, and last night he capably brought back a big sketch: “Brian Fellow’s Safari Planet.”
We are T minus 3 days until Tracy Morgan makes his official return to Saturday Night Live, and today we’ve just been given a good look at the type of humor the comedian plans to favor during his big return to television.
Saturday Night Live has come under fire for its lack of women of color in front of the camera. That has been rectified to some degree, and Lorne Michael has addressed the issue head on.
It seems like every time you turn to social media, Taylor Swift has added yet another celebrity to her Taylor Swift Squad, and at the rate it is taking off, there’s little time till the pop star takes over the world. Or at least, that’s how Saturday Night Live sees her rise in the masses.