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Critic’s Notebook: Big ‘Saturday Night Live’ Departures Will Test the Show’s Depth

Kate McKinnon, Aidy Bryant, Kyle Mooney and Pete Davidson leave big shoes to fill, but 'Saturday Night Live' has never had a deeper roster of talent.

Pete Davidson, Kate McKinnon Among Those Leaving ‘Saturday Night Live’

Pete Davidson is leaving Studio 8H. The comedian is poised to sign off for good from NBC’s Saturday Night Live, where he has been a staple for the past eight seasons after joining the Lorne Michaels sketch comedy as one of its youngest-ever castmembers. Castmembers Kate McKinnon, Aidy Bryant and Kyle Mooney are also expected […]

Netflix’s ‘Human Resources’: TV Review

The streamer spins off its raunchy and sentimental favorite 'Big Mouth' with a possibly raunchier animated comedy featuring even more Hormone Monsters, Shame Wizards, Lovebugs and Depression Kitties.

‘SNL’: Zoe Kravitz Makes Hosting Debut, But Multiple Catwomen Crash Her Monologue

Zoë Kravitz kicked off the latest Saturday Night Live episode with a vibrant cat-themed monologue. “I currently have a new movie out called The Batman,” she explains at the top of her debut appearance as host of the variety sketch series. “In the movie I play Catwoman. Sorry, THE Catwoman. To prepare for the role […]

‘SNL’ Cold Open Tackles Novak Djokovic, the Green M&M, ‘How I Met Your Father’

Saturday Night Live’s latest cold open was filled with political and pop culture references from the previous weeks — including Novak Djokovic, Wordle, How I Met Your Father, Jason Momoa and Lisa Bonet, the green M&M and, of course, Donald Trump. Kate McKinnon’s Laura Ingraham made an appearance on her version of The Ingraham Angle. Before […]

‘SNL’: Colin Jost, Michael Che Tackle Kyle Rittenhouse, Climate Crisis in “Weekend Update” Segment

Saturday Night Live’s “Weekend Update” touched on everything from Kyle Rittenhouse’s acquittal to Baby Yoda’s float in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade to the climate crisis, with some help from Aidy Bryant as Mother Earth. After opening the segment on Nov. 20 by poking fun at Joe Biden’s colonoscopy, anchors Colin Jost and Michael Che […]

‘SNL’ Cold Open Pokes Fun at Ted Cruz and Marjorie Taylor Greene, Celebrates Britney Spears’ Freedom

Saturday Night Live kicked off its cold open on Nov. 13 by welcoming back Aidy Bryant as Ted Cruz, who offered an alternate version of Sesame Street titled Cruz Street. The sketch was in reference to the beloved character Big Bird having recently encouraged kids to get vaccinated against COVID-19. “I’m Ted Cruz,” Bryant’s Cruz began. […]

Aidy Bryant Inks Overall Deal With Universal TV

Aidy Bryant is extending her relationship with NBCUniversal. Fresh off of a return for her 10th season on NBC’s Saturday Night Live, Bryant has closed her first overall deal with studio sibling Universal Television. Under the multiple-year pact, Bryant will develop and produce new projects for the studio. “Aidy has been a beloved member of […]

James Austin Johnson Makes ‘SNL’ Debut With Joe Biden Impression

New Saturday Night Live cast member James Austin Johnson opened the show’s 47th season by debuting a Joe Biden impression that centered on the president’s Build Back Better Act. During a cold open on Saturday that parodied Biden’s embattled infrastructure bill, Johnson attempted to unite moderate and liberal Democrats to get the measure passed. At […]

“Evening Before” Party: MPTF Celebration Hosts Nominees Anya Taylor-Joy, Michaela Coel, Rege-Jean Page and Billy Porter

Anya-Taylor Joy hugged Regé-Jean Page, Cynthia Erivo caught up with good friend Michaela Coel alongside Lena Waithe and Jurnee Smollett, and Kathryn Hahn posed for photos with onetime Transparent colleagues Bradley Whitford and Amy Landecker. Those are just a few of the interactions snapped by photographers during a star-packed celebration Saturday night in Century City […]

Aidy Bryant, Cecily Strong and Kate McKinnon Reflect on a Tough, Meaningful Season and Their ‘Saturday Night Live’ Futures

Saturday Night Live has been off the air since May, which has allowed its stars time to reflect on what they’ve ultimately concluded was one of the most powerful seasons in their collective tenures at the show — which is not to say it was easy or even fun. Zooming in from different locations, Emmy […]

“Whyyy Do I Do This?”: Kaley Cuoco, Jean Smart, Lena Waithe and the THR Comedy Actress Roundtable

At one point during The Hollywood Reporter‘s annual Comedy Actress Roundtable, Hacks star Jean Smart paused the rollicking conversation to poll her peers, certain they were drawn to the profession for the same reason she was. “OK, raise your hand if you were a middle child,” she said. But, to her shock, no one did. […]