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Michael B. Jordan Gets Violent in ‘Saturday Night Live’ Promo

Michael B. Jordan might be a little too invested in his Creed III character during the first promo for his upcoming Saturday Night Live episode. Jordan is set to make his SNL hosting debut during the Jan. 28 installment of the NBC comedy series alongside musical guest Lil Baby. In a video released Wednesday, the […]

‘SNL’ Postproduction Workers Authorize Strike as Contract Negotiations Stall

A recently unionized group of postproduction workers at Saturday Night Live has authorized a strike in an effort to expedite negotiations on their first contract, which they claim have stalled in early stages of talks. On Thursday, Jan. 12, the crew of around 20 part-time film editors, editors, assistant editors and media managers voted in […]

Amy Poehler and Aubrey Plaza Reprise ‘Parks and Recreation’ Roles in ‘Weekend Update’

It was a Parks and Recreation reunion. The Jan. 21 episode of Saturday Night Live saw Amy Poehler and host Aubrey Plaza reprise their roles as Leslie Knope and April Ludgate, respectively, during Weekend Update. Colin Jost introduced Plaza’s April as a longtime employee of the city of Pawnee, Indiana, who was joining the show […]

‘SNL’ Cold Open Tackles the Dangers of Football, George Santos

Saturday Night Live wasted no time after its short hiatus in tackling some of the biggest news from the last month or so: football and George Santos. Castmembers Kenan Thompson, Molly Kearney, Mikey Day, Devon Walker and James Austin Johnson took the stage for Fox Sports’ NFL on Fox, where they touched on the dangers […]

Aubrey Plaza Won’t Stop Slapping Herself in Intense ‘Saturday Night Live’ Promo

Aubrey Plaza has apparently done some unusual research ahead of her Saturday Night Live hosting debut. Following the NBC comedy series’ month-long hiatus, the White Lotus star will be the first SNL host of 2023 when she leads the Jan. 21 episode alongside musical guest Sam Smith. The previous episode, with Elvis star Austin Butler […]

‘Saturday Night Live’ Castmembers Reveal Their Favorite Classic Sketches: “The Funniest, Dumbest Thing I Had Ever Seen”

Every Saturday Night Live fan has a favorite sketch, even the SNL cas members themselves. Ahead of the last episode of the year, which aired Dec. 17 and was hosted by Elvis star Austin Butler — and which also served as Cecily Strong’s final episode after her 10-season run on the NBC sketch comedy series […]

‘Miley’s New Year’s Eve Party’ Special Full Talent Lineup Revealed

It isn’t a New Year’s Eve party without a star-studded lineup.   On Wednesday, NBC officially revealed which musical artists and special guests will ring in 2023 with Miley Cyrus and her iconic godmother Dolly Parton at Miley’s New Year’s Eve Party. Earlier this month, Cyrus mentioned a few of the performers on The Tonight Show with […]

Emmys Shake Up Variety Categories as Part of 2023 Rule Changes

The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences unveiled notable rule changes for the 2023 Emmy Awards, including a shakeup in the variety categories that will likely pit a pair of perennial winners against each other: Last Week Tonight With John Oliver and Saturday Night Live. The most notable changes will see the variety talk and […]

Cecily Strong Reflects on “Impossible” Decision to Leave ‘Saturday Night Live’: “I’ll Always Know Home Is Here”

Cecily Strong is reflecting on her time on Saturday Night Live after saying goodbye to the sketch comedy series Saturday. After joining SNL in 2012, Strong went on to create countless recurring characters like Cathy Anne and Tammy the Trucker and impersonate celebrities like Kendall Jenner, Megyn Kelly and Liz Cheney. It is understood that […]

‘Saturday Night Live’ Cold Open Parodies Donald Trump’s $99 NFT Announcement: “Seems Like a Scam, and in Many Ways It Is”

Saturday Night Live kicked off its Dec. 17 edition by parodying Donald Trump’s video announcement earlier this week that he’s selling NFTs, or what he calls “Trump Digital Trading Cards.” In a video announcement, Trump described the NFTs, which sell for $99 and reportedly sold out on the first day, as “pertaining to my life […]

Cecily Strong Leaving ‘Saturday Night Live,’ Says Goodbye in Character on “Weekend Update” Segment

Cecily Strong is the latest castmember to depart NBC’s Saturday Night Live. Strong’s final show was Saturday night’s edition. She appeared as Kimberly Guilfoyle in the cold open and other segments, including one about “Jewish Elvis” as well as “Weekend Update.” In the latter, she played recurring character Cathy Anne, who was saying “goodbye” because […]

Austin Butler Gets Monstrous Transformation in ‘Saturday Night Live’ Promo

Austin Butler has a little less conversation and a little more mask-wearing in the first promo for his Saturday Night Live hosting debut. The Elvis star, who continues to play a key part in this year’s awards season, takes center stage at Studio 8H in the promotional footage released ahead of his Dec. 17 holiday […]