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South By Southwest Comedy, day 2: Comedy Bang Bang, Fred Armisen, Sasheer Zamata

South By Southwest Comedy, day 2: Comedy Bang Bang, Fred Armisen, Sasheer Zamata

By | March 11, 2014 at 3:07 pm | No comments

AUSTIN – Okay, forewarning: there was too much legit Sunday night to be able to comprehensively share all of the laughs with you, dear readers, but I will do my damnedest to offer the highlights. Checked out three shows, all in a row, and lived to tell the tale....

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Before Saturday Night Live: Rare footage of Chris Farley’s motivational speaker character (Video)

Before Saturday Night Live: Rare footage of Chris Farley’s motivational speaker character (Video)

By | February 24, 2014 at 10:21 am | One comment

If you were a fan of Saturday Night Live back in the '90s, one of your favorite sketches was probably Chris Farley's motivational speaker Matt Foley: the man with a little bit of a "weight problem" you hired to talk some sense into your teenagers so that they don't end up...

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10 Best Saturday Night Live presidential sketches for President’s Day (Videos)

10 Best Saturday Night Live presidential sketches for President’s Day (Videos)

By | February 17, 2014 at 9:37 am | No comments

Compiled by Orli Matlow Merry President’s Day! In honor of George’s Washington’s birthday, Laughspin has compiled the best Saturday Night Live presidential sketches. Though SNL is a longstanding American institution, it unfortunately wasn’t around in 1776 so we...

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SNL head writer Colin Jost to replace Seth Meyers as Weekend Update co-anchor

SNL head writer Colin Jost to replace Seth Meyers as Weekend Update co-anchor

By | January 28, 2014 at 1:03 pm | No comments

The final seat in NBC's late night game of musical chairs has been filled. Producer Lorne Michaels has selected his head writer Colin Jost to succeed Seth Meyers behind the Weekend Update desk on Saturday Night Live. Meyers exits the show to take over Late Night from Jimmy...

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Lack of racial diversity on Saturday Night Live throughout the years (Infographic)

Lack of racial diversity on Saturday Night Live throughout the years (Infographic)

By | January 17, 2014 at 3:36 pm | One comment

On the eve of newest Saturday Night Live castmember Sasheer Zamata's debut tomorrow night, the fine folks at Huffington Post created this amazingly slick and very detailed infographic, which pretty much points out the lack of racial diversity on SNL throughout the years. In case...

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Saturday Night Live hires two new writers, Leslie Jones and LaKendra Tookes (Videos)

Saturday Night Live hires two new writers, Leslie Jones and LaKendra Tookes (Videos)

By | January 8, 2014 at 6:06 pm | No comments

After announcing earlier this week that it has (finally) hired a black female cast member, Sasheer Zamata, Saturday Night Live hired two new black, female writers, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Leslie Jones and LaKendra Tookes will join the talented staff of the...

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Sasheer Zamata is the newest cast member of Saturday Night Live

Sasheer Zamata is the newest cast member of Saturday Night Live

By | January 6, 2014 at 5:01 pm | No comments

Amidst controversy centered around Saturday Night Live’s lack of black women on its cast, comedian Sasheer Zamata has been hired as the iconic show’s latest addition. She’ll make her debut on Jan. 18 when Drake is the episode's host and musical guest, according to...

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Saturday Night Live auditions final three black female comedians today

Saturday Night Live auditions final three black female comedians today

By | December 16, 2013 at 2:50 pm | 2 comments

There was a lot of fuss over the weekend when Lorne Michaels revealed on Thursday that at least one new black female actress would join the cast of Saturday Night Live in January. The show had been under heavy scrutiny for its lack of diversity, especially with women of color,...

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John Goodman, Taran Killam shout Christmas carols in SNL promos (Video)

John Goodman, Taran Killam shout Christmas carols in SNL promos (Video)

By | December 11, 2013 at 12:27 pm | No comments

John Goodman returns to host Saturday Night Live for the 13th time this week! Taran Killam asks in the new promo video how long it's been since he's hosted. "I'm bad with numbers, but I think 150 years ago," the Inside Llewyn Davis actor remembers. The musical guest? "Mozart."...

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