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Saturday Night Live alum Jan Hooks dead at 57, rep confirms

Saturday Night Live alum Jan Hooks dead at 57, rep confirms

By | October 9, 2014 at 6:45 pm | One comment

Jan Hooks, who was a Saturday Night Live cast member alongside Dana Carvey, Dennis Miller and Mike Myers, has died at the age of 57. Part of the iconic sketch show’s cast from 1986 to 1991, Hooks also shared the stage with late comedians Chris Farley and Phil Hartman. Though...

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‘Saturday ‘Night Live’ Stole Groundlings Sketch? Comedy Troupe Accuse ‘SNL’ Of Ripping Off Tina Turner Skit (VIDEO)

‘Saturday ‘Night Live’ Stole Groundlings Sketch? Comedy Troupe Accuse ‘SNL’ Of Ripping Off Tina Turner Skit (VIDEO)

By | October 6, 2014 at 4:01 pm | 5 comments

Did Saturday Night Live steal one of its sketches from The Groundlings? Two members of the famed improv comedy group made the accusation this weekend. The SNL sketch in question featured stars Cecily Strong and Sasheer Zamata, along with guest host Sarah Silverman, performing...

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Saturday Night Live: Sarah Silverman as Joan Rivers, ISIS, Ebola, Vitamix and more (Videos)

Saturday Night Live: Sarah Silverman as Joan Rivers, ISIS, Ebola, Vitamix and more (Videos)

By | October 5, 2014 at 10:06 am | No comments

To say this weekend's episode of Saturday Night Live was better than last week's season opener would be a sever understatement. Last night veteran comedian Sarah Silverman led SNL to a consistently entertaining, funny and smart show. Let's hope the show can maintain the rest of...

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Sarah Silverman claims she (not Tina Fey) played Sarah Palin on Saturday Night Live (Video)

Sarah Silverman claims she (not Tina Fey) played Sarah Palin on Saturday Night Live (Video)

By | October 1, 2014 at 1:10 pm | No comments

After leaving the Saturday Night Live writers room 20 years ago, Sarah Silverman returns this week to host the iconic sketch show with musical guest Maroon 5. Silverman is joined by SNL veteran Taran Killam in this week’s NBC promos for the show, wherein Silverman reveals a...

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Saturday Night Live’s season 40 premiere was a disappointment so it can only get better, right?

Saturday Night Live’s season 40 premiere was a disappointment so it can only get better, right?

By | September 29, 2014 at 8:31 pm | One comment

One of the most difficult forms of comedy to execute well is live sketch. I think even the most casual comedy consumers can agree on this. When you see live sketch comedy at a theater done well, it's magical. When it's bad, it's not just bad-- it's excruciating to watch. And...

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Saturday Night Live season 40 premiere live blog: Chris Pratt hosts, Ariana Grande sings

Saturday Night Live season 40 premiere live blog: Chris Pratt hosts, Ariana Grande sings

By | September 27, 2014 at 11:27 pm | 4 comments

After weeks of announced personnel changes, anticipation and predictions, the historic 40th season of Saturday Night Live is finally upon us. And comedy fans, myself included, is expecting a lot from SNL this year. I can't remember a time in my entire life when so many horribly...

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Ana Gasteyer apologizes to Martha Stewart on Late Night with Seth Meyers (Video)

Ana Gasteyer apologizes to Martha Stewart on Late Night with Seth Meyers (Video)

By | September 24, 2014 at 5:49 pm | No comments

Apologies generally mean more when made in a timely fashion, but there's a reason people say “better late than never.” Ana Gasteyer, former Saturday Night Live cast member and burgeoning jazz singer, reunited with fellow SNL alumnus Seth Meyers on Late Night and issued a...

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Kenan Thompson is not leaving Saturday Night Live, despite report

Kenan Thompson is not leaving Saturday Night Live, despite report

By | September 22, 2014 at 3:20 pm | No comments

Kenan Thompson will not leave Saturday Night Live at the end of its 40th season, a spokesperson for the show said. An earlier TMZ report claimed that Thompson, who holds the most seniority on the current cast, plans to leave the show after the upcoming season and that he...

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Watch Jon Stewart sing to Michael Che on his last day at The Daily Show

Watch Jon Stewart sing to Michael Che on his last day at The Daily Show

By | September 19, 2014 at 12:12 pm | No comments

As you likely already know, comedian Michael Che is leaving his post as a Daily Show correspondent less than five months after joining Jon Stewart and company. He snagged the job in April, made his first appearance in June and now Michael Che is already gone. In classic Daily...

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