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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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Bonnaroo announces comedy: Hannibal Buress, Craig Robinson, Sasheer Zamata and more!

Bonnaroo announces comedy: Hannibal Buress, Craig Robinson, Sasheer Zamata and more!

By | April 16, 2014 at 1:33 pm | One comment

While we’re moderately excited about Elton John, Jack White, Kanye, West and the 12,000 other music acts scheduled to hit the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, we here at Laughspin are supremely excited for the stellar comedy offerings, which were just announced. In its 11th...

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Anna Kendrick’s SNL promos with Taran Killam are hilarious (Video)

Anna Kendrick’s SNL promos with Taran Killam are hilarious (Video)

By | April 2, 2014 at 12:34 pm | No comments

Anna Kendrick of Pitch Perfect fame has proven herself one of very few A-list Hollywood actresses who have a great sense of humor. A cursory glance at Kendrick's Twitter account helps prove it. So, despite the fact we’re still basking in the glory of Louis C.K. and his...

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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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Miley Cyrus plays Michele Bachmann in government shutdown music video

Miley Cyrus plays Michele Bachmann in government shutdown music video

By | October 6, 2013 at 8:49 am | 2 comments

When Miley Cyrus released her bizarre video for "We Can't Stop" earlier this year, rational human beings would never have thought it would be mashed up with something as political as a government shutdown. But it has-- and to great effect. During last night's Saturday Night...

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Melissa McCarthy’s monologue on Saturday Night Live was stellar (Video)

Melissa McCarthy’s monologue on Saturday Night Live was stellar (Video)

By | April 7, 2013 at 12:49 pm | 4 comments

For her second time hosting Saturday Night Live, movie and television comedy force Melissa McCarthy abandoned the typical joke slinging and instead relied on her impossibly lovable personality, exploiting her everywoman charm to great effect. With a little help from SNL...

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Melissa McCarthy returns to Saturday Night Live this weekend, so let’s watch the teasers (Video)

Melissa McCarthy returns to Saturday Night Live this weekend, so let’s watch the teasers (Video)

By | April 3, 2013 at 11:36 am | No comments

Emmy-award winning star of television (CBS series Mike & Molly) and film (Bridesmaids, Identity Theft) Melissa McCarthy returns to Saturday Night Live this weekend to host with musical guest Phoenix. McCarthy first hosted in October of 2011, and did a stellar job with what the...

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