Saturday Night Live

St. Vincent to Play ‘SNL’ Season Finale

St. Vincent will play Saturday Night Live‘s season finale on May 17, according to a press release. The episode will… Read More

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The Best and Worst of Last Night’s ‘SNL’ with Seth Rogen

The extremely uneven 39th season of SNL is in the homestretch. Seth Rogen returns to the stage to help drag us to the finish line (just a few more eps to go). It’s been five years since Rogen hosted, and we’re expecting plenty of pop culture references, 420-friendly sketches, and one too many dick and fart jokes. SNL isn’t short on the latter, but we’re willing to give the good-natured comedian a chance. See how it all went down last night, below. … Read More

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The Best and Worst of Last Night’s ‘SNL’ with Anna Kendrick

Anna Kendrick sings, dances, and lights up a stage — but how will she fare next to the SNL cast? This is the first time the actress will appear on the series, and she seems ready for anything. Will the fans get a Pitch Perfect joke? Will Pharrell (our musical guest) and his hat (sure to be joked about at least 10,000 times tonight) take over the show? Can Kendrick keep the winning streak going after Louis C.K.’s appearance last week? Find out, below. … Read More

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The Best and Worst of Last Night’s ‘SNL’ with Louis C.K.

Between the lapses in episodes, one host who brought the series to a screeching halt (sorry, Jim Parsons), and the cast changeovers (just breathe, Colin Jost), the latter part of SNL’s 39th season has felt disjointed at best. Louis C.K. is the funny we need to cure what ails us — the first in a trio of back-to-back guests who promise to get the show back on track (with Anna Kendrick and Seth Rogen to follow). The comedian was nominated for an Emmy after his 2012 SNL appearance for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series. Will his return to Studio 8H reap another reward? Find out, below. … Read More

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Your Weekly TV News Roundup: ABC Family’s Controversy, Donal Logue’s ‘Gotham’ Look

The television world moves so fast that by the time you learn of a show’s premiere, it could already be canceled. It’s hard to keep track of the constant stream of television news, so Flavorwire is here to provide a weekly roundup of the most exciting — and baffling — casting and development updates. This week, ABC Family sparks outrage, IFC announces its delightful new slate, and Catherine Keener reunites with Charlie Kaufman. … Read More

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Flavorwire Exclusive Video: “SNL Band Audition,” Starring Aimee Mann, Andy Kindler, and DC Pierson

What does it take to land a spot as one of the anonymously jovial band members on Saturday Night Live? Well, if you believe the short below, you definitely have to perfect your most sincere fake-laugh. Musician Aimee Mann and comedian Andy Kindler play a casting director and a producer, respectively, for the long-running late-night sketch show. Watch as the pair explain to a hapless bassist (played by comedian DC Pierson) how feigning laughter on camera is integral to the job — perhaps more important than actual musical ability. After all, the band has to act as if the hypothetical host’s (for example, “Jim Belushi, God forbid”) jokes are actually funny. Check out the clip, directed by Daniel Ralston, after the jump. … Read More

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The Best and Worst of Last Night’s ‘SNL’ with Lena Dunham

One of the most talked-about women on television joins SNL this week. Lena Dunham’s enthusiasm and ingenuity are just what we need to lift us out of the dourness of last week’s catastrophe. Recently, SNL came up against its own controversy concerning the show’s lack of diversity, but will the writers re-enter the ring to comment on the storm of body-shaming and millennial feminist hatred that Dunham continues to face? Will this episode wind up being shades of her Girls character, Hannah Horvath, and nothing more? Find out, below. … Read More

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The Best and Worst of Last Night’s ‘SNL’ with Jim Parsons

SNL had a month-long vacation and returns with The Big Bang Theory star Jim Parsons and musical guest Beck (in full creepy preacher regalia). Parsons seems like an odd choice for hosting duties, but his quirky delivery is a welcome addition. Will the writers do him justice, or leave the newcomer floundering? How did Colin Jost perform his first time sitting at the “Weekend Update” anchor desk? Its all here, after the jump. … Read More

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