Saturday Night Live

The Best and Worst of Last Night’s ‘SNL’ with Larry David

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This is the only SNL episode that matters as we go deeper into the presidential primaries. Larry David has appeared as a guest on the series, impersonating (without having to try very hard) Vermont Senator and presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. Last night, there was visual proof that they are not actually the same person as Sanders did indeed make a cameo. Sanders also makes a very Larry David introduction when musical guest The 1975 hit the stage (lead singer Matthew Healy could be the love child of Dave Gahan and googly–eyed Robert Smith). See how it all went down last night, below.
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Character-Filled Portraits of Famous Comedians

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Sketched Comedy is a series of portraits of famous comedians by Cleveland artist and gallery owner Alex Kelly (which we first spotted on AV Club). He started the project in 2013, illustrating the mugs of comedians, actors, writers, podcasters, and others on a daily basis. Kelly pays homage to everyone from Sasheer Zamata and Michael Che of Saturday Night Live, to vets like Bobcat Goldthwait and George Carlin. His style is full of texture and fantastic linework, and he really captures the character of each comedian. Kelly updates his Instagram regularly and also has work for sale if you’ve been looking for a portrait of your favorite funny person. See more in our gallery.
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The Best and Worst of Last Night’s ‘SNL’ with Ronda Rousey

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MMA champion Ronda Rousey takes the Studio 8H stage with musical guest Selena Gomez. Rousey was charming enough, but we’re all biding our time until bae Larry David hosts on February 6. Still, the gang kept it together for the most part, commenting on the #OscarsSoWhite controversy multiple times. Tina Fey makes an appearance as you know who, and the great Leslie Jones is back at the “Weekend Update” desk. See how it all went down last night, below.
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The Best and Worst of Last Night’s ‘SNL’ with Adam Driver

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Adam Driver, still reeling from the success of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, was an affable host on last night’s SNL, despite the subpar material written for him. The first episode of the new year had plenty of rough patches, and its biggest highlight was just an excerpt (the 1979 David Bowie musical performances, which we include in full), but Driver’s laid-back charm soothed the pain. See how it all went down last night, below.
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Tina Fey and Amy Poehler Brought Some Much-Needed Specificity to ‘SNL’

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It’s no accident that this weekend’s SNL co-hosts opened the episode’s best sketch by introducing themselves as Helen Walsh and… Tina Fey. The show unfortunately doesn’t offer sketch-by-sketch writing credits; critics and superfans alike are left to scour for tidbits on writers’ Twitter feeds the next day or oral histories several years down the road. But “Meet Your Second Wife” feels entirely of a piece with Fey’s highly specific, deeply cynical comic voice — as did the rest of her and Amy Poehler’s triumphant return to Studio 8H.
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