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  • Here are Chris Hemsworth’s “Saturday Night Live” promos

    Thor himself, Chris Hemsworth his hosting Saturday Night Live this weekend. What does that mean for us? Well, first off, probably a lot of superhero jokes. It also means we might get ourselves a cameo or two from the rest of the Marvel Universe. Zach Brown is also the musical guest on the show, and we definitely know that means some beards and beanie winter hats.

    Dakota Johnson hosted “Saturday Night Live,” and it was 50 Shades of… something punny

    Dakota Johnson

    Alright, here we have it, our first episode of Saturday Night Live since SNL 40 turned the world on its head, and the Dakota Johnson (at her first time hosting) continues to appear all over the place to plug 50 Shades of Grey as the guy who played the film’s title character continues to grow his beard and show up almost nowhere. Johnson, who up until this movie was probably best known for the title role on the short-lived FOX sitcom, Ben & Kate and for having famous parents, Don Johnson and Melanie Griffin. So, after the hugeness that was SNL 40, the writers and cast had to get back to work with Johnson in the driver’s seat. How did she do? Well, kinda sorta alright, maybe, I can’t even… Read More

    Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig comedy routine just in time for Spring Training

    This is the only commercial recording made by Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig. It was made in 1927. This gives us a chance to hear what they sounded like in the 1920s. The record is an attempt at comedy. They were better at baseball without question.

    Host Dakota Johnson and Taran Killam beg her mom to watch 50 Shades in SNL promos

    SNL Host Dakota Johnson and Taran Killam Beg Her Mom To Watch 50 Shades in these new promos for the upcoming February 28th episode with musical guest Alabama Shakes.

    Chris Hemsworth announced to host “Saturday Night Live” on March 7th

    Chris HemsworthChris Hemsworth a.k.a. Thor, has just landed his next big gig. The actor has been announced to host iconic sketch show Saturday Night Live next month, in what will be his debut appearance. Chris will join musical guest Zac Brown Band for the show on March 7. The announcement was made on the official Saturday Night Live Twitter account on Tuesday. As his star grows and grows in Hollywood, so do his list of credits. Later this year he’ll be seen in the continuation of the comedy franchise Vacation alongside Ed Helms, Nick Kroll, Leslie Mann, and Christina Applegate. Also due out are sequels to both the Thor and The Avengers films. Read More

    SNL 40 pulls in monster ratings, more than 23 million people tuned in to watch

    Melissa McCarthy, Matt FoleyLast night’s Saturday Night Live SNL 40 anniversary special had everything – some classic sketches revisited, some new ones, montages galore and a ton of old friends. Now they can add 23 million viewers to that list.

    The anniversary of the iconic sketch show drew 23.1 million total viewers from 8-11pm when it aired, pulling in a 7.8 demo rating (numbers that will more than likely change a bit when the final hour hour gets included). Making it the best rated programming for NBC in nearly a decade, a title previously owned by the Will & Grace series finale.

    For comparison, the NBA All-Star game aired at the same time as SNL 40 and never did better than 7.2M in the ratings. A 12% increase in audience over last year and sizeable number for cable but still not enough to win the night. However, the All-Star game is touting its social media presence, where 1.1M Tweets were sent about the game vs the 1.3 SNL 40 earned.

    SNL 40 ran cast audition clips that landed them on the show, and some that didn’t

    Pete and Leslie SNL 40

    Last night on SNL 40, the show’s newest cast members Pete Davidson and Leslie Jones intro’d a great clip showing audition clips from the iconic cast, showing everyone from original players to the current cast members all looking very young and almost household names. Additionally they included some clips from comedians that auditioned but didn’t actually end up on the show, like Jim Carey, Kevin Hart, Stephen Colbert, and Zach Galifianakis. Read More

    Andy Samberg and Adam Sandler pay video tribute to those breaking character in the SNL 40 digital short

    That's when you break

    It was only fitting that SNL 40 paid tribute to the digital short as it’s a big part of Saturday Night Live. So after a Louis C.K. introduced a video reel celebrating its clips from over the years, Adam Sandler and Andy Samberg teamed up for a short/song/video that paid tribute to those moments when the cast loses it and laughs in the middle of a sketch. Just as we realized where this sketch was going, we stated, “they have to specifically mention Fallon and Horatio breaking all the time.” Lo and behold, we were treated as such. Read More

    Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin’s shout out to Tracy Morgan on SNL 40

    Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin

    Tracy Morgan’s impact while on Saturday Night Live wasn’t nearly as large as what he did after appearing on the show. But that doesn’t mean he wasn’t missed at SNL 40. Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin took a moment out of the fun to toss a nod to Morgan who is still very much recovering from the car accident he was involved in last summer. Now we’re bummed about it all over again. Read More

    Celebrity Jeopardy (and Turd Ferguson) gloriously return to SNL 40

    Turd Ferguson

    Celebrity Jeopardy is hands down one of our favorite sketches from Saturday Night Live. Will Ferrell, often the wacky one, gets to play the straight man and host such insane characters. Tonight on SNL 40 they revived the sketch with Ferrell and cross generationaly brought in popular characters from different casts, including Connery, Bieber, Reynolds, Waltz, and Jim Carrey’s Matthew McConaughey. For the record “Le Tits Now” is our new catchphrase. Read More