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  • May hosts for “Saturday Night Live” anounced including Andy Samberg who will also host a primtetime shorts special

    May SNLAll of the hosts for May’s run of Saturday Night Live hosts have been announced. In addition to the already announced Andrew Garfield / Coldplay episode on May 3rd, Charlize Theron will host and SNL alum and recent Emmy Award winner, Andy Samberg will return to host for the first time.

    Samberg’s host session will mark the end of the 39th season of SNL, a season that saw a huge influx of new cast members and the departure of one of it’s biggest influencers,

    In addition to hosting the show at the end of the month, Samberg will host a primetime SNL special that will consist of our favorite shorts that the show has put out over the years. Shorts that Samberg and his crew from The Lonely Island heavily influenced during their tenure on the show. Read More

    “Saturday Night Live” to celebrate 40 years with 3-hour live special

    SNL 40Turning 40 is a big milestone for anyone. However, it’s equally special for a TV show considering rarely one can say it’s been on the air for that many seasons. With the exception to news programs and sporting events, Saturday Night Live is hands-down one of the longest running TV shows we have. Premiering October 11, 1975 from Studio 8H at Rockefeller Center in NYC.

    Next season SNL will celebrate its 40th and they plan on throwing a three-hour live special party to commemorate the event. The special is scheduled to air on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015 and will include a huge reunion of former cast members and musical guests from the last 40 years. While the list of those participating in the reunion has not been revealed expect names to be announced in the coming months. Read More

    Andrew Garfield to host ‘Saturday Night Live’ on May 3rd

    Andrew GarfieldThis weekend NBC announced that Peter Parker himself, Andrew Garfield will host the next episode of SNL with musical guest Coldplay on May 3rd. This is Garfield’s first time as the show’s host. It will also be opening weekend of the second installment of The Amazing Spider-Man which Garfield also plays the title role. Coldplay will be returning to the show for the fifth time to teach us about things like conscious uncoupling.

    Here’s time-lapse footage of all the set changes in an episode of ‘Saturday Night Live’

    Ever wondered how Saturday Night Live handles all of it set changes in Studio 8H over the course of one live show? Well, here’s your answer. SNL put together a time-lapse clip from it’s most recent Anna Kendrick-hosted episode allowing fans to see just how it works. Most of the show’s action takes place on the main stage and stage left while the area reserved for the band performances remains unused for pretty much only the band performances. When the room gets dark, a pre-recorded sketch is running.

    Anna Kendrick hosted Saturday Night Live for a night of dancing and singing about dongs

    Anna Kendrick SNL bumpersWhat’s not to like about Anna Kendrick? She’s clearly the theater geek from High School that never really gave that big an eff about the drama and would blow off class with to smoke cigarettes with you; an anti-Rachel Berry if you will.

    With that being said, her debut on Saturday Night Live was destined to be chock full of musical numbers that show off her talent and her charm. Singing and dancing were the mood of the evening. But it definitely ran the gamut of subject matter, from Disneyfied monologues to songs about dongs. I’ll call it a win since we saw a Good Neighbor sketch early in the show and Kendrick was great throughout the evening. Though at times when the writing wasn’t the strongest, charm pulled out the win. Read More

    Louis C.K. hosted ‘Saturday Night Live’ for an awkwardly great evening

    Louis C.K. on SNLUpon learning Louis C.K. would return as the next host of Saturday Night Live, the excitement level shot through the roof. C.K. is an incredibly talented man and when he made his debut in 2012 he was part of an instant classic sketch spoofing his popular TV show Louie. Therefore, we went into this evening hoping for more of C.K. lovable awkwardness.

    Yes, believe that C.K. has incredibly awkward moments, he’s not the best actor and he definitely benefited from cue card reading last night. Somehow Louis makes it all work for him, you cheer for his bald, middle-aged manness, and you do it a lot. Some of the night’s sketches were incredibly great, and later slid into a lovable weirdness with sketches about action figures in butts, private eyes, and romantic speeches.

    Depending on where you land on the weirdness scale, you’ll love many of said sketches, or it might just not be your thing. There wasn’t a standout sketch like “Lincoln” did during C.K.’s first turn as host though I personally enjoyed the episode, between Louis’ great monologue to some laugh out loud moments the evening provided, it was a solid night of sketch comedy. Read More