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  • Watch the trailer for Jay Pharaoh’s new Showtime special

    Photo by: Mary Ellen Matthews/NBC
    Photo by: Mary Ellen Matthews/NBC

    Stand up Jay Pharaoh performs celebrity impressions in his comedy special, Jay Pharoah: Can I Be Me?, which premieres August 1 on Showtime. Here is a tease of his Will Smith and Eddie Murphy in the trailer: Read More

    Colin Jost’s Staten Island Summer is heading to Netflix also star Bobby Moynihan and Cecily Strong

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    Photo by Bobby Bank/WireImage
    It’s been reported by The Wrap that Netflix has landed the feature Staten Island Summer which is set to debut on July 30. The film was written by Saturday Night Live Weekend Update anchor Colin Jost and will star SNL regulars Bobby Moynihan and Cecily Strong. It was produced by Lorne Michaels as well as directed by Rhys Thomas who is also an SNL vet.  The film focuses on two best friends and recent high school graduates who decide to work as lifeguards during the summer while they figure out their future. The film is reportedly based on Jost’s own experience as a young lifeguard in New York. The rest of the cast includes Will Forte, Fred Armisen, Ashley Greene (Twilight), Jim Gaffigan, Method Man and the young star of Bad Grandpa, Jackson Nicoll. Netflix is on a hot streak right now as far as comedy is concerned with upcoming series including  Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp, the feature Pee-wee’s Big Holiday and the Ricky Gervais’ movie Special Correspondents. We also exclusively announced that Michael Che will be releasing a stand-up special on Netflix in 2016. If you thought you were streaming before. Consider doubling that.

    Tracy Morgan visits Saturday Night Live studios for the first time since his accident

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    After his emotional Today show interview this morning, Tracy Morgan continued his first interview post accident last year. For the second segment of his interview with Matt Lauer for the NBC Nightly News, Morgan walked the halls of Saturday Night Live for the first time. Read More

    Take a 360° look at Saturday Night Live’s 40th anniversary show

    Woah, just when you thought season 40 of Saturday Night Live was in the books, they revealed something extra special and cool for fans that missed out on the chance to be in the studio audience for the star studded SNL 40. Read More

    Louis C.K. is accused of joke thievery in this cut Saturday Night Live sketch

    For some reason Kyle Mooney’s Bruce Chandling sketch always seems to be cut from Saturday Night Live. But that’s okay, because we have the internet where we can see the failed comedian character at work. Case in point, last night’s sketch where Louis C.K. accidentally ends up stealing Chandling’s material. Resulting in another great re-imagining of Louie’s opening sequence. Oh, and Bobby Moynihan drinks ketchup.

    Louis C.K. hosted Saturday Night Live: Season 40 ended on a high note

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    Season 40 of Saturday Night Live must’ve been a particularly grueling one for the cast and writers of the show. Not only managing to actually churn out the show every week, but the super grand SNL 40 episode that by the time this season came to an end, it’s very easy to see them gas out in the final episode. Rather than do that, they knocked it out of the park with easily one of the strongest episodes of the season. The relied on Louis C.K. who has been a super strong host in the three times he’s helmed the wheel. Last night was no different, delivering a monologue most thin skinned will be groaning about the next day and some of the edgiest moments we saw all year. Read More

    Here are Louis C.K. promos for the final episode of SNL 40

    Louis C.K. is the host of the final episode of Saturday Night Live’s 40th season. That’s right, the year long celebration that is SNL40 is coming to an end and we have a comedy giant hosting the show. It feels like Louis has hosted every season since he first debuted and that is a-okay because in a few short years Louie makes us feel all warm and fuzzy about our beloved SNL.

    Reese Witherspoon hosted Saturday Night Live: There were Mother’s Day celebrations for all

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    The last time Resse Witherspoon hosted Saturday Night Live it was 14 years ago. It was also the first episode SNL returned to air after the September 11th attacks. A heavy job that to this day resonates as a daunting task. While this weekend Witherspoon swung by Studio 8H under happier circumstances – her new film, Hot Pursuit entering theaters and it being Mother’s Day. The result was a solid episode where a lot of sketches hit, one that was easily the most political of the year, and at least one really WTF sketch. Read More

    Scarlett Johansson hosted Saturday Night Live: It was rom coms for Black Widow

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    We’re not sure if you know this, but Scarlett Johansson is in a movie that opens this weekend. So if you were under a rock these last few months, now is probably your last chance to get up to speed on The Avengers movie prepping to take over the world. So with the entire cast of the movie appearing all over the place doing the promo rounds for the film, Scarlett – Scaaaarrrlleeeeett! – sorry that was because of Hannibal Buress. Anyway, Scarlett Johnansson returned to Saturday Night Live for a fourth time as host.

    While SNL is normally used to being the most buzzed about event on Saturday Night, this night was a bit different as it was competing with the big Mayweather/Pacquiao fight. So the writers approached the evening accordingly. It turns out both events were kind of a bust. Let’s break it down. Read More

    Watch Scarlett Johansson Saturday Night Live promos

    This weekend, Scarlett Johansson hosts Saturday Night Live and when that happens, new promos hit the web. In these, ScarJo and Kenan Thompson celebrate National Scat Day and compare notes as new parents.