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  • Let’s watch some Amy Schumer promos for hosting “Saturday Night Live” this weekend

    Amy Schumer is hosting Saturday Night Live this weekend. Here are the promos she cut with her Trainwreck co-star an SNL cast member, Vanessa Bayer. In it, they take the chance to re-familiarize themselves with each other. Just because they starred in the film together, had many scenes, and toured the world to promote the movie, that doesn’t mean they really know each other.

    Marc Maron to interview Lorne Michaels for his WTF Podcast

    Lorne MichaelsAn interview with Saturday Night Live head honcho, Lorne Michaels isn’t an easy get. Michaels does them, but not frequently. In fact, Marc Maron is following up his historic interview with President Barack Obama with an interview with Michaels. This weekend at the New Yorker Festival Maron revealed that he has an interview with Michaels scheduled for today.

    Maron was asked by the magazine’s Kelefa Sanneh who would be tougher to book on the podcast, the President or Lorne Michaels. Maron responded, “Turns out the president is easier to book than Lorne Michaels.” But Maron later added that he was in fact going to talk to Michaels and that it was set to happen today on Monday.

    Maron has famously told his story about being considered a replacement for Norm Macdonald on SNL’s Weekend Update in the 90s and we’re sure this will be something the two discuss on the interview. Maron added about the situation. “I’m set up for something to be horrible. I don’t have the right attitude for this interview.” Adding, “I have like some daddy sh*t to work out… The best and worst thing Lorne Michaels can do is when the topic comes up is say, “I have no recollection.” Maron added, “That would be so amazing. I would cry.”

    Beck Bennett and Sasheer Zamata are now Repertory Players on Saturday Night Live

    Beck Bennett Sasheer ZamataCongratulations are in order for two former feature players on Saturday Night Live. Why former, because they’ve just been upgraded to Repertory Players. The news came in the form of the credits this past weekend when Beck Bennett, who joined the show back in 2013, and Sasheer Zamata, who joined a year later in 2014, appeared in their new slot. This news along with Kyle Mooney also joining said ranks, leaves only Pete Davidson, Leslie Jones, and new addition to season 41 Jon Rudnitsky as the only featured players left. Be sure to tune in this coming Saturday October 10 when Amy Schumer steps into guest hosting duties.

    Miley Cyrus hosted Saturday Night Live and brought some Dead Petz

    Miley Cyrus host SNL

    Saturday Night Live is back for season 41. Last season was a historical milestone for the show and what a way to roll in the new season than picking Miley Cyrus to host. Miley hosted the show before, and she’s a perfect acceptable host. While her appearance (and rumored Hillary Clinton) are sure to pull in ratings for the show. While Miley packs a lot of manufactured edge (down to the pot joke in the monologue) she’s also making some interesting wardrobe decisions. Let’s see how she makes out. Read More

    Taran Killam out crazies Miley Cyrus in the outfit department in Saturday Night Live promos

    Miley Cyrus serves as host and musical guest on the season 41 premiere of Saturday Night Live this weekend. And don’t forget to tune in early for the new SNL Documentary also being shown on NBC, Live From New York!.

    This Week on TV: The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, SNL 41, and Anjelah Johnson’s new special all premiere

    The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

    Another big week in comedic television is coming our way and it’s lead by The Daily Show with Trevor Noah making its debut on Comedy Central this Monday. The wait is over and we’ve all had our chance to grieve and reflect on Jon Stewart’s departure. Now the time has come for the show’s new quarterback to take the reigns and he’s coming out swinging with comedian Kevin Hart as his first guest. It’s been quite the ride for Noah after the announcement was made back in March of this year. He’s been analyzed, criticized, humanized, and now will finally be able to showcase why he was chosen to fill the enormous void that was left before him. Comedy Central has made it clear how they feel about him and are making it hard for you to miss it after the announcement on Friday that the premiere will be broadcast across all Viacom platforms.  Read More

    Saturday Night Live doc “Live from New York” to air before new season

    LIVE from New YorkThe new Saturday Night Live documentary Live from New York is set to air 8p on NBC October 3 before the start of the new season. Archival footage is interwoven with stolen moments and exclusive commentary from SNL legends, journalists, hosts, musical guests, crew and others influenced by the comedy giant. The documentary captures what has enabled SNL to continually refresh itself over nearly 800 episodes and keep America laughing for 40 years. The doc was made by Bao Nguyen, an emerging Vietnamese American filmmaker whose past work has appeared in the New York Times, Rolling Stone, MTV, Vogue, HBO, ARTE, PBS, among many others. He has directed and shot a number of short films, which have played internationally in numerous festivals and museums including MoMA PS1 and the Smithsonian. Saturday Night Live returns October 3 with host and musical guest Miley Cyrus. For those of you who didn’t get the chance to catch it in theaters, here’s the trailer: Read More

    Tracy Morgan’s surprise Emmy speech, “I miss you guys so much”

    Photo by: REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
    Photo by: REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

    Last month we shared the news that Tracy Morgan would make his triumphant return to the place that made his name a household one, Saturday Night Live. He’s set to host October 17. But that wasn’t to be the first stop on the comeback train, that took place last night at the Primetime Emmy’s. A surprise appearance, Morgan took the stage with uproarious applause. The look on his face when he approached that mic said it all. The look of a man who has not only become a survivor, but someone who understands and appreciates that no matter what happens, he has the world of entertainment and his fans in his corner. “I miss you guys so much.” Morgan stated, almost brought to tears. He continued by saying, “Last year Jimmy Kimmel said on this stage, ‘We’ll see you back here next year Tracy Morgan.’ well Jimmy, thanks to my amazing doctors, and the support of my family, and my beautiful new wife, I’m here.” The crowd then erupted yet again. Read More

    Alex Trebek was tricked into saying Turd Ferguson on an episode of Jeopardy! all is right with the world

    Turd Ferguson

    Sometimes the stars align in such a perfect way that somewhere, somehow, faith in the comedy gods is restored and the world spins a bit better. If you aren’t up to date on Saturday Night Live’s Celebrity Jeopardy sketch, 1) where have you been living for the last 20 years or so and 2) you have to some catching up to do. Read More

    Deflate Debate: Top 5 unforgettable debate parody sketches

    Chevy Chase and Jimmy Carter

    With the 2016 election heating up, it’s time for Americans to learn about this round’s batch of eligible presidential candidates. The sheer number of candidates this cycle poses a great challenge to many who aim to stay informed, but on November 8 2016, people will have to cast a vote and hope for the best. As with any presidential election, comedy serves as a sober voice in a chaotic room. It has the ability to shed light on hypocrisy in places where other influential voices fall short. Some even postulate that comedy has the ability to change the public’s perception of a candidate; such is the case with Tina Fey’s impersonation of Sarah Palin in the 2008 presidential election. Nevertheless, throughout the years there have been some hilarious political sketches. With the second Republican debate coming up, we decided to focus on some of comedy’s best debate sketches. Without further ado, here they are. Read More