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  • Blake Shelton hosted Saturday Night Live: he brought a wishing boot and spread some magic

    Blake Shelton SNL Bumpers

    Blake Shelton seems like a nice guy which is one of the reasons we found ourselves rooting for him when he hosted Saturday Night Live last night. Considering we aren’t too familiar with his music or his time as a judge on The Voice but damn that guy has a nice smile! Blake came into studio 8H to with some of his guitar and Southern charm, and put it on heavy. While Shelton was his charming self, some of the sketches felt like half-baked premises rather than fully realized sketches, but we did however get to see Leslie Jones laugh, a wishing boot, tested Pete Davidson’s sexuality, and Riblet, Riblet forever! Read More

    Blake Shelton taunts Adam Levine in new SNL promos

    This weekend Blake Shelton has the torch as host of Saturday Night Live. In the promos we find Shelton expanding on the Blake Shelton vs. Adam Levine rivalry from NBC’s The Voice by taunting Levine. In addition to his hosting duties, he’ll be double dipping as the musical guest. As Cecily Strong would say, “Roll the tape… you know I forgot there’s no tape.”

    J.K. Simmons will host “Saturday Night Live” on January 31st

    JK Simmons SNLJuno’s Dad, J Jonah Jameson, drum teacher, oscar nominee, J.K. Simmons will host Saturday Night Live on January 31st and the musical guest will be D’Angelo. Which, to certain neighborhoods of Brookly, make this literally the most exciting SNL guest lineup we’ll probably get this year. ‘Cept for maybe Taylor Swift holds down the music with Kanye.

    Feel free to prep for a night of tight buttholes.

    Cut for Time: Comedy Club sketch from Saturday Night Live with Kevin Hart

    Comedian Bruce Chandling (Kyle Mooney) tries to sell Kevin Hart on a new idea, stand-up on TV. Enjoy this sketch that was unfortunately cut for time on this past weekends episode of SNL hosted by Kevin Hart.

    Kevin Hart hosted Saturday Night Live: with Bieber spoofs, dungeons, and dragons

    Kevin Hart SNL

    This weekend Kevin Hart managed to do two things – 1) achieve his forth straight $20 million-plus box office opening and 2) convince us that the’s a good Saturday Night Live host. It’s the comic’s second time hosting SNL and he’s exactly what you want from a host in a live sketch show – excited to be there, down for anything in the name of a laugh, and quick on his feet (which he fully executed when there was a technical problem in one sketch).

    Hart has paid his dues to make his climb to the top of the comedy ladder and he seems to be staying there. Over the course of the night Hart was able to pull the fun out of lesser sketches through sheer excitement and Kevin Hartness, introduced us to his social media violation dungeon, encountered dragons, and leather… he wore a lot of leather. Read More

    This week in comedy: we prematurely started the SNL 40th birthday party

    SNL CowbellDid you know that SNL is now as old as some of our youngest dads? Yup, that’s right, this cornerstone of modern American television turns 40 this October! But since it’s already 2015, why not start celebrating now?  That’s VH1 Classic’s logic: the channel announced this week that it’ll air a 19-day (!!!) marathon of the show. Yup, that’s 433 hours in total. Focusing on the show’s 2015 run, though: we finally got a much-deserved set of promos for the year’s first SNL episode after what felt like an endless hiatus. By the way, Kevin Hart, this week’s host and star of these great promos, has a movie, The Wedding Ringer, in theaters now.

    Elsewhere in the comedy world this week: Read More

    “Detroiters” comedy pilot produced by Jason Sudeikis & Broadway Video ordered by Comedy Central

    comedy central logoComedy Central jumps head first into pilot season with an order for Detroiters. The idea revolves around two local ad men who make low-budget commercials in Detroit. But, much like the city in which they live, the best friends aspire to achieve greater things. The show will be executive produced by Saturday Night Live alum Jason Sudeikis and Broadway Video, Lorne Michaels’ company.  Detroiters stars SNL writer Tim Robinson and Sam Richardson (Veep). Both are Detroit natives who worked together at Second City in Chicago. They co-created, co-wrote and will executive produce Detroiters as well with Joe Kelly (How I Met Your Mother) and Zach Kanin (SNL). If this show comes to full order for Comedy Central, we’ll have Detroit, Cleveland, Philadelphia, and Portland titled comedies on the air all at the same time. Fingers crossed for Sheboygan, WI next.

    VH1 Classic to air 19-day marathon of “Saturday Night Live” to celebrate 40th anniversary

    SNL ChippendalesIf you managed to survive last year’s FXX marathon of every episode of the Simpsons ever, well, buckle up and find bottles to pee in because VH1 Classic is about to run a 19 day 433 hour marathon of every episode of Saturday Night Live ever to celebrate the iconic sketch comedy’s 40th season on the air. The marathon is set to run from January 28th to February 15th.

    Starting with season 39 and running backwards to season 1, the marathon ends with the first-ever episode of the show, which was hosted by George Carlin. And as timing has it, that first episode will run on the 15th between 6:30-8pm, then fans can turn over to NBC and watch an all new 3 hour special (8-11pm) celebrating 40 years of SNL. Read More

    Kevin Hart cuts promos for the first “Saturday Night Live” ep of 2015

    After too long a hiatus, Saturday Night Live is back! The first episode of the year will air this weekend (January 17th) and Kevin Hart is in the host chair. Time to watch the promos.

    Blake Shelton to host ‘SNL’ on January 24th

    New year, new SNL episodes. Saturday Night Live revealed this week that their second episode of 2015 will be hosted by country musician Blake Shelton. Shelton will make his hosting debut on January 24th, as well as be the show’s musical guest. He will follow Kevin Hart who will host the first episode of 2015 on January 17th.

    Shelton has been a popular country musician for years, but has reached an even bigger following as one of the more popular judges on NBC’s The Voice. He will join the likes of fellow musicians Bruno Mars, Justin Timberlake, Mick Jagger, Janet Jackson, Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift and more who have taken the stage at Studio 8H. Musicians have been boom or bust hosts, not surprising since most do not have any acting or comedy experience. It will be interesting to see how Shelton does.