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  • 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.

    Louis C.K. set to host season finale of Saturday Night Live

    louisThere are only three episodes left in Saturday Night Live’s 40th season and now we know who will be hosting them. Scarlett Johansson is set to host the May 2 episode in lieu of Avengers: Age of Ultron out May 1. The musical guest for the episode will be Wiz Khalifa. Next up is Reese Witherspoon who will be hosting the May 9 episode. Like Johansson, Witherspoon’s latest movie, Hot Pursuit, also premieres the day before. The musical guest accompanying her will be Florence and the Machine. And finally, the season finale is in the hands of Louis C.K. on May 16. C.K.’s one of the best received SNL hosts of late, and his comedy special, Live at the Comedy Store, will be making its TV debut on FX on May 28. The final musical guest will be Rihanna, who has a couple of new singles and who is scheduled to release a new album some time this year.

    Taraji P. Henson hosted Saturday Night Live: Cookie came out to play

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    You know it’s hard out there for a pimp. Taraji P. Henson has waiting many years to be an overnight success. From starring in Academy Award winning movies to critically acclaimed CBS dramas. But it wasn’t until the seemingly overnight success of her current project, Empire where Henson became a household name. And when that happens, the folks at Saturday Night Live came knocking and asked her to host the show and, it turns out, drop some killer Nicki Minaj and Wanda Sykes impersonations, that’s right, Henson has some moves. Let’s get to it. Read More

    Watch the first trailer for the SNL documentary LIVE FROM NEW YORK!

    LIVE FROM NEW YORK! is a feature documentary exploring the cultural and historical impact of 40 years of Saturday Night Live. Premiering opening night at Tribeca Film Festival April 15 and in select theaters June 12.

    Michael Keaton hosted Saturday Night Live: It’s showtime for Birdman, Batman, and Beetlejuice

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    Michael Keaton has hosted Saturday Night Live three times with some pretty hefty times in between. First in 1982, then in ’92, and now. So a lot happened in between those times. Like a new generation of people got a new Batman and Keaton is currently known more as Birdman. So, to say this might be the only time this current cast will be able to interact with Keaton could be accurate. That would be a shame, because Keaton was quite the natural in the hot seat. So let’s break down just how he did it. It’s showtime! Read More