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  • Leslie Jones added to the cast of “Saturday Night Live” as featured player

    Leslie JonesIn a move that has seemed more and more obvious with each passing week. Lorne Michaels has called Saturday Night Live writer and stand-up comedian Leslie Jones as a featured cast member. She will begin her run with this week’s episode, which is hosted by Jim Carrey.

    Jones has been a writer for SNL since early 2014 and was one of the 12 ladies Michaels was determined to find a black woman to join the cast. Sasheer Zamata ended up joining the cast at the time but Jones was brought on as a writer. Read More

    Chris Rock will host “Saturday Night Live” on November 1st with musical guest, Prince

    Chris RockSarah Silverman, Bill Hader, and now Nat X Chris Rock! Saturday Night Live seems to be on a roll with bringing back some of its famous alums for season 40. Today they announced that Chris Rock will be returning for the November 1st episode after a 2 week hiatus. The musical guest will be Prince.

    As with Sarah Silverman, Rock didn’t really explode during his tenure on SNL, rather success for him came after his time at studio 8H. But he’s more than made up for his time in the years since becoming one of the greatest stand-up comedians of all time. Set the DVRs.

    Let’s watch a cut sketch from this weekend’s SNL “Coal Miners”

    If you haven’t read our recap of it yet, we felt Bill Hader’s hosting gig of Saturday Night Live this weekend was one of the best we’ve seen in a while. Which is unfortunate when we heard that the show hit a ratings low, Gotham gets the hero it deserves sometimes. But pay no attention to that arglebargle because the Hader hosted episode was fantastic for all the right reasons, just enough nostalgia with plenty of new fun moments. In this sketch that got cut after dress rehearsal, Hader tried his best to keep it together when using small wiener metaphors as a “Gossipy Coal Miner.” Our guess as to why it was cut is probably because knowing he’d crack during Stefon, producers didn’t want too much of Bill Hader losing it in one episode.

    Bill Hader hosted “Saturday Night Live”: Stefon is pregnant

    …and Seth Meyers is the father!

    Whenever an SNL alum returns to the show there’s two things we can bet the farm on 1) 1 or their classic characters will be revived for nostalgia and 2) We’ll more than likely see another alum (usually from the same cast) show up and play along with them. Yes, we realize this comes on the heels of none of these happening last week when Sarah Silverman hosted, but that episode was the outlier to this phenomenon. Read More

    Let’s watch Bill Hader’s SNL promos with Kenan Thompson


    SNL alums always make the best hosts. This Saturday, golden boy Bill Hader returns to Studio 8H to host Saturday Night Live with musical guest Hozier. Hader joined the cast in 2005 alongside Andy Samberg and Kristen Wiig. These kind of episodes tend to have many alumni cameos… will any happen this Saturday? We’ll just have to watch and see. Until then, let’s watch Hader’s promos with Kenan Thompson. Hader does a killer Kenan, top notch.

    Sarah Silverman hosted “Saturday Night Live,” with Joan Rivers roasts, Ebola, River Sisters, and blenders

    Sarah Silverman SNL bumper

    When a former Saturday Night Live cast member shows up to host, it’s usually a round of reviving old characters they portrayed on a nonstop nostalgia tour. However, we’re in an interesting predicament with Sarah Silverman at the lead. Silverman was only on the show for one season and she didn’t appear in much, something she does reference in her monologue. So rather than worry about that, we got to see Silverman work her magic in sketches that mostly felt underwritten or executed. Silverman has plenty of sketch experiences that shined when she was given something great to work with (pre-recorded sketches) or was on her own (monologue). Read More

    Sarah Silverman’s “Saturday Night Live” promos are here, let’s watch

    Sarah Silverman will host the second episode of Saturday Night Live‘s 40th season, and compared to last week’s cherished newcomer, Chris Pratt, she’s an absolute veteran. While Silverman has never hosted the show, she did spend a year on the cast many moons ago. In the newly released NYC rooftop promos for this upcoming weekend, Silverman confuses her SNL past with other featured players’ careers and “roasts” Taran Killam, who turns out to be the “seat man” to her “table girl.” It’s almost like she never left.

    Chris Pratt hosted “Saturday Night Live:” Crotch shots for everyone!

    Season 40 of Saturday Night Live is upon us. With it comes a revamped look and feel of the show, some new faces are up, some old ones are gone and we’re excited to see how it all shakes out for Lorne Michaels and the crew. Host Chris Pratt was the first to test out the new digs. While it’s Pratt’s first time on the show, you’d be hard pressed to think of someone that has the potential to become a lifer for SNL. Pratt is a great mix of talent, humor, and nice-guyism that hopes are high that he’d gel with the cast and deliver a great start to the season and for the most part he did. Pratt was hugely likable and impressive with what he had to work with, including some rapping, song performance, and crotch touching… a hefty amount of crotch touches. Read More