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Colin Jost, Michael Che Throw Some Punches in Joke Swap

'Weekend Update' co-hosts show zero mercy in annual tradition

(Newser) - Saturday Night Live wrapped up its 49th season last night, and "Weekend Update" co-hosts Michael Che and Colin Jost marked the occasion by mercilessly roasting each other with their annual joke swap. As Deadline notes, the duo writes jokes for each other to read on live television for the...

Caitlin Clark Makes Cameo on SNL
Caitlin Clark Makes
Cameo on SNL

Caitlin Clark Makes Cameo on SNL

College basketball star ribs Michael Che on Weekend Update

(Newser) - Saturday Night Live took advantage of Caitlin Clark's star power by bringing her on for a cameo during "Weekend Update."
  • The bit: Watch it here . The college basketball phenom appeared as herself to rib Michael Che over his history of jokes about women's sports. But Clark

Dana Carvey to Sharon Stone: Sorry for That 1992 Sketch

Former 'SNL' star apologizes for a skit they both appeared in

(Newser) - Dana Carvey is offering a belated mea culpa to Sharon Stone over a 1992 sketch on Saturday Night Live in which they both appeared. "I want to apologize publicly for the security check sketch where I played an Indian man and we're convincing Sharon, her character, or whatever,...

Britt: Speaker Told Me Not to Worry About SOTU Response

She says she was 'pumped' to be portrayed by Scarlett Johansson on 'SNL'

(Newser) - Sen. Katie Britt says House Speaker Mike Johnson told her she had nothing to worry about before she delivered her much-mocked response to President Biden's State of the Union address last week. In an episode of fellow Republican Sen. Ted Cruz's podcast released Wednesday, she said she was...

Britt Sticks to Sex Trafficking Tale

No one else can find story's relevance to Biden's border policies

(Newser) - Pressed Sunday about the sex trafficking story she included in her Republican response to President Biden's State of the Union address, Sen. Katie Britt said everyone should have listened to her more carefully. In her nationally televised appearance Thursday night, she described the horrific sexual abuse of a woman...

SNL Comedian 'Will Turn Up the Heat' at WHCA Dinner

Colin Jost is the headliner at April's roast

(Newser) - Colin Jost, the co-anchor of "Weekend Update" on Saturday Night Live, will get a chance in April to roast leading political and media figures as the featured entertainer at the annual dinner of the White House Correspondents' Association. "His smart brand of comedy and keen observation will turn...

SNL Brings On Nikki Haley
Brings On
Nikki Haley

SNL Brings On Nikki Haley

She questions Donald Trump, as played by James Austin Johnson

(Newser) - Nikki Haley made a cameo in the cold open of Saturday Night Live, where she got in some shots at Donald Trump but also was reminded of one of her own campaign gaffes. (Watch it here .) The premise was a fake CNN town hall featuring Trump, as played by...

Emmys Pick 10 Biggest Moments in TV History

From Beatles and MLK Jr., all the way through 9/11 coverage, these moments made an impression

(Newser) - The Emmys take place Monday, and it's the awards ceremony's 75th anniversary of celebrating the best on the boob tube. To honor that milestone, the Television Academy assembled members and academics who sifted through more than seven decades of TV gold, including news reports, sitcoms, dramas, variety shows,...

HBO Plans 'Darkly Comic' Film About George Santos
Next: George Santos, the Movie

Next: George Santos, the Movie

HBO project is based on book published last week

(Newser) - The "Gatsby-esque journey of a man from nowhere who exploited the system, waged war on truth and swindled one of the wealthiest districts in the country to achieve his American Dream" sounds worthy of a movie. Or so figures HBO, which is developing a film based on the political...

Alec Baldwin Returns (Briefly) to SNL
Alec Baldwin
Returns (Briefly) to SNL

Alec Baldwin Returns (Briefly) to SNL

Actor appears not as Trump but as himself in a cameo during a Timothee Chalamet sketch

(Newser) - A Saturday Night Live mainstay returned to the show this week, though it was a quick visit. Alec Baldwin was back for the first time in three years, reports CNN , and it wasn't to resurrect his impersonation of Donald Trump. Instead, Baldwin appeared as himself in a sketch about...

Jagger Makes SNL Cameo, as Does Lady Gaga

Actor Pedro Pascal also shows up

(Newser) - Last week, Taylor Swift made a cameo on Saturday Night Live. This week, Mick Jagger, Lady Gaga, and actor Pedro Pascal made surprise appearances. All did so as Bad Bunny doubled as both host and musical guest.
  • Jagger: He appeared in two skits, per Variety . In the first, he sported

SNL Has Twin Cameos by Taylor Swift, Travis Kelce

Swift introduces music guest, and Kelce appears in sketch mocking the relationship buzz

(Newser) - America's most buzz-worthy maybe-couple were both in New York City Saturday, which translated into separate cameos on Saturday Night Live for both Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce.
  • Kelce: The NFL star showed up at the end of a skit mocking the league's obsession with the relationship between him

Pete Davidson Delivers Somber Cold Open on SNL

Comedian talks of Israeli attack, recalls his father's death in 9/11

(Newser) - Saturday Night Live returned to the air after a months-long break, and the show opened on a solemn note from an unexpected source: Pete Davidson. The former cast member returned to host, and he came out solo for the cold open to discuss the Hamas attack on Israel, reports USA ...

SNL Cast Member Struggling With 'Depersonalization'

Bowen Yang is taking a hiatus from his podcast, which he co-hosts with a fellow comic

(Newser) - Saturday Night Live cast member Bowen Yang is opening up about his mental health. Yang, the first openly gay Asian-American member of SNL's cast, also co-hosts a podcast called Las Culturistas, but he announced on his Instagram stories over the weekend that he's taking some time off...

In One Week, Late Night Could Take a Hard Hit

Looming Hollywood writers strike will affect talk shows, 'SNL' first if deal isn't reached by May 1

(Newser) - May 1 is the deadline for Hollywood writers, represented by the Writers Guild of America, to reach a contract agreement with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, and if no such deal is struck, the late-night TV arena will be the first to say goodbye to new episodes,...

SNL Has a Lot of Fun With George Santos

Show mocks new congressman in the cold open as well as on Weekend Update

(Newser) - It didn't take long for Saturday Night Live to go after truth-challenged congressman George Santos. With cast member Bowen Yang portraying the Long Island Republican, the show mocked his lies in both the cold open and later during Weekend Update.
  • Cold open: Yang as Santos appeared as a sideline

Aubrey Plaza Will Soon Grace Your TV Again

'White Lotus' star to host 'SNL' on Jan. 21; Michael B. Jordan takes hosting duties next

(Newser) - Parks and Rec star Aubrey Plaza is riding high after her starring turn in HBO's White Lotus and the film Emily the Criminal, and now she's about to add another notch on her belt: The 38-year-old actor will be hosting Saturday Night Live's return to the air...

Cecily Strong Has Emotional SNL Sendoff
Cecily Strong Signs Off SNL

Cecily Strong Signs Off SNL

NBC program announced her departure shortly before the show

(Newser) - Cecily Strong and her characters have left the building, after an emotional sendoff from Elvis. The 11-season Saturday Night Live player appeared on the show for the last time as a cast member Saturday. The show's Instagram account made the announcement earlier in the day, People reports. "Tonight...

SNL Skewers Herschel Walker in Cold Open
SNL Skewers Herschel Walker
in Cold Open

SNL Skewers Herschel Walker in Cold Open

Kenan Thompson portrays the Georgia candidate

(Newser) - SNL isn't easing up on Herschel Walker in the final days ahead of his Georgia Senate runoff. The cold open of Saturday Night Live featured Kenan Thompson as Walker strategizing with Republican Sens. Mitch McConnell (James Austin Johnson), John Cornyn (Mikey Day), and Sen. Marsha Blackburn (Cecily Strong), per...

On SNL , Chappelle Talks Kanye, Avoids Trans Jokes
Has Some
Advice for Kanye

On SNL, Chappelle Has Some Advice for Kanye

But comedian doesn't directly address his own controversy

(Newser) - Dave Chappelle hosted Saturday Night Live, and his critics who boycotted the show may be interested to learn he made no trans jokes . In his monologue, however, the comedian did have plenty to say about the controversy swirling around Ye —formerly Kanye West—and NBA star Kyrie Irving over...

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