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SNL Scales Back Tonight&#39;s Show
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Drops Audience

Tonight's SNL Drops Audience

Omicron is behind decision to scale back show

(Newser) - Hours before showtime, Saturday Night Live announced that its final show of the year will have no audience in its New York studio and a reduced cast and crew. A statement posted on social media attributed the decision to the surge in COVID-19 cases caused by the omicron variant, per...

Lauren Boebert in Tiff With SNL Star After Skit

GOP congresswoman didn't like Chloe Fineman's portrayal of her; Fineman calls Boebert a 'clown'

(Newser) - Saturday Night Live's cold open over the weekend focused on COVID and vaccinations, and "cold" is the best way to describe the reaction that GOP Rep. Lauren Boebert had to a sketch that pilloried her and colleague Marjorie Taylor Greene. In the short bit, Boebert (played by Chloe...

Pete Davidson Takes Questions as Aaron Rodgers on SNL

Show also introduces a new Donald Trump

(Newser) - Pete Davidson, in character as Aaron Rodgers, filled in the public knowledge gap about the Packers quarterbacks' COVID-19 vaccination status on Saturday Night Live. Rodgers has been accused of misleading, at best, his team and fans about whether he's had the shots by saying only that he'd been...

Kim Kardashian's OJ Jokes Didn't Land With One Person

Sister of Nicole Brown Simpson didn't appreciate Kardashian's OJ humor on 'SNL'

(Newser) - Kim Kardashian didn't hold back on the jokes over the weekend during her Saturday Night Live hosting gig, but one set of barbs has the family of Nicole Brown Simpson lashing out. In Kardashian's opening monologue , the 40-year-old TV personality mentioned her late father, Robert Kardashian, who'd...

As SNL Host, Kim Kardashian Gets in an OJ Joke

She skewers herself, famous family

(Newser) - Kim Kardashian West, sporting a hot pink catsuit, skewered everyone from her mom's boyfriend to her famous sex tape and estranged husband Kanye during her first turn hosting Saturday Night Live. "I know, I'm surprised to see me here, too," she began her opening monologue Saturday...

New Biden Impersonator Kicks Off SNL's New Season

Cast paid tribute to Norm Macdonald on Weekend Update, too

(Newser) - Saturday Night Live is back from its summer break, and it has a new cast member. Which is good, because they really needed someone to play President Joe Biden. James Austin Johnson made his debut on the show not with a small joke or a bit part in a sketch,...

SNL Announces Cast Shake-Up for 47th Season

Beck Bennett is leaving after 8 years

(Newser) - After eight seasons with Saturday Night Live, Beck Bennett is leaving the cast. The sketch comedy show on Monday announced the cast for its 47th season, which premieres Saturday. The only other cast member exiting is Lauren Holt, who just joined SNL this past season, Deadline reports. Three new featured...

Kardashian West Appearing on Show That Mocks Her

'Cultural icon' will host 'SNL' on Oct. 9

(Newser) - Kim Kardashian West will make her Saturday Night Live hosting debut on the second episode of its upcoming season. "OMFG no turning back now!!!!," Kardashian West tweeted Wednesday, per NBC News . The show's Oct. 2 season premiere will be hosted by Owen Wilson with musical guest Kacey...

Comedians Are Devastated by Norm Macdonald's Death

Justin Trudeau, Bob Dole also paid tribute

(Newser) - Tributes are pouring in for beloved former Saturday Night Live cast member Norm Macdonald, who died of cancer Tuesday at age 61. The AP rounds up reactions from fellow comedians, SNL, and Canada's prime minister, among others.
  • Conan O'Brien: "I am absolutely devastated about Norm Macdonald. Norm

Comedian Norm Macdonald Dies After Private Cancer Battle
Norm Macdonald of
SNL Fame Dead at 61

Norm Macdonald of SNL Fame Dead at 61

He had privately battled cancer for 9 years

(Newser) - Comedian Norm Macdonald's long and very private battle with cancer is over, with USA Today reporting the Saturday Night Live comedian died Tuesday at the age of 61. Longtime producing partner Lori Jo Hoekstra says she was with Macdonald when he died and had this to say about her...

SNL's Horatio Sanz Accused of Underage Sex Assault

Former cast member sued for allegedly grooming, sexually assaulting teen

(Newser) - A former Saturday Night Live cast member is being sued for allegedly grooming and sexually assaulting a 17-year-old girl. The lawsuit filed in New York last week claims Horatio Sanz and a colleague started emailing the girl in 2000, the year after the then-14-year-old started posting about SNL on her...

Elon Musk Tanks Dogecoin, Self-Owns on SNL

Some jokes have real-life consequences

(Newser) - Eccentric tech billionaire Elon Musk hosted the May 8 Saturday Night Live, when he kicked things off with a monologue alongside his mom, revealed some personal info for the first time, managed to tank an entire crypto-currency, and squeeze in some self-owns in the show's first episode to ever...

Cast Members Speak Out on Musk's SNL Appearance

Musk says backlash is 'much ado about nothing'

(Newser) - Elon Musk is hosting Saturday Night Live on May 8 and while some cast members have joined the backlash , Michael Che says it's "gonna be exciting." "The show’s on 46 years and people still care about who’s being booked. I think that’s kind...

Elon Musk Is Set to Host SNL. Controversy Has Ensued

Some claim that the backlash over billionaire's May 8 appearance may have been intentional for ratings

(Newser) - An announcement over the weekend that Elon Musk will host Saturday Night Live on May 8, along with musical guest Miley Cyrus, caught many by surprise—and it wasn't entirely a pleasant one. Newsweek notes that fans blasted the show, and creator Lorne Michaels, for the decision to let...

Elon Musk Adding Something Unexpected to Resume

Billionaire will host SNL

(Newser) - Elon Musk is again doing something unlikely for one of the world's richest people : hosting Saturday Night Live. As the AP notes, it's not a typical choice for the sketch comedy show, either. But the timing may be just right for the self-anointed "Technoking" of Tesla, whose...

SNL Takes On Derek Chauvin Trial in Cold Open

'Eye on Minnesota' spoofs news coverage

(Newser) - Never a show to shy away from politically hot topics, Saturday Night Live took on the ongoing Derek Chauvin trial in this week's cold open. In a morning news show spoof called "Eye on Minnesota," fictional news anchors played by Ego Nwodim, Kenan Thompson, Alex Moffat, and...

SNL Pioneer Created Square Pegs
SNL Pioneer
Square Pegs

SNL Pioneer Created Square Pegs

Anne Beatts used her experience as an outsider in high school

(Newser) - Anne Beatts, a groundbreaking comedy writer who was on the original staff of Saturday Night Live and later created the cult sitcom Square Pegs, has died. She was 74, the AP reports. Beatts died Wednesday at her home in West Hollywood, California, said her friend Rona Kennedy, who did not...

SNL Skewers 'Congress's New 'It' Girl'

Show took on Marjorie Taylor Greene once again

(Newser) - Saturday Night Live has once again skewered Marjorie Taylor Greene . In last night's 'Weekend Update' sketch, host Colin Jost invited the controversial Georgia congresswoman, played by series regular Cecily Strong, to the desk to defend the recent viral video in which she posts a sign on her office...

SNL Accused of Anti-Semitic Humor After Vaccination Joke

Israeli ambassador joins criticism, though newspaper calls accusation overblown

(Newser) - Saturday Night Live is getting an earful about a joke on last weekend's show. "Saturday's deeply offensive joke about Israel's COVID-19 vaccination process not only missed the mark, but crossed the line—basing the premise of the joke on factual inaccuracies and playing into an anti-Semitic...

Comedian Who Did Zillow Joke First: Please Venmo Me $1M

But Ted Alexandro doesn't really expect he'll be paid over the 'SNL' skit

(Newser) - SNL made quite the splash on Saturday with its spoof of a Zillow ad . In this version, 30-somethings lust not for flesh but for fireplaces and first-floor masters by way of Zillow's online real estate listings. The sketch featured special guest Dan Levy and cast members getting hot and...

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