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Sarah Sherman, weird comic from Chicago, joins ‘SNL’

A boundary-pushing comedian from Chicago is about to bring the weird to “Saturday Night Live.”. Sarah Sherman, who hosted the bizarre “Helltrap Nightmare” variety shows at the Hideout as her alter ego Sarah Squirm, is one of three new featured players joining the show for its 47th season, NBC announced Monday.
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SNL taps spooky, subversive Jewish comedian Sarah Sherman

What’s the best way to get a featured player spot on SNL? For new cast member Sarah Sherman, the secret sauce was posting an unsolicited audition tape, where, pinky raised to the corner of her mouth like Dr. Evil, she did impressions of everyone from Donald Trump to the infernal “Little Lad” from that one Starburst commercial. So, high-risk, high-reward.
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SNL Loses Beck Bennett, Adds Featured Players Sarah Sherman, Aristotle Athari & James Austin Johnson

With Saturday Night Live's season 47 premiere coming up this weekend (October 2nd), the show has finally announced the full cast for the new season, which includes three new featured players and at least one surprising longtime exiting cast member. Sarah Sherman, Aristotle Athari & James Austin Johnson are joining the show, bringing the cast to a whopping 21 people, and Beck Bennett is leaving, along with Lauren Holt.
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Master Trump Impersonator James Austin Johnson Joins ‘SNL’

Saturday Night Live will welcome three new featured players to its cast this season, including James Austin Johnson, who went viral for his front-facing camera impressions of Donald Trump.  Johnson has been a regular in the Los Angeles comedy scene and appeared in shows like Tuca and Bertie and the Coen Brothers movie, Hail Caesar. But during the 2020 election, he regularly went viral with videos where he’d bust out a pitch-perfect Trump voice and go on rambling tangents about everything from Scooby-Doo, to Weird Al Yankovic’s feud with Coolio, to hyper-pop duo 100 Gecs.  PRES TRUMP TODAY IN CALIFORNIA: " 'WEIRD AL'...

‘Saturday Night Live’ Director Don Roy King Retiring

The cast of Saturday Night Live will look largely the same this season as it did last year, but a big change will happen behind the camera. Don Roy King, the 12-time Emmy winner who has directed the past 15 seasons of SNL, is retiring. Liz Patrick, who has helmed more than 2,100 episodes of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, will take over when the show begins its 47th season on Saturday. Beck Bennett, a cast member for the past eight seasons, is leaving the show, and featured player Lauren Holt is also departing. The rest of the regular cast is set to return,...
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‘SNL' Announces 3 New Cast Members as Beck Bennett Leaves After 8 Seasons

"Saturday Night Live" announced its cast lineup ahead of Saturday's premiere of the show's 47th season, with long-time member Beck Bennett departing and three new featured performers added to the slate. Bennett, who joined the show in 2013 and is most known for his portrayals of former Vice President Mike...
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Jason Sudeikis tapped to host ‘Saturday Night Live’ as NBC announces cast changes

More about KC’s Jason Sudeikis and ‘Ted Lasso’. Fresh off his winning night at the Emmy Awards for “Ted Lasso,” Jason Sudeikis will return to his old stomping grounds to host “Saturday Night Live.”. Sudeikis, who grew up in Overland Park, is scheduled to appear Oct. 23, with musical guest...

Man charged for allegedly admitting to involvement in attempt to hide a body in Morgantown

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — A man has been charged for allegedly admitting to his involvement in an attempt to hide the body of a deceased person who overdosed in Morgantown. On July 5, deputies with the Monongalia County Sheriff’s Department were called to Dry Run Road in Monongalia County in reference to a vehicle being found over a hillside near the road, according to a criminal complaint.

Afternoon Edition: Sept. 27, 2021

Good afternoon. Here’s the latest news you need to know in Chicago. It’s about a 5-minute read that will brief you on today’s biggest stories. This afternoon will be mostly sunny with a high near 85 degrees. Tonight will be partly cloudy with a low around 60. Tomorrow will be mostly sunny with a high near 76.

Beck Bennett Is Leaving 'SNL,' But 3 New Cast Members Are Joining The Lineup

Beck Bennett, known for playing former Vice President Mike Pence on Saturday Night Live, will be leaving the show in a cast reorganization announced Monday. The announcement also includes another departure, two promotions and three new hires at NBC's Emmy-winning sketch comedy series. Bennett joined the show in 2013, playing...

Dog the Bounty Hunter joins Gabby Petito case; ‘SNL’ cast changes; more: Buzz

Dog the Bounty Hunter joins search for Gabby Petito’s boyfriend. Duane Chapman, aka “Dog the Bounty Hunter,” has joined the search for Gabby Petito’s boyfriend. E! reports the reality TV star was seen knocking on the door of Brian Laundrie’s parents in North Port, Florida, on Saturday. Laundrie has been named a person of interest in the case of Petito, who was found dead in Wyoming the previous weekend. “We have received an avalanche of tips on the whereabouts of Brian Laundrie,” Dog told E! News. “There is a remarkable amount of information being shared from neighbors, friends and people who may have very recently seen Brian. For those close to Brian, I’d like to restate our goal is to capture him alive. His best chance is if we bring him in. If family and friends want to help Brian, they will help us locate him so we can help end this peacefully.”

Saturday Night Live S47 Sees Big Names Return, 3 New Featured Players

When Season 47 kicks off this weekend with host Owen Wilson & musical guest Kacey Musgraves, NBC's Saturday Night Live will do so with much of the previous season intact. That means Aidy Bryant, Michael Che, Pete Davidson, Mikey Day, Chloe Fineman (congrats!), Heidi Gardner, Colin Jost, Kate McKinnon, Alex Moffat, Kyle Mooney, Ego Nwodim, Chris Redd, Cecily Strong, Kenan Thompson, Melissa Villaseñor, and Bowen Yang (congrats!) will be back, along with feature players Andrew Dismukes and Punkie Johnson. But the season won't be without some change, with series regular Beck Bennett and feature player Lauren Holt departing; Aristotle Athari (Future Man, All Rise), James Austin Johnson (Silicon Valley), and Sarah Sherman (The Eric Andre Show) are joining the cast as feature players.

How brave survivors and a docuseries led to the R. Kelly verdict

The verdict is in. It was not a surprise. R&B singer R. Kelly was found guilty of racketeering and eight violations of an anti-sex trafficking law by a federal jury in Brooklyn. Kelly, 54, faces the possibility of decades in prison. The Associated Press’ Tom Hays wrote, “The charges were...