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Michael Che defends former ‘SNL’ cast member Chris Rock

Comedian Michael Che defended former “Saturday Night Live” comic Chris Rock on Saturday’s show. According to Che, everyone has their struggles. “Can we stop pretending everybody knew Jada (Pinkett Smith) had alopecia?” he asked during the show’s “Weekend Update” segment. “As much as we heard about Jada and Will’s personal lives, you can’t expect us to retain everything.” A week ago, her ...
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SNL Couldn’t Help Itself

Six days after the Oscars Slap came to dominate America’s cultural conversation, Saturday Night Live joined the fray with not just one joke but a torrent of them. Perhaps this was inevitable: The now-infamous pop-culture moment—an attack on a comedian, no less—is clearly within SNL’s wheelhouse, and the show latched on to the moment with zeal. But it was too much, too late. After a week in which every opinion has already circulated, SNL struggled to find anything fresh to say.
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'SNL': Kate McKinnon Hosts 'Is My Brain Okay?', the Answer Is Mostly No

COVID hit us all hard and when host Jerrod Carmichael came to Saturday Night Live, the cast and Carmichael brought us a brand new game show that honestly, maybe we should play in real life. Called Is My Brain Okay?, the sketch is Saturday Night Live's typical game show format where they have a host ask questions that are easy for the audience to understand but the characters can't seem to answer them.
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‘SNL’: Pete Davidson Returns To Vent About Movies Being Too Long In Music Video Featuring Simon Rex

Click here to read the full article. Pete Davidson was back on Saturday Night Live tonight after taking a break to shoot his latest movie. His first bit upon return was a music video, in which he rapped about movies getting too long. The topic has been back in the pop culture conversation courtesy of the new Batman movie, whose running time is 2h56m. In the song, dedicated to “short-ass movies,” Davidson does reference The Batman, singing that “I pissed my pants twice” when he went to watch the film in a theater. The video features Davidson’s frequent music collaborator Chris Redd and...
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‘Saturday Night Live’ Cold Open: ‘Fox and Friends’ on Will Smith, ‘Woke Disney’ and Trump Coup Attempt

Click here to read the full article. If you were expecting this week’s “Saturday Night Live” to kick off with a sketch parodying the Will Smith/Chris Rock slap at the Oscars, you may have been disappointed by the cold open. (That came later.) The slap was indeed mentioned, but it was just one of several topics brought up as the show once again turned to a Fox News parody to lead the episode. (Chris Redd played Smith in a sketch later, with host Jerrod Carmichael playing a seat filler sitting next to the star during the moment of the slap.) This week,...
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'SNL': Kyle Mooney Takes Things to a Whole New Level of Awkward in 'Story' Sketch

For many Kyle Mooney fans, this season of Saturday Night Live has been a little lackluster. With the loss of his partner-in-crime Beck Bennett, and the arrival of Please Don't Destroy taking over the digital shorts, Mooney hasn't really gotten an opportunity to lead a sketch in quite some time. Happily, this SNL sketch lets Mooney be his awkward self in all its glory. Mooney's character Bradford ruins a perfectly good anecdote during this sketch with host Jerrod Carmichael, and he cannot just let it go.
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'SNL': Please Don't Destroy Imagines Some Normal Goth Guys

Goths as a subculture are often associated with being counter-cultural, angsty, and punk rock. But what if someone is a goth and an extremely normal person? In this Please Don't Destroy sketch for Saturday Night Live, Ben Marshall, John Higgins, and Martin Herlihy imagine themselves as "Three Normal Goths." Following the form of a 90s sitcom intro, especially parodying Full House, this sketch introduces the three Please Don't Destroy guys as goths who are exceedingly normal.
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Is Saturday Night Live new tonight, April 2?

Saturday Night Live hasn’t aired a new episode since the middle of March. Is tonight the night SNL season 47 finally continues?. Fans last got new sketches from SNL on March 12 when The Batman star Zoe Kravitz hosted. After that episode, the show went on another hiatus ahead of the season’s stretch run.
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Michael Che Kicks Off Annual Who May Be Leaving ‘SNL’ Guessing Game With Comedy Show Comment

Click here to read the full article. What is said at a comedy show does not stay at a comedy show. Weekend Update co-anchor and Saturday Night Live co-head writer Michael Che learned that this past weekend when a comment he made Friday during a pop-up show at a Minneapolis hair salon made national headlines. “This is my last year,” Che said during the set, according to the Star Tribune. “You know my tie is a clip-on, right? What man wears a clip-on tie to work for eight years — that’s embarrassing.” The story was picked up by a number of publication,...
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‘SNL’ Pays Tribute To Late Foo Fighters Drummer Taylor Hawkins

Click here to read the full article. As tonight’s edition of Weekend Update came to an end, Saturday Night Live paid tribute to Taylor Hawkins, the longtime Foo Fighters drummer who was found dead in a hotel room in Bogota, Colombia on March 25, aged 50. While 10 substances were found in his system at time of death according to a “forensic medical study,” including THC, tricyclic antidepressants, benzodiazepines and opioids, an official cause of death has not yet been disclosed. Hawkins joined the Foo Fighters in 1997 and played drums on each of their albums, starting with 1999’s There Is Nothing Left...
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'Saturday Night Live' taps next 3 hosts

NEW YORK — “Saturday Night Live” announced Monday it will return with three back-to-back-to-back live shows in April. Jerrod Carmichael will make his “Saturday Night Live” hosting debut on Saturday, April 2. The stand-up comedian's new special, “Jerrod Carmichael: Rothaniel,” debuts April 1 on HBO.
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