Highlights from winners at the 2017 Primetime Emmy Awards
Would you believe Saturday Night Live took home the most Emmy Awards in 2017? Weird, right. But without Game of Thrones, or Mad Men, or Breaking Bad, or The Sopranos before them, there was no eligible primetime drama that really caught America’s full attention as much as the news and the fact ... [Read More]
‘Saturday Night Live’ Will Air Live Coast-to-Coast Again This Season
Like last season, Saturday Night Live plans to air live across the country this year. The show confirmed the news today on Twitter: Live coast to coast. All season long. #SNL pic.twitter.com/aUvyKsqmNo — Saturday Night Live (@nbcsnl) September 19, 2017 As Variety notes, the episodes will air a... [Read More]
Saturday Night Live finally airing live in Mountain and Pacific time zones, too
After four decades and a couple of years, the folks on the West Coast and Rocky Mountains will get to watch SNL when the East Coast does, actually live on the TV. Sorry, Hawaii and Alaska. Double sorry, Guam. NBC announced today that it’ll air Saturday Night Live at 11:30 p.m. Easter... [Read More]
‘SNL’s Weekend Update Is No Longer Accepting Freelance Joke Submissions
Bad news for joke writers: We’ve learned that starting this season, Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update is no longer accepting freelance joke submissions for the segment. While the show hasn’t officially confirmed the news, at least one writer who submitted a packet this year has ... [Read More]
Amazon orders series reuniting Fred Armisen and Maya Rudolph
Fred Armisen just wrapped production on the eighth and final season of IFC’s Portlandia (which will air in January), and the Saturday Night Live alum already has his next sitcom lined up — an Amazon Prime series reuniting him with SNL’s Maya Rudolph! Amazon announced the strai... [Read More]
W. Kamau Bell, Samantha Bee and James Corden take home Creative Arts Emmy Awards
Saturday Night Live was the biggest show winner last weekend during the “creative arts” portion of the 2017 Primetime Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Guest Actor and Actress nods for both Dave Chappelle and Melissa McCarthy for their guest appearances last season, but W. Kamau Bell, S... [Read More]
Alec Baldwin’s Donald Trump Returns on ‘Weekend Update: Summer Edition’
Here’s a clip from last night’s Weekend Update: Summer Edition special, where Alec Baldwin returned with his Donald Trump impression to reenact the campaign rally in Phoenix earlier this week. Like the real-life rally, SNL’s Trump is upstaged by Kenan Thompson as the sign-wielding ... [Read More]
Season 43 of ‘SNL’ Premieres on September 30th with Ryan Gosling and Jay-Z
Season 43 of Saturday Night Live now has a premiere date, host, and musical guest. Last night, the show revealed that Ryan Gosling will host the season 43 premiere on September 30th with musical guest Jay-Z: Season 43 premieres on September 30 with @RyanGosling and JAY-Z! #SNL pic.twitter.com/a2kdhJ... [Read More]
Tina Fey Responds to Charlottesville and Trump by Screaming into a Cake on ‘Weekend Update: Summer Edition’
Here’s a clip from last night’s Weekend Update special, where Colin Jost and Michael Che welcome SNL alum and UVA graduate Tina Fey to offer her take on the latest news surrounding the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville last weekend, Trump’s response, and the Neo-Nazi ralli... [Read More]
Summer SNL Weekend Update writing staff includes once-suspended Katie Rich
Saturday Night Live brought back a limited-edition primetime half-hour version of Weekend Update last night. It’s not exactly the same as when they first tried this in 2008. For one thing, those Thursday-night live episodes happened in the run-up to a presidential election. So, secondly, they ... [Read More]