'SNL's Uneasy Relationship with Twitter and Online Critics
by Erik Voss Last November, SNL aired a mock promo for a hacky, whitewashed family sitcom called "The Dudleys." In the sketch, a voiceover explains the various lengths the show has gone to satisfy complaints on Twitter — "You tweeted, 'It's 2014, why can't any of The Dudleys be gay?' Well, we ... [Read More]
 
Here are Chris Hemsworth’s “Saturday Night Live” promos
Thor himself, Chris Hemsworth his hosting Saturday Night Live this weekend. What does that mean for us? Well, first off, probably a lot of superhero jokes. It also means we might get ourselves a cameo or two from the rest of the Marvel Universe. Zach Brown is also the musical guest on the show, and ... [Read More]
 
Kate McKinnon and Chris Hemsworth Attempt the 'Dirty Dancing' Lift in These 'SNL' Promos
by Megh Wright Chris Hemsworth makes his SNL hosting debut this weekend, and NBC released the first round of promos featuring Hemsworth and Kate McKinnon, who thinks Hemsworth is the perfect host to attempt the Dirty Dancing lift with…but it probably would've turned out better if Hemsworth ha... [Read More]
 
China Is Getting Its Own 'Saturday Night Live'
by Megh Wright Saturday Night Live is heading to China. Bloomberg reports that Broadway Video has closed a deal with Sohu.com to launch a Chinese version of SNL. "China’s Communist Party has been looking for new ways to engage with an audience because past forms of preaching are no longer suit... [Read More]
 
NBC to Launch a Subscription Streaming Comedy Service This Year
by Megh Wright If you're a fan of NBC comedy offerings like SNL and The Tonight Show but don't want to bother with the trouble of owning a television or cable box, NBC has you covered: Variety reports that the network is planning to launch a comedy subscription video service sometime this year. Deta... [Read More]
 
Taran Killam Defends ‘SNL’ ISIS Sketch! Why ‘Saturday Night Live’ Star Is ‘Proud’ Of Skit (VIDEO)
America is still debating whether Saturday Night Live’s recent ISIS parody went too far. Now one of the stars of the SNL sketch, Taran Killam, has weighed in. And unsurprisingly, he is defending his employer’s skit. This past week’s SNL featured a mock commercial with Killam and gu... [Read More]
 
Taran Killam Defends ‘SNL’ ISIS Sketch! Why ‘Saturday Night Live’ Star Is ‘Proud’ Of Skit (VIDEO)
America is still debating whether Saturday Night Live’s recent ISIS parody went too far. Now one of the stars of the SNL sketch, Taran Killam, has weighed in. And unsurprisingly, he is defending his employer’s skit. This past week’s SNL featured a mock commercial with Killam and gu... [Read More]
 
'SNL' Review: Business as Usual with Dakota Johnson
by Erik Voss Two weeks ago, SNL's 40th anniversary reminded us what we love about this show. The routine scrutiny fell silent at the images that once captured each generation: the classic setups like "Celebrity Jeopardy," "Nick the Lounge Singer," and "Wayne's World"; the to... [Read More]
 
Dakota Johnson hosted “Saturday Night Live,” and it was 50 Shades of… something punny
Alright, here we have it, our first episode of Saturday Night Live since SNL 40 turned the world on its head, and the Dakota Johnson (at her first time hosting) continues to appear all over the place to plug 50 Shades of Grey as the guy who played the film’s title character continues to grow [... [Read More]
 
SNL #40.14 RECAP: Host Dakota Johnson, musical guest Alabama Shakes
We've known for two weeks now that not only was Dakota Johnson hosting, but that we'd have plenty of references to her starring role in the film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey. Johnson mentioned it during #SNL40, and all of the promos leaned on the source material's S&M/T&A. I cannot hel... [Read More]