Watch "Def TED Talks," a Cut 'SNL' Sketch by Michael Che and Bryan Tucker
by Megh Wright NBC uploaded a sketch this week called "Def TED Talks" that was cut from the latest episode of SNL hosted by Cameron Diaz, which was written by Michael Che and Bryan Tucker and features Diaz and a ton of cast members in a Def Jam/TED Talks mashup show hosted by Jay Pharoah as Russell ... [Read More]
Saturday Night's Children: Tina Fey (2000-2006)
by Megh Wright Saturday Night Live has been home to over a hundred cast members throughout the past 39 years. In our column Saturday Night’s Children, we present the history, talent, and best sketches of one SNL cast member every other week for your viewing, learning, and laughing pleasure. Af... [Read More]
Sketch Anatomy: Matt Besser on His Favorite Andy Kaufman Late Night Appearances
by Megh Wright Welcome to our column Sketch Anatomy, where we ask some of our favorite comedy writers to choose any sketch — one they personally wrote or one from history they find particularly hilarious, notable, or underappreciated — to learn from a writer's perspective what separates ... [Read More]
'SNL' Review: A Step Back with Cameron Diaz
by Erik Voss Well, that didn't last long. Just one week after seemingly proclaiming its transitional era to be over, SNL reaffirmed viewers' perennial skepticism with an episode that made Woody Harrelson's excellent outing look like that much more of a fluke. Cameron Diaz's hosting gi... [Read More]
Cameron Diaz hosted “Saturday Night Live”: Turkey time in New York City
Cameron Diaz was the host of Saturday Night Live and Mystical was a drop in musical guest. Yes, you read those words and its not 2002. Diaz is hosting the show to promote her starring in the upcoming Annie movie, so there’s a guarantee we’ll see a spoof sketch of that. But, if there woul... [Read More]
James Franco, Martin Freeman, and Amy Adams to host “Saturday Night Live” December episodes
This weekend Cameron Diaz hosts Saturday Night Live. Then its all about finishing the year strong with guest hosts. Today SNL announced to wrap out 2014 they’ve recruited an Alien, Bilbo Baggins and Lois Lane to finish strong. That’s right, on December 6th James Franco will host with Nic... [Read More]
James Franco, Martin Freeman, and Amy Adams are 'SNL's December Hosts
by Megh Wright Saturday Night Live just announced its hosts for December. The Wrap reports that James Franco will host for the third time on the December 6th episode to promote his new movie with Seth Rogen The Interview with musical guest Nicki Minaj, while Martin Freeman will make his hosting debu... [Read More]
Watch Two Cut 'SNL' Sketches About Twitter and Dancing Robots
by Megh Wright SNL released two sketches today that were cut for time from last weekend's episode hosted by Woody Harrelson, and they're a delightful mix of fun and weird. Check out the above sketch "Tweet" starring Aidy Bryant as a woman celebrating her 10,000th tweet (with cameos by Edward Norton ... [Read More]
Lorne Michaels Talks All Things 'SNL' with Bill Simmons
by Megh Wright "The joke I used to do is I'd say 'You know, there will be a time when I realize that it can't be as good as it used to be, and that I don't have the focus or the passion to do it in the same way, and that the quality will suffer, and then three years after that I'll leave.'" - Lorne ... [Read More]
Cecily Strong to host/address 2015 White House Correspondents Dinner
Anyone dismayed thinking Saturday Night Live replaced the wrong person at the Weekend Update desk this season will rejoice at this news: The White House Correspondents' Association announced today that Cecily Strong will deliver the featured address at their 2015 dinner. "Her political humor is sly ... [Read More]