Revisiting Some of ‘Saturday Night Live’s Best Season Premieres Ever
Season 43 of Saturday Night Live begins this weekend, with Ryan Gosling hosting and Jay-Z as the musical guest. It’s a strong lineup, combining an A-list actor with one of the best rappers of all time who just released his best album in years. This is what we come to expect from the season pre... [Read More]
The Three Tiers of ‘SNL’s Five-Timers Club
In 1990, Saturday Night Live fans were introduced to the Five-Timers Club, the extremely exclusive organization that only a handful of hosts can ever dream of being part of. Originally, Tom Hanks was brought into the fold by Steve Martin and Paul Simon (who, for the record, has only actually hosted ... [Read More]
The Three Tiers of ‘SNL’s Five-Timers Club
In 1990, Saturday Night Live fans were introduced to the Five-Timers Club, the extremely exclusive organization that only a handful of hosts can ever dream of being part of. Originally, Tom Hanks was brought into the fold by Steve Martin and Paul Simon (who, for the record, has only actually hosted ... [Read More]
Aimee Mann’s Best Comedy Crossover Moments
Before deciding on a title for her new album, Aimee Mann told a friend that her record was full of her “usual songs about mental illness.” Mann, whose songs often delve into life’s melancholies, began to see the humor in another friend’s suggestion that she call the album Men... [Read More]
Aimee Mann’s Best Comedy Crossover Moments
Before deciding on a title for her new album, Aimee Mann told a friend that her record was full of her “usual songs about mental illness.” Mann, whose songs often delve into life’s melancholies, began to see the humor in another friend’s suggestion that she call the album Men... [Read More]
The Five Ways a ‘Simpsons’ Episode Can Be Great
This week, The Simpsons celebrated its 30th birthday. On April 19, 1987, the show debuted as a sketch on The Tracey Ullman Show, and the rest is history. Once turned into a full-length sitcom, it became one of the greatest TV shows of all time, quite possibly the greatest. Throughout the show’... [Read More]
Five of David Letterman’s Best Late Night Donald Trump Takedowns
Each time Donald Trump appeared on a late night show during his presidential campaign he often left unscathed. Stephen Colbert made a wholehearted attempt to corner Trump during a one-on-one interview in 2015, but the (alleged) billionaire dodged the host’s inquiry for an apology and surprisin... [Read More]
Stephen Colbert vs. “Alternative Facts”: A Lifelong Rivalry
The first week of Donald Trump’s presidency has begun, and one of the weekend’s biggest headlines revolved around the phrase “alternative facts” — a term used by Trump adviser and spokesperson Kellyanne Conway to defend White House press secretary Sean Spicer’s fa... [Read More]
45 of Our Favorite Late Night Clips of 2015
2015 was another big year in the world of late night. Jon Stewart and David Letterman both said farewell to their longtime late night posts while James Corden, Stephen Colbert, and Trevor Noah made their big debuts. Given the sheer number of late night shows that aired this year — and thanks t... [Read More]
The 25 Best Sketches of 'SNL' Season 40
by Erik Voss With SNL's 40th season wrapped up, we're taking a look back at the past year to recall the highs, lows, and other memorable moments as the show ended its fourth decade on the air. Here, we list some of our favorite sketches from this season — both videos and live sketche... [Read More]