Taraji P. Henson Is Hosting SNL in April, Praise Hands Emoji

Taraji P. Henson will host the April 11 edition of Saturday Night Live. The musical guest will be Mumford & Sons, but who cares. There will definitely be a Cookie skit, and here's what else I'm hoping for: a Baby Boy reference, furs on furs on furs, a special "Drip Drop" performance and a Jussie Smollett surprise… » 3/26/15 5:30pm Thursday 5:30pm

SNL 40 Was a Celebration of Triumphs and Failures

Public opinion on Saturday Night Live tends to lean in one of two directions: Either a.) it was better when you were a kid (sure it was) and is entirely unwatchable now or b.) its comedic legacy is so profound that you couldn't possibly speak ill of it. SNL is aware of both arguments and will spend a full three… » 2/16/15 5:30pm 2/16/15 5:30pm

Kanye, Sia, and Vic Mensa Get Weird on SNL's 40th Anniversary Show

Sunday night's three-and-a-half-hour long Saturday Night Live anniversary show was, in many ways, an exercise in convention: the resurrection of 40-year-old jokes for old time's sake, no matter how awkwardly they fit in 2015. (Thinking most particularly of Dan Aykroyd's bass-o-matic bit—who even uses blenders… » 2/16/15 10:50am 2/16/15 10:50am

Blake Shelton's SNL Spoof of "The Bachelor" was Pretty Funny 

Blake Shelton hosted Saturday Night Live last night and turned in a pretty charming performance. The standout of the night was "Farm Hunk," a rural take on The Bachelor that featured all of SNL's women vying for the chance to give up their dreams and live in beautiful Iowa. It took a couple of nice swings at The… » 1/25/15 12:00pm 1/25/15 12:00pm

How Bowie flaunted a huge dick on Saturday Night Live and nobody noticed

Yesterday was the anniversary of one of the most surreal music performances in TV story: 35 years ago David Bowie ushered the 1980s in Saturday Night Live. The producers censored a gay reference in the last of his three-song set—but they missed him repeatedly showing a giant penis at the end of it. [NSFW-ish] » 1/06/15 11:30am 1/06/15 11:30am

Iggy Azalea Falls Victim to the SNL Curse

It's not just Halloween: television sound stages are notoriously difficult for musicians to navigate, as they are cavernous and tinny with acoustics suited for conversations and applause, and Saturday Night Live's soundstage is, notoriously, the worst of any of them. It has been the site of both demise (Ashlee… » 10/27/14 11:30am 10/27/14 11:30am

​Jim Carrey and Kate McKinnon Recreate Sia's "Chandelier" Music Video

Last night Jim Carrey hosted SNL with Iggy Azalea as a musical guest, and things probably went as expected. Jim Carrey made some funny faces and did some funny voices, Jeff Daniels showed up because they're promoting the sequel of that movie they made 20 years ago, and the digital short was probably the best part of… » 10/26/14 12:46pm 10/26/14 12:46pm