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Kate McKinnon Perfectly Mocks Justin Bieber's Swag in SNL Outtakes

Justin Bieber’s sensual Calvin Klein ads were destined to be spoofed, and Kate McKinnon—who was most likely Justin Bieber in another lifetime—was the perfect person to do it. In these outtakes from her original Saturday Night Live skit, McKinnon plays the drums dressed as the boy wonder and saunters around in CK… »8/18/15 2:15pm8/18/15 2:15pm

SNL Writer Paula Pell Is Developing a New Comedy for HBO

Paula Pell, the woman behind some of your favorite Saturday Night Live sketches, is creating a new half-hour comedy series for HBO. The as-yet-to-be-titled series will be about a “fallen Olympic figure skater who returns home to Massachusetts to confront her former bullish coach and narcissistic mother who have cashed… »7/28/15 8:45pm7/28/15 8:45pm

Rihanna Sings 'Bitch Better Have My Money' on Saturday Night Live

Last night’s season finale of Saturday Night Live saw host Louis C.K. deliver a controversial monologue about his “mildly racist” attitudes and your “neighborhood pedophile.” Kate McKinnon rolled out her Hillary Clinton impression and Taran Killam skewered Tom Brady and the ridiculously named “Deflategate.” But the… »5/17/15 1:00pm5/17/15 1:00pm

Reese Witherspoon and the Cast of SNL Apologize To Their Moms

Host Reese Witherspoon and the cast of Saturday Night Live opened last night’s show by apologizing to their moms. After admitting to everything from burning the house down, being weird, sneaking out, and “rubbing jeans” with high school boyfriends, the show ran a montage of childhood videos. Aidy Bryant’s awkward… »5/10/15 11:15am5/10/15 11:15am

On Saturday Night Live, Black Widow Gets Her Own Rom-Com 


Saturday Night Live was pretty uninspired last night, some weird attempts to joke about the Baltimore protests and a Ruth Bader Ginsburg sketch that fell flat. The one bright spot was the show’s Black Widow trailer. The superhero finally gets her own movie, but in classic Hollywood fashion, it’s a romantic comedy. »5/03/15 11:15am5/03/15 11:15am

Saturday Night Live's Kate McKinnon is a Perfect Hillary Clinton 

It’s rare for a Saturday Night Live cold open to be the best sketch of the night, but Kate McKinnon playing a maniacal Hillary Clinton paired with Darrell Hammond’s spot-on Bill Clinton, was one of the only laugh-out-loud sketches. That’s probably a good thing, since we’ll undoubtedly be seeing McKinnon’s impression… »4/12/15 11:30am4/12/15 11:30am

Here's What the Cast of SNL Would Look Like as Demented Scientologists

A week after HBO premiered the Scientology documentary Going Clear, SNL has its response—a music video for “the Church of Neurotology” that perfectly channels the dowdy 20th century insanity of L. Ron & friends. “Religion and science intertwined, aliens live inside of our minds,” sings a beatific Aidy Bryant, eyes… »4/06/15 10:50am4/06/15 10:50am

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 5:30pm3/26/15 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 5:30pm2/16/15 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 10:50am2/16/15 10:50am