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

SNL's '100 Greatest Guys' Is a Pitch-Perfect Parody of Random-Ass VH1

Here's a video for everyone who's ever lost a Saturday afternoon mired in an all-day marathon of one of VH1's seemingly endless countdown shows: An SNL digital short counting down the Top 100 Guys. Featured: Jeffrey, who wears a hat; Dennis, who owns two (TWO!) nice winter coats; and Colby's red car. » 12/11/14 9:30am 12/11/14 9:30am

Sex Tips and Colin Jost's Scent: The Best of Leslie Jones' Reddit AMA

It's been quite the year for SNL writer/player Leslie Jones. After being hired during the shitstorm blizzard that was SNL scrambling for diversity and her controversial Weekend Update segment about slavery, Jones was hired as a "featured player." And Tuesday afternoon, she sat down for a Reddit AMA, so you know… » 12/10/14 3:30pm 12/10/14 3:30pm

Cut SNL Sketch Imagines Morning Show Bummed Out By Ferguson News

Delivering perky, upbeat news on a local morning show is tough—honestly, who's really that happy at 5 a.m.?—but you know what's really hard? Being perky and upbeat while your city is burning and army tanks are rolling down residential streets as your viewers are bombed with tear gas. SNL spoofed that very moment in a… » 12/08/14 1:10pm 12/08/14 1:10pm