For the first time in years, there was no real star among the cast. But, despite all that, 'SNL' proved resilient and continued to deliver some truly hilarious sketches. We took a look back at the past year to find the absolute 10 best 'SNL' skits of 2013
Following a less-than-stellar outing with 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' star Josh Hutcherson and a holiday break, 'SNL' will return this weekend with its first of three major December installments. This time out, the sketch comedy show will return 'Anchorman' star Paul Rudd to the stage for his third hosting duty and his first alongside UK sensation One Direction.
'SNL' digital shorts are often at their best when they simply throw any and all realism to the wind and embrace complete and total absurdism. Last night's episode featured one of the show's strangest sketches ever, a bit that felt radically different than just about everything else in the episode.
On tonight's all-new episode of 'SNL,' 'Hunger Games: Catching Fire' star Josh Hutcherson stops by to host -- presumably because Jennifer Lawrence is a bit too busy. Not that we're complaining! It's Hutcherson's first time on the 30 Rock stage and we can't wait to see what the night has in store. We're sure 'SNL' will pay, uh, tribute to 'The Hunger Games' in some fashion. Read on for our review of tonight's episode!
Excited as we are to see 'The Hunger Games' star Josh Hutcherson volunteer as tribute this coming weekend, we had to wonder who 'SNL' would recruit for its December run. That answer has finally arrived with a resounding Paul Rudd, John Goodman, and a dual feature with 'SNL' alum Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake, not to mention the musical guests!
'SNL''s first turn with 'ArtPop' sensation Lady Gaga as host proved surprisingly capital, but will the same hot streak continue with 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' star Josh Hutcherson? The first promos for J-Law's futuristic co-star have arrived, and if you've ever wanted to see the 21-year-old star punched in the face, this weekend's 'SNL' is for you!
We were mostly enamored of Lady Gaga's dual turn as both 'SNL' host and musical guest this past weekend, most of the sketches landing with far more commitment than the initial promo that preceded them, but we haven't seen it all yet. Watch Lady Gaga lead the ladies of the 'SNL' cast as "Female Sea Captains" in a deleted sketch from this past weekend!
When Blockbuster announced that it was officially closing its doors, it was hard to hear for any real movie fans who truly cared. After all, this is the company that helped kill nearly every small video rental chain and relished in carrying a limited selection. So it's not surprising that 'SNL' made a video commemorating the closing of the controversial (at least among cinephiles) company, and it's less surprising that it's as weird and mocking as the show can get.
When life has you down and the only thing that will help brighten your mood is over the counter pharmaceuticals, the average American has plenty of options for anti-depressants. But if you're the President of the United States, you need something different. You need something special. You need Paxil. Thanks to 'SNL,' we now know exactly how President Barack Obama is able to deal with every crisis and scandal that comes his way.
Lady Gaga returns to the 'SNL' stage tonight as both host and musical guest! No surprise there, since Gaga's success is largely thanks to her ability to perform. She can sing, she can dance, and she really knows how to work a stage ... but can she, you know, act? We saw a little of what she can do last time around, but this week 'SNL' puts her talents to the test and gives her a show all her own. Read on for our review of tonight's all-new episode of 'SNL'!