'SNL' already gave us an exciting preview of this Saturday's November opener with news that Prince would perform an eight-minute jam session set instead of the usual 2 songs, but now it's Chris Rock's turn in the spotlight. Watch the one-time 'SNL' star break the usual promo format to hit the streets with Bobby Moynihan, and maybe, just maybe, throw in a Prince cameo!
With all of the new and new-ish faces on 'SNL's Weekend Update lately, it's always nice when a familiar character pops up to restore the show's equilibrium for a few minutes. Since we can't have Stefon on the regular anymore, we'll happily settle for Bobby Moynihan's Drunk Uncle, who returned to the show last night with a thing or two to say about Halloween.
After watching Bill Hader host ‘SNL,’ I think there’s a chance that we all undervalued him while he was actually on the show. And I write this knowing that Hader actually was highly valued, but maybe it wasn’t enough. Hader is this generation’s Phil Hartman. It really shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that he makes the perfect host. And it’s evident that ‘SNL’ really hasn’t figured out quite how to replace Hader yet; he fits so effortlessly into this cast. Hader has a way of elevating everything, and that’s why last night we got one of the best ‘SNL’’s in recent memory.
Comedy Central's adaptation of classic FunnyorDie sketch "Drunk History" exceeded our wildest expectation across its first season, bringing in countless celebrities both to inebriatedly narrate and star in their best recollections of world events. Now that season 2 has been set for a summer 2014 debut, Comedy Central has revealed the full roster of guest stars, including some famous faces from 'The Walking Dead,' 'Friday Night Lights,' 'Game of Thrones' and many, many more.
After taking a few weeks off, 'SNL' will return this coming Saturday (when else?) to kick off the first of the 39th season's final three installments, webbing up 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' star Andrew Garfield for his first hosting gig, along with Coldplay's fifth appearance on the series. The first promos have arrived with Bobby Moynihan, but how does Garfield stack up against his 'Spider-Man' co-star/girlfriend/former 'SNL' host/lip-sync champion Emma Stone?
Anna Kendrick is the perfect type of ‘SNL’ host – to the point that, as a performer, she could easily be a member of the cast. (I have no idea what her sketch writing ability is like.) Kendrick blends in with the rest of the cast so easily, it allows the show to be about the sketches and not about the host. Not to mention, she’s quite talented, which allows for a lot of singing and dancing – and there was a lot of singing and dancing last night (and a lot of Disney references). This was by far the most consistent show of the season, which makes it the best show of the season (even though I'm hesitant to use the word "best"). So much, in fact, that I wish I could set today’s Scorecard to the music of ‘Treasure Planet.’
Yesterday brought a treat for 'SNL' fans with news that 'Girls' creator and star Lena Dunham would make her hosting debut with The National on March 8, but we've got one major debut to go first -- 'The Big Bang Theory' star Jim Parsons! The first promos have arrived for the multiple Emmy winner's hosting debut alongside musical guest Beck, and Bazinga! They're pretty great.
'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!
As nice as it was to have Fred and Carrie back for a brief 'Portlandia' winter special, 2013 will see the eternally weird duo back full time for 'Portlandia' season 3. The third year of IFC's quirky sketch comedy will feature an impressive number of guest stars, including the likes of Chloe Sevigny, Patton Oswalt, and several past 'SNL' stars, but why wait until the January 4 premiere date to check it out? Take a look at the first clip from 'Portlandia's third season, featuring 'SNL' star Bobby Moynihan (Drunk Uncle!) paying a visit to everyone's favorite feminist bookstore!