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‘SNL’ Sets Katy Perry and More for Strike-Threatened Final Shows

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick 3 days ago
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SNL declared its final hosts of the season earlier than usual, tying the announcements of Jimmy Fallon, Chris Pine, Melissa McCarthy and Dwayne Johnson to its live coast-to-coast debut. Now, the final shows have Katy Perry and others among the musical guests, assuming the Writers Guild strike doesn’t shutter the season early.

Sean Spicer Says He Sleeps Through Melissa McCarthy’s ‘SNL’ Impression

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick April 18, 2017 @ 8:58 AM
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Ol’ Spicey gave us a taste of Melissa McCarthy’s SNL return this weekend (from another coast at that), presumably warming up for the comic actress’ full-fledged return in May. Don’t expect Sean Spicer to actually weigh in on the episode, as the White House Press Secretary claims not to watch any of the show (his boss would probably get mad).

‘SNL’ Confirms Shooting Melissa McCarthy’s Easter ‘Spicey’ in L.A.

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick April 17, 2017 @ 9:19 AM
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This past Saturday marked a major milestone for SNL with its first live coast-to-coast airing. Even Melissa McCarthy came out of warm-ups to resurrect her Sean Spicer impression, but did something seem … off about her presence? As SNL now confirms, McCarthy took part in a rare coast-to-coast effort.

Tig Notaro Calls ‘SNL’ Louis C.K. Clown Sketch Rip-Off ‘Disappointing’

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick April 12, 2017 @ 3:47 PM
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Louis C.K.’s SNL return went smoothly enough, until Tig Notaro fans noticed some striking similarities between a prerecorded “Birthday Clown” sketch, and Notaro’s own “Clown Service” short. It might have been an earnest mistake, but Notaro now speaks out against SNL, calling the apparent rip “extremely disappointing.”

Did ‘SNL’ Borrow Louis C.K.’s Clown Sketch From Tig Notaro?

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick April 10, 2017 @ 12:11 PM
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Forty-two seasons of comedy are bound to see SNL traversing some familiar ground, but a recent sketch from this past weekend’s Louis C.K. return may stepped over the line. Tig Notaro fans are accusing a pre-recorded clown sketch of aping one of the comedian’s short films, subbing in C.K. for her.

Alec Baldwin Pulls ‘SNL’ Double-Duty as Trump and Bill O’Reilly

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick April 9, 2017 @ 1:07 AM
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No one was exactly surprised to see Alec Baldwin kicking off the final five SNL episodes of Season 42 as Donald Trump, though the reluctantly recurring star added yet another major media impression. See Alec Baldwin face off with Alec Baldwin, as the reigning SNL host pulls double-duty as Trump and Bill O’Reilly for a Fox News sketch.