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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
NBC
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.

Alec Baldwin Didn’t Want to Play ‘SNL’ Trump At First

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick March 28, 2017 @ 10:50 PM
NBC
Once upon a time, Alec Baldwin taking on the role of SNL’s Donald Trump seemed like an amusing guest spot to take us through the debates. Now, the question remains how long Baldwin will play the beleaguered president, especially as the reigning host claims he never wanted the role in the first place.

Melissa McCarthy Already Taking Sean Spicer Notes for SNL Return

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick March 21, 2017 @ 4:14 PM
NBC
SNL has one heck of a Season 42 finish ahead, to follow Louis C.K. with Jimmy Fallon, Chris Pine, Melissa McCarthy and The Rock, and live on every coast at that. Of all those names, however, McCarthy might build the most anticipation, as the Sean Spicer impressionist says she’s already squirreling away notes for the next appearance.

Dave Chappelle Talks ‘SNL’ Writers on Election Night, Louis C.K. Advice

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick March 17, 2017 @ 2:55 PM
NBC
Dave Chappelle had perhaps one of the hardest SNL gigs in recent memory, to follow the still-stunning upset of Election Night with humor. His monologue in particular set a tone for soldiering onward, for which Chappelle now offers new insight into the SNL writers’ room that week, and the advice Louis C.K. gave him.

SNL Sets McCarthy, The Rock and More for Season 42, With Live West Coast Twist

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick March 16, 2017 @ 12:44 PM
NBC
If perhaps SNL seemed to be sleeping on the job with its two-hosts-per-month in 2017, they had good reason. Not only have the final four hosts been announced, including Jimmy Fallon, Melissa McCarthy and The Rock, but shows will air live across the country for the first time in history.

Taran Killam Won’t Be ‘Mating’ on Showtime After All

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick March 9, 2017 @ 9:57 PM
NBC
It was around the time that SNL favorites Taran Killam and Jay Pharoah confirmed new Showtime series, that we learned the pair hadn’t been invited back for Season 42. In Pharoah’s case, at least, the Jamie Foxx-produced White Famous was picked up to series, though Showtime now confirms Taran Killam’s dating scene comedy Mating wasn’t so fortunate.