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Live From New York, It’s More Sexism at SNL! ‘Long Takes’ Ep. 6

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by ScreenCrush Staff January 30, 2017 @ 9:25 AM
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Last week, SNL writer Kate Rich shared a tasteless joke on social media; within hours, the writer was suspended indefinitely (fired). What makes this case different from prior controversies involving the show’s writers and performers? Rich is a woman, and on SNL (as in many real life circumstances), women are not afforded the opportunity to screw up

SNL Sets Kristen Stewart Hosting Debut as First February Show

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick January 21, 2017 @ 11:14 PM
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One day after the presidential inauguration, SNL host Aziz Ansari followed Dave Chappelle’s example to deliver a thoughtful and ultimately optimistic monologue about America’s future, but it wasn’t the night’s only news. Kristen Stewart has signed on as 2017’s third SNL host, due in early February.

SNL’s Dave Chappelle Episode Had ‘Rick James’ Sketch Cut for Trump

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick January 18, 2017 @ 9:36 AM
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No one knew quite what to expect from SNL after the 2016 election took a different course than predicted, though Kate McKinnon’s moving cold open and Dave Chappelle’s monologue offered a welcoming return. We even got to see some old Chappelle’s Show faces, but the most famous of all was apparently cut over Trump’s electoral win, says writer Neal Brennan.

Alec Baldwin’s SNL Trump May Expand to ‘Other Venues’ Outside Show

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick January 11, 2017 @ 4:48 PM
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The initial shock of Donald Trump’s election left it unclear if SNL would continually call on Alec Baldwin for such an extended commitment, but the 30 Rock alum and ranking host has soldiered on, much to the real Trump’s enjoyable chagrin. Baldwin may even follow in Will Ferrell’s “Dubya” footsteps, apparently taking the role to “other venues.”

Felicity Jones Entertains the (Storm) Troops in First SNL 2017 Promos

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick January 11, 2017 @ 9:36 AM
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The new year is officially off and running, and SNL mercifully isn’t going to let another day go by without us thinking about Rogue One. Jyn Erso herself, Felicity Jones makes her SNL debut in the first official 2017 promos, and wouldn’t you know it, likes to reference that Star Wars everyone seems so fond of.