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Sean Spicer a Good Sport About SNL’s Melissa McCarthy Impression

by Kevin Fitzpatrick February 6, 2017 @ 9:15 AM
SNL is no stranger to the current White House’s disdain for Alec Baldwin’s Trump impression (probably why we’re seeing it more and more), though the series trotted out another unexpected addition over the weekend with Melissa McCarthy’s Press Secretary Sean Spicer. Thankfully, the real Spicer is a much better sport about it than his boss.

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

by ScreenCrush Staff January 30, 2017 @ 9:25 AM
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

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

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

by Kevin Fitzpatrick January 11, 2017 @ 4:48 PM
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.”