The past few days have given rise to a bit of 'SNL' controversy for the current season's failure to included women of color either among the cast or portrayed in sketches, but the latest host should at least answer some qualms. 'Scandal' it-girl Kerry Washington will host the November 2 installment of the late-night NBC sketch comedy series, bringing back rapper Eminem as musical guest for the sixth time.
Diversity questions have presented themselves among 'SNL''s 39-year history on multiple occasions, most recently as black cast member Jay Pharoah criticized the current cast's lacking female performers of color. Cast veteran Kenan Thompson has a different opinion however, believing most of the black female performers that have auditioned to join the cast simply weren't "ready."
Mileage definitely varied on 'SNL' this past weekend with Bruce Willis' first hosting stint since 1989, though amid all the "Boy Dance Parties" and centaurs, we were in for one definite bright spot. Upcoming 'Grand Budapest Hotel' star and former 'Hulk' Edward Norton will host 'SNL' for the first time on October 26, with musical guest Janelle Monae.
You've got to love it when 'SNL' forces its major movie star guest hosts to do really, really silly stuff and you honestly don't get much sillier than Bruce Willis playing a centaur. The only thing you can complain about here is that Willis is playing a guy playing centaur instead of a real centaur, but that may have been just a little too much perfect for a single sketch.
It wouldn't be a proper episode of 'SNL' without a decent commercial parody and the latest episode offered one that is so bizarrely specific that it ends up being kind of perfect. It's an ad for the latest version of 24 Hour Energy Drink -- but it's made specifically for men who are dating actresses.
Prior to last night's episode of 'SNL,' many people were wondering just how much the notoriously macho Bruce Willis was going to be willing to engage in the sketch show's typical shenanigans. It turns out that the 'Die Hard' star was more than willing to get downright silly for the sake of a few laughs. Yes, the video above features Willis dancing and rapping like a fool and yes, it's everything you want it to be.
Bruce Willis returns to host 'SNL' for the first time since 1989, which is a pretty huge deal if you ask us. What's kept John McClane away from the 'SNL' stage for so long?! Whatever the reason, we're glad ol' Bruno is back to make us laugh, but a lot has changed since his last time hosting. So how did Willis fare on tonight's episode? Read on for our breakdown of his hosting duties.
Bruce Willis has made plenty of headlines in recent months with his apparent disinterest in the spotlight, but will he be up to the task of hosting 'SNL' for the first time since 1989? The 'Die Hard' star will step up to the stage for this Saturday's follow-up to last week's Miley Cyrus outing, and the first previews at least bring us "The Return of Bruno." Ah, '80s humor.
When 'SNL' is on point, there are few live, late night variety shows that skewer American politics so well (but then again, it really does have that category all to itself). There was no way the show was going to miss an opportunity to make fun of the recent government shutdown and there was no way they weren't going to use guest host Miley Cyrus to help do it. The result? A truly bizarre and inspired parody of the music video for Cyrus' "We Don't Stop," which puts Michele Bachmann and John Boehner front and center. Naturally, the new song is called "We Did Stop."
There are few 'SNL' sketches as reliably funny as fake screen tests, which give the cast the opportunity to show off their best and craziest celebrity impersonations. It felt especially important in the most recent Miley Cyrus-hosted episode of the show -- with so many of the big names gone, this was a chance for the lesser known cast members to step up to the plate. And you know what? They did. Mostly.