Race and comedy don't always mix, but with Black History Month upon us, 'SNL' decided to take no prisoners and create a music video that has the potential to be one of the most offensive things the show has ever done. It's a credit to the writers and to performers Keenan Thompson, Jay Pharoah and Sasheer Zamata that this thing works and that it's as funny as it is.
The best of 'SNL''s commercial parodies are always those that make you cringe a little. Not because they're bad, but because you recognize just enough painful truth in them to dredge up a memory or two. With Valentine's Day around the corner, the most recent episode of everyone's favorite late night variety show tackled a subject that should be familiar to anyone who has ever been in a relationship: forgetting to get a gift for your loved one.
After years behind the Weekend Update desk, the terrific Seth Meyers is leaving 'SNL' to pursue other projects. And by pursue other projects, we mean "take over as host of 'Late Night' while Jimmy Fallon ascends to 'The Tonight Show.'" Of course, something as important, popular and prominent as Meyers doesn't depart without some kind of send-off and the show sent him off in style.
On tonight's all-new episode of 'SNL,' Melissa McCarthy returns to the 30 Rock stage for her third time hosting the show. We're pretty excited to see what the star of 'Bridesmaids' and 'The Heat' has in store, given that her last two appearances were quite charming. It's also Seth Meyers' last night on 'SNL,' as he'll be leaving to take over for Jimmy Fallon on 'Late Night,' so we're betting there's at least a couple of fun surprises in store. Read on for our review of tonight's episode!
This past weekend saw 'Wolf of Wall Street' Oscar-nominee Jonah Hill bringing his A-game (and A-listers!) to 'SNL' for his third hosting gig, but can Melissa McCarthy's own third time hosting bring the heat, especially in the shadow of
Super Bowl, er, "Live Ball War: The Game" Sunday? Find out in the first promos for our February 1 'SNL' installments with McCarthy and Imagine Dragons!
Sometimes, 'SNL' is at its absolute best when it decides to go fully and truly off the rails. When the show does abandon reality, it often does so in the final sketch of the night, where things are allowed to get crazier and funkier since more easily unsettled audiences tend to be asleep. Of course, this is just a long-winded way of saying that no sketch has dominated the final segments in recent years quite like the "former porn stars," which pushes the weirdness to truly strange and amazing levels.
Andy Samberg's biggest contribution to the 'SNL' legacy were his digital shorts and music videos, where he took the show's format off the stage to create hilarious pre-recorded material that was primed to go viral all over the internet. With his departure, the show has continued to produce short films and recorded sketches, but Kyle Mooney and Beck Bennett’s work has consistently stood out from the rest of the pack, mainly because of how different it feels from the typical 'SNL' short.
'Her' may not be lighting the box office on fire, but it's undoubtedly one of the best films released in 2013 and a movie that will generate conversation and analysis for years to come. In other words, it's perfect fodder for 'SNL,' who took the film and transformed it into something far creepier and funnier than anything in the actual movie.
When Jonah Hill graced the 'SNL' stage last night, he wasn't just a very funny comic actor -- he was a two-time Oscar nominated thespian with Very Important Things to say. The only problem is that no one cared about Hill. They only cared about his 'The Wolf of Wall Street' co-star Leonardo DiCaprio and all of the cast members strategically placed in the audience made sure to let him know this.
If you think this opening monologue set-up is just an excuse to get Mr. DiCaprio himself to show up for a brief but unforgettable appearance ... you're right.
On tonight's all-new episode of 'SNL,' Jonah Hill drops by the 30 Rock stage for his third time hosting the show. Coincidentally, Hill also just received his second Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor -- this time for his memorable turn in Martin Scorsese's 'The Wolf of Wall Street.' Hill has some serious chops, especially in the comedy department, so we can't wait to see what he brings to the stage tonight. Read on for our full review!