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SNL Ranked: Now Donald Trump Has Become Death, Destroyer of Comedy

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by Britt Hayes November 8, 2015 @ 8:45 AM
NBC
SNL's decision to have Donald Trump host this week's episode has definitely stirred some pots, inspiring many to mock the venerated series and some to march down to 30 Rock in protest, while others have chosen to simply ignore this week's show, as if we can will it into non-existence. Is it as bad as we feared? Almost. Is it hilariously awful? Nope. It's just...not good.

Donald Trump SNL Promos Just as ‘Yuge’ and Hateful As You’d Expect

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick November 4, 2015 @ 2:53 PM
NBC
Whatever your politics, there’s little denying that Donald Trump will deliver the spectacle to SNL this weekend, hosting alongside musical guest Sia. Following a short break, the first promos of Trump’s SNL return have arrived, and The Donald comes out swinging at his opponents just as absurdly as you imagined.

Donald Trump Says SNL Hosting Was Originally Just One Sketch

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick November 4, 2015 @ 11:16 AM
NBC
Despite numerous (and still-to-come) protests, SNL won’t be walking back its controversial decision to elect Donald Trump as its first November host this weekend. That said, it seems the veteran NBC sketch series originally eyed him for a single appearance, before offering him the full November 7 slot.

Matthew McConaughey to Host SNL in November With Adele

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick October 26, 2015 @ 11:42 AM
Pascal Le Segretain / Kevin Winter, Getty Images
Elizabeth Banks will offer an alright SNL palate cleanser for Donald Trump when the NBC sketch series returns in November, but its third host of the month deserves a hearty “alright, alright, alright.” Matthew McConaughey will make a surprising return to the SNL stage, bringing the big guns with Adele as musical guest.

Elizabeth Banks Will Host SNL in November After Donald Trump

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick October 22, 2015 @ 11:53 AM
Lionsgate
SNL will take a short hiatus after Tracy Morgan’s triumphant return, opening back up on November 7 with a likely bit of controversy, thought we can much more confidently bank on the subsequent outing. November 14 will see the odds ever in our favor, as Hunger Games star Elizabeth Banks takes the stage for the first time as host.

Colin Jost Steps Down as Head SNL Writer

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick October 20, 2015 @ 11:05 AM
NBC
SNL co-head writer Colin Jost has been something of a polarizing figure, rising through the writers’ ranks, taking over as head Weekend Update anchor from Seth Meyers, and subsequently replacing co-host Cecily Strong with comedian Michael Che. Now, a surprising shift has occurred behind the scenes, as Jost has abdicated his role as co-head writer to fellow heads Rob Klein and Bryan Tucker.

Eddie Murphy Revives Cosby Impression After SNL Refusal

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick October 19, 2015 @ 12:49 PM
NBC
Just last week, a profile of Eddie Murphy shed light on his declining the role of Bill Cosby for SNL’s 40th anniversary event, citing his disinterest with denigrating the fallen idol any further. That pudding appears to have spilled however, as Murphy put on his best Cosby to accept the Kennedy Center’s Mark Twain Prize.

'SNL' Brings in Larry David as Bernie Sanders and It’s Perfect

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by Jacob Hall October 18, 2015 @ 9:13 AM
NBC
Where there's a presidential debate, there’s an SNL cold open. And where there’s an SNL cold open, there’s ample opportunity to slide in surprise guest stars to get the show started on a high note. However, there have only been a few surprise guest stars that have been as perfectly implemented as Larry David, who shows up as Senator Bernie Sanders to parody the recent Democratic debate. Oh, and Alec Baldwin shows up as Jim Webb, but Baldwin actually lives backstage at SNL, so his presence isn’t quite as exciting.

Tracy Morgan’s Brian Fellow Return to SNL and Brings a Camel With Him

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by Jacob Hall October 18, 2015 @ 8:49 AM
NBC
Every time an SNL alumni returns to the host the show, they are often granted the chance to dust off characters and recurring sketches. Sometimes, the results can be a little sad. Sometimes, the results can be funny and get your nostalgia pumping into overdrive. Tracy Morgan returning to the character of Brian Fellow was the definitely the latter...even though one of his co-stars did steal the sketch right out from under him.

'SNL' Arranges a '30 Rock' Reunion For Guest Host Tracy Morgan

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by Jacob Hall October 18, 2015 @ 8:37 AM
Sometimes, you don't realize how much you value an actor until they have a brush with death. That's how the internet felt when Tracy Morgan was in a car accident a year ago and his injuries kept him away from the spotlight for a long time. But now Morgan is back, healthy enough to host SNL, and reuniting with the cast members of the other great show he was on.