Tag Archives: SNL

SNL Turns Kellyanne Conway Into Pennywise [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: “Saturday Night Live” may have found its most uncharitable caricature of someone in President Trump’s orbit this weekend, featuring Kellyanne Conway as the scary clown from Stephen King’s recently revitalized film, “It.” The real butt of the joke, though, is cable news. In the highly cinematic, prerecorded sketch, CNN’s Anderson Cooper (played by Alex Moffat) stumbles ...

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SNL Reacts To Las Vegas Massacre [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: Country singer Jason Aldean opened Saturday Night Live following the Las Vegas Massacre that took place at his concert. “This week, we witnessed one of the worst tragedies in American history,” Aldean began. “Like everyone, I’m struggling to understand what happened that night and how to pick up the pieces and start to heal.” Aldean went on to ...

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Melissa McCarthy Wins Emmy For Spicer Portrayal

USA Today reports: Dave Chappelle and Melissa McCarthy are Emmy winners, earning trophies for their appearances on Saturday Night Live. Chappelle and McCarthy were announced as best guest actor and actress on a comedy series at Sunday’s creative arts awards, the precursor to the main Emmy Awards ceremony set for next weekend. Chappelle hosted the first SNL episode to follow ...

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Alec Baldwin’s Trump Makes A Return [VIDEO]

USA Today recaps: Though Alec Baldwin sounded iffy earlier this summer about whether he would resume his Trump persona for Saturday Night Live, fans of the impersonation got a special treat during the cold open of Thursday’s Weekend Update. Baldwin’s Trump took the stage at the Phoenix rally identifying himself as the “tragic victim” after Charlottesville due to the media ...

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Tina Fey: Let’s Sheet Cake Against Nazis [VIDEO]

USA Today reports: Tina Fey doesn’t want “any more good people to get hurt” at planned rallies and protests from far-right groups. So, she has offered an alternative to attending these gatherings, a practice she calls “sheet caking.” “I would urge people this Saturday, instead of participating in the screaming matches and potential violence, find a local business you support, ...

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“The Mooch” Appears On SNL: Summer Edition [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: “Saturday Night Live” didn’t miss its chance to lampoon “The Mooch” after all. In the first of four Thursday episodes of “Weekend Update: Summer Edition,” “SNL” alum Bill Hader returned to play Anthony Scaramucci, the former White House communications director whose brief tenure included a vulgarity-laced interview with The New Yorker. “You know how you miss me, ...

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SNL’s Trump Team Cast Sings Hallelujah [VIDEO]

Slate reports: After the crazy week in Washington there was no shortage of material for Saturday Night Live’s final episode of the season to take one final dig at Donald Trump and his administration. But instead of taking the bait, the show took a different tack in what looked very much like a swan song for a presidency that is ...

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Embattled Spicey Roars Back To SNL’s Podium [VIDEO]

Rolling Stone recaps: Sensing that Huckabee Sanders was targeting his job, McCarthy’s “Spicey” reappeared mid-press conference to reassume his prop-filled podium and spew rancor at reporters. “That’s right, Spicey’s back, Sarah’s out. Booyah,” he said. “Let me just put this whole Russian thing to bed once and for all: Trump is innocent,” Spicer told the press. “How do we know? ...

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SPICEY: Melissa McCarthy Lip-Syncs I Feel Pretty In Trailer For This Weekend’s Saturday Night Live [VIDEO]

People reports: Spicey feels pretty, oh so pretty. It seems Melissa McCarthy will once again reprise her Sean Spicer impersonation for this weekend’s Saturday Night Live, as shown through her West Side Story lip sync in the latest promo. The actress will host Saturday’s episode, bringing her into the fold of the coveted Five-Timers Club. In the video, released Wednesday, ...

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SNL Riffs On MSNBC’s Morning Joe [VIDEO]

The Washington Post recaps: “Saturday Night Live” took a break from a cold open focused entirely on President Trump — and instead poked fun at “Morning Joe,” with Kate McKinnon playing Mika Brzezinski and Alex Moffat as Joe Scarborough. In the sketch, the pair launch into “the most casual of political conversations” about House Republicans’ recent passage of the GOP ...

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SNL Riffs On Sean Spicer And Jared Kushner [VIDEO]

Variety recaps: Melissa McCarthy returned to “Saturday Night Live” to reprise her impression of White House press secretary Sean Spicer, skewering his gaffe earlier this week involving Hitler and the Holocaust. McCarthy came out in a bunny suit, a reference to Spicer having played the Easter Bunny at one of the White House’s Easter Egg Roll events during the George ...

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Alec Baldwin Pulls Double Duty On SNL [VIDEO]

Deadline raves: Is it too much to suspect he’s been dreaming of this for a long, long while? Alec Baldwin skewered Fox News Channel’s Bill O’Reilly on NBC’s Saturday Night Live last night, and he did it with Donald Trump’s help. Playing both roles in a split-screen O’Reilly Factor interview parody, Baldwin had smarm, arrogance and pomposity oozing from both ...

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Complicit: SNL Riffs On Ivanka Trump [VIDEO]

The Washington Post recaps: Yet again this weekend, “Saturday Night Live” trotted out Alec Baldwin doing a Donald Trump impression for its cold open. And yet again, that wasn’t even close to its harshest political sketch. That distinction this week was reserved for “Complicit,” a faux Ivanka Trump perfume ad that is liable to really ruffle some feathers. The conceit ...

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SNL Turns Jeff Sessions Into Forrest Gump

The Daily Beast recaps: Saturday Night Live had a lot of Donald Trump news to choose from tonight after taking two weeks off. And the show did not hesitate to dive in headfirst during the cold open sketch. With Alec Baldwin taking the week off as President Trump and Melissa McCarthy’s Sean Spicer nowhere in sight, it was left to ...

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Major Retail Group To Air Brutal Faux Infomercial During SNL In Attack On Republican Border Tax Plan [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: A top retail group is launching a TV ad campaign slamming House Republicans’ proposed border-adjustment tax (BAT) with a parody of classic informercials. The National Retail Federation (NRF) on Tuesday debuted the ad on “Fox and Friends,” and it will air during this week’s “Saturday Night Live.” Both are shows President Trump is known to watch, and ...

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Melissa McCarthy Slays Again As Sean Spicer [VIDEO]

Slate recaps: It is astonishing and shameful that we’ve reached the point as a nation where the antics of a sketch comedy troupe have a visible influence on the head of the federal government, but there’s no point denying that’s where we’re at. So, in very important news that could change the course of the presidency, and indeed the entire ...

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TRAILER: Alec Baldwin Previews Tomorrow’s SNL

We’re crossing our fingers for the return of Melissa McCarthy and the debut of Rosie as Steve Bannon. Via Mediaite: It seems it was just one week ago that Alec Baldwin was at Saturday Night Live. That’s because he was there, just one week ago, doing his legendary impression of President Donald Trump. But, this weekend he’s hosting for a ...

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Rosie O’Donnell Has A New Twitter Avatar

ABC News reports: Rosie O’Donnell has given herself quite a makeover. The actress and former talk show host, 54, took her social media-driven campaign to play Steve Bannon on “Saturday Night Live” to new heights Thursday night, replacing her Twitter avatar with an image that lit up the Twittersphere: Her face on his head. O’Donnell, a vocal critic of President ...

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Rosie: I’m Ready To Play Steve Bannon On SNL

The Hill reports: President Trump’s longtime nemesis says she is willing to play Trump’s top advisor on “Saturday Night Live.” Rosie O’Donnell on Monday tweeted that she would be up for portraying Chief White House Strategist Steve Bannon on SNL if asked to do so, after a report about the president’s anger at SNL’s portrayal of his team led to ...

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Spicer: SNL Has Crossed Over From Funny To Mean

Extra reports: On Sunday, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer spoke to “Extra’s” AJ Calloway exclusively at the Super Bowl in Houston. The White House Press Secretary gave his take on Melissa McCarthy’s impression of him in a surprise “SNL” skit, in which McCarthy poked fun at his tightly wound demeanor in press conferences. Explaining that he’d first heard about ...

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