• Idris Elba celebrates SNL hosting gig with Aidy Bryant in promo video

    Idris Elba got the call almost every actor wants to receive: He’s hosting Saturday Night Live. In the teaser video for this week’s show, Elba walks down the street in Manhattan wearing a cardigan and beanie hat when he receives the news. That magical call instantly transports him from the sidewalk straight to the SNL sound stage in Rockefeller Center. Elba strolls straight past the bumbling intern into Studio 8H. A

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    Steve Carell shows off acting chops in SNL promo (Video)

    Steve Carell recently poked fun at his plunge into dramatic acting in the new Saturday Night Live promo video and addressed concerns that some of his comedy fans might worry they’ve forever lost the Office star to the dramatic arts. In the promo, SNL’s Aidy Bryant and Chris Redd ask Carell if he’s still capable of comedy. “You’re kind of, like, a serious actor now,” Bryant tells Carell. “Are you

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    Saturday Night Live’s season 40 premiere was a disappointment so it can only get better, right?

    One of the most difficult forms of comedy to execute well is live sketch. I think even the most casual comedy consumers can agree on this. When you see live sketch comedy at a theater done well, it’s magical. When it’s bad, it’s not just bad– it’s excruciating to watch. And this is why I root for Saturday Night Live every year. I understand how impossible it is to deliver

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    Saturday Night Live adds three new faces days before season premiere (Videos)

    With the recent turnovers at Saturday Night Live — veterans Andy Samberg and Kristen Wiig, as well as player Abby Elliott, will not return for the show’s 38th season — questions have arose over who else may leave and who would join the cast. Today, we can report that deals have been made official with Chicago improvisers Aidy Bryant and Tim Robinson. Cecily Strong, whose background is also in sketch

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