• Chris Rock will direct Saving Kenan pilot at NBC but we’re all talking about Kenan Thompson’s SNL future

    Chris Rock will direct the new Kenan Thompson pilot for NBC, called Saving Kenan. The announcement is just one more item making Thompson’s fans wonder if he will leave Saturday Night Live after this season. Thompson holds the record of longest-tenured SNL cast member with 16 seasons to his name. He continues to express his gratitude being on SNL as reports about other cast members’ futures percolate. Rock and Thompson crossed

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    Don Cheadle wore a pro-trans shirt on SNL; Queer Twitter rejoices

    People are praising Saturday Night Live host Don Cheadle for standing up in defense of trans youth. Cheadle hosted SNL in what was a bounceback episode for the Saturday night sketch series. When he introduced musical guest Gary Clark Jr., the Black Monday star sported a shirt saying, “Protect trans kids” in all caps. The silent but powerful message was a reminder that trans children, as well as much of

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    Saturday Night Live recap: Don Cheadle leads SNL bounceback episode

    It’s surprising this was Don Cheadle’s first time hosting Saturday Night Live since the Avengers star has been a household name for years. Cheadle brought his acting chops to every role he played Saturday night no matter how silly, which really elevated this week’s SNL. While some sketches fell a little flat, there were a lot of hits. Most of those hits came from risky or flat out weird sketches

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    Saturday Night Live recap: Halsey sings through stale SNL

    You’ll love Halsey after this week’s Saturday Night Live. Halsey appeared last year as the musical guest when Sam Rockwell hosted, but she got to do a lot more this time around. The 24-year-old singer both hosted and performed as the musical guest. She even painted a giant picture live on the show. While Halsey was adorable and tried her best, she was stuck in some sketches that didn’t quite

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    Kenan Thompson’s new NBC gig casts shadow over SNL future

    Kenan Thompson wants comedians to ‘bring it’ on his new NBC comedy competition show Bring The Funny. A $250,000 prize package awaits the winner, but what does the future hold for the Saturday Night Live star? Industry insiders have speculated for some time that Thompson may leave SNL as a full-time cast member in pursuit of a big-time TV or movie career. Bring The Funny is the second prime-time show to land Thompson

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    Saturday Night Live recap: James McAvoy, SNL recycle old bits

    James McAvoy hosted Saturday Night Live this week. McAvoy isn’t known for his comedy, but as an actor, he was fully committed to this week’s show. Films like Split, Glass, and the X-Men franchise made McAvoy a major star since his indie film days. The Wanted actor took the SNL stage with a lot of confidence. Unfortunately, the perennial sketch show cursed him with a lot of repeat sketches that

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    Saturday Night Live recap: Pete Davidson is back and he’s really excited about The Mule

    Saturday Night Live is back with a very political episode. After a month hiatus, the show featured first-time host Rachel Brosnahan. The actress is famous for her portrayal of Midge Maisel on The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and it was exciting to see if she would use her comedy chops on the show. As a host, they didn’t give her too much to do, which was a shame because she was

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    Kenan Thompson NBC pilot leaves SNL future uncertain

    Kenan Thompson might need to leave Saturday Night Live for his own sitcom, Saving Kenan. NBC picked up the comedy starring Thompson after it’d been in development since the fall. Lorne Michaels, as usual, will serve as executive producer, as he does on many projects from his SNL darlings. Also on board is Superstore executive producer Jackie Clarke. Thompson is the longest-running cast member on SNL and when he started

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    Dan Crenshaw called Pete Davidson after ‘devastating’ Instagram post

    Many celebrities have reached out to Pete Davidson in the aftermath of his troubling Instagram post last week. The most unlikely good Samaritan was Texas Congressman-elect Dan Crenshaw. You may recognize Crenshaw as the eyepatch-wielding veteran Davidson made a joke about on Saturday Night Live. Crenshaw appeared on the show the following week to make amends. Crenshaw spoke with Houston’s NBC affiliate station KPRC about the “devastating” post his newest

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    Pete Davidson SNL absence caused by skipped rehearsals; celebrities concerned about mental health

    Pete Davidson had a hard week last week. Many started to worry about the comedian’s mental health after he posted to Instagram what seemed to be suicidal thoughts. Davidson was then suspiciously absent from this past weekend’s Saturday Night Live. He only appeared for one line, to introduce musical guest Miley Cyrus and had a small cameo in a pre-recorded sketch. This came after a whirlwind weekend leading many fans

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    Saturday Night Live recap: Matt Damon, celebrity impressions close out SNL’s 2018

    Last night was the final Saturday Night Live of 2018 and the crew went out on a good one. Matt Damon came back for the first time in over a decade to host. Though he had come back earlier in the season to play Brett Kavanaugh, he really got to shine this week. He brought the kind of commitment to hosting that showed how much he really loves SNL. He

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    Saturday Night Live recap: Jason Momoa is really hot, but is he funny? (Videos)

    We all know Jason Momoa is very hot. This week the Aquaman star hosted Saturday Night Live for the first time. It’s surprisingly more difficult when the host is a hot man. Not because hot men aren’t funny, but because the show often leans too heavily on the fact that they are stone cold hunks for jokes. Sometimes these jokes work, sometimes they don’t. It hinges on the host’s likeability.

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    Saturday Night Live recap: Claire Foy keeps SNL ship afloat

    This week’s episode of Saturday Night Live featured Claire Foy as the guest host. For a first-time host who isn’t known for her comedy chops, Foy did really well. She was often the best part of the sketches she was in. The Crown star showcased her range, committed to characters, and even showed off a multitude of accents she can do. While Foy shined, the episode overall had some hits

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    Pete Davidson, Claire Foy get into royal food fight in SNL promo (Video)

    Saturday Night Live released their promo for this week’s show with guest host Claire Foy—and it gets messy. In the promo, Pete Davidson tells The Crown star that there is an SNL tradition that she needs to participate in before hosting the show. The video then cuts to a slow-motion food fight with flirty lighting. Musical guest Anderson .Paak’s new song Tints (featuring Kendrick Lamar) plays in the background. The

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    Saturday Night Live recap: Steve Carell teases Office reunion on SNL (Videos)

    Steve Carell returned to host Saturday Night Live for the third time last night. The Office star hosted back in 2005 and again in 2008, but that was over 10 years ago. Was he ready to jump back in? He has grey hair and does serious movies now, leading some to wonder: Can Steve Carell still be funny? Of course he can! But how did the show go overall? We

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