• Pete Davidson, Catholic Church are feuding; Diocese of Brooklyn demands apology

    Pete Davidson is in the news (again), this time for feuding with the Catholic Church. The Catholic Church’s Diocese of Brooklyn released a lengthy statement calling for an “immediate public apology” from Davidson and SNL for a joke the comedian told on last Saturday’s Weekend Update. Davidson was brought on for a segment about R. Kelly and his alleged abuse of young women. The SNL star then told a joke

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    SNL recap: Watch Idris Elba crush it on Saturday Night Live

    Thes new Idris Elba Netflix comedy, Turn Up Charlie, debuts March 15. This week, the Wire star hosted Saturday Night Live to show off his comedic chops. It was Elba’s first time hosting the Saturday Night sketch show and he threw himself into it, doing a variety of characters and accents. The show had a lot of sketches that featured social commentary and current events this week—with a few twists.

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    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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    John Mulaney’s SNL throwback photos give behind-the-scenes glimpse

    John Mulaney got sentimental leading up to his SNL return Saturday night. Last week, Mulaney started posting pictures from his old Saturday Night Live days—and it is as charming as you would think it would be. SNL ratings rise with John Mulaney as host The Big Mouth star wrote for SNL for six seasons after auditioning for the show in 2008. Mulaney hosted the show for the first time last

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    Saturday Night Live recap: John Mulaney should always host SNL

    John Mulaney is great and this week he made Saturday Night Live great. After spending six seasons as a writer, Mulaney is very at home at Studio 8H. He was wonderful when he hosted SNL last April and the Big Mouth star is always a treat when he pops back in (for example, to review The Mule). Mulaney really elevates SNL whenever he comes back and, while there were some

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    John Mulaney is really bad at SNL auditions in promo video

    John Mulaney returns to Saturday Night Live this weekend to host for a second time. On Wednesday, the show released a promo video in which the Kid Gorgeous comedian reveals that he auditioned to appear on the Saturday night sketch show 44 times. This may be an exaggeration. Viewers are treated to a compilation of auditions spanning from the Not Ready For Prime Time Players days to a 2004 trial of

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    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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