• Melissa McCarthy’s monologue on Saturday Night Live was stellar (Video)

    For her second time hosting Saturday Night Live, movie and television comedy force Melissa McCarthy abandoned the typical joke slinging and instead relied on her impossibly lovable personality, exploiting her everywoman charm to great effect. With a little help from SNL castmember Taran Kilam, the duo produced a wholly funny and satisfying intro last night’s show. Check it out! Be sure to subscribe to the weekly Laughspin Podcast on iTunes

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    Melissa McCarthy returns to Saturday Night Live this weekend, so let’s watch the teasers (Video)

    Emmy-award winning star of television (CBS series Mike & Molly) and film (Bridesmaids, Identity Theft) Melissa McCarthy returns to Saturday Night Live this weekend to host with musical guest Phoenix. McCarthy first hosted in October of 2011, and did a stellar job with what the writers gave her– which wasn’t much. Here’s hoping the team at SNL challenge the talented actress more this time around. Until Saturday, let’s peep the

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    Justin Timberlake joined by Steve Martin, Alec Baldwin, more on Saturday Night Live (Video)

    To properly induct Justin Timberlake into the Five-Timers Club last night, Saturday Night Live invited back a teeming handful of all-time favorite hosts. Already-christened members of the club Steve Martin, Chevy Chase, Alec Baldwin, Candice Bergen and Tom Hanks all appeared during Timberlake’s monologue (which really wasn’t a monologue). Joining them was Paul Simon and Martin Short — both of whom hosted three times — as well as original castmember

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    Watch Justin Bieber’s tribute to Black History Month on Saturday Night Live

    Although ratings for Saturday Night Live slipped four percent from last week — when Adam Levine hosted — Justin Bieber put in a more-than-respectable effort last night. His monologue, with the help from Kenan Thompson, was a tribute to both Black History Month and Valentine’s Day and featured a special guest. Check it out below and tell us how you think Justin did last night! Be sure to subscribe to

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    Laughspin Podcast episode 37: Bill Maher gets sued, Roseanne, SNL, Kristen Wiig

    Dylan and Mike talk about Donald Trump suing Bill Maher, Roseanne’s new show, controversy surrounding a sketch on Saturday Night Live, Kristen Wiig’s next big movie project and much more! We also listen to audio of comedian Andy Andrist confronting his childhood molester– and more audio clips that have nothing to do with sexual abuse!

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    Justin Bieber and Kenan Thompson yuk it up on Saturday Night Live (Video)

    This weekend, pop star, tween dream and person who gets his mother’s birthday tattooed on his chest Justin Bieber will appear on Saturday Night Live as its host and musical guest. In the just-released promos, we find the little guy hanging with SNL veteran Kenan Thompson and not once addressing the fact that he tattooed his mother’s birthday on his chest. Be sure to subscribe to the weekly Laughspin Podcast

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    Thailand government wants to ban Saturday Night Live sketch about sex tourism (Video)

    Thailand’s government is seriously pissed off about a Saturday Night Live sketch that mocks the country’s well-known sex tourism industry. In the fake commercial for popular language-learning software Rosetta Stone, we find Bill Hader, Bobby Moynihan and Taran Killam playing characters who are planning a trip to Thailand “for a thing,” as Hader’s character explains. And now, Thai culture minister Sonthaya Kunploem, with help from the nation’s government, is demanding

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    Ana Gasteyer lied to Lorne Michaels about her age during Saturday Night Live interview

    We’ve all lied on our resumes or job applications. But lying to Lorne Michaels during your Saturday Night Live interview takes some serious balls. But that’s what Ana Gasteyer did before she landed her spot on the iconic show in 1996. In a new interview, the Huffington Post asks the current Suburgatory star, now 45, if she ever lied on a job application, to which she responds, “Yeah, I did

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    Comedian John Mulaney lands television deal with Lorne Michaels and NBC

    This should come as no surprise to true comedy lovers: stand-up comedian and former Saturday Night Live writer John Mulaney has landed a deal to produce a television pilot for NBC. Written by Mulaney and helmed by SNL honcho Lorne Michaels, the as-of-yet-untitled, multi-camera ensemble, based loosely on Mulaney’s life, will center on a group of young friends and their misadventures. If you’ve heard Mulaney’s stand-up, you’ll know he was

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    Kenan Thompson and Lorne Michaels are developing a new show for NBC

    For the second time this year, it’s been revealed that Saturday Night Live’s honcho Lorne Michaels plans to team up with one of the show’s major players. Following the news in August that he’s developing a family-themed series with Seth Meyers and his brother Josh, Michaels is now about to start working with Kenan Thompson. The nine-year SNL veteran is set to write, star in and executive produce (along with

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    Watch the extended Abraham Lincoln ‘Louie’ parody with Louis C.K. (Video)

    If you watched Saturday Night Live last night, you’d have to agree that the pre-recorded Louie parody, in which host Louis C.K. plays an Abraham Lincoln-ized version of himself, was the clear highlight. For your pleasure, NBC released a longer version of last night’s short. Check it out below!

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    You should read Louis C.K.’s lovely message from his dressing room at Saturday Night Live

    We’re just a little bit more than three hours away from watching Louis C.K. host Saturday Night Live for the first time in his career. It’s an event that caps off an incredibly successful career for the veteran comedian. And just moments ago he sent out the below e-mail to his distribution list. I’m sure he wouldn’t mind if we shared it with you, dear Laughspinners in the event you

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    Louis C.K. on hosting SNL: I could be the first host they ever cancel (Videos)

    Tomorrow night, Louis C.K. will find himself in a series of awkward situations live on television. He’s hosting Saturday Night Live for the first time ever, and, as he told Jimmy Fallon last night, he’s nervous. And he should be. As he says, learning lines and performing sketch comedy is not what he does for a living. “I’ve bombed onstage a thousand times as a stand-up, and that’s very educating,”

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    Seth Meyers and John Oliver want different things from presidential election (Exclusive)

    Regardless of how you feel about Barack Obama or Mitt Romney (or Gary Johnson), this election has provided many laughs and ample material for our favorite comedians (Super PACs, binders full of women, and Perry’s “oops”). At Bob Saget’s Scleroderma fundraiser recently, I caught up with Saturday Night Live’s Seth Meyers and The Daily Show correspondent John Oliver to ask them what the funniest outcome to this election would be

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