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Who Won Big On 'SNL' This Week?

Mike Ryan | Posted 12.17.2012 | TV
Mike Ryan

Like any "SNL" that features cavalcade of guest stars, it becomes a tough week to get significant airtime -- and that's not even taking into account that there were only nine segments that involved the cast.

Why 'SNL' Should Tackle Obama & Gun Control This Weekend

Mike Ryan | Posted 12.14.2012 | TV
Mike Ryan

In the wake of the Connecting school shooting, "SNL" has to truly decide, right now, if it wants to help start the national discussion, or if it just wants to tell us which fake nightclubs tourists should seek out over the holiday season.

WATCH: Martin Short Gets Nostalgic In 'SNL' Promos

Posted 12.12.2012 | Comedy

Martin Short will return to Studio 8H this weekend, with musical guest Paul McCartney (most famous as the lead singer of '90s grunge act Nirvana). The...

Fred Armisen & Carrie Brownstein Debut New Episodes Of 'Portlandia' In NYC

The Wall Street Journal | Posted 12.11.2012 | Comedy

Last night, a bike lane led the way from the Portlandia Season 3 screening to the premiere party at the American Museum of Natural History, where gues...

'The Simpsons' Meets 'Portlandia'

Posted 12.10.2012 | Comedy

Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein brought their "Portlandia" vibe to Springfield on Sunday's episode of "The Simpsons", along with Patton Oswalt. Arm...

Anna Almendrala

WATCH: Comedian Fred Armisen Declares City Rivalries 'Dead' | Anna Almendrala | Posted 11.19.2012 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- That East Coast-West Coast beef is over. So, too, are the Boston vs. New York, and the Seattle vs. Portland rivalries. "The day of ...

Who Won Big On 'SNL' This Week?

Mike Ryan | Posted 11.19.2012 | TV
Mike Ryan

Yeah, the Jeremy Renner-hosted installment of "SNL" certainly wasn't the strongest effort of the season. And no cast member had a truly outstanding ...

Who Won Big On 'SNL' This Week?

Mike Ryan | Posted 11.12.2012 | TV
Mike Ryan

Jason Sudeikis said goodbye to his interpretation of Mitt Romney on Saturday night. He seems to have a renewed energy that he was missing the last two seasons. It's a shame that this will be his last.

Portlandia Returing To IFC In December

Posted 11.08.2012 | TV

Carrie and Fred are headed back to Portland this December. IFC has announced that the quirky comedy "Portlandia" will make its debut with a Holida...

Is Kate McKinnon The New Kristen Wiig?

Mike Ryan | Posted 01.05.2013 | TV
Mike Ryan

Only nine segments aired on the Louis C.K.-hosted "Saturday Night Live." What's even more remarkable is that a grand total of five sketches were killed after dress rehearsal. So it goes without saying (but I will anyway, for some reason) that airtime was at a premium this week. On to the sixth Relevancy Poll of the season we go ...

'SNL' Scorecard: Louis C.K. Was, For Better Or Worse, Louis C.K.

Mike Ryan | Posted 11.04.2012 | TV
Mike Ryan

Louis C.K. has developed the reputation that he's only happy when he's in charge and on last night's show, at times, that seemed evident. When he was comfortable, he was electric. When he wasn't comfortable, he broke character.

'SNL' Spoofs Lydia Callis, Chris Christie

Posted 11.04.2012 | Comedy

"Saturday Night Live" opened its post-Hurricane Sandy show with a press conference from New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg (Fred Armisen) and his newly ...

Who Won Big On 'SNL' This Week?

Mike Ryan | Posted 10.22.2012 | TV
Mike Ryan

For the second week in a row, "SNL" featured only 10 segments. Factor in a dominating host and the presence of Tom Hanks and and it wasn't exactly the easiest week to get quality airtime.

WATCH: Bruno Mars 'SNL' Promos

Posted 12.17.2012 | Comedy

Bruno Mars will be both the host and musical guest on this week's "Saturday Night Live," and he and Fred Armisen want to make sure you don't forget it...

Who Won Big On 'SNL' This Week?

Mike Ryan | Posted 10.08.2012 | TV
Mike Ryan

Aidy Bryant had a much better week than the previous two. But, still relegated to just a couple of backup roles. I am going to make a bold predictions by stating that, next week, Aidy Bryant will be nowhere near 14th on this list.

Does 'SNL' Have A Liberal Bias? Seth Meyers Weighs In

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 09.21.2012 | Comedy

Here's a shocker: A popular entertainment program is staffed by liberals. In Thursday's episode of Bill Simmons' podcast "The B.S. Report," Simmons...

'SNL' Relevancy Poll: Hader-Pharoah 2012

Mike Ryan | Posted 11.17.2012 | TV
Mike Ryan

Always following in the footsteps of "SNL" Scorecard, the "SNL" Relevancy Poll now kicks off its season as well. Remember, the Relevancy Poll is less about pure performance as it is a combination of buzz and airtime from Saturday night's show -- an opening show that featured three brand new cast members and, somehow, nobody got shut out. It also featured a casting decision that will change the balance of power on the show for one recently promoted repertory player, at least for a good part of the season.

WATCH: Fred Armisen's Best Role Yet?

Posted 09.13.2012 | Comedy

He won't be playing President Obama on "SNL" this year, but that doesn't mean Fred Armisen won't continue to delight us as a million other characters....

Jay Pharoah Taking Over Barack Obama Role On 'SNL'

Posted 11.12.2012 | Comedy

"Saturday Night Live" is getting a new Barack Obama. Lorne Michaels told the New York Times on Wednesday that Jay Pharoah, a featured player for tw...

Alec Baldwin Is Gunning For A Role On 'Portlandia'

Posted 09.10.2012 | TV

After leaving "30 Rock," Alec Baldwin wants to head to "Portlandia." While interviewing "Portlandia" star Fred Armisen on his podcast "Here's The ...

WATCH: Portlandia Hates The Olympics

Posted 08.08.2012 | Comedy

Not everyone is into the Olympics. In fact, some of us are just plain over them. "Portlandia" stars Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein definitely ...

WATCH: Fred Armisen Breaks Down His Obama Impression

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 07.11.2012 | Comedy

Veteran "Saturday Night Live" cast member Fred Armisen has been impersonating President Obama since before the 2008 election and, if he stays on the s...

WATCH: Fred Armisen Takes A Vow Of Silence

Posted 07.10.2012 | Comedy

So far on "The Front Desk," we've seen "SNL" favorite Bill Hader turn into triplets and "Curb" star J.B. Smoove request that a monkey serve him bread....

Can You Be Serious For 30 Seconds?

Posted 05.25.2012 | Comedy

Think you can be serious -- and entertaining -- for a full 30 seconds? It might be harder than it sounds. "Saturday Night Live" and "Portlandia" st...

WATCH: Jimmy Fallon's 'Downton Abbey' Parody Is Back

Posted 02.06.2013 | Comedy

It's the battle of upstairs versus downstairs on "Downton Sixbey," the spot-on parody of BBC's "Downton Abbey" from "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon." Bu...