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'SNL' Scorecard: Anne Hathaway Channels Her Inner 'Les Miz'

Mike Ryan | Posted 11.11.2012 | TV
Mike Ryan

Anne Hathaway deserves to be mentioned in the pantheon of the other "current great 'SNL' hosts" like Jon Hamm, Emma Stone and Justin Timberlake. But, the material this time around was not as consistently strong as her last two appearances.

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 ...

'I'm Mitt Romney, And I'm Still Running For President'

Posted 11.04.2012 | Comedy

Fun fact: Mitt Romney is technically still a presidential candidate. It may be hard to believe, but it's true. On Tuesday, American citizens will h...

'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.

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.

'SNL' Scorecard: Bruno Mars Channels His Inner Justin Timberlake

Mike Ryan | Posted 10.21.2012 | TV
Mike Ryan

Musical performers who are thrust into hosting duties have a, let's say, mixed history of success on "SNL." But, yeah ... maybe Bruno Mars (with a little help from Tom Hanks) really is the next Justin Timberlake.

Who Won Big On 'SNL' This Week?

Mike Ryan | Posted 10.15.2012 | TV
Mike Ryan

I suppose it's not too surprising that a couple of the female cast members were going to have difficulty getting airtime considering how seamlessly Christina Applegate blended into the cast.

'SNL' Scorecard: Christina Applegate Should Host More Often

Mike Ryan | Posted 10.14.2012 | TV
Mike Ryan

Christina Applegate was a terrific host because she blended into the cast and when that happens, "SNL" becomes a streamlined machine -- which it was last night. I'm already looking forward to when Applegate hosts again in 2031.

Seth Meyers: Joe Biden Is 'The Loosest Cannon On The Ship'

Posted 10.11.2012 | Comedy

As the head writer for "Saturday Night Live" for the better half of a decade, Seth Meyers can now compare the 2008 and 2012 presidential elections wit...

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.

How Did Daniel Craig Do On 'Saturday Night Live'?

Mike Ryan | Posted 12.07.2012 | TV
Mike Ryan

As host of Saturday Night Live, Daniel Craig seemed raring to go -- he was practically screaming, "I want to prove to you that I am funny! No, really, I am!" Unfortunately, for the most part, the material just wasn't there.

Seth Meyers: 'The Bachelorette' Is The Most Intense Show

Posted 10.01.2012 | TV

What do "The Bachelorette" and "Breaking Bad" have in common? Seth Meyers' TV taste. In an interview with Elle magazine, "Saturday Night Live" writ...

'SNL' Scorecard: Pedrad And Pharoah Shine On Final 'Weekend Update Thursday'

Mike Ryan | Posted 11.27.2012 | TV
Mike Ryan

In 2008, these specials brought out guests like Bill Murray and Will Ferrell. In other words: It truly felt like an event. This year? It really felt no different than anything that aired on the Saturday night show.

WATCH: Seth Meyers To Obama & Romney: Come On SNL!

Posted 09.27.2012 | Comedy

Sarah Palin. Clint Eastwood. Bill Clinton. Nicolas Cage. What do they possibly have in common? Answer: Seth Meyers really, really wishes they would...

Seth Meyers On Making Fun Of Romney: 'As Soon As He Stops, We'll Stop'

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 09.25.2012 | Comedy

Proving that comedians who portray Mitt Romney are perhaps more interesting than the candidate himself, Seth Meyers went on WNYC's "The Takeaway with ...

Who Won Big On 'SNL' This Week?

Mike Ryan | Posted 09.24.2012 | TV
Mike Ryan

The airtime wealth was spread around so much in Week 2 (well, except for Aidy Bryant who, two weeks in, has still only had one short scene) that there wasn't a clear, dominating cast member. Which, yes, is refreshing.

'SNL Scorecard': Joesph Gordon-Levitt Takes It All Off

Mike Ryan | Posted 09.23.2012 | TV
Mike Ryan

Joseph Gordon-Levitt did an admirable job with what he was given, but it's painfully obvious that the Thursday night primetime special took a lot of the political punch out of the show -- a political punch that was sorely needed.

Seth Meyers To Obama: 'What Are You Doing?!'

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 09.23.2012 | Comedy

After talking about "Saturday Night Live"'s liberal bias on a podcast last week, Seth Meyers debuted a new segment on "Weekend Update" called "What Ar...

WATCH: Ann Romney Defends Mitt On 'SNL'

Posted 11.23.2012 | Comedy

Ann Romney has given some recent interviews instructing people to leave her husband Mitt alone, so it only makes sense that "SNL" newcomer Kate McKinn...

'SNL' Hits Romney Hard In Primetime Election Special

Mike Ryan | Posted 09.20.2012 | TV
Mike Ryan

It was perfect timing for "SNL" to have a chance to weigh in on the Mitt Romney "47 percent" scandal while it is still very much in the news cycle and the "SNL" seized the opportunity to kick off the Thursday installment.

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.

'SNL' Scorecard: Seth MacFarlane Really Likes To Do His 'Family Guy' Voices

Mike Ryan | Posted 11.16.2012 | TV
Mike Ryan

Seth MacFarlane hosted the first "SNL" since 2010 to feature new cast members at the start of the season -- Aidy Bryant, Tim Robinson and Cecily Strong (Kate McKinnon joined the cast late last season) -- and he was ... fairly excellent. The last time "SNL" premiered after the Olympics we were unfortunate enough to get Michael Phelps as host.

From Curb to Partners: Jillian Bell

Jimmy McNamara | Posted 11.06.2012 | Los Angeles
Jimmy McNamara

Jillian Bell's is a tale of success that is not surprising, given that she started studying improv at just eight years old in Las Vegas. She possesses that rare gift of humanizing the quirkiest of characters.

'SNL' Election Predictions

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold & Katla McGlynn | Posted 08.21.2012 | Comedy

The only people working harder than the Romney and Obama campaign staffs for the next few months are the cast, writers, producers and production crew ...