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It's Official, 'Weekend Update' From 'SNL' Is Coming To Primetime

The Huffington Post | Julia Brucculieri | Posted 03.14.2017 | Entertainment

The rumors were true! “Weekend Update,” the regular news segment on “Saturday Night Live,” is coming to primetime television. NBC announced th...

Proudly Sober Pete Davidson Steals The Show On 'Weekend Update

The Huffington Post | Mary S Papenfuss | Posted 03.12.2017 | Comedy

Often-absent “Saturday Night Live” cast member Pete Davidson was back after successfully getting sober — and he had some promising news on “We...

Kate McKinnon's Sessions Gets Oily With 'Al Franken' On 'SNL'

The Huffington Post | Mary S Papenfuss | Posted 03.12.2017 | Comedy

Kate McKinnon channeled her best inner Jeff Sessions to get way too chummy with Alex Moffat playing Democratic Sen. Al Franken on “Saturday Night Li...

NBC Reportedly In Talks To Air 'Weekend Update' Spinoff Series

The Huffington Post | Julia Brucculieri | Posted 02.07.2017 | Entertainment

”Weekend Update” could be headed to primetime. NBC is reportedly in talks to air a weekly edition of the “Saturday Night Live” segment ― a ...

Leslie Jones Shoots Down Trolls In Epic 'SNL' Segment

The Huffington Post | Nina Golgowski | Posted 10.23.2016 | Entertainment

Leslie Jones is no one’s victim. The “Saturday Night Live” star stood up to online bullies and hackers in a powerful “Weekend Update” segmen...

'Weekend Update' Hosts Wonder If You'd Trust Hillary Clinton Not To Spoil 'Game Of Thrones'

The Huffington Post | Steven Hoffer | Posted 07.27.2016 | Politics

The hosts of “Weekend Update” on “Saturday Night Live” stopped by the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia to ask Americans some tou...

Intro Debacle at the GOP Debate. What Has Become of My Old Alma Mater ABC News?

Peter Lance | Posted 02.07.2017 | Media
Peter Lance

In December of 2002, when the legendary Roone Arledge passed away, I wrote a Counterpunch piece for the L.A. Times praising the man who not only set the gold standard for Olympics coverage, but gave us Monday Night Football and Wide World of Sports.

The Bizarre Email That Inspired 'SNL's' Stefon

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 06.15.2015 | Comedy

Bill Hader gave us innumerable laughing fits on "SNL" as Stefon, the flamboyant "city correspondent" who offered increasingly absurd recommendations f...

Weekend Update's 'Girl At A Party' Wants To Talk To You About ISIS And Stuff

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 03.09.2015 | Comedy

For every 10 people ... there are 20 people. On "Saturday Night Live" this weekend, Cecily Strong took to Weekend Update as "The Girl You Wish You Had...

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Throws Down Some Sick Gins-Burns On 'Weekend Update'

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 03.02.2015 | Comedy

"The verdict is in: You've been Gins-burned!" As the oldest judge on the U.S. Supreme Court, 81-year-old Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been repeatedly as...

Stolen Moment of the Week: Michael Che and Colin Jost at The Stand

Mindy Tucker | Posted 04.15.2015 | Comedy
Mindy Tucker

Who: Michael Che and Colin Jost Where: The Stand, 239 Third Avenue, New York, NY When: February 11, 2015 What: Just a fun photo of Che and Colin,...

'SNL' Summed Up Hollywood's One-Dimensional Female Character In Just 3 Minutes

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 12.16.2014 | Women

Hollywood comedies are full of quirky, beautiful women who sleep in football jerseys and inspire immature man-children to change. And "SNL" is onto th...

The Lack Of Black Emoji Has Sasheer Texting Some Strange Things

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 12.15.2014 | Comedy

We can all stop pretending that the emoji selection on our iPhones makes any sense. There are zero representations of black people but we need to have...

'SNL's Leslie Jones Reveals What Colin Jost Smells Like

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 12.10.2014 | Comedy

The newest cast member of "Saturday Night Live" is also one of its most dynamic. Leslie Jones did stand-up for decades before becoming a staff writer,...

Aasif Mandvi Backs Michael Che After Insensitive Instagram Post

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 10.31.2014 | Comedy

Michael Che made headlines earlier in the week after comparing, in an Instagram post, women being catcalled to him being recognized as a celebrity in ...

'Drunk Uncle' Tells Us Exactly What's Wrong With Halloween

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 10.26.2014 | Comedy

Trick or treat, smell my feet, KIDS USED TO VOLUNTEER TO FIGHT FOR THEIR COUNTRY! On Saturday's Halloween edition of "Saturday Night Live," Bobby M...

Meet Saturday Night Live's New Weekend Update Co-Anchor, Michael Che

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 12.24.2014 | Comedy
Jeryl Brunner

As Saturday Night Live enters its 40th season, a new co-anchor joins the Weekend Update desk. Michael Che, a former correspondent on the Daily Show With Jon Stewart and a SNL writer, sits alongside co-host Colin Jost.

'Saturday Night Live' Gets More Diverse

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | Posted 10.20.2014 | Entertainment

"Saturday Night Live" has promoted writer and sometimes "Weekend Update" guest Leslie Jones to a cast member. NBC confirmed the news to HuffPost Enter...

New 'Update' Anchor Reveals Why Getting Hired At 'SNL' Is 'Weird'

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 09.30.2014 | Comedy

"Saturday Night Live" may have a little communication problem. While on "Late Night with Seth Meyers," Michael Che revealed that even after "SNL" h...

She's Baaaaack!

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 09.28.2014 | Comedy

She had to leave the "Weekend Update" desk to bring back the character that got her there, but now Cecily Strong's "Girl You Wish You Hadn't Started A...

Cecily Strong Responds To 'Weekend Update' Change

The Huffington Post | Carol Hartsell | Posted 09.13.2014 | Comedy

Don't worry about Cecily Strong, y'all. The "SNL" cast member who anchored "Weekend Update" during the last season, has made it clear she's very h...

Big 'Weekend Update' Shakeup At 'SNL'

The Huffington Post | Carol Hartsell | Posted 09.12.2014 | Comedy

You'll be seeing even more of Michael Che come Sept. 27. Bill Carter of The New York Times is reporting that the newest "Daily Show" correspondent and...

Angela Merkel Needs A Vacation

Posted 04.06.2014 | Comedy

Angela Merkel is sick of cleaning up everyone else's messes. After confirming that Vladimir Putin had begun a partial withdrawal of troops from the Uk...

John Mulaney Reveals His Inspiration For 'Stefon'

The Huffington Post | Christine Dalton | Posted 04.04.2014 | Comedy

Keeping with the parade of 'SNL' guests on 'Late Night With Seth Meyers', John Mulaney stopped by on Thursday night. He and Seth reminisced about the...

Seth Meyers Reveals His Favorite 'Weekend Update' Guest

The Huffington Post | Christine Dalton | Posted 03.11.2014 | Comedy

As his third week hosting 'Late Night' kicked off, Seth Meyers seemed completely at ease interviewing his guest and good friend, Andy Samberg. The two...