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Cecily Strong

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...

Bill Hader Doesn't Really Have A Lot To Say About The 'SNL' Shakeup

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 09.16.2014 | Entertainment

Bill Hader appeared on HuffPost Live on Tuesday to discuss his new role in the indie film "The Skeleton Twins," but the former "Saturday Night Live" c...

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...

Mike Ryan

Did Lena Dunham Deliver A Good 'SNL'?

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Ryan | Posted 03.09.2014 | TV

The hype that surrounds the announcement of an interesting “SNL” host like Lena Dunham is always odd. Usually the extra noise will come from the f...

'SNL' Critic Dings Woody Allen

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 03.02.2014 | Comedy

"Saturday Night Live" brought back 19th century critic Jebidiah Atkinson (Taran Killam), a new Weekend Update favorite, on this week's episode. This t...

Mike Ryan

How Was Jim Parsons On Colin Jost's First 'SNL' Last Night?

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Ryan | Posted 03.02.2014 | TV

After almost a month off for the Olympics, “SNL” returned last night with a new feel – hey, there’s a new guy hosting “Weekend Update”! ...

Why Cecily Strong Thought Her 'SNL' Audition Was A Total Disaster

Posted 02.10.2014 | OWN

Get to know the newest Weekend Update coanchor. By told by Arianna Davis Backstory As a kid, Cecily Strong spent Saturday nights parked in ...

Mike Ryan

Melissa McCarthy And 'SNL' Says Goodbye To Seth Meyers

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Ryan | Posted 02.02.2014 | TV

Each longtime “SNL” cast member seems to have his or her own unique way of leaving the show. When Darrell Hammond (still the longest tenured cast ...

How Cecily Strong Brilliantly Shut Down Her Twitter Haters

Posted 01.30.2014 | Women

In case anyone forgot, this week the Twitterverse reminded us just how petty people can be from behind a computer screen. This week's victim? 'SNL...

Mike Ryan

How Seth Meyers Made Everyone On 'SNL' Better

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Ryan | Posted 01.30.2014 | TV

It’s a little odd writing a “goodbye” essay about Seth Meyers when you take into account that we’re all about to get a whole lot more Seth Mey...

Mike Ryan

How Was Jonah Hill On 'SNL' Last Nght?

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Ryan | Posted 01.26.2014 | TV

Jonah Hill has quietly become a good “SNL” host. His name doesn’t get mentioned in the same sentence as Timberlake or Jon Hamm (who somehow hasn...

Meet Seth Meyers' 'Weekend Update' Replacement

Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy

Continuing in the tradition of "SNL" head writers becoming "Weekend Update" anchors, Colin Jost will be stepping into Seth Meyers' shoes when Meyers l...

Mike Ryan

How Did Drake Fare As The Host of 'SNL'?

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Ryan | Posted 01.25.2014 | TV

After an insane amount of coverage, Sasheer Zamata made her “SNL” debut last night with quite a few supporting appearances and ... that’s the la...

Mike Ryan

10 Best 'SNL' Sketches Of 2013

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Ryan | Posted 01.23.2014 | TV

It almost feels like more than just four months separated the two seasons that comprised the year, because watching clips from early 2013 is so different from what aired over the last few months.

'SNL' Pays Tribute To The Awkwardness Of Holiday Hook-Ups

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 12.23.2013 | Comedy

"Saturday Night Live" gave us one of the best sketches of the season so far with a music video for "(Do It On My) Twin Bed," an anthem devoted to the ...

Their Version Of 'Baby It's Cold Outside' Is So Much Better

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 12.22.2013 | Comedy

Watch how fast "Baby, it's cold outside," turns into, "Baby, it's not that bad out there," when a guy has commitment issues. On this weekend's "Sat...

Mike Ryan

Was The 13th Tiime A Charm For John Goodman As 'SNL' Host?

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Ryan | Posted 01.23.2014 | TV

John Goodman hosted ‘SNL” last night for a remarkable 13th time (only Alec Baldwin, 16, and Steve Martin, 15, have hosted more), and the first tim...

Mike Ryan

How Were Paul Rudd And One Direction On 'SNL' Last Night?

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Ryan | Posted 01.25.2014 | TV

As Paul Rudd mentioned in his monologue, yes, his prior hosting efforts were upstaged a bit by the musical acts. Everyone remembers Bobby Moynihan, Ju...

Mike Ryan

Were The Odds In Favor Of Josh Hutcherson On 'SNL' Last Night?

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Ryan | Posted 11.24.2013 | TV

Josh Hutcherson as an “SNL” host was … serviceable. He certainly wasn’t great -- I’m not sure he brought really anything special to the tabl...

Angela Merkel REALLY Didn't Want To Be Spied On

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 11.03.2013 | Comedy

Upon revelations that the NSA may have been spying on German chancellor Angela Merkel, the head of state made no secret of her displeasure. On last ni...

Edward Norton Hosted The Best 'SNL' Of The Season (So Far)

Mike Ryan | Posted 01.23.2014 | TV
Mike Ryan

Edward Norton becomes the second "Moonrise Kingdom" cast member in a row who is not actively promoting anything to host "Saturday Night Live." And, hey, look at Norton up there: Charming his way through "SNL."

'SNL' Takes On NASA Shutdown

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 10.13.2013 | Comedy

In one fell swoop, "Saturday Night Live" managed to parody both the government shutdown and the hit film "Gravity." Check out this weekend's opening s...

Did Bruce Willis Save The Day While Hosting 'SNL'?

Mike Ryan | Posted 01.23.2014 | TV
Mike Ryan

Bruce Willis had not hosted "SNL" since September 30, 1989. On that evening there was a "Thirtysomething" sketch and the fourth ever appearance of "Wayne's World." It's nice that Bruce Willis was promoting absolutely nothing, so in my own little fantasy world, I picture him waking up one morning and thinking "You know, I haven't hosted "SNL" in 24 years, I better get on that."