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SNL's French Dance Gets A Dash Of 'Cup Song'

Posted 04.06.2014 | Comedy

If there was one sketch on Anna Kendrick's episode of "Saturday Night Live" that was worth nerding-out on, it was the "French Dance." The recurrin...

Would Obama Go THIS Far To Boost Health Care Sign Ups?

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 03.31.2014 | Comedy

Well, you can't get much more "buzzy" than booking the President of the United States on "Between Two Ferns," so how else can President Obama spread t...

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's Black History Month Rap Gets Straight To The Point

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 02.12.2014 | Comedy

Black History month has just begun, but "Saturday Night Live" may have already written the most definitive song for February. Watch Jay Pharoah, Ke...

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 ...

This Was Kind Of Perfect

Posted 01.26.2014 | Comedy

It's easy to get distracted by the beauty of snow falling gently on a cold winter's night. Even if you've got a job to do....

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...

Why New Years Resolutions ALWAYS Fail

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 01.25.2014 | Comedy

It's January 20th. Have you kept up with your New Years resolutions? If not, you're in good company. As this "SNL" music video proves, no matter how c...

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...

First Look At Drake On 'SNL'

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy

Drake is hosting "Saturday Night Live" for the first time this weekend, and after these promos, we think he might have what it takes to be a great hos...

'SNL' Adds More Color To Their Staff

Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices

The creative minds over at “Saturday Night Live” are once again in the headlines for a second time this week for adding diversity to the show's st...

WATCH: 'SNL' Newest Hire Channels Bey & FLOTUS

Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices

In recent months “Saturday Night Live” has faced criticism surrounding the lack of diversity on its show, more specifically, the glaring absence o...

'SNL' Makes Big Casting Decision

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy

"Saturday Night Live" will add Sasheer Zamata to its cast this month, according to a spokesperson for the show. Deadline first broke the news that Zam...

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.

Everything About SNL's H&M Rap Song Is Exactly Right

Posted 12.16.2013 | Comedy

If you've ever shopped at H&M, you know two things: the clothes are tiny and the lines are long. Of course, you shop there anyway because where else c...

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...

Fake Interpreter Strikes Again On 'SNL'

Posted 12.17.2013 | Comedy

"Saturday Night Live" kicked off its John Goodman-helmed episode with President Obama (Jay Pharoah) lamenting the "series of unfortunate events" that ...

'SNL' Takes On Hollywood's Newest Holiday Movie Trend

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 12.09.2013 | Comedy

Although Hollywood is finally recognizing that black audiences do indeed exist, the trend has confused and confounded plenty of pundits. For instance,...

If You Ride The Subway, You'll Love This

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 01.24.2014 | Comedy

If you live in New York or anywhere with a subway and the words "it's showtime" give you an involuntary panic, you'll love this this "Saturday Night L...

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...

'SNL' Went There With Kanye & Kim

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 11.17.2013 | Comedy

"Saturday Night Live" went out on a limb this weekend and parodied known parody-hater Kanye West and Kim Kardashian in a talk show spoof, "Waking Up w...

WATCH: 'SNL' Spoofs Shaq

Posted 11.04.2013 | Sports

Jay Pharoah dropped by SNL's "Weekend Update" and broke out his impression of Shaquille O'Neal. And like his other sports impressions, he did not disa...

'SNL' Takes On 'What Does The Fox Say?'

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 11.03.2013 | Comedy

Viral smash "The Fox" has officially achieved mainstream status: "SNL" did its own parody of the bizarre Norwegian dance song. In the spoof, Jay Pharo...

'SNL' Spoofs Obama's Support Among Black Voters

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy

President Obama is polling at around 81% with black voters, a remarkable low compared to the 93% he won in 2012. But does that mean black voters wish ...

Kerry Washington Helps 'SNL' Make A Point, But Will It Matter?

Mike Ryan | Posted 01.23.2014 | TV
Mike Ryan

Whelp, it's official ... this is officially one of the most troublesome seasons of "SNL" in recent history, even though it has nothing to do with the quality of the show. (Not that the quality has been great, but it's been OK considering all of the cast changes.)