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'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.

WATCH: Fox & Friends Responds To Hurricane Sandy On 'SNL'

Posted 11.05.2012 | Comedy

"Saturday Night Live" brought back their spot-on "Fox & Friends" parody on this week's show, mocking Fox News wrapping their collective heads around a...

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 10.08.2012 | 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.

WATCH: The Only Tampon Endorsed By The GOP

Posted 11.23.2012 | Comedy

Women's reproductive rights are a hot-button issue this election season, and with so many people out there voicing their opinions, it's hard to figure...

WATCH: 'SNL' Spoofs 'Fox And Friends'

Posted 11.21.2012 | Comedy

Jon Stewart isn't the only one out there impressed by Fox's Romney coverage. On Thursday night's "SNL Weekend Update Thursday" -- the show's first sin...

'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' Eyes Two New Cast Members

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 09.10.2012 | Comedy

Looks like "SNL" may be planning on bringing Chicago comedians Aidy Bryant and Tim Robinson on board for next week's season premiere. Ever since Kr...

Who Had The Best Showing On 'SNL' This Season?

Mike Ryan | Posted 05.22.2012 | TV
Mike Ryan

"SNL" wrapped up its 37th season on Saturday. Throughout the season, we followed the cast members' progress, ranked weekly in the Relevancy Poll. Now, we've tallied the results to present to you the complete 2011-12 "SNL" Relevancy Poll.

WATCH: Mick Jagger Reacts To Mick Jagger Impressions

Posted 05.21.2012 | Comedy

Mick Jagger may be one of the most electric stage presences in history, but for one sketch on "Saturday Night Live" last night, he couldn't overcome h...

WATCH: Fox News Is Basically 'SNL' Now

Posted 05.07.2012 | Comedy

"Saturday Night Live" opened this week's show with a parody of "Fox and Friends," the morning show on Fox News. But the NBC comedy program's parody of...

'SNL' Scorecard: One Of The Best Shows Of The Season

Mike Ryan | Posted 06.15.2012 | TV
Mike Ryan

Josh Brolin seemed to be a bit of an afterthought. For whatever reason, Brolin stepped out of the way and let the cast shine -- which resulted in one of the best shows of the season.

SNL Scorecard: Channing Tatum's Shirtless Night

Mike Ryan | Posted 04.06.2012 | TV
Mike Ryan

"SNL" decided to really focus on Tatum's beefcake status. Put it this way: I saw Channing Tatum with his shirt off not one, not two, but three times. We get it: Channing Tatum is a good-looking guy.

Abby Elliott, Nasim Pedrad And Vanessa Bayer Do The Kardashians

Posted 04.01.2012 | TV

Three of the fresh new female faces of "Saturday Night Live" sat down opposite Andy Cohen on "Watch What Happens: Live" (Weeknights, 11 p.m. EST on Br...

Who Is The 'SNL' MVP This Week?

Mike Ryan | Posted 03.10.2012 | TV
Mike Ryan

Last week, I wrote a piece about Taran Killam being the future of "SNL." So of course in the Charles Barkley-hosted episode, which featured 13 segments, Killam was barely seen.

Who Scored Big in Week 10 of SNL's Relevancy Poll?

Mike Ryan | Posted 02.18.2012 | TV
Mike Ryan

Over the life of this here Relevancy Poll, no week has been harder to rank than Jimmy Fallon's show from this past weekend. With a show that featured not just Fallon, but Tracy Morgan, Chris Kattan, Rachel Dratch, Tina Fey, Hartio Sanz and Amy Poehler - yeah, we're basically dealing with 21 cast members fighting for airtime. So take this week with a grain of salt because, really, nobody had a great week. Well, actually, I can make the case for one cast member:

‘SNL’ Scorecard: Jimmy Fallon And The Assault On Tim Tebow

Mike Ryan | Posted 02.16.2012 | TV
Mike Ryan

Last night's SNL wasn't listed as an official reunion show of the 2002-2003 season, but, yeah, that was a reunion show.

WATCH: Taran Killam + Robyn = Beauty

Posted 12.12.2011 | Comedy

It's easy to see how Taran Killam and his crew of sleep-deprived "Saturday Night Live" scribes could have gotten a little worked up at 4:30 a.m. last ...

WATCH: New Jason Segel 'SNL' Promos

Posted 11.16.2011 | Comedy

"The Muppets" star Jason Segel will be hosting "Saturday Night Live" for the first time this weekend, and if these promos he shot with Vanessa Bayer a...

WATCH: 'Who's On Top?' Is Your New Favorite Game Show

Posted 11.25.2011 | Comedy

"SNL's" game show spoofs are always a treat, mining the underlying shamelessness that so many of these shows seem to have. In their latest, "Who's On ...

All 'SNL' Cast Members Returning This Season

Posted 10.02.2011 | Comedy

For the first time since 2009, no "Saturday Night Live" cast members will depart the show before the next season. According a tweet from TV critic Rog...

WATCH: 'SNL' Mocks 'Fox & Friends'

Posted 06.10.2011 | Comedy

What will 'Fox & Friends' Monday-morning coverage of the near government shutdown look like? According to the show's tagline, it will involve "coffee...

'SNL': Lawrence Welk Cold Open With Elton John

Posted 06.03.2011 | Comedy

We love it when 'SNL' visits the bizarrely wholesome Lawrence Welk Show world, with its bubbles, satin curtains and not-quite-perfect singing sisters....

Miley Cyrus To Host 'SNL'

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

NEW YORK — NBC says Miley Cyrus will be hosting "Saturday Night Live" on March 5. It will be the first time playing guest host to "SNL" for the...