Posts tagged "saturday night live"

“SNL”‘s Kate McKinnon Slayed This Robert Durst Impression, Much Like Robert Durst Slayed Everyone Else

The ever-delightful Kate McKinnon took a break from her on-point Justin Bieber impressions on this weekend's "Saturday Night Live," to bring out an even more perfect impersonation: murderous real estate scion Robert Durst. For a comedy variety show, McKinnon managed to make fake Bobby Durst even more terrifying than the real Durst, who…
By: Beejoli Shah / March 30, 2015

“SNL” & Kate McKinnon Flawlessly Spoof Iggy Azalea

Australian accents are among the hardest, I think, English-speaking accents to mimic, but you know what's even more difficult? Mimicking Iggy Azalea's Australian-meets-Southern-rapper accent -- but current "SNL" queen Kate McKinnon nailed it on Saturday's episode, in which she and Sasheer Zamata spoofed Iggy and Azealia Banks' feud. SO hip-hop, mate.
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 9, 2015

“SNL” Flawlessly Spoofs “The Bachelor” With Blake Shelton’s “Farm Hunk”

Never seen an episode of "The Bachelor"? It's pretty much exactly like this. [NBC]…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 25, 2015

Amy Adams Can’t Keep It Together During SNL’s “Love Actually” Spoof

Somehow, in its 11 years of existence, I only watched "Love Actually" for the first time this past weekend. It was heartwarming, it was enduring, it was uplifting and I freakin' loved it, which is what makes the timing of Amy Adams' guest spot on "Saturday Night Live" this week even more perfect. In a…
By: Katie Oldenburg / December 24, 2014

Watch “SNL” Celebrate Kicking Back At Your Parents’ House For The Holidays

If your parents are the type who only get to see you a few times a year and gush about you to anyone who will listen in between, going home for Thanksgiving probably means being treating like a queen the whole weekend. After living in a tiny city apartment, eating a steady stream of takeout…
By: Claire Hannum / November 25, 2014

Chris Rock Incites Controversy With 9/11 & Boston Marathon Jokes In His “SNL” Opening Monologue

Chris Rock hosted "Saturday Night Live" this weekend and joked about 9/11 and the Boston Marathon bombing in his opening monologue, which some people definitely did not like. [Dlisted] Rihanna as a Ninja Turtle is maybe the best celeb Halloween costume I've seen. [Dlisted] Brittany Maynard, the 29-year-old woman with terminal…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 3, 2014

“SNL” Has A Plan To Cure Your Unexpected Taylor Swift Addiction

You know that moment when you suddenly realize you're a Taylor Swift fan even though you don't want to be? And that feeling of epic vertigo that comes immediately afterward? No? Well, the music fans in this "Saturday Night Live" sketch do, and Swiftamine is here to save the day. Even Taylor…
By: Claire Hannum / November 3, 2014

Bill Hader Brought Stefon Back To “Saturday Night Live” And It Was Glorious

On Saturday, Bill Hader made an appearance on "Saturday Night Live" and his legendary character Stefon paid a visit to Weekend Update for the first time since Hader left the show. The segment's "city correspondent" hasn't changed a bit -- and that's how we like it. Watch him do us all a public service by…
By: Claire Hannum / October 13, 2014

Chris Pratt & Aidy Bryant Flirt With Raunchy Rap Lyrics On “SNL”

Aidy Bryant is very quickly becoming my favorite cast member (okay, besides Kate Mackinnon) on "Saturday Night Live." On last night's season premiere, hosted by the drool-worthy Chris Pratt, Bryant slayed the best skit of the night, which featured her and Pratt getting over their shyness and flirting with each other via raunchy, booty-heavy ra…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 28, 2014

Together Again: Seth Meyers & Bill Hader Reminisce About Stefon

There's a Stefon-sized hole in my heart that will never be filled. And when Bill Hader visited "Late Night With Seth Meyers," the two former "Saturday Night Live" co-stars made clear they are every bit as emotional about Stefon as the rest of us. Filming the last-ever Stefon sketch, when he leaves Anderso…
By: Jessica Wakeman / September 16, 2014

Sasheer Zamata Steps Up For Rookie Mag’s “Ask A Grown Woman”

If there's anyone who should be doling out life advice to the young women of America, it's the lady cast members of "Saturday Night Live." So, here's Sasheer Zamata, one of the newest (and funniest!) cast members, weighing in on dating dudes out of pity, street harassment, and other lady-problems. Listen up! […
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 30, 2014

Jay Z, Solange & Beyonce Speak Out On “SNL”

Maya Rudolph made a cameo on last night's "Saturday Night Live," resurrecting her FLAWLESS Beyonce impression as she joined husband Jay Z and sister Solange to comment on their recent elevator fight scandal. The Standard Hotel is not going to be happy that the…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 18, 2014

Attention, Beyonce Haters: The Beygency Is Coming For You

Sick of hearing "Drunk in Love" every time you turn on the radio? Not convinced Beyonce's secret album drop was essentially the second coming? Prefer, gulp, Rihanna? KEEP. IT.
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 5, 2014

“SNL”‘s International Nasty Girls Want “Dongs All Over The World”

Yay! "Saturday Night Live"'s International Nasty Girls (aka the show's female cast members and the group behind the song, "(Do It On My) Twin Bed") are back with a new unbashashadly slutty girl power anthem called "Dongs All Over The World." It's about travel sex, which I know…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 7, 2014

“Dyke & Fats” Is The Cop Show Of Our Dreams

This weekend's Louis C.K.-hosted "Saturday Night Live" capped off with a winner of a sketch that we hope to see a lot more of: "Dyke & Fats," the cop show about a pair of Chicago police officers named Lez Dykawitz (Kate McKinnon) and Chubbina Fatzarelli (Aidy Bryant). But fair warning, criminals! Don't go calling them…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 31, 2014

Lena Dunham Is Hosting “Saturday Night Live” & Video Released Of Sam Worthington Punching Paparazzo

Lena Dunham will host "Saturday Night Live" on March 8 with musical guest The National. How many "Girls" jokes do you think they're going to do about Hannah Horvath taking her clothes off? [NBCSNL.Tumblr.com] Robin Thicke's eyebrow-raising VMAs performance with Miley Cyrus apparently didn't have…
By: Jessica Wakeman / February 25, 2014

Drake Impersonates Lil Wayne As Steve Urkel On “Saturday Night Live”

Justin Timberlake, you got some competition. Last night, Drake did double duty as both the host and musical guest on "Saturday Night Live" and totally slayed every skit. The episode also marked the debut of new Black female cast member Sasheer Zamata, who got lots of screen time (though not a ton of actual lines, but that'…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 19, 2014

“Saturday Night Live” Adds Two Black Women To Writers’ Room Staff

Good news in Today's Lady News, for once: "Saturday Night Live" has added two Black women to its writing staff beginning this month. LaKendra Tookes and Leslie Jones are both comediennes who were discovered during recent auditions held by executive producer Lorne Michaels, with the express purpose of adding a Black female to the cast.
By: Jessica Wakeman / January 8, 2014

“Saturday Night Live” Adds Sasheer Zamata, First Black Female Cast Member in 5 Years, As A Featured Player

Putting to rest (for now) a controversy over why the iconic comedy show has not had a Black woman on the cast for five years, Sasheer Zamata has joined"Saturday Night Live" as a featured player. According to Deadline Hollywood, Sasheer graduated from the University of Virginia three years ago and trained with the Upright Citize…
By: Jessica Wakeman / January 6, 2014
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