Janeane Garofalo Never Sold Out. What a Relief.

That concept might be the reason her trailblazing stand-up career has been overshadowed; it may also be the reason she’s still so sharp, our critic argues.

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How Kim Kardashian Is Bringing Buzz (and Business) to Staten Island

When the comedian Pete Davidson, a passionate ambassador for the borough, takes the starlet out for pizza there, fans follow.

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Michael Che Is Still Trying to Crack the Code

As he readies a new season of his HBO Max series, “That Damn Michael Che,” the Weekend Update anchor contemplates his future at “Saturday Night Live.”

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In ‘I Love That for You,’ Vanessa Bayer Sells Out

The “Saturday Night Live” veteran’s new sitcom draws on her experience of childhood cancer and her obsession with home shopping TV.

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‘S.N.L.’ Offers Easter Wishes From Elon Musk, Donald Trump and More

The host and musical guest was Lizzo, probably the first “Saturday Night Live” guest to get audiences cheering for a flute solo.

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Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson Gets Advice from ‘S.N.L.’

Ego Nwodim played the newly confirmed Supreme Court justice for “Saturday Night Live,” in an episode hosted by Jake Gyllenhaal.

#gyllenhaal-jake, #saturday-night-live-tv-program, #television

‘S.N.L.’ Spends a Night at the Oscars With Will Smith

The comedian Jerrod Carmichael hosted this weekend’s “Saturday Night Live,” which found several ways to address the Academy Awards incident in which Will Smith slapped Chris Rock.

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Jerrod Carmichael Comes Out in ‘Rothaniel,’ but It’s About More

In “Rothaniel” on HBO, the stand-up grapples with secrets that defined his upbringing, the toll silence has taken and the price he’s paying to break it.

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On ‘S.N.L.,’ President Biden Seeks Help From TikTok Influencers

The episode, hosted by Zoë Kravitz, began with Biden briefing a group of creators about the war in Ukraine.

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On ‘S.N.L.,’ Tucker Carlson and Laura Ingraham Make Amends

The episode, hosted by Oscar Isaac, spoofed the Fox News hosts and the former President Trump in a “Ukrainian Invasion Celebration Spectacular.”

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‘Saturday Night Live’ Pays Tribute to Ukraine

This week’s episode, hosted by John Mulaney, began not with a comedy sketch but with a performance by a Ukrainian chorus.

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The Queer Young Comics Redefining American Humor

For years, gay male performers were left out of the comedy landscape or tokenized within it. Now, a new wave of entertainers are succeeding by playing to themselves.

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NBC Says Leslie Jones Can Keep Offering Olympics Commentary

The comedian had suggested that she was being pressured to give up her role as an armchair expert on the Games, but the network said the situation “has been resolved.”

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On ‘S.N.L.,’ Biden Hopes That Memes Can Help the Crisis in Ukraine

This weekend’s episode, hosted by Willem Dafoe, featured music from Katy Perry and a welcome guest appearance by Peyton Manning.

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On ‘S.N.L.,’ Donald Trump Tries His Hand at Wordle

Colin Jost and Pete Davidson provided an update on their purchase of a retired Staten Island Ferry boat, in this episode hosted by Will Forte.

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On ‘S.N.L.,’ Biden Urges Covid-Weary Nation to Stop Seeing ‘Spider-Man’

The “West Side Story” star Ariana DeBose hosted the first new “S.N.L.” of 2022, after its last episode of 2021 was disrupted by the pandemic.

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John Bowman, Comedy Writer With a Knack for Crossing Over, Dies at 64

A white writer who left a corporate job, he became known for working on series with Black stars like Keenen Ivory Wayans and Martin Lawrence.

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Betty White, a TV Fixture for Seven Decades, Is Dead at 99

Among the many highlights of a career that began in 1949 were star turns on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” in the 1970s and “Saturday Night Live” in 2010.

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Paul Rudd Hosts a Year-End ‘S.N.L.’ Disrupted by the Omicron Variant

“Saturday Night Live” sought to persevere with an episode featuring special guests, but no musical performer and only two regular cast members.

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Kate McKinnon Returns to ‘S.N.L.’ as Dr. Anthony Fauci

McKinnon wasted no time playing numerous roles in a “Saturday Night Live” episode in which Billie Eilish was both host and musical guest.

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A Kennedy Center Honors With the Presidential Box Used as Intended

Former President Donald J. Trump did not attend the tribute, but President Biden was on hand as Bette Midler, Joni Mitchell, Berry Gordy, Justino Díaz and Lorne Michaels were honored.

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‘Saturday Night Live’ Weighs In on the Kyle Rittenhouse Verdict

This weekend’s broadcast, hosted by Simu Liu, also included some helpful Thanksgiving tips and, uh, Dog Head Man.

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‘S.N.L.’ Gives Ted Cruz His Own Version of ‘Sesame Street’

The sketch show, hosted this weekend by Jonathan Majors, also featured a 10-minute performance from the musical guest Taylor Swift.

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‘Saturday Night Live’ Introduces a New Donald Trump

James Austin Johnson took on the role of Trump in an episode that also featured appearances by Dionne Warwick and Tracy Morgan. Kieran Culkin of “Succession” was the host.

#saturday-night-live-tv-program, #television

Jason Sudeikis Returns to Play Joe Biden on ‘Saturday Night Live’

Sudeikis, the “Ted Lasso” star and “S.N.L.” alum, revisited some of the characters and sketch formats he popularized as a cast member on the show.

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‘Saturday Night Live’ Takes on the N.F.L.’s Jon Gruden Scandal

An episode hosted by Rami Malek also featured appearances from his “No Time to Die” co-star Daniel Craig.

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Kim Kardashian West Takes Aim at Herself in ‘S.N.L.’ Monologue

Kardashian West hosted an episode featuring the musical guest Halsey and a parade of celebrity cameos that included John Cena, Chris Rock and Amy Schumer.

#buckingham-lindsey, #cena-john, #halsey, #kardashian-kim, #rock-chris, #saturday-night-live-tv-program, #television

‘Saturday Night Live’ Returns With a New President Biden

James Austin Johnson, a new cast member, played the president in the cold open. “S.N.L.” also paid tribute to Norm Macdonald, the former Weekend Update anchor, who died last month.

#saturday-night-live-tv-program, #television

For Al Franken, a Comeback Attempt Goes Through Comedy Clubs

Onstage, the ex-senator and “S.N.L.” star doesn’t exactly address his fall from grace. But he doesn’t not address it either. Asked if he’ll run again, he is noncommittal.

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Ego Nwodim Used to Be Obsessed With Jay-Z. Now She Is Again

The ‘S.N.L.’ comedian talked about navigating life with ‘The Four Agreements’ and why “The Town” will always be her favorite movie.

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‘Saturday Night Live’ Cast: Who is Leaving and Who is Staying for Season 47

Other “S.N.L.” veterans including Pete Davidson, Cecily Strong and Kate McKinnon will return to the show, which is adding three new featured players.

#saturday-night-live-tv-program, #television

Here’s Why Norm Macdonald Was Comedy Royalty. It’s Not ‘S.N.L.’

He may have been best known for his work on “Saturday Night Live,” but he should be really remembered for decades of club sets and you-can’t-miss-this clips.

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Norm Macdonald, ‘Saturday Night Live’ Comedian, Dies at 61

Acerbic, sometimes controversial, he became familiar to millions as the show’s “Weekend Update” anchor from 1994 to 1998.

#comedy-and-humor, #deaths-obituaries, #macdonald-norm, #saturday-night-live-tv-program, #television

Why It’s Not The Weekend Until @CraigWeekend Says So

The 18-year-old behind the viral Twitter account @CraigWeekend has offered people a routine reminder to take a load off.

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Is It the Weekend? Not Until He Says So.

The 18-year-old behind the viral Twitter account @CraigWeekend has offered people a routine reminder to take a load off.

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William G. Clotworthy, ‘Saturday Night Live’ Censor, Dies at 95

A self-described “professional square,” he fell in love with the show, and worked with its writers to tweak questionable material. Cast members called him “Dr. No.”

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Herbert Schlosser, a Force Behind ‘S.N.L.’ and ‘Laugh-In,’ Dies at 95

As a top NBC executive, he wrote a memo envisioning the show that became “Saturday Night Live.” He also helped recruit Johnny Carson and oversaw a raft of hit shows.

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Cecily Strong Is Starting a New Conversation

The “Saturday Night Live” star shares the story of her pandemic experience and a life touched by grief in “This Will All Be Over Soon.”

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Michael Che’s New York State of Mind

The “Saturday Night Live” comedian talks about “Illmatic” by Nas, Richard Pryor’s stand-up and the importance of a fresh haircut.

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‘Saturday Night Live’ Season Finale Looks Back on a Pandemic Year

The episode, hosted by Anya Taylor-Joy and featuring the musical guest Lil Nas X, let “S.N.L.” cast members (and the surprise guest Chris Rock) reflect on a challenging season.

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Paul Mooney, Trailblazing Comedian, Dies at 79

Mr. Mooney, a comic writer and performer known for his work with Richard Pryor and Dave Chappelle, died of a heart attack on Wednesday, his publicist said.

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‘S.N.L.’ Is Just as Confused About the New Mask Guidelines as You Are

In the opening sketch of “Saturday Night Live,” Kate McKinnon played Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, attempting to explain the latest recommendations for people who are fully vaccinated.

#saturday-night-live-tv-program, #television

Elon Musk Hosts a Mother’s Day Episode of ‘Saturday Night Live’

The much-discussed Tesla and SpaceX executive took a self-deprecating approach, telling viewers, “I’m pretty good at running human in emulation mode.”

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‘SNL’ Gets Ready for Elon Musk

The choice to have the Tesla and SpaceX billionaire host “S.N.L.” has drawn praise, criticism and some veiled pushback from the show’s own cast members.

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Elon Musk to Host ‘Saturday Night Live’

Musk, who runs Tesla and SpaceX, will become the rare “S.N.L.” host not from the worlds of entertainment, politics or sports.

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The Long Tail of Aphex Twin’s ‘Avril 14th’

A song released 20 years ago continues to inspire curiosity and covers by classical, experimental and pop artists.

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‘Saturday Night Live’ Reacts to the Derek Chauvin Trial

In an episode hosted by Carey Mulligan, “S.N.L.” looked at the American justice system through the lens of a fictional midday news program.

#saturday-night-live-tv-program, #television

Chloé Zhao Becomes Second Woman to Win Top Directors Guild Award

The “Nomadland” filmmaker is the first woman of color to take the feature-film directing prize. She’s now the prohibitive front-runner for the Oscar.

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Anne Beatts, Original ‘S.N.L.’ Writer, Dies at 74

Often writing with Rosie Shuster, she created memorable sketches in the show’s early years, including ones involving those nerds Lisa and Todd.

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On ‘S.N.L.,’ Britney Spears Renders Judgment on Matt Gaetz

The episode, hosted by Daniel Kaluuya, featured Chloe Fineman as the pop singer and Pete Davidson as the scandalized congressman.

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