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

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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.

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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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In ‘Chad,’ Nasim Pedrad Embraces Her Inner Teen Boy

Pedrad, a “Saturday Night Live” alumna, plays the title character in her TBS comedy about an awkward 14-year-old trying to fit in.

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On ‘S.N.L.’, Maya Rudolph Hosts a Unity Seder as Kamala Harris

The “Saturday Night Live” alumna reprised her role as Vice President Kamala Harris in a sketch that also featured Alex Moffat’s return as President Biden.

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On ‘S.N.L.,’ Dr. Fauci Hosts ‘So You Think You Can Get the Vaccine’

The satirical game show on “Saturday Night Live” also lampooned Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of New York and Gov. Gavin Newsom of California.

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On ‘S.N.L.’, Fictional Britney Spears Seeks Apologies From Cruz, Cuomo and Carano

“Saturday Night Live” gave several famous people the chance to say sorry on an episode hosted by Regé-Jean Page of “Bridgerton.”

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‘S.N.L.’ Imagines a Victory Lap After Trump’s Acquittal

The opening sketch on “Saturday Night Live” presented satirical remarks from Republican allies like Lindsey Graham, Ted Cruz and Mitch McConnell.

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‘Saturday Night Live’ Throws a Super Bowl Party With Host Dan Levy

The episode also featured a guest appearance from Eugene Levy and offered an unusual use for Zillow.com.

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‘S.N.L.’ Takes on Marjorie Taylor Greene and GameStop

In its first episode of 2021, “Saturday Night Live” and guest host John Krasinski also addressed the Capitol riot, Covid vaccines and the start of the Biden administration.

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

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Kristen Wiig on “Wonder Woman 1984” and Cheetah

Getting to play Cheetah was even better for the “Saturday Night Live” star, who loves superhero movies: “It was huge on my list of things I wanted to do.”

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‘Saturday Night Live’ Finds a New Joe Biden After Jim Carrey Exits

Alex Moffat became the latest “S.N.L.” cast member to portray Biden, following Carrey’s announcement that he was stepping down from the role.

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The Best TV Episodes of 2020

Jackie Daytona. Dave Chappelle’s monologue. John Wilson’s risotto lesson. These are the episodes that cut through the clutter this year.

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‘Saturday Night Live’ Sends Up Fauci and Covid-19 Vaccine Rollout

The episode, hosted by Timothée Chalamet, also featured musical performances by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band.

#chalamet-timothee, #saturday-night-live-tv-program, #springsteen-bruce, #television

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‘S.N.L.’ Parodies Rudy Giuliani and Melissa Carone’s Disastrous Hearing

Cecily Strong took center stage in a “Saturday Night Live” sketch playing a real-life figure who had already reminded viewers of one of her best-known characters.

#bateman-jason, #melissa-carone, #saturday-night-live-tv-program, #strong-cecily, #television, #wallen-morgan

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‘Belushi’ Finds the Sensitive Man Inside the Wild Persona

The new Showtime documentary aims to present a more complex view of John Belushi, the tragically fated star of “Animal House,” “The Blues Brothers” and “S.N.L.,” beyond the stunts and hard partying.

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‘Saturday Night Live’ Sends Off Trump With a Ballad

The host Dave Chappelle, who also hosted the first episode after the 2016 election, urged Americans to “find a way to forgive each other.”

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

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On ‘S.N.L.’, Jim Carrey Reads a Spooky Election Update of ‘The Raven’

Carrey appeared in his recurring role as Joe Biden in a Halloween episode hosted by the “Saturday Night Live” alum John Mulaney and featuring the Strokes as the musical guest.

#carrey-jim, #mulaney-john, #saturday-night-live-tv-program, #strokes-the-music-group, #television

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‘S.N.L.’ Spoofs the Final Debate and Adele Sings (a Little)

Alec Baldwin and Jim Carrey returned to their roles as Donald Trump and Joe Biden in a “Saturday Night Live” parody of Thursday’s face-off between the two candidates.

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

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‘S.N.L.’ Takes on Trump and Biden’s Dueling Town Halls

“Saturday Night Live” also mocked NBC for its choice to schedule a town hall with President Trump opposite an ABC event featuring Joe Biden.

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‘S.N.L.’ Has a Theory About the Fly That Landed on Mike Pence’s Head

“Saturday Night Live” satirized Wednesday’s vice-presidential debate in an episode of comedy monologues guaranteed to press everyone’s buttons.

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How to Vote in N.Y.: The Deadlines You Need to Know

First up: Friday is the last day most New Yorkers can register to vote in November’s general election.

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Jim Carrey Plays Joe Biden in ‘S.N.L.’ Season Premiere

Chris Rock hosted the first live episode since “S.N.L.” was driven from its studio by the coronavirus, and the show didn’t hold back on jokes about President Trump’s diagnosis.

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Lorne Michaels on ‘S.N.L.’ in the Pandemic and Chris Rock’s Return as Host

“Saturday Night Live” returns Oct. 3 with Chris Rock as host. In an interview, Michaels, the show’s creator, talks about pandemic preparations and why “a little danger” can be good for comedy.

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Jim Carrey Will Play Joe Biden on ‘Saturday Night Live’

“S.N.L.” has also added three new featured performers to its ensemble cast, ahead of its Oct. 3 season premiere.

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

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Emmys 2020: Why Catherine O’Hara and Cecily Strong Love Oblivious People

In a conversation, the Emmy nominees O’Hara, of “Schitt’s Creek,” and Strong, of “Saturday Night Live,” talk about balancing their love of outsize characters with their aversion to the spotlight.

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Kamala Harris as V.P. Pick Could Mean More Maya Rudolph on ‘S.N.L.’

The actress has not committed to continuing her Emmy-nominated depiction of the vice-presidential nominee, but she seemed intrigued.

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Andy Samberg Makes Each Day Count With Thundercat and ‘Not Too Much’ Bourbon

The star of “Palm Springs,” on Hulu and at drive-in theaters, also puts A Tribe Called Quest and “Queer Eye” on his list of essentials.

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Colin Jost Knows What He Has: ‘A Very Punchable Face’

In a new memoir, the “Saturday Night Live” star and Weekend Update anchor contemplates a life and career that are still in flux.

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Comedy Tonight: ‘S.N.L.’ Then and Now

On its 45th anniversary, Colin Jost (in “A Very Punchable Face”) and Alan Zweibel (in “Laugh Lines”) relive their years at “Saturday Night Live.”

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Coronavirus Is Making Us Nostalgic for 1999

So is Michael Flynn. Strange things happen when you spend a couple of months in lockdown.

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‘S.N.L.’ Salutes Mothers as Baldwin’s Trump Gives Advice to Graduates

Tina Fey joined the Mother’s Day tribute in the remotely-produced season finale, which also featured Kristen Wiig and Boyz II Men.

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Brad Pitt Plays Dr. Anthony Fauci in an At-Home Edition of ‘S.N.L.’

The latest remotely produced episode of “Saturday Night Live” also featured appearances from Miley Cyrus and Adam Sandler, among others.

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

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Tom Hanks Hosts a Made-From-Home Edition of ‘S.N.L.’

Larry David, Alec Baldwin and Chris Martin were among the celebrity guests who appeared from their home quarantines in an episode that also paid tribute to Hal Willner.

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