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Is ‘Saturday Night Live’ Becoming ‘Saturday Night Pretaped’?

Last year, in his third time hosting SNL, Zach Galifianakis gave us a wonderful sketch called "Darrell's House." The sketch came in two parts. The first part was an odd piece that aired live early in the episode, with Galifianakis playing a [...]

By Erik Voss

The Evolution of ‘SNL’s Pretaped Sketches and Digital Shorts

Andy Samberg and the Lonely Island were not the first to produce pre-recorded material for Saturday Night Live. The show has a long tradition of commercial parodies, short films by directors like Albert Brooks and Tom Schiller, and animated [...]

By Brad Becker Parton

How ‘SNL’s Wes Anderson Parody Came Together

"Adam had just uploaded the fixes to the server, then raced over to the live monitor and just held his breath as our spot went live exactly 20 seconds later."

By Elise Czajkowski

Watch The Lonely Island Return to ‘SNL’ with ‘YOLO’

If you missed SNL this weekend or aren't one of the 3 million+ people who already caught it on YouTube, here's The Lonely Island's digital short "YOLO" from Saturday, featuring Adam Levine, Kendrick Lamar, and the silent acting talents of Danny [...]

By Bradford Evans

Andy Samberg Officially Leaving ‘SNL’

Late Friday evening, Andy Samberg officially announced he was leaving SNL, after seven years on the show. It was a technicality, sure, but still necessary. Samberg told the New York Times, "Something about it just feels like it’s the moment. My [...]

By Jesse David Fox