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  1. saturday night live
    Saturday Night Live Recap: Ryan Gosling Cannot Stop LaughingGosling’s an ideal candidate for the job because he’s a wild card.
  2. saturday night live
    Saturday Night Live Recap: Matthew McConaughey Just Keeps (Thanks)GivingMcConaughey gave the kind of grade-grubbing performance Anne Hathaway might get raked over the coals for delivering.
  3. saturday night live
    Recap: Elizabeth Banks Lends Pitch-Perfect Pipes to a Somber SNLBanks couldn’t quite keep the dark clouds at bay, but she tried her best and nobody could’ve done more. 
  4. saturday night live
    SNL Recap: Trump Is Comedic AntimatterThe joke of Donald Trump is neither fun nor funny anymore.
  5. overnights
    Saturday Night Live Recap: Tracy Morgan Is Homecoming KingAnd Larry David does the best Bernie Sanders.
  6. overnights
    Recap: SNL Goes Really Really Inside Amy SchumerAmy Schumer is unstoppable and seemingly backlash-proof.
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    Saturday Night Live Recap: Miley Throws a Party In The S.N.L.In which Hillary serves drinks and Leslie Jones fakes an orgasm.
  8. overnights
    SNL Recap: Louis C.K. Brings His Edgy A GameLouis C.K. brings his uncomfortable style of comedy to SNL.
  9. overnights
    SNL Recap: Everyone and Their Mom Is Here“It’s good that you’re weird because weird got you here.”
  10. overnights
    SNL Recap: Scarlett Johansson Is Not MayweatherThis episode’s theme seemed to be “Nobody Is Watching.”
  11. overnights
    Saturday Night Live Recap: Even Cookie Lyon Couldn’t Save This ShowBut Taraji P. Henson sure tried.
  12. overnights
    Saturday Night Live Recap: Will You Play With Us, Michael Keaton?As he reminded us last night on SNL, Michael Keaton is so much more than Birdman.
  13. overnights
    SNL Recap: The Rock Is SNL ViagraHe’s proven himself to be a comedic performer all along.
  14. overnights
    SNL Recap: Hemsworth Not Upstaged By ChickenThe first-time host exploded into the studio like a Norse creature of myth.
  15. overnights
    Saturday Night Live Recap: Fifty Shades of NopeHost Dakota Johnson did not seem comfortable. 
  16. overnights
    Saturday Night Live Recap: J.K. Simmons Finds His TempoAnd neither rushes nor drags.
  17. overnights
    SNL: Blake Shelton Does Double DutyIt’s synergy, baby!
  18. overnights
    SNL Recap: Kevin Hart Storms the StageHe brought breathless, Sherman’s March–style showmanship to every sketch. 
  19. overnights
    SNL Recap: North Korea Let Amy Adams HostBut Kim Jong-un might not like this one.
  20. overnights
    Saturday Night Live Recap: Martin Freeman Makes a Lasting ImpressionHis journey to SNL was unexpected, but it shouldn’t have been.
  21. overnights
    Saturday Night Live Recap: James Franco and Nicki Minaj Get MetaThey have a lot in common.
  22. overnights
    Saturday Night Live Recap: Cameron Diaz Is a Back-Home BallerShe crushed it.
  23. overnights
    SNL Recap: Can Woody Harrelson Host Every Week?Woody Harrelson handled each sketch like a comedy powerhouse.
  24. overnights
    Saturday Night Live Recap: Chris Rock Is on the Edge of Being EdgyWhen this episode was off, it was way off, but the best sketches were way better than last week’s.
  25. overnights
    SNL Recap: Jim Carrey Goes Even DumberHe’s usually a safe bet. 
  26. overnights
    Saturday Night Live Recap: The Return of Bill Hader (and Stefon)Along with Kristen Wiig. 
  27. overnights
    SNL Recap: Silverman Gets Back to Her RootsUnfortunately, Silverman’s career trajectory since leaving the show is pretty much the opposite of how the episode she hosted went.
  28. overnights
    SNL Recap: Chris Pratt Saves the DaySeason 40 is here!
  29. overnights
    Saturday Night Live Recap: Andy Samberg’s Night of 1,000 StarsThere are SNL episodes with a lot of cameos, and then there’s last night’s episode.
  30. Saturday Night Live Recap: The Amazing Andrew GarfieldThe qualities required to play Spider-Man are the same ones it takes to properly host Saturday Night Live.
  31. overnights
    Saturday Night Live Recap: Seth Rogen Celebrates 4/20 EarlyThis episode featured a weed sketch for the ages.
  32. overnights
    Saturday Night Live Recap: Anna Kendrick Aca-Nails ItNearly every sketch has her breaking into song.
  33. overnights
    Saturday Night Live Recap: Louis C.K. Is a Glorious WeirdoThe episode didn’t always click, but it avoided being boring by a mile.
  34. overnights
    SNL Recap: Is Dunham the Host of Her Generation?Or, at least, a host of her generation.
  35. overnights
    SNL Recap: Parsons Kicks Off Post-Meyers EraAfter a monthlong Olympic hiatus, this week’s episode promised an evening of firsts.
  36. overnights
    Saturday Night Live Recap: Melissa McCarthy Goes Full WeirdoAnd Seth Meyers says goodbye.
  37. overnights
    Saturday Night Live Recap: He’s Still Jonah From the BlockThe Oscar nominee showed up with something to prove.
  38. newcomers
    Let’s Talk About Sasheer Zamata’s First Saturday Night Live EpisodeShe made it into five sketches.
  39. overnights
    Saturday Night Live Recap: Drake’s Comedy Bar MitzvahEndearing, awkward, and occasionally tedious.
  40. overnights
    Saturday Night Live Recap: Fallon and Timberlake Take ChristmasA pair of SNL favorites save the show for the holidays.
  41. overnights
    Saturday Night Live Recap: The Thirteenth Time Is Not Quite the CharmNot John Goodman’s best work.
  42. overnights
    Saturday Night Live Recap: Paul Rudd’s Midnight DelightAnd the return of some old friends.
  43. overnights
    Saturday Night Live Recap: Josh HutchersonSomething in this host must have let the writers feel confident weaving out an episode of wall-to-wall wackiness.
  44. overnights
    Saturday Night Live Recap: Lady Gaga Earns Our ApplauseThe musician was game and goofy, sometimes to the point of distraction.
  45. 49 Funny Things to Look Forward to in 2012“Don’t Look Back in Anger” is a song by either Bob Dylan or Oasis. I can’t summon the strength right now to find out which one. In any case, […]
  46. This Week in Comedy Podcasts“So many podcasts, so much time!” That’s the major complaint on every unemployed comedy fan in America’s lips right now, I’m sure. […]
  47. This Week in Comedy Podcasts“So many podcasts, so much time!” That’s the major complaint on every unemployed comedy fan in America’s lips right now, I’m sure. […]
  48. for your reconsideration
    Why Derrick Comedy’s Mystery Team Deserves Cult Classic StatusIn case the picture to the left hasn’t made it abundantly clear yet, you are skimming reading an entreaty on behalf of the underrated Derrick […]
  49. This Week in Comedy Podcasts“So many podcasts, so much time!” That’s the major complaint on every unemployed comedy fan in America’s lips right now, I’m sure. […]
  50. This Week in Comedy PodcastsAnother week, another iPod completely stocked with audio jewels and gems from some of the best comic talent around. Well done, everybody! Long […]
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