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  3. vulture lists
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  6. Dwayne Johnson Ends the 42nd Season of ‘SNL’ on a Very High Note Over 42 years, Saturday Night Live has weathered its share of cultural storms, joking its way through everything from Watergate to 9/11, […]
  7. Melissa McCarthy Joins the ‘SNL’ Five-Timers Club After a season full of her show-stopping Sean Spicer cameos – and after video emerged last week of her, in character, cruising around NYC […]
  8. Chris Pine Dances His Way Through a Solid ‘SNL’ Wonder Woman star Chris Pine hosted this week’s slightly offbeat, thankfully mostly Trump-free episode of SNL, and despite the fact that […]
  9. Jimmy Fallon Returns to ‘SNL’ (with a Rachel Dratch Cameo!) Despite my previous predictions about the likelihood that this week’s host, former Saturday Night Live cast member Jimmy Fallon, would be […]
  10. Louis C.K. Hosts a Slightly Dark, Very Artful ‘SNL’ To celebrate the premiere of 2017, his new Netflix special, Louis C.K. returned to Saturday Night Live for his fourth hosting gig – and […]
  11. Scarlett Johansson Returned to ‘SNL’ For the Fifth Time to Host a Solid […] Dream girls Scarlett Johansson and Lorde led a pretty solid week for Saturday Night Live, with a handful of fun, thankfully lighter than […]
  12. Did Octavia Spencer’s ‘SNL’ Episode Have the Best Cold Open Ever? Since Saturday Night Live’s last episode, a lot has happened – Oscar drama, Russia drama, Obama drama – so it was anyone’s guess how they’d […]
  13. Alec Baldwin Hosts the Highest Rated ‘SNL’ Episode In Six Years Last week, Melissa McCarthy unexpectedly sieged the SNL stage with a studied and savage take on Sean Spicer that seems to have reignited […]
  14. Kristen Stewart Hosts a Historically Great ‘SNL’ Finally, with an episode that’s “like, so gay, dude” and that doesn’t fucking care, and that features one of the most lovingly crafted and […]
  15. Aziz Ansari Delivers an Amazing ‘SNL’ Standup Set and Hosting Performance A longtime improviser, groundbreaking sketch comedy writer, skilled standup, and award-winning actor, Aziz Ansari would have to try real hard […]
  16. ‘SNL’ Rings in 2017 With (Just a Little) Help From Felicity Jones Saturday Night Live’s 2017 debut was, well, very 2017: lacking a strong lead and generally underwhelming, but with a few shining moments. […]
  17. Check Out 2016’s Best Late Night Standup Sets Unless you spend all day in front of a DVR, you’re definitely missing a lot of great TV (like, for example, did you catch Conner O’Malley’s […]
  18. Casey Affleck Brings End-of-Year Cheer to the Last ‘SNL’ of 2016 This week, Saturday Night Live closed out 2016 with the wry humor of Casey Affleck, the unfailing charm of Chance the Rapper, fun cameos from […]
  19. John Cena Brought His Excellent Comic Timing and Arms to a Solid ‘SNL’ We learned two things this week: John Cena is an expert entertainer, and he’s actually pretty funny, too. A pro wrestler for over 15 years, […]
  20. Emma Stone Joins the ‘SNL’ Three-Timers Club Emma Stone is clearly a gifted comic actress, but she’s yet to find a role that shows the depth of her skills, humor-wise (except maybe […]
  21. Kristen Wiig Finds a Few Things to be Thankful For on ‘SNL’ Kristen Wiig is a damn delight so, inevitably, this episode was good. But it could have been greater! There were a couple of season […]
  22. Dave Chappelle Dropped Some Truth (With a Little Help From Chris Rock) on […] No matter which way the election went, there was no doubt that Dave Chappelle would be the perfect host for the first post-election episode […]
  23. Benedict Cumberbatch Brought His Calming Charms to the Last ‘SNL’ Before […] SNL has spent plenty of time tearing apart this year’s crop of presidential candidates and all the crazy shit they’ve gotten into, but this […]
  24. Tom Hanks Saves Halloween on ‘SNL’ In such divisive times, it’s nice to spend a Saturday night with a universally loved father figure like Tom Hanks, who delivered plenty of […]
  25. Emily Blunt Gets Happy on ‘SNL’ Let’s get right into it: this week’s episode was pretty good, a solid 7 on a 1-10 scale and a generally fun bunch of sketches (predictably) […]
  26. Are You Not Entertained?: Lin-Manuel Miranda Sings His Way Through ‘SNL’ Another week, another batch of insane political scandals for SNL to cover – at this point, Trump’s basically delivering the scripts himself. […]
  27. ‘SNL’ Started the Season Strong with Host Margot Robbie and Lots of Trump […] Last November, then-hopeful presidential nominee Donald Trump was invited to host SNL, and the resulting episode was unsettlingly upbeat; […]
  28. What to Look Forward to in ‘SNL’ Season 42 Season 42 of Saturday Night Live debuts this weekend with three (and a half?) new featured players, a massively overhauled writers’ room, and […]
  29. Tegan And Sara’s Latest Video Features Animation From ‘BoJack Horseman’s […]Animator, designer, and comedy-adjacent artist Lisa Hanawalt is the woman behind BoJack Horseman’s unique, beautiful, and slightly bizarre […]
  30. ‘Futurama’s Billy West Reading Trump Quotes as Zapp Brannigan Is Perfect At this point, people poking fun at Trump don’t even need a punchline – the quotes from the campaign trail that read, verbatim, like […]
  31. ‘People’ Asks Samantha Bee, Kate McKinnon, Tracee Ellis Ross and More: Why […]Finally tackling the problem we’re all too scared to talk about, People magazine has assembled a team of comics to answer the controversial […]
  32. Watch the First Episode of Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher’s New Sitcom […]Standups, live show co-hosts, and real-life married couple Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher have turned their careers into material for their […]
  33. Season 3 of Colin Quinn’s ‘Cop Show’ Is Online Now Colin Quinn’s Cop Show is back with a dramatic third season, featuring special guests Seth Meyers, Irina Shayk, Jim Norton, Bobby Kelly, […]
  34. HBO’s ‘High Maintenance’ Gets a New TrailerEveryone’s favorite heartfelt, hilarious stoner comedy – hit web series High Maintenance – is heading to HBO soon, and its got a new trailer […]
  35. Sean Patton Pretends to Smoke Crack on ‘Party Legends’Standup Sean Patton talks about going home with the most insane fan ever in this exclusive clip from tonight’s Party Legends. Patton’s story […]
  36. Here Are Six Quick Teasers for Donald Glover’s New FX Series, ‘Atlanta’Actor, writer, and rapper Donald Glover has a diverse array of accomplishments under his belt, from working on beloved comedies like 30 Rock […]
  37. Jordan Klepper and Roy Wood Jr. Invent Their Own Trumped-Up Olympic Games […]While the summer Olympics are heating up in Rio, The Daily Show’s Jordan Klepper and Roy Wood Jr. are busy monitoring their new favorite […]
  38. Jim Gaffigan Joins Mike O’Brien in a New ‘7 Minutes in Heaven’We’ve been blessed with another very special episode of Mike O’Brien’s 7 Minutes in Heaven! In this edition, skin care advocate Jim Gaffigan […]
  39. Connor Ratliff Is Running For President (Again) Four years ago, Splitsider covered the presidential campaign of Connor Ratliff, then a cast member on public access hit The Chris Gethard […]
  40. Natasha Leggero and Riki Lindhome Talk ‘Another Period’ With Trevor NoahStars and creators of Another Period, Natasha Leggero and Riki Lindhome, visited The Daily Show to talk about the instinctual nature of […]
  41. Mindy Kaling Is Rumored to Be Joining the Cast of ‘Oceans 8’ On the heels of news that Sony’s female-led Ghostbusters reboot has been a slow burner at the box office, Warner Brothers has released […]
  42. Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland Release Improvised ‘Rick & Morty’ MinisodeThe third season of Rick & Morty premieres this fall, but series creators Dan Harmon (Community) and Justin Roiland know how hard the […]
  43. ‘Ghostbusters’ Reboot Unlikely to Score Sequel After Box Office Losses Congratulations, internet, you did it! Following the months-long outrage campaign against this summer’s projected smash hit, the […]
  44. truTV Announces 15-City ‘Adam Ruins Everything’ Tour Adam Conover is going on the road, ruining the election for voters across the country with the first ever Adam Ruins Everything live […]
  45. Festival Supreme Announces Weird Al, Patton Oswalt, Flight of the […] Festival Supreme, the comedy party curated by Jack Black and Kyle Gass of Tenacious D, has announced the lineup for its fourth annual fest, […]
  46. Rachel Blooms Ruins the Red Carpet on ‘Adam Ruins Everything’Crazy Ex-Girlfriend star Rachel Bloom guests on an upcoming episode of truTV’s Adam Ruins Everything, exposing the “I woke up like this” […]
  47. ‘The Simpsons’ to Air Very First Hour-Long Episode It’s hard to imagine there’s anything The Simpsons hasn’t done in its 27 seasons on air, but believe it or not, there’s another first coming: […]
  48. Kyle Kinane, Cameron Esposito, Garfunkel & Oates to Headline High Plains […] Denver’s High Plains Comedy Festival has announced its 2016 lineup, and it’s their biggest one yet, with headliners Kyle Kinane, Cameron […]
  49. Trevor Noah Totally Loses It When Trump Accidentally Says ‘Titties’The Daily Show takes on Trump’s ongoing assertions that the upcoming election will probably be rigged by giving some historical background on […]
  50. Taran Killam, Jay Pharoah and Jon Rudnitsky Are Leaving ‘Saturday Night […] Saturday Night Live is making some big changes: as the show prepares to enter its 42nd season, news has broken that longtime cast members […]
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