Aubrey Plaza joined by Amy Poehler to reprise ‘Parks and Rec’ roles on ‘SNL’

CNN  —  Aubrey Plaza made sure to pay homage to her Pawnee roots while hosting “Saturday Night Live” this weekend, and she had a little help from her former onscreen boss. The “White Lotus” star was joined by her “Parks and Recreation” costar Amy Poehler during the live broadcast, who appeared during Plaza’s opening monologue … Read more

Aubrey Plaza and Michael B. Jordan set to host ‘Saturday Night Live’

CNN  —  Two first-time hosts will make their “Saturday Night Live” debuts when the show returns later this month. To resume its 48th season, the long-running sketch series will welcome “White Lotus” star Aubrey Plaza in her hosting debut on January 21, with musical guest Sam Smith, who is coming back to “SNL” for the … Read more

Dave Chappelle’s ‘SNL’ monologue sparks backlash as being antisemitic

CNN  —  Dave Chappelle’s comments about the Jewish community during his “Saturday Night Live” monologue are being slammed as antisemitic. Anti-Defamation League chief executive officer Jonathan Greenblatt took to Twitter on Sunday to criticize the comedian and the NBC late night show. “We shouldn’t expect @DaveChappelle to serve as society’s moral compass, but disturbing to … Read more

Dave Chappelle talks Kanye, antisemitism and Trump in ‘SNL’ monologue

CNN  —  Dave Chappelle addressed several contentious topics in his latest “Saturday Night Live” monologue, focusing mostly on Kanye West’s recent antisemitic comments. In a lengthy stand-up set, Chappelle name-checked former President Donald Trump and Senate candidate Herschel Walker – and also may have alluded to the negative reaction to jokes he’s made about transgender … Read more

Dave Chappelle on ‘SNL’: A timeline of the controversy around his transgender jokes

CNN  —  Tonight Dave Chappelle will host “Saturday Night Live” for the third time – an appearance that is courting controversy before he even takes the stage. The comedian has drawn increasing ire in recent years for making jokes aimed at transgender people, and the outcry grew louder last fall when Netflix released a Chappelle … Read more

Dave Chappelle’s rep says there is no ‘SNL’ writers boycott ahead of his hosting gig

CNN  —  Dave Chappelle’s representative is pushing back on a report that claimed “Saturday Night Live” writers were staging a boycott ahead of his hosting the show this weekend. On Wednesday, The New York Post, citing an anonymous source, reported writers on the show were going to sit out on the episode. “We’ve seen nothing … Read more

‘SNL’ sends contestants over the edge with ‘So You Think You Won’t Snap!’

CNN  —  “Saturday Night Live” opened its show this week by testing the temperament of contestants being read news headlines on a game show called “So You Think You Won’t Snap!” “Have you noticed that everyone around you is angry and crazy? People are flipping out at Target, stabbing is back and the only thing … Read more

‘SNL’ gets a Manningcast for its season premiere episode

New York CNN Business  —  “Saturday Night Live” kicked off its 48th season on Saturday night with host Miles Teller as former NFL quarterback Peyton Manning and Andrew Dismukes as his brother, Eli. In the sketch, the two were doing an analysis of the season premiere of the NBC variety show. “Ok, we got an … Read more

Rob Schneider says ‘SNL’ was ‘over’ after Kate McKinnon ‘Hallelujah’ performance

CNN  —  “Saturday Night Live” veteran castmember Rob Schneider says the long-running sketch show was “over” after Kate McKinnon’s 2016 performance of “Hallelujah.” In a conversation on Glenn Beck’s podcast, Schneider said that McKinnon’s post-presidential election cold open at the piano, during which she sang Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” dressed as Hilary Clinton, was the beginning … Read more

‘SNL’ says goodbye to Kate McKinnon and Pete Davidson

New York CNN Business  —  “Saturday Night Live” closed out its 47th season by saying goodbye to two of its most beloved cast members. On Saturday night’s episode, the NBC variety show bid adieu to Kate McKinnon and Pete Davidson in subtle, but emotional ways. The show first said goodbye to McKinnon by opening the … Read more