Saturday Night Live Commercial Time

Good news, Saturday Night Live fans! We’re about to get more time for sketches to air on NBC when the show returns for its 42nd season this fall. The peacock network will be go lighter on commercial time during each new episode of Saturday Night Live next season, in addition to introducing a new form of advertising that will integrate sketches with sponsors.

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus Saturday Night Live

This weekend, Veep star Julia Louis-Dreyfus returned to Saturday Night Live as host for the third time. Since SNL is on NBC it should come as no surprise that there a little bit of Seinfeld made it into one of the sketches, and it even included another alum from the iconic comedy series. Beyond that, this last episode in a batch of three in a row actually turned out to be the best in the trio, though the pre-recorded sketches definitely overshadowed the live sketches this time.

Read our full review of the Julia Louis-Dreyfus Saturday Night Live episode below. Read More »

Russell Crowe Saturday Night Live

Last night, Oscar winner Russell Crowe took the stage at Studio 8H for his hosting debut on Saturday Night Live. You would have thought Crowe had hosted sometime before, but it didn’t happen. The comfort with which Crowe hosted SNL was surprising to say the least, and the actor proved that broadening his career to include comedy might not be a bad idea. The only problem is that the writers didn’t really give him much to work with.

Run through the best and worst sketches from the Russell Crowe Saturday Night Live episode below. Read More »

Peter Dinklage Saturday Night Live

After an appearance on Weekend Update some time ago as Drunk Uncle’s pal Peter Drunklage, Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage finally took the stage at Studio 8H as host of Saturday Night Live. Sadly, Peter Drunklage didn’t reappear this time, but there was a solid Game of Thrones sketch, a hilarious Winnie the Pooh sketch, and an incredible song that we’ll be yelling for years to come.

After the jump, we run through the best and worst sketches from the Peter Dinklage Saturday Night Live. Read More »

Saturday Night Live Game of Thrones

Last night, Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage made his hosting debut on Saturday Night Live, and you just knew that the late night sketch show was going to do something parodying the popular HBO fantasy series. Thankfully, they did not disappoint with a faux featurette from behind the scenes of show that illustrates how they’re bring Daenerys Targaryen‘s impressive dragons to life for the forthcoming sixth season. Sure, there’s visual effects involved, but there’s also an impressive motion capture performance that helps.

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Ariana Grande Saturday Night Live

Last night brought chart-topping singer Ariana Grande to Studio 8H again, but this was the first time she pulled double duty as both Saturday Night Live host and musical guest. Adults may not be too familiar with the singer’s acting career, but she found fame with kids on the Nickelodeon show Victorious. Since she shares a career launch similar to that of Kenan Thompson, it made for a fun moment during the monologue, but beyond that Grande actually proved to be quite the energetic, fun and vibrant host, and she does some pretty killer impressions as well.

We run through the best and worth sketches from the Ariana Grande Saturday Night Live episode after the jump. Read More »

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Jonah Hill Saturday Night Live

Last night brought Jonah Hill back to Studio 8H to host Saturday Night Live for the fourth time, but it wasn’t the best way to come back from being away for a few weeks. This episode felt mostly lifeless, despite Jonah Hill hamming it up a little too much, and lacked a lot of hilarity. However, this did allow Weekend Update to shine more than usual, which isn’t a bad thing, I guess. Anyway, check out our breakdown of this very lackluster Jonah Hill Saturday Night Live after the jump. Read More »

Deadpool Hosting SNL

Earlier this week, thousands of fans signed a petition directed at Saturday Night Live creator and executive producer Lorne Michaels to have him bring in Ryan Reynolds to host the late night sketch show. However, these fans didn’t want Reynolds to host the show as himself as is customary for celebrities to do. Instead, they wanted Reynolds to host SNL as Deadpool, the box office topping, fourth wall breaking, smart ass mercenary.

Even though Lorne Michaels hasn’t responded to this petition, and he probably never will, Ryan Reynolds took the time to craft a response to this request by Deadpool fans. But he did it in exactly the kind of way that Deadpool would: by spoofing the timely leak of yet another rant that Kanye West went on backstage at Saturday Night Live when he was a musical guest last weekend. Read More »

Deadpool Hosting Saturday Night Live

It’s no secret that Deadpool is all the rage right now. The film exceeded expectations at the box office by nearly double what analysts thought it would take in, and it’s on track to win this coming weekend as well. And now that Deadpool is a certified movie star, fans want him to get the chance to do something that not every celebrity gets to do: host Saturday Night Live.

There’s a petition at Change.org (where all important movements start) that asks SNL boss Lorne Michaels to have Ryan Reynolds return to studio 8H, but they want him to host the late night sketch show in character as Deadpool. Too bad there’s almost zero possibility of that happening. Read More »