Alec Baldwin Hosted Saturday Night Live

Alec Baldwin hosted Saturday Night Live for the 17th time this weekend, setting a record for hosting the most times, even more than Steve Martin. There was a lot of hype for this episode, mainly because people thought SNL would really tear into Donald Trump’s administration even more than they have been recently. The late night sketch series didn’t really do anything out of the ordinary to react to the hype, but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t a great show.

Even though Rosie O’Donnell wasn’t brought in as Steve Bannon, as many hoped she would, Melissa McCarthy returned as White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, and Kate McKinnon added another political impression to her growing roster as well. Of course, Alec Baldwin reprised his role as Donald Trump, but another cast member also played the president in another fantastic sketch as well. You’ll see what I mean in our recap of the best and worst sketches from last night’s show. Read More »

Alec Baldwin Hosting Saturday Night Live

Last weekend, everyone was talking about Saturday Night Live. The latest episode hosted by Kristen Stewart featured a sketch (the best of the night) which brought in Melissa McCarthy to play White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer in a raucously hilarious sketch that pissed off plenty of people in the Trump Administration. And it sounds like this upcoming weekend’s new episode will have something special in store as well.

Alec Baldwin has been popping up on Saturday Night Live intermittently to play Donald Trump, the controversial President of the United States, but this weekend he’ll also be hosting the show. This will be his 17th time as host of SNL, setting a new record among all of the repeat hosts. A new promo has been making the rounds featuring Alec Baldwin hyping up his appearance, and apparently it’s going to be “a big deal.” Read More »

Kristen Stewart Hosted Saturday Night Live

This weekend, Kristen Stewart hosted Saturday Night Live for the first time, and for those who have been skeptical of her talents, this should help clear the air a bit. Stewart was surprisingly engaging and casual. I was expecting her to be more stiff and less engaged in the sketches, something akin to Casey Affleck’s hosting stint, but she did a solid job with the roles she was given. She was also so relaxed that she dropped an f-bomb right at the end of her monologue by complete accident and was quick enough to make a joke about it in her embarrassment afterwards.

In addition to Kristen Stewart being a solid host, this was just a good episode of SNL, complete with an outstanding guest appearance that no one expected. It ended up being the best sketch of the night, so let’s just get down to it, shall we?

Below, we run through the best and worst sketches from Kristen Stewart’s Saturday Night Live. Read More »

Saturday Night Live La La Land Sketch

Every weekend that there’s a new episode of Saturday Night Live, we have a recap and review of every sketch from the show from yours truly. However, since I’m currently in Park City, Utah with our own Peter Sciretta and Angie Han covering the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, it just wasn’t possible to make it happen this weekend. But there was still one sketch that we couldn’t resist pointing out.

La La Land has plenty of buzz right now, especially after winning a record-setting number of Golden Globes earlier this month. However, the movie that started off by being endlessly praised is already getting some backlash from those who don’t like it as much as its most passionate supporters and fans. One of those people who didn’t fall for La La Land as hard as people like me was this past weekend’s SNL host Aziz Ansari, and gets a pretty intense police interrogation because of it.

Watch the Saturday Night Live La La Land sketch after the jump. Read More »

Felicity Jones Hosted Saturday Night Live

This weekend brought the first episode of Saturday Night Live in 2017, and the writers had a tough time coming back from break. Hosted by Felicity Jones, the episode started off strong with the cold open featuring the return of Alec Baldwin as Donald Trump, but then it takes a sharp turn into being more than a rough return for the late night sketch show.

We recount the best and worst sketches from the Felicity Jones hosted Saturday Night Live after the jump. Read More »

Saturday Night Live

When people watch Saturday Night Live, I don’t think many of them realize just how small of a space Studio 8H actually is in 30 Rockefeller Plaza. There’s only so much room for the various sets created for SNL that some of them are put up and taken down in just a few minutes, either during the opening credits or over commercial breaks. And now you get to see how they do it.

The cold open from this past weekend’s SNL with host Casey Affleck (which wasn’t a great episode overall) started off in the office of Donald Trump (Alec Baldwin) as he met with Vladmir Putin (Beck Bennet) and Rex Tillerson (John Goodman). That set actually sat right on the mainstage where the monologue happens during every episode, in front of the SNL band, and the crew tore it down in less than two minutes.

Watch the Saturday Night Live set change video after the jump. Read More »

Casey Affleck Hosted Saturday Night Live

With all the awards buzz surrounding Casey Affleck for his performance in Manchester by the Sea, it should come as no surprise that he ended up hosting Saturday Night Live. But what is surprising is that he hosted the Christmas episode, one that is usually reserved for SNL veterans or huge stars, bringing about an episode full of great sketches and plenty of cameos. Affleck acknowledged this fact in his monologue, but he didn’t do anything to make us feel better about missing out on what could have been one of those great holiday shows.

Sadly, last night’s episode of SNL was a pretty bland, disappointing end to 2016 for the show, and while Casey Affleck wasn’t the worst host, he certainly didn’t help matters any. We recap the best and worst episodes from the Casey Affleck hosted Saturday Night Live after the jump. Read More »

Breaking Bad Saturday Night Live Sketch

As we wait for President-elect Donald Trump to take office in January, we’re slowly learning about all the various appointments he’s making to his Presidential Cabinet. We’re not going to bother debating what’s going on in the real political world, but instead we would like to point out something that happened in the fictional political world being assembled by Donald Trump by way of Saturday Night Live.

This past weekend, John Cena hosted SNL (you can read my whole recap right here), but the cold opening of the sketch show featured a guest star that no one was expecting: Bryan Cranston as Walter White from Breaking Bad. As it turns out, in a sketch lampooning a segment on The Lead with Jake Tapper on CNN, it’s revealed that Walter White has been appointed to run the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

Watch the Breaking Bad Saturday Night Live sketch after the jump. Read More »

John Cena Hosted Saturday Night Live

Following in the footsteps of Dwayne Johnson, wrestler John Cena is continuing to become more of a mainstream actor, mostly thanks to his surprisingly outstanding comedic chops. The guy has made memorable and hilarious appearances in movies like Trainwreck and Sisters, and now he’s taken on quite the task: hosting Saturday Night Live.

The good news is that John Cena was a great host, throwing himself into every sketch with so much energy. The bad news is the writers and cast didn’t entirely seem to be on the same page, and the sketches surrounding him felt mostly phoned in. We run through the best and worst sketches from the John Cena hosted Saturday Night Live after the jump. Read More »

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John Cena Karate Kid Sketch

Wrestling superstar and John Cena continued his crossover from WWE fame to mainstream acting by hosting Saturday Night Live for the first time. We’ll have a recap of the full episode later today, but one particular sketch deserved to be singled out, even if it wasn’t the funniest of the night.

The final fight of The Karate Kid is one of the most famous endings to any sports drama ever. However, that final fight might have gone a little differently if Daniel LaRusso was facing John Cena as the high school bully and Cobra Kai dojo fighter Johnny Lawrence.

Watch the John Cena Karate Kid sketch from SNL after the jump. Read More »