David Harbour Hosting Saturday Night Live

Based on David Harbour‘s general enthusiasm in any given situation, we knew that he would have plenty of fun hosting Saturday Night Live. Unfortunately, it seems like the writers might have been tired in their third episode in a row, because the sketches were rather middling in their comedy. Thankfully, there were a couple of great standout sketches, including one that has David Harbour giving a Joker-inspired gritty take on Oscar the Grouch.

Without further adieu, let’s run through the best and worst sketches from the David Harbour hosted Saturday Night Live.

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Phoebe Waller-Bridge Hosted Saturday Night Live

Fresh off her big night at the Emmys, actress, writer, producer and all-around comedy stalwart Phoebe Waller-Bridge made her Saturday Night Live debut this weekend, and she brought an ample amount of energy to Studio 8H. Waller-Bridge is an experience comedian who knows how to work with the talented writers and cast of Saturday Night Live, and the result was an episode that was certainly better than the season premiere. But the most notable moment of the night came from a breakout bit from one of the new featured players.

Let’s dig into the Phoebe Waller-Bridge hosted Saturday Night Live with our full review. Read More »

Saturday Night Live Visual Effects

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, find out how the visual effects unit gives Saturday Night Live the tools they need to pull off some high-tech sketches in an insanely truncated timetable. Plus, take a closer look at the brilliant editing of David Fincher‘s serial killer series Mindhunter on Netflix, and watch as Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes create their own edition of Hot Ones. Read More »

The Making of Sesame Street

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, learn how the musical crew of Sesame Street livens up the ABCs with new iterations pretty much every single season. Plus, learn the history of The Joker before the Batman villain’s origin movie arrives in theaters this weekend, and see a much more accurate trailer for the Downton Abbey movie as portrayed by Saturday Night Live. Read More »

Woody Harrelson Hosted Saturday Night Live

Saturday Night Live is back for its 45th season, and the season premiere kicked off in the aftermath of one of the biggest week’s in political news this year (and that’s saying something). Though SNL had pulled back from doing too much political satire last season, mostly because the presidential administration is too funny of a joke itself to effectively parody, they came back with a vengeance by not only bringing Alec Baldwin back as Donald Trump, but several guest stars, as well as host Woody Harrelson, as key Democratic presidential candidates. One of those wasn’t too bad, but the best parts of the show came outside the political arena. So let’s get into it.

Check out our rundown of the best and worst sketches from the Woody Harrelson hosted Saturday Night Live below. Read More »

Heidi Gardner and Chris Redd Promoted at SNL

Even though much of the focus on the new season of Saturday Night Live has been about their unfortunate featured player hiring and firing of comedian Shane Gillis, thankfully the late night sketch series is moving on with some much better news.

When the opening credits roll on the 45th season premiere this weekend, there will be a couple changes. Heidi Gardner and Chris Redd are no longer featured players and have been promoted to regular cast members. Read More »

Hot Ones with Shia LaBeouf

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, Shia LaBeouf sits down to chow on some spicy wings and talk about his buzzed about indie film The Peanut Butter Falcon and Honey Boy. Plus, comedian Jim Gaffigan sits down to answer some questions while hooked up to a lie detector test, and Saturday Night Live tests your wits about sketches from the past and present. Read More »

Shane Gillis Fired from Saturday Night Live

Last week, Saturday Night Live announced the hiring of three new comedians as featured players for the 45h season of the late night sketch series. However, one of the trio, comedian Shane Gillis, was immediately embroiled in controversy when undeniably racist comments made on a podcast from last year came to light. Thankfully, SNL has made the right choice by choosing not to bring him on board the show. Find out more about Shane Gillis fired from Saturday Night Live below. Read More »

New Saturday Night Live Cast Members

Before the 45th season of Saturday Night Live begins later this month, with Woody Harrelson hosting the season premiere, the late night sketch comedy series has added three new featured players to the cast in the wake of Leslie Jones leaving the show. One is woman with a whole new array of impressions and characters, another is the first full-time East Asian cast member, and one of them is already in trouble for racist and homophobic material. Neat! Read More »

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Leslie Jones Leaving Saturday Night Live

When Saturday Night Live returns for its 45th season on September 28 with host Woody Harrelson, the cast will be missing a familiar face.

Comedian Leslie Jones has chosen not to return for the new season of Saturday Night Live, opting to focus more on her feature film career and upcoming stand-up special for Netflix. But the good news is Jones’ increasingly busy and endlessly talented Ghostbusters co-star Kate McKinnon has signed on for the new season. Find out all about Leslie Jones leaving Saturday Night Live below. Read More »