Articles tagged saturday night live

The Comedy Gift That Keeps on Giving: Late Night Hosts Respond to the Trump Tapes

The comedy gods bestowed on late night television the Trump tapes; all stepped up and answered the challenge.

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Bergen, Curtain, and Radner: Saturday Night Live’s Second-Ever Christmas Special Lacks Dumb Blondes

Despite the drunken antics and sexist attitudes of their fellow cast members, it’s the women who brought the laughs in Saturday Night Live’s second Christmas special

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In Praise of Kristen Wiig’s Risky Career Choices

Kristen Wiig’s genius is that she can generate humor and pathos from the same source, her characters’ pain.

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The Lonely Island: The Wack Album

Through comedy, the members of the Lonely Island provide another direct criticism on American subcultures and flaunt their knowledge and reverence of rap and hip hop with The Wack Album.

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Comics-in-Chief: Laughing With (and At) the Presidents—The Scathing Slice of the Satirical Edge

When America chose Nixon over Paulsen at the polls, it ushered in a president that many consider one of the most humor-challenged in modern history.

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Political Humor and Its Diss Contents

Political humor brings a lot of joy and laughter into our often humdrum lives, but is our national laugh fest a good thing for the nation at large?

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‘Saturday Night Live: The Best of Eddie Murphy’ Brings on Bursts of Genius

The umpteenth rerelease of Eddie Murphy's best SNL skits is still pure comedy gold.

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‘Saturday Night Live: The Best of Will Ferrell’—Inching Toward Potential

Despite their longevity, the SNL home video producers have never quite taken full advantage of the of the DVD format.

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‘Saturday Night Live: The Best of Tracy Morgan’ Does Nothing to Alleviate Some Fears About Morgan

This collection showcases an outdated show's attempts to effectively utilize a "crazy black guy" to produce laughs, and proves that 30 Rock is far more suitable for the task.

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Wait, Wait, Wait… Betty White Is Old…AND She Can Act?

Television viewers root for performers like Gabourey Sidibe and Betty White, of course. How could they not? And that is the point. They can’t not root for them, even if "rooting" for a performer gets in the way of being entertained.

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‘The State’s’ ‘Louie’ Character Puts ‘SNL’ to Shame (video)

After years and years of hearing what a lost treasure MTV’s The State was, I was finally granted access through it’s recent addition

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The Way-Back Machine: 20 Years Ago (videos)

The more things change, the more they stay the same. Oddly, a lot of things that happened 20 years ago this week are either similar to

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11 May 2010 // 7:15 AM

The suddenly über-hip and ubiquitous Betty White hosted Saturday Night Live this past weekend and the cast paid tribute to her by singing The Golden

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Upcoming SNL offshoot, Macgruber—The Movie! (trailer)

Will Forte is at it again with his Saturday Night Live MacGyver parody MacGruber, only this time he is bringing his ineptitude to the big

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Samberg and the Lonely Island are appropriately skewered in Landline TV's "Landline Digital Short."

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The Chris Farley Show by Tom Farley & Tanner Colby

A complex community of personalities radiates around the main subject and a detailed, varied portrait inevitably appears.

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LOS ANGELES - Whenever the writers of “Saturday Night Live” turned out a script that took a jab at Sen. Hillary Clinton, it was Amy

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The first one was subtle. Maybe you noticed it was running in an ad break, maybe not. Maybe you detected the absence of the NBC

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3 Nov 2008 // 4:51 AM

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Oz Is Not Down Under As Everyone Thinks It Is

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"Frank L. Baum's Oz isn't in the land of Aussies, as one might think, but in a far more magical setting.

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