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Jon Rudnitsky Joins Saturday Night Live Cast

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Jon Rudnitsky Joins Saturday Night Live Cast

Originally posted 08/31/2015 12:25PM

Saturday Night Live is getting a new, fresh face.

Jon Rudnitsky, a 25-year-old stand-up comedian from New Jersey, will join the cast of the NBC show for season 41, according to Variety.

NBC said in a statement that Rudnitsky, who appeared in the Just for Laughs festival in Montreal this year, will join the sketch comedy show as a featured player, NBC News reports.

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Scarlett Johansson Gets Drunk, Talks About Her Baby in Saturday Night Live Promos

Originally posted 04/29/2015 01:55AM

[YOUTUBE "eIgEOTUJ4PM"] Scarlett Johansson is hosting Saturday Night Live this week, and she made sure to promote her new movie, Avengers: Age of Ultron, in the promos for her appearance, but that's not all that was discussed.

In the ads posted online on Tuesday, Johansson and SNL's Kenan Thompson celebrate National Scat Day (before she realizes there's no such thing), and Thompson (who wears an eye patch like The Avengers' Nick Fury) compliments the Black Widow actress on her smoky voice that can make anything sound sensual.

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Chris Hemsworth Introduces a New Hemsworth Brother on SNL (VIDEO)

Originally posted 03/08/2015 10:25AM

Chris Hemsworth hosted Saturday Night Live with a little help from his brothers, who all popped up in his opening monologue. Liam and Luke, who you probably already know, both made an appearance, as did Callum – a surprise fourth Hemsworth brother (played by Kenan Thompson) who actually hails from a northern Australian territory called "Atlanta."

But don't worry: Callum may look and sound a little different, but he's a Hemsworth at heart. Like his brothers, he's an actor, starring in a line of instructional videos about dealing with snakes in the workplace. He has a catch phrase and is really very Australian – listen to the way he says "wallaby."

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UpdatePosted 09/23/2014 02:55PM

Cast of D2: The Mighty Ducks Reunites for One More 'Flying V'

Originally posted 09/23/2014 02:10PM

It really warms our hearts when the cast of a film remain friends after the film wraps. Which is why we love these photos of the cast of D2: The Mighty Ducks, who got together Sunday to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the film's release.

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Kenan Thompson Welcomes a Daughter

Kenan Thompson Welcomes a Daughter

Originally posted 06/22/2014 04:00PM

The Saturday Night Live star and his wife welcomed Georgia Marie on Friday

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Kenan Thompson Is a Dad!

Kenan Thompson Welcomes Daughter Georgia Marie

Originally posted 06/22/2014 04:00PM

Kenan Thompson has many more late nights ahead of him – he's officially a daddy!

The Saturday Night Live star, 36, welcomed daughter Georgia Marie Thompson with wife Christina Evangeline on Friday morning in New York City, reports TMZ. Their little one weighed in at 6 lbs.

It's the first child for the couple, who married in November 2011.

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Dad-to-Be Kenan Thompson Is 'Terrified' to Become a Father

Dad-to-Be Kenan Thompson Is 'Terrified' to Become a Father

Originally posted 03/12/2014 05:30PM

The Saturday Night Live star is set to welcome a daughter in late June

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VIDEO: Kerry Washington Hosts SNL, Satirizing Its Diversity Issue

Kerry Washington Hosts SNL, Satirizing Its Diversity Issue – See Video

Originally posted 11/03/2013 08:00AM

In a week that saw Saturday Night Live come under the microscope of The New York Times for the program's lack of diversity, specifically where black women cast members were concerned, the show cold-opened Saturday night with a skit starring guest host Kerry Washington, satirizing the situation – and even culminating with a pre-"Live from New York, It's Saturday Night" announcement from the Rev. Al Sharpton.

"What have we learned from this sketch?" Sharpton said, speaking directly to the camera. "As usual, nothing."

In the course of the sketch, the Scandal star played Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey (rather broadly) but drew the line when the name Beyoncé came up.

But the relevant topic was touched upon head on, although mock-seriously.

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Uh-Oh! Reba McEntire & Kenan Thompson See Double at CMT Awards | Kenan Thompson, Reba McEntire

Reba McEntire and Kenan Thompson See Double at the CMT Awards

Originally posted 06/09/2010 11:40PM

They didn't have Abbott & Costello, but Wednesday's CMT Music Awards included many guest presenters who still gave the show plenty of comic relief.

Among the night's notable pairings:

Reba McEntire and Kenan Thompson. Thompson appeared first, wearing a green dress and doing his Reba impression from Saturday Night Live. Soon, Reba herself showed up, in the same outfit. "Aren't you embarrassed of yourself?" she asked. He replied: "Yeah I'm embarrassed. I'm embarrassed that someone showed up in the same dress as me." Reba: "You can't be Reba, you're too dark." Kenan: "Um, pardon?" Reba: "I'm ginger with highlights, and you're a solid auburn!"

Celebrity chef Paula Deen and Jersey Shore's Nicole 'Snooki' Polizzi and Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino. "Who did your hair, Crisco?" Deen asked Sorrentino, who promptly lifted his shirt to show off his ripped abs. "Oh my goodness, I could grate cheese on that thing, y'all," Deen said. Polizzi and Sorrentino then gave Deen her own Jersey-girl nickname, "Mama Ho Cake," and tried to explain their credo of GTL (gym, tan, laundry). But Deen said she had GTL covered. "I garnish, I tenderize, and then I lard," she said.

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