09:27 AM EDT 09/01/2015
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.
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.
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."
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.
Originally posted 06/22/2014 04:00PM
The Saturday Night Live star and his wife welcomed Georgia Marie on Friday
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.
Originally posted 03/12/2014 05:30PM
The Saturday Night Live star is set to welcome a daughter in late June
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.
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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