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Taran Killam and Jay Pharoah Leaving Saturday Night Live

The longstanding cast members will not be returning for the shows 42nd season this fall. ... Read More... http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/09/arts/television/taran-killam-and-jay-pharoah-leaving-saturday-night-live.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

'SNL': Taran Killam, Jay Pharoah surprise departures ahead of season 42

Two big names wont be returning for Saturday Night Live season 42. Taran Killam and Jay Pharoah are departing the long-running NBC sketch comedy show, a network spokesperson confirmed to EW on Monday night. Killam transformed into one of the marquee players on SNL over his six... ... Read More... http://feeds.ew.com/~r/entertainmentweekly/tv/coverage/~3/P41N3cAcIVw/snl-season-42-taran-killam-jay-pharoah-depart

'The Voice', 'SNL,' and more shows getting Snapchat series in NBC deal

A new deal will be bringing a number of popular shows from the peacock to the ghost. Starting at the end of the month, NBCUniversal will begin producing episodes ofseveralSnapchat series thatexpand on the networksexisting programming. The Voice will be the first show to get a Snapchat... ...Read More... http://feeds.ew.com/~r/entertainmentweekly/tv/coverage/~3/eqVJ72rIDpw/voice-snl-snapchat-series-nbc

Bill Hader, Fred Armisen Share Origin Stories for 2 of SNLs Best Bits

Bill Hader and Fred Armisen are responsible for many of the most memorable characters and sketches in SNL history and TheWrap now knows how two of our favorite skits came to TV. During a recent interview, we asked the Portlandia male lead exactly how much he and fellow former-Saturday Night Live star Kristen Wiig would know before hitting the Weekend Update desk as unprepared singers Garth & Kat. He summed it up with one word: Nonsense.   ...Read More... http://www.thewrap.com/bill-hader-fred-armisen-californians-garth-kat-snl/

A Word With: Kate McKinnon on Ghostbusters, S.N.L. and Hillary Clinton

Ms. McKinnon, who has delivered reliably eccentric impersonations of powerful women, talks about the differences between her characters and herself.   Read More... http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/04/movies/kate-mckinnon-on-ghostbusters-snl-and-hillary-clinton.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

'SNL's' Weekend Update Anchors Mock Bill O'Reilly Over "Well-Fed" Slave Comments

"You don't hire slaves," said Michael Che, adding: "What would that job interview even be?"   Read More... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/bhSsgPtSlis/snl-bill-oreilly-slave-comments-915239

'SNL' alum Mike O'Brien opens up about cancer scare

Former Saturday Night Live writer and cast member Mike OBrien shared details about his recent cancer scare on Sunday. In a series of Instagram posts, the comedian revealed that he was recently diagnosed with a form of skin cancer and had several surgeries to treat it. A couple weeks ago... ...Read More... http://feeds.ew.com/~r/entertainmentweekly/tv/coverage/~3/z-YpM6QPzjg/mike-obrien-snl-cancer-surgeries-instagram

SNL Star Uses Pokemon Go to Catch Rare Minorities at RNC (Video)

Saturday Night Live star Michael Che opened up Pokemon Go and set out at the Republican National Convention to catch the rarest creature of them all at the GOP gathering a minority. Its called Trumpemon GO,' explained Che. So as Trump would always say, lets round up some brown people.' Che said the game s tagline was, Catch em all, get em outta here.   Read More... http://www.thewrap.com/rnc-pokemon-go-michael-che-saturday-night-live-gop-republican-national-convention-rare-minorities-video/

SNL's Weekend Update: Jost, Che and 'Ginsburg' Blast Trump, Mike Pence, Chris Christie During RNC Edition

Colin JostandMichael Chetook Weekend Update to the Republican National Convention Wednesday night in a special MSNBC edition of the popular Saturday Night Live segment. The comedic duoused theunprecedented airtime to take jabs at the likes of actorScott Baio, former New York City mayor Rudolph Giulianiand Donald Trump VP pick Mike Pence, whose speech ran longer [] http://tvline.com/2016/07/20/snl-weekend-update-colin-jost-michael-che-trump-rnc-video/

'SNL's' Michael Che Tries to Find Minorities With a Game of "Trumpemon Go" at GOP Convention

"Catch 'em all. Get 'em outta here."   Read More... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/nucj-mCey14/snls-michael-che-tries-find-913128
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