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'SNL': Bill Hader Revives Fan-Favorite Character Stefon in Hosting Return

Former Saturday Night Live cast member Bill Hader returned to host for a second time on Saturday, joined by musical guest Arcade Fire. Hader was a part of the show for eight seasons and left in 2013, going on to co-create the documentary parody series Documentary Now! on IFC. In 2014, he hosted SNL for the first time.

Hader has been outspoken about his anxiety and nerves in the past, and he addressed those feelings right away during his monologue tonight by talking about the episodes he used to star in. “I was nervous for every...
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'SNL': Bill Hader Plays the "Harvey Weinstein of Canada" in #MeToo Spoof

Saturday Night Live jumped back into the #MeToo conversation with a sketch that poked fun at Canada on Saturday. During the sketch, host Bill Hader played Thomas Logan, the fictional “Canadian Harvey Weinstein” who resigned after making comments to his assistant like “nice sweater” and “where’d you get those sunglasses?”

The sketch suggested that seemingly innocuous comments were cause for serious concern in Canada, thereby poking fun at the stereotype that Canadians are nice and frequently say "sorry."

Hader appeared throughout the sketch photoshopped into photos with Canadian celebrities like Ryan Gosling and...
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SNL's Weekend Update: Stefon Returns to Detail the Newest Hottest Clubs

SNL's Weekend Update: Stefon Returns to Detail the Newest Hottest Clubs
Bill Hader returned to Saturday Night Live as host this weekend, and as hoped/anticipated reprised his fan-favorite role as Stefon.

Weekend Update’s beloved city correspondent arrived just after midnight to describe for “La La Land and Moonlight” (Colin Jost and Michael Che) some belated St. Patrick’s Day hangout spots, including Gaddush, “New York’s hottest night club inspired by real events” which has “a familiar-yet-troubling feel — like when Larry King would play himself in a movie.”

Gaddush, of course, “has everything: desk sex, key fobs, kale chips, Roman J. Israel, Esq. Plus, you play everyone’s favorite party game ‘The Stranger,
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'SNL': Bill Hader Revives Beloved Impressions in Fake 'Jurassic Park' Screen Test

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the release of Jurassic Park, a Saturday Night Live sketch presented 1992 screen tests for the film that prompted the cast to pull out all their best impressions and deliver both real and fake lines from the iconic film.

Alex Moffat played Hugh Grant auditioning for Sam Neil’s original role. The night's host, Bill Hader, played Alan Alda, Clint Eastwood and Al Pacino, which were all impressions that he did on the show during his eight-season tenure in the cast. “Which dinosaur do I buy the cocaine from?” he asked,...
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Black Panther's Chadwick Boseman to Host SNL, With Musical Guest Cardi B

Black Panther's Chadwick Boseman to Host SNL, With Musical Guest Cardi B
April showers bring May flowers… and Chadwick Boseman to Studio 8H.

The Black Panther star will make his Saturday Night Live hosting debut on April 7. The announcement was made during Saturday’s Bill Hader-led broadcast.

In addition, NBC has confirmed that Cardi B will serve as first-time musical guest.

Boseman is currently promoting the aforementioned Marvel blockbuster. His previous credits include Jackie Robinson biopic 42 and the James Brown film Get On Up.

Are you looking forward to Boseman’s hosting stint? Drop a comment below.
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‘Saturday Night Live’: John Goodman, Fred Armisen Make Surprise Appearances in Cold Open

‘Saturday Night Live’: John Goodman, Fred Armisen Make Surprise Appearances in Cold Open
John Goodman and Fred Armisen made surprise appearances in “Saturday Night Live’s” cold open, along with host Bill Hader and “SNL” regular Alex Moffat as CNN’s Anderson Cooper.

The bit presented as a segment of CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360” skewered headlines of the week including President Donald Trump’s unceremonious firing of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who was limned by Goodman.

Armisen played author and columnist Michael Wolff, while Hader revived his impersonation of Anthony Scaramucci, the Trump associate and short-lived White House Communications Director.

Kate McKinnon joined in as Attorney General Jeff Sessions. “Trump made me do it,
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Bill Hader, John Goodman Return as Fired Trump White House Staffers in 'SNL' Cold Open

In a spoof of Anderson Cooper 360, Saturday Night Live’s cold open on Saturday addressed the firing of former F.B.I. Deputy Director Andrew G. McCabe and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, as well as other recent events in the Trump White House. Kate McKinnon reprised her impression of Attorney General Jeff Sessions to talk about the McCabe firing. “Look at me! I’ve still got a job,” McKinnon’s Sessions declared.

It was a star-studded cold open, with John Goodman reprising his impression of Tillerson. “It just wasn’t a good fit. Look, these things happen,” Goodman’s Tillerson said.

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‘SNL': Is There a New Episode Airing This Week?

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“SNL” continues to fire away at American politics and culture in Season 43, no shortage of ammunition coming from Donald Trump and the rest of the White House staff. This week features another fresh episode of “Saturday Night Live,” the third in a row after the show’s return from a three-week hiatus in February while NBC aired the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang. Former “SNL” alumnus Bill Hader is hosting ahead of the premiere of his new HBO show, “Barry,” about a hitman who ventures to Los Angeles to find his target, falls in with a community theater class, and...
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Comedian Nicole Byer Recreated Kim Kardashian's Topless "Nudels" Photo, and Yes, She 'Nailed It'

Nailed It host Nicole Byer has been honing her comedic chops for years — at the Upright Citizens Brigade, on the Fox sketch show Party Over Here, and on the MTV reality show Girl Code. But she's finally hitting it big, thanks to buzzy shows on Netflix and Facebook… and last week's spot-on tribute to Kim Kardashian. Here's all the info you gotta know about this 31-year-old on the rise. She copied Kim Kardashian's "#nudels" shot A post shared by Nicole Byer (@nicolebyer) on Mar 7, 2018 at 10:11pm Pst When Kim posted a photo of herself eating noodles and naked from the waist up — captioning the shot with the pun "nudels" — Nicole said she couldn't stop laughing. "I gotta know, what came first: the pun or the picture?" Nicole wrote on Instagram, tagging the reality star. "Also, where are you? A restaurant that lets you eat naked? Surely that's a health code no-no.
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Chris Parnell To Co-Star In McAuliffe/Earl CBS Comedy Pilot; Phill Lewis To Direct

Saturday Night Live alum Chris Parnell is set to co-star opposite Felix Mallard and Damon Wayans Jr. in CBS' multi-camera comedy pilot from writers Tim McAuliffe (The Last Man on Earth) and Austen Earl (9Jkl) and The Late Late Show With James Corden executive producer Ben Winston. In addition, Phill Lewis (Superior Donuts, One Day at a Time) has been tapped to direct the pilot. Written by McAuliffe and Earl, the untitled comedy revolves around Peter (Wayans) and Claire, a…
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‘Saturday Night Live’ Accused by Comedians of Stealing Jokes and Being Homophobic

‘Saturday Night Live’ Accused by Comedians of Stealing Jokes and Being Homophobic
Comedian James Adomian accuses “Saturday Night Live” of being homophobic to gay men and stealing jokes in a new interview with The Daily Beast. Adomian, an out gay comedian best known for his celebrity impressions and for appearances on “Comedy Bang! Bang!” and “Chicago Trap House,” auditioned for the NBC sketch comedy series 13 years ago and did not get cast. According to The Daily Beast, the show has only had one openly gay male cast member, Terry Sweeney, who was on the series during the 1985-1986 season.

“It would be nice if they put a gay man on camera on that show,” Adomian said, “I’ve been out of the closet the whole time since I auditioned 13 years ago. You would think that they would have tried to put someone else on that was a gay man. It’s about time.”

Jake Weisman, the comedian who co-created and co-stars in Comedy Central’s series “Corporate,
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Scaramucci Chides Trump on Alec Baldwin’s ‘SNL’ Impression: Potus ‘Should Expect to Be Made Fun Of’

Not only is Anthony Scaramucci a fan of Alec Baldwin’s Donald Trump impression on “Saturday Night Live,” but the former White House Communications Director has some advice for the show’s No. 1 critic. “If people are in power, they should expect to be made fun of,” Scaramucci told TheWrap. “It’s a great piece of our nation’s history that should not go understated and should always be completely exposed,” he added. “What is that? It’s the fact that we can make fun of our leadership. The founding fathers recognized that one of the elements of having the free press and the Fourth...
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The Simpsons Sneak Peek: Bill Hader Wages a War of Words With Wiggum

The Simpsons Sneak Peek: Bill Hader Wages a War of Words With Wiggum
Bill Hader‘s got a busy weekend ahead of him, following up his gig hosting Saturday Night Live with a trip to Springfield on Sunday’s episode of The Simpsons (Fox, 8/7c).

The former SNL star lends his voice to Manacek — yes, a parody of the 1970s TV detective Thomas Banacek — who arrives in town to investigate the theft of a million-dollar painting, believed to have been stolen by none other than Homer Simpson.

But as you’ll see in TVLine’s exclusive sneak peek, Hader’s Manacek butts heads with more Springfield residents than just the accused art thief.
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Get your first look at the suave ’70s Pi Bill Hader is playing on The Simpsons

It’s a good time to be Bill Hader. He has a new HBO show on the way, he’s going back to his old Studio 8H stomping grounds to host Saturday Night Live on March 17, and (in a bit of TV serendipity) the following day he’ll make a return trip to Springfield. After getting some driving lessons from Marge in season 24’s…

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Paul Shaffer Reveals How He Landed the 'Late Show With David Letterman' and 'SNL' (Exclusive)

In an exclusive interview with Closer Weekly, Paul Shaffer reminisces on how he landed his Late Show with David Letterman and Saturday Night Live gigs. The 68-year-old admits his goal was to be a musician. "The first real jobs I got out of college were playing weddings, bar mitzvahs, topless clubs — anything available! Then on a fluke, I was hired to conduct Godspell [in Toronto in 1972] with some of the funniest people I've ever worked with. Many remain my good friends today, including Martin Short, Andrea Martin, Eugene Levy, Dave Thomas, and Victor Garber." And that's how he ended up in comedy. "We hung out incessantly and tried to make each other laugh nonstop. I was influenced profoundly by them — they seemed like they were having a better time than anybody I knew. They looked at everything through a comedic prism, and I started doing the same." Paul tells Closer. He landed SNL when Howard Shore,
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See Pete Davidson, Chris Redd Rap About Worshiping Bill Hader for 'SNL'

See Pete Davidson, Chris Redd Rap About Worshiping Bill Hader for 'SNL'
Saturday Night Live's Pete Davidson and Chris Redd rap about their all-consuming love for Bill Hader in a new promo for the show's upcoming episode. Hader will return to host Saturday Night Live this week.

In their goofy rap track about loving Hader, Davidson and Redd move quickly from expressions of affection – "I love him way more than my real dad!" – to stalking. They track Hader down in the elevator and try to hug him; they hide out in his bathroom and wait for him to show up. The
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‘SNL’ Promo: Bill Hader Is A Comedy God Whether He Likes It Or Not

Bill Hader returns to Saturday Night Live this weekend, and the reputation of the former cast member clearly precedes him. In this week’s SNL promo, current cast members Chris Redd and Pete Davidson sing (and rap) their praises (and then some) for the man who brought Stefon, Vincent Price and James Carville – to name a very few – to the show during his 2005-2013 run on the show. “I said, ‘You’re a comedy god!,’ raps Redd, “and Bill said ‘That’s odd.'” This week’s promo…
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Sterling K. Brown (‘This Is Us’) could be first back-to-back Best Drama Actor Emmy winner in eight years

Sterling K. Brown (‘This Is Us’) could be first back-to-back Best Drama Actor Emmy winner in eight years
Eight is enough — of a wait for back-to-back wins in Best Drama Actor. After becoming the Emmys’ first black winner of the category in 19 years, Sterling K. Brown (‘This Is Us’) is now our early odds-on favorite to be the first recipient to defend his crown in eight years.

The last person to go back-to-back was Bryan Cranston, who won his third straight Emmy for “Breaking Bad” in 2010. Since then, it’s been one-offs, including a fourth win for Cranston in 2014.

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There is no reason to think Brown can’t score a second straight drama actor statuette. He’s been on a roll since his Emmy triumph, picking up Golden Globe, Critics’ Choice and SAG Awards. The “This Is Us” cast also took the ensemble prize at SAG. And don’t
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'Insecure' Breakout Natasha Rothwell: "Having a Voice During These Scary Political Times Is a Radical Idea"

'Insecure' Breakout Natasha Rothwell:
Natasha Rothwell is ready for her moment.

Less than three years ago, she landed a career-igniting writing job at Saturday Night Live, which in quick succession has earned her a part in a Netflix stand-up series (The Characters), a job both writing for Issa Rae's HBO series Insecure and co-starring (as Kelli), and a forthcoming HBO project she is in developing.

In gay teen romance feature Love, Simon — opening wide Friday — Rothwell plays Ms. Albright, a drama teacher who once had a small role in The Lion King and who is thoroughly unimpressed with the rendition of Cabaret that Simon (Nick Robinson),...
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Bill Hader Is Subjected to an Aggressive, Creepy Rap in New ‘SNL’ Promo

Bill Hader is returning to Saturday Night Live this weekend for his second time as host, and the first SNL promo for the new episode has landed online. Unsurprisingly, it’s quite weird. Current cast members Pete Davidson and Chris Redd craft a rap to Hader while the actor just kind of stands there, and the contents of the rap make the whole affair even more strange. Davidson and Redd basically just talk about how much they love Hader, how much of a mentor he is to them, and how they love him more than their real dad. You know, …
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