NEW YORK (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has agreed to host “Saturday Night Live” next month. NBC said its former “Celebrity Apprentice” host will be the headliner of the Nov. 7 show. It’s the second time he has hosted the venerable comedy institution; he was on the show in April 2004. Trump was […]
His Oct. 17 appearance also promises to be a coming-out party for the former Saturday Night Live cast member and star of 30 Rock, who has been recuperating from injuries he suffered in a June 2014 crash that also killed a fellow comedian when their limousine was hit by a Wal-Mart truck on the New Jersey Turnpike.
Saturday Night Live: The Exhibition has just opened in (where else) New York, and it’s a riches-filled destination for the program’s three generations of fans — those, that is, who can cover the rich admission ($29 for adults, $26 for children under 12). Located on Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue a dozen blocks south of SNL‘s home at 30 Rockefeller Plaza, the exhibition is a satisfyingly immersive experience, steering visitors step by step, room to room, through the improbable yet tried-and-true process of putting together each show in just six days.
NEW YORK (AP) — With less than two hours before dress rehearsal for the Mother’s Day edition of “Saturday Night Live,” the mood seemed relaxed. Studio 8H at NBC’s 30 Rockefeller Plaza, where guest host Reese Witherspoon would soon preside, was almost deserted. And Lorne Michaels, “SNL” creator and executive producer, exuded mellowness as he […]
NEW YORK (AP) — A graphic on NBC’s “Today” show on Wednesday misidentified “Saturday Night Live” creator Lorne Michaels as “Lauren.” The flub by a graphics person, made on the East Coast feed of the morning show, was corrected for broadcasts in other time zones and online, the network said. “Today” had interviewed Michaels for […]
Saturday Night Live celebrated its 40th season on Sunday with a 3½-hour gala of stars, laughs and memories. It aired live from New York’s Studio 8H at NBC, which has been SNL HQ since premiering on a Saturday night in October 1975. It was a black-tie event so jammed with SNL alumni and other celebs they fueled an hour-long red carpet event before the big show even began. Some 80 names were listed in the opening credits.
NBC said Thursday it’s expanding The Saturday Night Live 40th anniversary special by a half hour, to a total of 3 1/2 hours. It airs Sunday from 8 to 11:30 p.m.
Launched just ahead of Saturday Night Live‘s 40th anniversary, the free mobile app provides more than 300 hours of comedy bits from some 5,500 sketches from the show.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — NBC says a correspondent on Jon Stewart’s “The Daily Show” is joining “Saturday Night Live.” Comedian Michael Che will handle “Weekend Update” duties with Colin Jost during the upcoming 40th season of “SNL,” the network said Thursday. Che, who wrote for “SNL” last season, had joined Stewart’s Comedy Central show earlier […]