We’ve long-since forgiven Star Wars oddities like sound in space or planets with one ecosystem, but one thing never adds up: Why does everyone speak different languages to one another? SNL sought to answer exactly that with a new cut-for-time short.
Let’s be honest – SNL’s Trump impression has little to do these days but parrot back actual statements, and even Alec Baldwin thinks playing the role is “agony.” Trump himself even used Baldwin’s quote to push SNL into bringing Darrell Hammond’s iteration back, and maybe … he’s not wrong?
As if Golden Globes, SAG Awards and a role in Black Panther weren’t enough, Sterling K. Brown’s banner 2018 is adding another honor. The This Is Us star will make his SNL hosting debut in March, flanked by Charles Barkley and Bill Hader.
Valentine’s Day very nearly broke our hearts in all-new ways. Comedian and SNL alum Colin Quinn is apparently recovering from a heart attack sustained on the heart-iest of days, but remains in good spirits and is now thanking well-wishers.
It’s been twelve years since Natalie Portman hosted SNL, and you’d better believe another rap was coming. Watch the Annihilation star take on motherhood and defend the Star Wars prequels (with returning alum Andy Samberg) in a new Portman rap worthy of the original.
Well, if current events forced SNL to retire the grim Steve Bannon, they sure went out with a bang. Watch Bill Murray‘s surprise return to the series that made him famous, as SNL’s take on Trump’s (ex) right-hand man finally removes the cloak.
This coming weekend will see Sam Rockwell taking the SNL stage for the first time, but January 2018 has yet more celebs in store. Season 43 will continue the year with fellow first-timer Jessica Chastain, along with SNL vet Will Ferrell.
The bizarre subculture of dime-store Christmas movies seems oddly pervasive this year, and has not gone unnoticed at SNL. The “Not Ready for Primetime Players” have at least one more gift in the form of a cut short, featuring host James Franco in an endless stream of indistinguishable Hallmark Channel classics.
SNL may be in for some changes at the Weekend Update desk, but it’s not what you think – yet. Anchors Colin Jost and Michael Che will be doubling up on their responsibilities as two of SNL’s new head writers.