During "Weekend Update," Che pared his own response to President Trump's Puerto Rico tweets to the bare minimum of contempt to achieve the maximum effect.
Kate McKinnon has been in so many memorable sketches over the past five years, but she really started getting everyone’s attention with her absolutely perfect take on singer Justin Bieber in faux Calvin Klein ads.
John Cena has proven that he can do action (The Marine, this May’s The Wall), but as evidenced by his scene-stealing turns in Trainwreck, Sisters, and Daddy’s Home, his secret big-screen weapon is his sharp comedic timing. The wrestler-turned-actor will finally get to fully flaunt his funny side when he headlines Fox and Blue Sky Studio’s latest joint venture, this winter’s animated adventure Ferdinand — and we have your exclusive first look at the horned protagonist he’ll be voicing.
Versatility and consistency were the hallmarks for these performers, who won acclaim for roles in the past calendar year more than once
Jimmy Fallon and Donald Trump’s Hair, Sept. 15, 2016 For the purest example of the cluelessness of TV entertainment to understand what was going on during the campaign of Donald Trump, look no further than this stomach-churning moment when Jimmy Fallon treated Trump like he was just another celebrity to be giggled at and fawned over in what is now the official Tonight Show style. In a way, Fallon was prescient: This is what I imagine occurs every time Trump interviews a new potential Cabinet member in Trump Tower.
Having contributed to the “Oh, Donald Trump, he’s such a funny fellow” atmosphere that helped get the Republican nominee elected, Saturday Night Live tried to apologize to America this past weekend. The show commenced with Kate McKinnon as Hillary Clinton, sitting at a piano, singing Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah,” simultaneously a salute to the singer-songwriter who died last week, and turning the song into a dirge for America’s future. Nowhere to be seen: Alec Baldwin’s Trump impersonation. ...
It was the final weekend before the presidential election, and the level of humor about the candidates remained rock-bottom low. On Saturday Night Live, Kate McKinnon and Alec Baldwin did their final Hillary Clinton versus Donald Trump sketch, and it was miserably unfunny. Baldwin-Trump kissed performers dressed as the FBI, the Ku Klux Klan, and Vladimir Putin to make us laugh at real-Trump’s fan-following with these folks. Not hilarious. McKinnon-Hillary made a Tic-Tac joke about Trump this late in the proceedings. Not hilarious.
Common wisdom holds that whoever is ridiculed most enthusiastically on Saturday Night Live can be damaged, that the show helps sway public opinion—or, at least, whatever slice of the populace that still considers SNL our nation’s satirist-in-chief. Viewed in this way, Alec Baldwin’s Donald Trump impersonation, which was unveiled on Saturday’s season opener, was impressive as a makeup job. And by that I mean both the way the makeup and wig were applied to Baldwin, and how effectively it turned Trump into just another politician whose mannerisms were to be ridiculed.
"SNL" star Kate McKinnon stopped by "Today" on Monday and talked about how watching Hillary Clinton on television helps her get into character. “Whenever I do watch her, I do repeat all the sentences that she says — so yes, there will be some of that,” McKinnon said. “She’s got a wonderful deadpan.”
First look at Jennifer Aniston, Jason Bateman, T.J. Miller, and Kate McKinnon in a holiday comedy about out-of-control holiday cheer
Summer officially started this week, so this Saturday Night Live throwback clip celebrates the best season of the year, at least when you were a kid, because school was off and summer camp was on! This sketch took place in May 2014, when Andy Samberg returned to Studio 8H to host for the first time since leaving SNL.
Saturday Night Live concluded its 41st season last week, and it was a year filled with hilarious political impressions, like Larry David as Bernie Sanders. And it started off in the very first episode of the season, when Hillary Clinton herself made a cameo on the show. She played Val the bartender, who listens to the woes of “Hillary Clinton” — the always brilliant Kate McKinnon. Hillary is blowing off some steam at the bar after a “hard couple of 22 years.”
If you ever needed a perfect example of the dreadful state of political humor on late-night television, you cannot do better than this weekend’s Saturday Night Live season finale Hillary-Bernie. Kate McKinnon certainly does a fun Hillary Clinton, emphasizing her frustrated angst at not being universally acclaimed as the candidate she thinks every Democrat should rally ’round. Jimmy Fallon seems to think that once he gets into orange make-up to Donald Trump, his job is done—whatever jokes his writers give him seem like afterthoughts.
March 20 is apparently Extraterrestrial Abductions Day (it’s a real thing, according to Wikipedia), and to celebrate, we present this Saturday Night Live throwback clip of interviews with three people who were abducted by aliens — but one of them had a kind of terrible experience. ICYMI, the sketch is a recent one, from the Dec. 5 episode hosted by Ryan Gosling. It might be one of the best bits from this current season of SNL. Gosling, Cecily Strong, and Kate McKinnon are three abductees relaying their experiences to government types.
Kate McKinnon had everyone seeing double Wednesday when the Saturday Night Live star dropped by Ellen and hijacked the monologue while doing an impression of Ellen DeGeneres. McKinnon has famously portrayed the daytime host on SNL, and even came on the show a couple of years ago to do the impression live for DeGeneres. McKinnon did take a few creative liberties with the impression, however.
On The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, guests Kate McKinnon and Josh Brolin played a rousing game of “First Impressions” with Jimmy. The trio took turns impersonating some big celebs, and Josh Brolin kicked it off with his impression of social media mega-star Kim Kardashian. It took Jimmy and Kate a few tries to figure it out, because it seems that perhaps outside of her signature derriere, Josh Brolin doesn’t know anything about Kim Kardashian. ...
The new ghost-busting team appears to be standing in the lobby of a hotel, bringing to mind the scene from the original 1984 comedy when Bill Murray and company captured beverage-guzzling ghost Slimer in the ballroom of the fictional Sedgewick Hotel. Judging from the fog and ectoplasm-green light in the new pic, something supernatural is definitely lurking.