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.
The ongoing cycle of sexual harassment exposure has repeatedly put SNL in an awkward position; one the show seems reticent to address. In light of accusations against writer-turned-senator Al Franken, however, thirty-six female cast and crew have now spoken out to defend Franken’s name.
Alec Baldwin’s Trump may be back for SNL Season 43, but Melissa McCarthy’s Sean Spicer is another matter. The actress won an Emmy portraying the ousted Press Secretary, who himself now tells Kimmel the bit was at least “kinda funny.” Will she share the gold in return?
As SNL brings its summer Weekend Update to a close, we have our first official Season 43 host. Hide your replicants, as Blade Runner 2049 star and returning guest Ryan Gosling will host the late September premiere, joined by an iconic New York musical guest.
SNL had Bobby Moynihan’s exit more or less written on the wall by CBS sitcom Me, Myself & I, but only hours ahead of Season 42’s finale, the sketch comedy series has another gut punch for you. Vanessa Bayer will apparently make Season 42 her last as well.
SNL has one heck of a Season 42 finish ahead, to follow Louis C.K. with Jimmy Fallon, Chris Pine, Melissa McCarthy and The Rock, and live on every coast at that. Of all those names, however, McCarthy might build the most anticipation, as the Sean Spicer impressionist says she’s already squirr…
In the election’s immediate aftermath, we had to wonder if Alec Baldwin had the SNL commitment to keep playing Trump as necessary for such a weekly target. Baldwin’s been a sport since November, even pivoting the impression into other mediums, but may hang up the wig before long . …