This surprisingly interesting video goes behind the scenes at Saturday Night Live to show how crucial their cue cards are to the show. No teleprompters for them. A team of eight, led by SNL's cue card supervisor Wally Feresten, lovingly handwrites (and edits and rewrites) them for each and every episode.
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Say what you will about the Trump era: it has ushered in a SNL renaissance. Between Baldwin's eerily good Trump and McKinnon's Sessions, Melissa McCarthy's Spicer and Bill Murray's Bannon, SNL is proving Garry Trudeau's point that satire isn't supposed to change minds, it's supposed to afflict the comfortable and comfort the afflicted.
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Last night's Saturday Night Live once again took aim at Donald Trump, with Alec Baldwin reprising his eerily good Trump impression, while Kate McKinnon stole the show with her racist elf Jeff Sessions (Alex Moffat is also a body-double for Chuck Schumer, but regrettably wasn't very funny). Read the rest
The President is “a moron,” says former SNL cast member Taran Killam. That may be true. But can he read?
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Bone chillingly brilliant. SNL has been made great again. Read the rest
It only takes 100 seconds for a crack SNL crew in stage blacks to clear a multi-panel set from downstage between the Trump cold open and host Casey Affleck's monologue. The teamwork is incredible in this behind-the-scenes video. Read the rest
This week on HOME: Stories From L.A.: The process by which one place stops being home and another starts -- it's a mysterious thing. It happens, most often, when we're not paying attention. And sometimes, as it did for comedy writer and transplanted East Coaster Janis Hirsch, it happens in stages. First she started to feel at home in Los Angeles; but it was only later, after a series of addresses and a run-in or two with Bette Davis, that she landed in the exact place that would be, finally, her home.
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SNL alum and Portlandia star Fred Armisen cameos in B-52s founding member Kate Pierson's video for Mister Sister from her upcoming solo album Guitars and Microphones. Read the rest