Despite 'SNL' heading into its landmark 40th season (and shedding a few players in the process), things have been curiously quiet on the front of NBC's beloved sketch comedy show, particularly with regard to its initial hosts. Now, the network confirms that 'Guardians of the Galaxy' and 'Parks and Recreation' star Chris Pratt will host the September 27 premiere with musical guest Ariana Grande, preceding comedian Sarah Silverman, while rumors suggest legendary alum Bill Murray will follow!
Some SNL hosts just feel like they were born to be on that stage and Zach Galifiankis is one of them. Rather than do a traditional monologue, he performed six minutes of his oddball, avant garde stand-up comedy. It was a great reminder that he may be a big movie star now, but he's still one of the great modern comedians.
Even after all of these years, SNL does fake commercials better than everyone else. However, last night's New Balance commercial parody is the cream of the crop -- it's hard to remember the last time the show made a fake ad that was this funny and spot-on. Check it out below.
It probably goes without saying that not all 'Saturday Night Live' hosts are created equal. But say what you will about Justin Timberlake, whenever he shows up at the 'SNL' set for one of his frequent visits, he brings comic timing as well as musical talent to the table.
Kevin Hart hosted 'Saturday Night Live' this weekend. Here he is in a pretty good send-up of 'The Walking Dead.' It seems as though not seeming racist is more important for the survivors then succumbing to a zombie apocalypse. Except for Carl...
Ted Nugent's heavily publicized appearance at last week's State of the Union address caught the attention of NBC's 'Saturday Night Live.' This past Saturday (Feb. 16), the long-running late-night comedy show ran a sketch that took aim at the Motor City Madman.
Perhaps unintentionally, it looked as if there was a theme during last night's 'Saturday Night Live' (featuring Christoph Waltz as host). Important etiquette lessons crept into at least two sketches, both of which featured a woman whose behavior ruins a party.
Last night's 'Weekend Update' featured an eye witness to the recent meteor crash in Russia. In the beginning, Povlatsky (played by 'SNL' cast member Kate McKinnon) showed up to talk merely of the crash, but she ended up sharing even more about the poor quality of life amongst females in her native Mother Russia.
One of the most talked about topics this past week was the stranded Carnival cruise ship that found itself simply floating along in the ocean without power, sanity, and toilets. Naturally, the story eventually found itself on the floor of studio 8H in Rockefeller Plaza -- home of 'Saturday Night Live.'