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The Lonely Island’s ‘Alone Together’ Gets Season 2 Renewal Ahead Of January Premiere On Freeform

Freeform’s Alone Together doesn’t debut until next year, but the cable net today ordered a second season of the comedy about L.A. millennials. The series exec produced by The Lonely Islanders Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone premieres January 10. Alone Together stars stand-up comedians Esther Povitsky and Benji Aflalo as overlooked millennial misfits from different backgrounds trying to make their way in the vain and status-obsessed culture of Los Angeles… Read

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“Kellywise” Brings ‘It’ For Top ‘SNL’ Sketch: Conway, Cooper & Killer Clown

With Alex Moffat doing a fine Anderson Cooper (he even nails the Kewper pronunciation) and Kate McKinnon pulling double duty as Kellyanne Conway and Hillary Clinton, Saturday Night Live‘s multi-tasking parody of It easily topped the roster of sketches and digital shorts on last night’s Kumail Nanjiani-hosted episode. The premise had CNN’s Cooper miffed to hear that Conway will be making a return to his panel, then, wandering outside on a rainy night, comes face-to-sewer, I… Read

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Larry David To Host ‘Saturday Night Live’ Next Month; Miley Cyrus Musical Guest

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Larry David will host Saturday Night Live Nov. 4, with musical guest Miley Cyrus. The announcement was made on-air during tonight’s episode hosted by Kumail Nanjiani. #SNL returns on November 4 with host Larry David and musical guest @MileyCyrus! pic.twitter.com/BwtW9wERwo — Saturday Night Live (@nbcsnl) October 15, 2017 On October 28, in the SNL slot, NBC is… Read

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‘SNL’ Tackles Harvey Weinstein: Naked, Hanging Upside Down

Update with “Debette” & Weekend Update video Making up for lost time, Saturday Night Live told its first post-scandal Harvey Weinstein jokes 40 minutes into tonight’s episode, bringing back Kate McKinnon’s recurring washed-up actress character Debette Goldry to do the dirty work. “Have I ever been sexually harassed?” Debette said during the “Women’s Round Table” sketch. “Good Friday! Where do you want me to start?” (Take a look at a couple clips below). “I did have one… Read

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‘SNL’ Cold Open: Alec Baldwin Brings The Trump, Bosses Pence

Update with video “Get out of there, Mike!” is tonight’s new Saturday Night Live catchphrase, with Alec Baldwin’s Donald Trump yelling the warning repeatedly to Beck Bennett’s Mike Pence in the cold open as the Veep infiltrated a Pacers’ game, a Starbucks and a two-groom wedding, looking for any number of offensive things to walk out on. So far, though, no Harvey Weinstein jokes. In the cold open, Baldwin’s Trump addresses a group gathered in Harrisburg, PA, pronounced… Read

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‘Marjorie Prime’ Star Lois Smith On Her “Once-In-A-Lifetime” Journey From Stage To Screen — The Contenders London

Acting for the stage and screen for six decades—and sharing the screen with James Dean in East of Eden, her first big gig—Lois Smith may have found the role of a lifetime in Michael Almereyda's Sundance-premiering indie, Marjorie Prime. But to be clear, the actress' first experience with the material was on stage in both Los Angeles and New York. Based on Jordan Harrison's Pulitzer Prize-nominated play of the same name, the compelling sci-fi drama boasts a unique… Read

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‘SNL’: Gal Gadot & Kate McKinnon Test The Amazonian Waters With A Kiss

With Gal Gadot hosting, NBC’s Saturday Night Live had little choice but to go there – there being Themyscira, the Amazonian home island of Wonder Woman. The sketch, freely blending mythologies of Themyscira and Lesbos, begins as a warrior-garbed tribe of Amazons is practicing some close-contact battle maneuvers when two modern-day lesbians (played by Aidy Bryant and Kate McKinnon) drift ashore. After considerable signal-crossing and disappointment, the newcomers… Read

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‘SNL’: Weekend Update Takes On Gun Control: Michael Che Offers Inch By Inch Solution

For the second week running, Saturday Night Live‘s Weekend Update – and particularly co-anchor Michael Che – seems to have found its fire, hitting that just-right blend of comedy, surprise and indignation that made last season’s political sketches ignite. Last week it was Che and his “cheap cracker” tirade about Donald Trump’s lame hurricane response. Last night, Che and co-anchor Colin Jost went after gun control. Or, rather, the lack of it. “Who are these delicate… Read

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Jason Aldean Opens ‘Saturday Night Live’ With Tribute To Las Vegas Victims: Tom Petty’s “I Won’t Back Down”

Update with video Country star Jason Aldean, whose concert in Las Vegas Sunday became the site of the United States’ worst mass shooting, opened tonight’s Saturday Night Live with a rendition of the late Tom Petty’s 1989 hit “I Won’t Back Down,” a tribute to the victims and survivors of the Las Vegas shooting. In the cold open spot usually filled with political satire, Aldean, in black shirt and a black cowboy hat, looked into the camera and said: “I’m Jason Aldean. This… Read

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Jimmy Kimmel Response To Trump’s Equal Laughs Demand: Take My Show, Please!

Jimmy Kimmel is telling Donald Trump: Take my show, please. In response to the President of the United States’ tweet this morning kvetching about partisanship in late night comedy, Kimmel joined Seth Meyers in providing punchlines to the slow-pitch lob. (See all tweets below). Trump’s tweet was one of three this morning complaining about the media and “equal time” – he singled out NBC News, without mentioning that whole “moron” story the organization broke – and while the… Read

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Jerry Seinfeld On Bill Cosby, Jerry Lewis, Joke Science And The P.C. Era – New Yorker Festival

In a New Yorker Festival conversation with the magazine’s editor, David Remnick, Jerry Seinfeld covered a wide range of topics in a 90-minute session that was equal parts stand-up, deconstruction of stand-up, and reflections on his singular path to the top of the comedy heap. Given a fond hometown welcome at the Society for Ethical Culture, where he and Remnick both sent their children to private school, Seinfeld showed that at 63, his keen observational skills and… Read

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Ralphie May: Hollywood Mourns “Comic Warrior” & “One Of The Nicest And Kindest’

Tributes are pouring in for Ralphie May, the popular comedian who died today at 45. The majority of reactions are coming from members of the tightknit stand-up community, who are using phrases such as “funny and sweet,” “one of the nicest and kindest out there” and “realest dude I’ve ever met.” May got his big break as a competitor on the first season of NBC’s summer reality-competition series Last Comic Standing. He made it to the finals but lost to Dat Phan. Jay Mohr… Read