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Watch SNL's Kate McKinnon, Pete Davidson Say Goodbye

Aidy Bryant and Kyle Mooney also made their final appearances as regulars

(Newser) - Saturday Night Live wrapped up its season with farewells (some more subtle than others) to four cast members leaving the show—Kate McKinnon, Pete Davidson, Aidy Bryant, and Kyle Mooney, reports Deadline . A look at how those unfolded:
  • McKinnon: In the cold open, McKinnon reprises her character of alien abductee

Pete Davidson Reportedly Is Leaving SNL Cast

Kate McKinnon, Aidy Bryant, and Kyle Mooney apparently also are moving on

(Newser) - This week's season finale of Saturday Night Live also will be Pete Davidson's goodbye, Variety reports. Davidson, who started on the show as a 20-year-old in 2014, one of the youngest cast members in its history, has been pulled in different directions lately as his popularity has grown....

SNL Takes On Roe v. Wade Reversal
SNL Skewers
Roe v. Wade Reversal

SNL Skewers Roe v. Wade Reversal

Show likens abortion decision to those in medieval times

(Newser) - Saturday Night Live didn't waste time getting to the biggest story of the week, skewering the Supreme Court draft opinion that would reverse Roe v. Wade in the show's cold open, reports TVLine . The sketch depicts a trio of medieval men in the year 1235 deciding to outlaw...

Kenan Thompson of SNL Divorcing After 11 Years
Kenan Thompson,
Wife Splitting

Kenan Thompson, Wife Splitting

'SNL' star has two children with Christina Evangeline

(Newser) - A relatively long-running marriage by entertainment-biz standards is coming to an end. TMZ reports that Saturday Night Live star Kenan Thompson and wife Christina Evangeline are divorcing after 11 years. The outlet says the 43-year-old Thompson and 33-year-old Evangeline have been separated for a year and have been amicably co-parenting...

Neflix Introduces New Category After SNL Joke

In musical sketch, Pete Davidson said he only wants to see 'short-ass movies'

(Newser) - Pete Davidson hasn't got a trip to space to brag about—but inspiring a new Netflix category may be an even rarer achievement. Netflix has introduced a new category, "Short-Ass Movies," in response to a Saturday Night Live skit, reports NBC . In the musical sketch , Davidson rapped,...

There Was No Escaping the Slap on SNL

Will Smith-Chris Rock incident gets the 'Saturday Night Live' treatment

(Newser) - If you've grown weary of the seemingly wall-to-wall coverage of the notorious Will Smith-Chris Rock Oscar slap , Saturday Night Live offered little respite. The April 2 episode, which featured comedian/actor Jerrod Carmichael as host and musical guest Gunna, served up its take on the incident "again and again...

SNL Goes After Fox News on Ukraine Coverage
SNL Goes After Fox News
on Ukraine Coverage

SNL Goes After Fox News on Ukraine Coverage

And 'Donald Trump' sings a valentine to Vladimir Putin

(Newser) - Saturday Night Live had a somber opening last week related to the war in Ukraine. This week, not so much. The cold open skewered Fox News for its coverage of the conflict, featuring Kate McKinnon as Laura Ingraham and Alex Moffat as Tucker Carlson hosting a telethon called the Ukrainian...

SNL Skips the Jokes in Cold Open
SNL Skips the Jokes
in Cold Open

SNL Skips the Jokes in Cold Open

Instead, a Ukrainian chorus performs

(Newser) - Saturday Night Live dispensed with the jokes to open its latest show, opting instead to pay tribute to Ukrainians amid Russia's invasion. In lieu of a comedy skit, the Ukrainian Chorus Dumka of New York performed a "Prayer for Ukraine," reports NPR . Kate McKinnon and Cecily Strong...

So Much for Cancel Culture, Tweets Say After Louis CK Ad

Spot promoting comedian's new special was shown during 'Saturday Night Live'

(Newser) - If anyone's trying to cancel Louis CK, he's not taking the hint. The stand-up comedian, who admitted to sexual misbehavior toward female colleagues in 2017, has a new video special. The fact that he was allowed to advertise it during Saturday Night Live's airing only added to...

SNL Scales Back Tonight's Show
Tonight's SNL
Drops Audience

Tonight's SNL Drops Audience

Omicron is behind decision to scale back show

(Newser) - Hours before showtime, Saturday Night Live announced that its final show of the year will have no audience in its New York studio and a reduced cast and crew. A statement posted on social media attributed the decision to the surge in COVID-19 cases caused by the omicron variant, per...

Lauren Boebert in Tiff With SNL Star After Skit

GOP congresswoman didn't like Chloe Fineman's portrayal of her; Fineman calls Boebert a 'clown'

(Newser) - Saturday Night Live's cold open over the weekend focused on COVID and vaccinations, and "cold" is the best way to describe the reaction that GOP Rep. Lauren Boebert had to a sketch that pilloried her and colleague Marjorie Taylor Greene. In the short bit, Boebert (played by Chloe...

Pete Davidson Takes Questions as Aaron Rodgers on SNL

Show also introduces a new Donald Trump

(Newser) - Pete Davidson, in character as Aaron Rodgers, filled in the public knowledge gap about the Packers quarterbacks' COVID-19 vaccination status on Saturday Night Live. Rodgers has been accused of misleading, at best, his team and fans about whether he's had the shots by saying only that he'd been...

Kim Kardashian's OJ Jokes Didn't Land With One Person

Sister of Nicole Brown Simpson didn't appreciate Kardashian's OJ humor on 'SNL'

(Newser) - Kim Kardashian didn't hold back on the jokes over the weekend during her Saturday Night Live hosting gig, but one set of barbs has the family of Nicole Brown Simpson lashing out. In Kardashian's opening monologue , the 40-year-old TV personality mentioned her late father, Robert Kardashian, who'd...

As SNL Host, Kim Kardashian Gets in an OJ Joke

She skewers herself, famous family

(Newser) - Kim Kardashian West, sporting a hot pink catsuit, skewered everyone from her mom's boyfriend to her famous sex tape and estranged husband Kanye during her first turn hosting Saturday Night Live. "I know, I'm surprised to see me here, too," she began her opening monologue Saturday...

New Biden Impersonator Kicks Off SNL's New Season

Cast paid tribute to Norm Macdonald on Weekend Update, too

(Newser) - Saturday Night Live is back from its summer break, and it has a new cast member. Which is good, because they really needed someone to play President Joe Biden. James Austin Johnson made his debut on the show not with a small joke or a bit part in a sketch,...

SNL Announces Cast Shake-Up for 47th Season

Beck Bennett is leaving after 8 years

(Newser) - After eight seasons with Saturday Night Live, Beck Bennett is leaving the cast. The sketch comedy show on Monday announced the cast for its 47th season, which premieres Saturday. The only other cast member exiting is Lauren Holt, who just joined SNL this past season, Deadline reports. Three new featured...

Kardashian West Appearing on Show That Mocks Her

'Cultural icon' will host 'SNL' on Oct. 9

(Newser) - Kim Kardashian West will make her Saturday Night Live hosting debut on the second episode of its upcoming season. "OMFG no turning back now!!!!," Kardashian West tweeted Wednesday, per NBC News . The show's Oct. 2 season premiere will be hosted by Owen Wilson with musical guest Kacey...

Comedians Are Devastated by Norm Macdonald's Death

Justin Trudeau, Bob Dole also paid tribute

(Newser) - Tributes are pouring in for beloved former Saturday Night Live cast member Norm Macdonald, who died of cancer Tuesday at age 61. The AP rounds up reactions from fellow comedians, SNL, and Canada's prime minister, among others.
  • Conan O'Brien: "I am absolutely devastated about Norm Macdonald. Norm

Comedian Norm Macdonald Dies After Private Cancer Battle
Norm Macdonald of
SNL Fame Dead at 61

Norm Macdonald of SNL Fame Dead at 61

He had privately battled cancer for 9 years

(Newser) - Comedian Norm Macdonald's long and very private battle with cancer is over, with USA Today reporting the Saturday Night Live comedian died Tuesday at the age of 61. Longtime producing partner Lori Jo Hoekstra says she was with Macdonald when he died and had this to say about her...

SNL's Horatio Sanz Accused of Underage Sex Assault

Former cast member sued for allegedly grooming, sexually assaulting teen

(Newser) - A former Saturday Night Live cast member is being sued for allegedly grooming and sexually assaulting a 17-year-old girl. The lawsuit filed in New York last week claims Horatio Sanz and a colleague started emailing the girl in 2000, the year after the then-14-year-old started posting about SNL on her...

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