It’s hard to parody a man like LaVar Ball, who is already a parody of himself. And yet, I laughed a few times at Kenan Thompson’s impression, which is deadly accurate and benefits from his willingness to lean into the absurd brags.
This entire sketch was less than two minutes long, and we credit the Saturday Night Live writing staff for recognizing the bit really only needed that much time. Get in, make the joke, get out.
Melissa McCarthy made a special appearance on Saturday Night Live tonight to portray White House press secretary Sean Spicer. It’s incredible:
Here is a joke that Colin Jost, co-host of Saturday Night Live’s “Weekend Update,” made last Saturday:
Tonight’s Saturday Night Live cold open brought new meaning to the term, as longtime cast member Kate McKinnon—who, until Tuesday, presumed to be playing President Clinton for the next four years—performed a solo rendition of “Hallelujah” by Leonard Cohen, who died at 82 earlier this week.
Cam Newton is the NFL’s newest MVP, and yet as much media coverage this season has been dedicated to his identity and expressions of it as it has his achievements on the field. Saturday Night Live took a run at the Panthers quarterback—and his Broncos counterpart, Peyton Manning—on tonight’s episode. Johnny Manziel…
Cranky human Larry David reprised his role of a lifetime on Saturday Night Live tonight, and since you enjoyed his turn as Vermont senator and presidential candidate Bernie Sanders last time, we’ll let you argue about how great/awful his impression is down there in the comments again.
Before you tweeted it Tuesday night, Saturday Night Live was thinking it: yeah, Senator Bernie Sanders does resemble Seinfeld and Curb Your Enthusiasm creator Larry David! So David turned up on tonight’s SNL cold open, managing the rare feat of overshadowing an Alec Baldwin cameo. We urge you all in the future to…
There’s an obscure 1994 Saturday Night Live sketch called “Pepper Boy” that at least one friend of Chris Farley’s now uses to explain the late comedian’s incredible talent. He didn’t have a huge part in that episode—apparently, he was too busy filming Tommy Boy. The laughs in this particular bit were supposed to go to…
Saturday Night Live acknowledged its likely low viewership up against Mayweather-Pacquiao by lampshading it in a cold open that purported to air a “pirate” feed of the fight. You probably didn’t see it, either! So here it is.
Tonight's 40th anniversary celebration of Saturday Night Live on NBC opened with a musical tribute to the variety show's most memorable moments, starring former cast member Jimmy Fallon and oft-host Justin Timberlake—who briefly brought back "Dick In A Box." (Uncensored, even, in prime time!) This special is bound to…
Tonight's Saturday Night Live cold open featuring "Richard Sherman" and a reticent-as-always "Marshawn Lynch" improved greatly over last week's weak Ballghazi-themed effort. Jay Pharoah pulls out a pretty solid attempt at Sherman's intensity.
Prince served as tonight’s SNL musical guest in one of the most anticipated appearances on NBC in recent memory. Here’s his balls-out, unprecedented eight-minute-long performance in its entirety; note that, for once, the Saturday Night Live sound mix sounds great.
Saturday Night Live opened its 40th season tonight with the NFL, as Kenan Thompson and Jay Pharoah took on the personas of Ray Lewis and Shannon Sharpe, respectively, attempting to respond to recent scandals involving Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson.
The Chicago Bears fired legendary coach Mike Ditka on Jan. 5, 1993, Four days later, in Saturday Night Live's cold open, the recurring "Super Fans" characters, famous supporters of "Da Bears," wrote a protest letter to the team, with Ditka himself making a cameo at the end. We've come across footage of him taping that…
Adam Silver, Donald Sterling, Dennis Rodman, and others made appearances in tonight's Saturday Night Live cold open, which didn't skewer the scandal involving the L.A. Clippers owner as much as it did make mildly amusing references to it.
Saturday Night Live's Kyle Mooney went to Super Bowl Boulevard to mumble and talk nonsense with people on the street, and it was delightful.