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Tina Fey Overshadows Ronda Rousey on SNL, Blizzard Edition
January 24, 2016 – 11:19 am | No Comment
Tina Fey Overshadows Ronda Rousey on <i>SNL</i>, Blizzard Edition

Ronda Rousey might be able to dominate (almost) all comers in the octagon, but when it comes to comedy, Tina Fey is the undisputed champ. Fey’s minutes-long appearance, reprising her role as Sarah Palin, was …

Adam Driver Brings Kylo Ren To SNL
January 17, 2016 – 11:20 am | No Comment
Adam Driver Brings Kylo Ren To <i>SNL</i>

Adam Driver hosted Saturday Night Live this week, and the Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Girls star was game to transform into a variety of roles, from a chipper TV host to Aladdin. But the …

Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, & More Return to SNL
December 20, 2015 – 11:16 am | No Comment
Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, & More Return to <i>SNL</i>

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler returned to the show that largely launched both of their careers, to host the last episode of Saturday Night Live of 2015. And while these comedy icons led a lot …

Will Ferrell’s George W. Bush Returns to Saturday Night Live, Enters Republican Race
December 13, 2015 – 1:54 pm | No Comment
Will Ferrell’s George W. Bush Returns to <i>Saturday Night Live</i>, Enters Republican Race

Will Ferrell revived his George W. Bush impression and returned to Saturday Night Live to announced that the 43rd president will seek the Republican nomination.
“This is an important day. I’ve made a big decision. I’m …

Ryan Gosling Breaks During Alien Abduction Sketch on SNL
December 6, 2015 – 1:03 pm | No Comment
Ryan Gosling Breaks During Alien Abduction Sketch on <i>SNL</i>

“Breaking,” or breaking character by laughing during a comedy sketch, is usually looked down on, though it’s always a crowd pleaser. But Ryan Gosling, guest host this week of Saturday Night Live, can be forgiven …

Creed Knocks Out Critics and Audiences
November 29, 2015 – 2:21 pm | No Comment
<i>Creed</i> Knocks Out Critics and Audiences

The Rocky Balboa sequel/reboot Creed hit theaters this weekend, earning a respectable third place after juggernaut franchise conclusion The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2 and Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur. Instead of a lazy late franchise …

Adele Saves Thanksgiving on Saturday Night Live
November 22, 2015 – 10:57 am | No Comment
Adele Saves Thanksgiving on <i>Saturday Night Live</i>

Thanksgiving is just days away, and Saturday Night Live knows that means there will be a lot of uncomfortable conversations around the dinner table this week. Fortunately, there’s one thing that everyone can agree on: the …

Saturday Night Live Opens With Tribute to Paris
November 15, 2015 – 12:34 pm | No Comment
<i>Saturday Night Live</i> Opens With Tribute to Paris

Forgoing its usual comedic cold open, Saturday Night Live began this week with a somber show of solidarity in the wake of the Paris terrorist attacks on Friday.

“Paris is the city of lights,” said cast …

Donald Trump Hosts Awkward SNL
November 8, 2015 – 12:02 pm | No Comment
Donald Trump Hosts Awkward <i>SNL</i>

Satire is based on the audience knowing that the performer does not actually mean the things they are saying – that views are exaggerated to the extreme for the sake of parody. Last night’s episode …

30 Rock Cast Reunites to Welcome Tracy Morgan Back to Saturday Night Live
October 18, 2015 – 11:51 am | No Comment
<i>30 Rock</i> Cast Reunites to Welcome Tracy Morgan Back to <i>Saturday Night Live</i>

Tracy Morgan made an emotional return to Saturday Night Live last night, just over a year after a car crash left many wondering whether he would ever walk or speak normally again, much less perform. …

VH1 Releases Trailer For Hit The Floor, Season 3!!
October 15, 2015 – 11:48 pm | No Comment
VH1 Releases Trailer For <i>Hit The Floor</i>, Season 3!!

VH1 has released a trailer for season 3 of Hit the Floor!!
The new season will feature appearances from Billy Baldwin, Michael Beach, Andy Buckley, Jonathan Bennett, Francia Raisa and Kim Wayans.
As for the regular cast, …

Amy Schumer on SNL: Monologue, Update Overshadow Sketches
October 11, 2015 – 12:18 pm | No Comment
Amy Schumer on <i>SNL</i>: Monologue, Update Overshadow Sketches

Amy Schumer hosted Saturday Night Live this weekend, but what should have been a home run for the comedy sketch show mostly fell flat. Unlike some comedians, Schumer not only has a strong acting background, …

Randy Quaid Arrested At US Border
October 10, 2015 – 6:43 pm | No Comment
Randy Quaid Arrested At US Border

Randy Quaid and his wife Evi were arrested at the border this week as they attempted to enter the US in Vermont. The duo have been seeking asylum in Canada for several years after running …

Andy Samberg Parodies “Peak Television” in Emmys Opening; Gives Away HBO Password
September 20, 2015 – 9:19 pm | No Comment
Andy Samberg Parodies “Peak Television” in Emmys Opening; Gives Away HBO Password

Noting how saturated the TV lineup is with hits, Andy Samberg mocked our binge-watching, spoiler-alerting world in his musical opening for the 2015 Emmys.

The number opens with Samberg at a dinner party where he has …

Deadpool Trailer Leaks SDCC 2015
July 12, 2015 – 10:00 am | No Comment
<i>Deadpool</i> Trailer Leaks SDCC 2015

ComicCon provides lots of new trailers and footage for hotly-anticipated comic book movies — sometimes in official releases, sometimes in wonky, poorly-lit cell phone footage. This is definitely one of the latter, but it’s worth …

Check Out The New Trailer For Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice
July 11, 2015 – 4:34 pm | No Comment
Check Out The New Trailer For <i>Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice</i>

It’s already been two years since Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice was announced… and we still have a year left to go! So you can’t blame us for greedily consuming every bit of new …

Jimmy Kimmel Dupes Americans On 4th Of July Facts
July 4, 2015 – 11:27 am | No Comment
Jimmy Kimmel Dupes Americans On 4th Of July Facts

Late-night host Jimmy Kimmel is at it again with his “Lie Witness News,” this time in a patriotic 4th of July segment. In the popular feature, a Kimmel staffer conducts man-on-the-street interviews, asking people about …

Jon Stewart Does Joke-Free Daily Show After Charleston Shooting
June 19, 2015 – 11:46 am | No Comment
Jon Stewart Does Joke-Free <i>Daily Show</i> After Charleston Shooting

On last night’s episode of The Daily Show, host Jon Stewart began by “apologizing” for not doing his job of writing jokes about the news. Stewart then spoke somberly for several minutes about the shooting …

Check Out The First Trailer For The Martian, Starring Matt Damon
June 8, 2015 – 5:33 pm | No Comment

Matt Damon has suffered a lot of abuse and showed impressive survival skills in his roles in the Bourne movies and other films. But his latest role might face the toughest challenge of all. In …

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off Was Exactly 30 Years Ago Today
June 5, 2015 – 5:55 pm | No Comment
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off Was Exactly 30 Years Ago Today

File this under “Useless but awesome knowledge.” Four years ago, writer Larry Granillo at Baseball Prospectus closely studied to baseball game in the classic John Hughes film Ferris Bueller’s Day Off to figure out exactly …

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