Sterling K. Brown's Ben Carson stars in SNL's decidedly less-uplifting melodrama, This Is U.S.

On last night’s solid Saturday Night Live, stellar host Sterling K. Brown made the expected This Is Us jokes, although his expertly teary monologue performance was thoroughly Randall-worthy in its riveting (if comic) emotionality. But it was in the short film parody This Is U.S. that the host took part in the show’s…

The women of Saturday Night Live tell men shocked by sexual harassment revelations, "Welcome To Hell"

On last night’s very good Saoirse Ronan-hosted Saturday Night Live, the show’s women wheeled out another in SNL’s winning string of female-fronted music videos. Always cleverly conceived and ably performed by the show’s female cast members and hosts, last night’s new entry—which addressed the now-daily exposure of…

Saturday Night Live’s The Handmaid’s Tale reveals the banality of dudebro evil

Human action figure Chris Pine unexpectedly crooned his way through much of last night’s pretty delightful Saturday Night Live, but, in the show’s clever take on Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale, the current Captain Kirk and Wonder Woman boytoy embodied the plodding, unimaginative root of that dystopia’s evil. As one of a…