Michael Che and Colin Jost will stick around as SNL's co-head writers 

Saturday Night Live has been enjoying a resurgence, despite how increasingly exhausting Alec Baldwin’s Trump impression is, so the show has naturally decided to try and avoid messing with success by following the classic “if it ain’t broke” strategy. To that end, last season’s head writers Colin Jost, Michael Che, and…

Leslie Jones is finally getting her own Lorne Michaels-produced comedy vehicle

Given her energy, enthusiasm, and abundant comic talents, its kind of surprising that Saturday Night Live star Leslie Jones hasn’t starred in more movies. (Even her most high-profile roles, like Ghostbusters, have been ensemble pieces.) That’s about to change, though, with Deadline reporting that Jones will be the…

Alec Baldwin's Trump returns on a top-heavy Weekend Update: Summer Edition

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Lorne Michaels’ Saturday Night Live news summer camp has been whatever the benign opposite of a pleasant surprise is. Trotting out some extended, prime-time editions of SNL’s venerably above-average fake news broadcast is a low-risk way to ride the momentum of last season’s ratings success while keeping in shape for…

On Weekend Update: Summer Edition, Jost and Che (and Fey) dismantle this shit-cake of a week

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As usual, Tina Fey puts things in perspective. Not only does she add a new hashtag to the world (“sheetcaking” should be trending pretty soon—and, yup, there it is), her guest appearance on tonight’s Weekend Update: Summer Edition provides context for how best to enjoy these SNL pre-season warmups. Showing up in her…