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…

Pete Davidson says his SNL audition to play Donald Trump was "embarrassing as fuck"

Pete “Big Dick Energy” Davidson’s become something of a meme since getting engaged to pop star Ariana Grande, so you’d be forgiven for forgetting that he’s also a comedian who’s entering into his fourth season on Saturday Night Live. Davidson’s slowly been carving out a place for himself on the sketch series, which…

Ivanka Trump apparently really hated that SNL "Complicit" ad

Saturday Night Live has never been shy about launching attacks on former host Donald Trump, filling its programming over the last few years with swipes against the current president that range all the way from tepid to “mildly cutting.” One of the best, though, wasn’t aimed at Trump himself—because it’s depressingly…

Explore one of SNL's most reliable sketches in this oral history of Black Jeopardy

Over the years, Saturday Night Live has had a number of sketches that are consistently entertaining every time the sets get pulled out of storage, but one of the most reliable sketches of the modern era is Black Jeopardy, a straightforward gag that manages to be surprisingly unique in each iteration. Vulture has put…

Live from Omaha, here's a terrible pitch for a conservative Saturday Night Live

You can usually tell how out-of-touch a conservative comedy “fan” is by how much stock they put in the opinions and comedy choices of Saturday Night Live. (See, for instance, Donald Trump’s general obsession with the show.) Although the long-running NBC sketch series tends to skew left-of-center in its political…

Nicki Minaj brings her formidable diss-track abilities to this week's SNL cut sketch

Nicki Minaj’s ability to deliver an ego-shattering diss is well documented in her music. And for her appearance as the musical guest on this week’s season 43 closer, Saturday Night Live put Nicki’s shit-talking prowess to use in a sketch that, although it was cut for time, is frankly more entertaining than a lot of…

Tina Fey returns to her Chicago improv roots for SNL's Chicago Improv (a Dick Wolf production)

On last night’s underwhelming Saturday Night Live season finale, former SNL head writer/star/Weekend Update anchor Tina Fey gave the people what they wanted to see, stepping back into the Alaskan accent and pageant hair of former Vice Presidential candidate and current Bass Pro Shop shill Sarah Palin. (If you wanted…

Melissa McCarthy is Michael Che's exceedingly proud stepmom on a Mother's Day SNL

Last night’s Mother’s Day-themed, Amy Schumer-hosted Saturday Night Live may have played it too safe with all those actual cast members’ moms around. (The cold open jettisoned the show’s traditional Trump material for a charming parade of star’s mothers asking why they do so much Trump material.) But it was the one…

Donald Glover shoots a promo for the other Cleveland Cavaliers in this cut SNL sketch

Donald Glover did a predictably good job on Saturday Night Live last night, since he’s good at everything he does already, but if him hosting, performing as the musical guest, and then releasing a video for his new single “This Is America” wasn’t enough Donald Glover for you this weekend, NBC has just released an SNL …

Stormy Daniels and a lot of other famous people tell Trump to resign on Saturday Night Live

With Donald Glover (and Donald Glover as Childish Gambino) tandem-hosting last night’s Saturday Night Live, there wasn’t much room for anyone else. At least that was true during the rest of the quite solid show, but the traditional political cold open brought in seemingly every famous SNL alum and host who was in New…