BY Kathryn Hensch
on Jun 24, 2015
The comedy goddesses have answered our prayers and it has been done: Maya Rudolph did a Rachel Dolezal impression. The actress blessed us with the impersonation recently on Late Night with Seth Meyers and killed it.
Via USA Today
In case you’ve somehow successfully avoided the media frenzy around her, Rachel Dolezal is a woman who was born to white parents… but has been saying she’s black for around ten years. Maya bears a striking resemblance to her. Read More
BY PRINCESS WEEKES
on Apr 14, 2015
A wise woman once said, “the streets aren’t for everyone, that’s why they made sidewalks.” So it was only natural that Cookie Lyon took to Sesame Street (clad in her purple fur and full of sass) to show them what's up.
Empire star, Taraji P. Henson is a comedic goldmine and SNL used her to perfection in this skit about Cookie visiting Sesame Street and letting everyone know that she is most certainly in charge. Read More
BY Madison N Nunes
on Mar 12, 2015
Vanessa Bayer is at it again: In her show, Sound Advice, Bayer plays media adviser Janessa Slater, who confidently offers misinformed guidance to famous bands. In the most recent episode, Bayer "advises" our lady-loves Sleater Kinney. Check out the below video to see the SNL funny girl defend ex-wife flashers, poorly define the riot grrrl movement, and compare her guests to an all-girl Mystery Team.
We promise that if you woke up feeling the mid-week hump (it happens to the best of us), then nothing will cure you faster than watching Sleater Kinney explain that Susan B. Read More
BY Ada Guzman
on Feb 18, 2015
Last Saturday night brought an evening of laughs as the world tuned into the 40th anniversary of SNL. The marathon-length show averaged 23.1 million viewers, more views than an NBC primetime telecast (aside from the Super Bowl) in over a decade. The legion of actors include audience favorites such as Jimmy Fallon, Amy Poehler, Chris Rock, Steve Martin, Bill Murray, Eddie Murphy, and many more. Read More
BY Rebecca Peterson
on Oct 27, 2014
Spoiler alert: This Saturday Night Live skit rests on the crutch of a fat joke. And a race joke. And another fat joke. But beyond the crude and crass (and actually not funny) one-liners, Kate McKinnon and SNL guest star Jim Carrey’s Sia “Chandelier” dance-off is sort of redeeming. (Is it too late to steal their costume idea?)
In case you missed it, here is Lena Dunham's own "Chandelier" dance from Late Night with Seth Myers earlier in they year. Read More
BY Audrey Cerchiara
on Oct 22, 2014
Surely you recall when, last year, SNL’s lack of diversity reached critical (un)mass and much ado was made about show-runner Lorne Michaels’ search for a fresh black female face to add to the cast. Leslie Jones was in the pool along with Sasheer Zamata, and though the latter was eventually recruited as a cast member, Jones impressed too, so she was culled for the writing room. Read More
BY Audrey Cerchiara
on Oct 07, 2014
My favorite thing about lazy Sundays is watching Saturday Night Live with breakfast. Is this really lame of me? Maybe, but I like to laugh alone with cereal.
This weekend featured yet another gem of a lady-led sketch featuring host Sarah Silverman, Cecily Strong, Aidy Bryant, and Kate McKinnon as the big-haired, shoulder-padded stars of Supportive Women, the soap that no one watched, because, who wants to watch women on television unless they are conspiring to steal their best friend's husband?
Oh, you do? Here. Read More
BY Claire Filipek
on Jun 25, 2014
Saturday Night Live's, Vanessa Bayer, plays a fake media coach named “Janessa Slater” on a YouTube talk show Sound Advice. Let me tell you, it is freakin’ amazing and I seriously don't know how am I just finding out about this...
Similar to Galifianakis’ comedic talk show, Between Two Ferns, Bayer (or I should say Slater), mocks her guests in a way that only makes herself look bad. Today she has a meeting with Tegan and Sara, tells them that they should switch names and asks them if they have seen the TV show “Sister Sister”. Read More
BY Paroma Zaman
on Jun 12, 2014
I only know two people who had the gall to admit to me that they didn't like Bridesmaids, and they're both dead to me. Just kidding. It was awkward though, when I told them that I got Rebel Wilson's character's “Mexican drinking worm” tattoo, NOT for free, as an everlasting tribute to the film's band of wisecracking ladies and they were totally unimpressed. Whatever, losers. Read More
BY Katie Fustich
on Dec 13, 2013
In "things that should have happened ten years ago but are just happening now" news, Saturday Night Live has finally auditioned black female cast members.
When Kerry Washington hosted last month, the writers addressed the long-standing issue with a tongue-in-cheek statement about the show being a white-guy-fest, but actions speak louder than words--and action there was not!
But now it's being revealed that a sold-out showcase in Los Angeles last weekend was, in fact, an SNL hunt for a black female comedian to add to the cast. Read More