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 ... 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.
Well, Leslie Jones is officially moving out of the writing room and onto the ... 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 ... 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 ... 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.
While they probably won't be too excited about the news that the ... 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 ... Read More
BY Eloise Giegerich
on Nov 18, 2013
This past Saturday’s SNL was a step up from the show’s material of late, with host Lady Gaga proving to be an actually pretty funny lady. What would have made the show even better, however, is this crazy unaired skit titled, “Female Sea Captains,” which is pretty much exactly what it sounds like.
Watch Lady Gaga and the rest of the kick-ass SNL ladies sail the high seas (sort of), mock traditional female stereotypes, and speak in crazy ... Read More
BY Adrienne Tooley
on Nov 14, 2013
If Tina Fey’s new NBC show, and Kristen Schaal’s upcoming ABC series weren’t enough exciting lady-centric television news for you, fear not. Deadline has just reported that Saturday Night Live alumna Maya Rudolph is developing a variety show pilot with NBC!
Rudolph’s last television endeavor, NBC’s Up All Night, on which she co-starred with Christina Applegate and Will Arnett, was cancelled in February. Rudolph then indicated that ... Read More
BY Narciso Espiritu
on Nov 04, 2013
It’s only been a few weeks since veteran Saturday Night Live player Kenan Thompson made a statement regarding the lack of African-American women in SNL's cast. This issue is something that has been largely un-addressed since Maya Rudolph's 2007 departure from the sketch comedy show. Should we be ashamed we've let that slip for the last six years? Probably. But there are people who want a better answer than that.
Online civil rights organization, ... Read More
When Tina Fey pulled up her chair at the Saturday Night Live writers’ table, the show wasn’t all that woman-friendly. In her autobiographical book Bossypants, the comedien tells a story of how writers often assumed men in drag could be more funny than women. By the time she left, the show had featured more female greats than ever before: Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolf, Kristen Wiig, and others graced us with their unbeatable wit.
But wait ... Read More