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Saturday Night Live: American late-night live television sketch comedy show
Saturday Night Live is an American late-night live television sketch comedy and variety show created by Lorne Michaels and developed by Dick Ebersol. The show premiered on NBC on October 11, 1975, under the original title NBC's Saturday Night. The show's comedy sketches, which often parody contemporary culture and politics, are performed by a large and varying cast of repertory and newer cast members. Each episode is hosted by a celebrity guest, who usually delivers the opening monologue and performs in sketches with the cast as with featured performances by a musical guest. An episode normally begins with a cold open sketch that ends with someone breaking character and proclaiming, "Live from New York, it's Saturday Night!", properly beginning the show.


Scarlett Johansson And Colin Jost Tied The Knot [Video]

Scarlett Johansson And Colin Jost Tied The Knot

Scarlet Johansson and Colin Jost tied the knot over the weekend. The actress and "SNL" star said "I do" "in an intimate ceremony with their immediate family and loved ones. According to CNN, Johansson..

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Kanye West is praying for Issa Rae after 'SNL' skit [Video]

Kanye West is praying for Issa Rae after 'SNL' skit

He was left unimpressed when he was made the punchline of a sketch between Rae and series regular Kenan Thompson.

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Morgan Wallen loses ‘SNL’ performance slot after breaking COVID-19 protocols [Video]

Morgan Wallen loses ‘SNL’ performance slot after breaking COVID-19 protocols

In an emotional post to Instagram, Wallen told fans the show had canned his performance.

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'Jurassic World: Dominion' Shuts Down After Positive Coronavirus Tests, Netflix Unveils 'Selena' Trailer & More | THR News [Video]

'Jurassic World: Dominion' Shuts Down After Positive Coronavirus Tests, Netflix Unveils 'Selena' Trailer & More | THR News

'Jurassic World: Dominion' is shutting down production after multiple people involved tested positive for COVID-19, Netflix has unveiled a new look at the highly-anticipated drama 'Selena: The Series'..

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Emma Stone & 'SNL' Writer Dave McCary Tie the Knot | THR News [Video]

Emma Stone & 'SNL' Writer Dave McCary Tie the Knot | THR News

Congratulations are in order for Emma Stone and Dave McCary, who have tied the knot.

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Jim Carrey Will Play Joe Biden On 'SNL' This Fall [Video]

Jim Carrey Will Play Joe Biden On 'SNL' This Fall

Jim Carrey will play the Democratic nominee and former vice president on this season of "SNL". NBC made the announcement on Wednesday, according to CNN. The variety series will return just in time for..

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'SNL' Has A Joe Biden Joining Them This Fall [Video]

'SNL' Has A Joe Biden Joining Them This Fall

Jim Carrey will play the Democratic nominee and former vice president on this season of "SNL". NBC made the announcement this Wednesday, according to CNN. The variety series will return just in time..

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Morgan Wallen dropped from "SNL" after breaking COVID rules

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Morgan Wallen dropped as "SNL" performer after breaking COVID rules; Prince William, David Attenborough launch Earthshot Prize; "Sesame Street" tackles racism in TV special. (Oct. 8) - Published

Jim Carrey makes shaky debut as Joe Biden on 'SNL': Is this 'The Mask'?

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Comedian Joe Piscopo attended the fundraiser in Bedminster, New Jersey on Thursday, which he described as a small gathering for President Donald Trump's friends. (Oct. 2) - Published

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Maya Rudolph wins Creative Arts Emmy as Kamala Harris; Jason Bateman given Ron Cephas Jones' award

Maya Rudolph won a Creative Arts Emmy for her "SNL" role as Kamala Harris, and a ceremony gaffe crowned Jason Bateman instead of Ron Cephas Jones. - Published

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'SNL' Gears Up for Live Election Season Return with Big Changes

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