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John Mulaney and Jake Gyllenhaals Hilarious Musical Ode to LaGuardia Airport

God bless excellent turn as Saturday Night Livehost by adding another side-splitting musical parody to his growing collection. First we had Bodega Bathroomand now Mulaney has given us a musical ode to the oft-maligned LaGuardia Airport. The best part? recently appeared in Mulaneys Netflix special for children, came in on wires to parody Wickedspecifically, by channeling his inner Idina Menzel and singing a modified version of Defying Gravity. So if you care to search me / Ill spread my legs real wide / Ill even bend over for you /…

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SNL Brutally Mocks Trumps Orange Face Tan Line Photo

President Trump was acquitted in a Senate trial this week and Democrats are calling it a cover-up, Colin Jost said at the top of Saturday Night Lives Weekend Update this week. But does this look like a guy who can pull off a cover-up? With that line, the show displayed the awarded Rush Limbaugh the Presidential Medal of Freedom. And then immediately after the speech in a more touching moment, Rush traded the medal for a bottle of Oxy, he joked before adding, Now, look, say what you want about…

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Saturday Night Live: Adam Driver hosts a third time and outdoes himself

Show takes on impeachment trial and for the first time in about two years delivers a great cold open Saturday Night Live returns from holiday hiatus with Republican Senators Mitch McConnell (Beck Bennett) and Susan Collins (Cecily Strong) discussing their desire for a fair Alan Dershowitz (former cast member Jon Lovitz). Despite their protestations, he compares Trump to some of his famous former clients: rey Epstein, Claus von Blow. Suddenly, Dershowitz suffers a heart attack and wakes up in Hell, where a star-struck Satan (Kate McKinnon) fawns over him and…

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50 Moments in 2019 That Actually Made Us Happy

There were good things that happened in 2019. Really. I mean, a lot of horrible, disturbing, apocalyptic, humanity-in-crisis, extremely bad things happened, too. But there was a lot to celebrate, laugh at, laugh with, escape to, delight over, indulge in, cry (happy tears) about, and dance to. Things that made us feel something. Something good. At the end of the year for the last two years, weve called out on social media to Daily Beast readers and staffers. Theres so much focus on superlativesThe Best This, The Worst Thatthat we…

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SNL Goes All Out for Democratic Debate With Larry David, Woody Harrelson, Maya Rudolph and More

Host Will Ferrell surprised viewers by back for the third time as Joe Biden. I just want everyone to know, America, I see you, he said. And I see the faces you all make when I talk. You're scaredscared I'll say something off-color or even worse, on color. What I want you to know is, you should be scared, because I'm always one second away from calling Cory Booker Barack. Before long, Ferrell was back, this time as an awkward, unblinking billionaire Tom Steyer. I want to speak directly to…

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All hail Tina Fey: the funniest comic of the 21st century

From skewering Sarah Palin to handing us Liz Lemon on 30 Rock, here are 10 of the SNL legends most hilarious moments A nice girl with an anarchic bent and a tongue as sharp as a boning knife, Saturday Night Live), network comedy (The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), while writing Jimmy Fallon, the goofy little brother to her sardonic big sister, then with The 2004 movie, which Fey blithely adapted into Alec Baldwins Jack Donaghy. For Fey at her neurotic, lemon-scented best, try the second-season episode Sandwich Day, which shows her…

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Why SNL Writer Sam Jay Hates Performing Comedy for Woke Kids

wrote when I returned from this years South by Southwest festival, I got to see a ton of stand-up comedy sets during my week in Austin, Texas. But nothing I saw came close to topping the experience of watching Sam Jay. Just six years into her career as a comedian, Jay has become one of the fastest rising stars in the comedy world. After joining Saturday Night Live as a writer in the fall of 2017, the Atlanta-born, Boston-raised comic put out her first album The Last Laugh podcast from…

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SNL: Bill Haders Jim Jordan Loses It on Ben Stillers Michael Cohen

As expected, this weeks Saturday Night Live opened on C-SPAN and the congressional testimony of Michael CohenMelissa Villaseors Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, because its all anyone cares about anymore. After explaining that he wrote his opening statement with some help from the guys who wrote Green Book, Cohen said, Thank you for inviting me here today to correct the record under oath. Of course, the first time I testified was also under oath. But this time, I like, really mean it. The second big cameo of the night came in the form…

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Come Back, Barack: Chance the Rapper Sings Emotional Ode to Obama on SNL

A year ago, as Saturday Night Lives musical guest, Chance the Rapper sang the Run-DMC parody Jingle Barack about President Obamas last Christmas in the White House. This week, in his SNL hosting debut, Chance followed that up with a Thanksgiving slow jam: Come Back, Barack. Joined by Kenan Thompson and Chris Redd, the Boyz II Men-style song was about how much they are missing the 44th president almost one year into 45s first term. We didnt know just what we had, the chorus went. Now things are looking bad.…

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