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Watch Amy Schumer’s hilarious ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ meets ‘Sex and the City’ sketch from ‘SNL’

Saturday Night Live posed a question this week: Could the grim dystopia of The Handmaid’s Tale, where women are roughly on the same level as cattle, ever really work with a lighthearted, girls-just-wanna-have-fun spin, a la Sex and the City? Nope! Here, Amy Schumer yuks it up with her gal pals (Aidy Bryant, Cecily Strong, Kate McKinnon) in a cafeteria scene featuring zippy jokes about systemic abuse, suicide, public hangings, and… fashion. Read more: https://mashable.com/2018/05/13/snl-handmaids-tale-sex-and-the-city-amy-schumer/

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‘Saturday Night Live’ invites T’Challa to compete on Black Jeopardy

Chadwick Boseman hosted Saturday Night Live this week, and of course he gave us a little King T’Challa action. He once again stepped into the role of Wakanda’s king for a new episode of the recurring sketch “Black Jeopardy,” hosted by Darnell Hayes (Kenan Thompson). The joke this time plays off the sad reality that Wakanda is a fictional African nation. A place where law enforcement is a trusted keeper of the public peace and racial inequality is a foreign concept. You know, a place that in no way resembles…

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Kate McKinnon destroys Betsy DeVos in the education secretary’s latest ‘SNL’ appearance

Last week, Donald Trump’s Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, had a rough time on 60 Minutes. Facing basic questions about the issues her government role is focused on, DeVos responded with a series of awkward fumbles and “did she really just say that??” self-owns. It was perfectly primed for a searing Saturday Night Live treatment, and the sketch comedy series delivered, compliments of Kate McKinnon. Appearing on the show’s regular Weekend Update news segment, McKinnon revived her DeVos impression to clarify all the things she said on 60 Minutes. You…

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A black woman hosted ‘Saturday Night Live’ this week for only the 12th time in 42 years

Saturday Night Live guest host Tiffany Haddish kicked off her evening with an uproarious opening monologue that touched on the news of the day (Trump and other awful men), her wardrobe (she’s very passionate about her Alexander McQueen dress), and her hit summer 2017 comedy, Girls Trip. Less funny was the context around her hosting gig.

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‘Saturday Night Live’ Weekend Update had a sternly funny message for Donald Trump

There’s a lot to like about this Weekend Update sketch on Saturday Night Live, but really, the best of it comes when Mikey Day and Alex Moffat trot out their always-hilarious impressions of Donald Trump’s elder sons, Don Jr. and Eric. In related news, Fun Dip is about to be popular again. As funny as the Trump Bros are, don’t overlook the real fire in this sketch: Michael Che’s searing takedown of President Trump. I’ll let the quote speak for itself; it’s a good one. “If you want to live-tweet…

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Demi Lovato is Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ inspiration on ‘Saturday Night Live’

Saturday Night Live is lucky to have Aidy Bryant. With Sean Spicer out on his ass — and Melissa McCarthy’s spot-on impersonation now a thing of the past — Bryant has stepped in on SNL as the new faux-White House press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders. And she’s perfect. Bryant nails Sanders’ southern drawl and dry wit in this White House press conference sketch, which suggests that the IRL press secretary draws her strength from an unlikely, but totally fitting, source: Demi Lovato’s “Confident.”  Read more: http://mashable.com/2017/11/05/sarah-huckabee-sanders-aidy-bryant-snl-press-conference/

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The striking differences between Stephen King ‘It’ and the 1990s mini series

Maybe you see it. The resemblance. Kellyanne Conway. Pennywise from IT. Kellywise the Dancing Clown. The writers at Saturday Night Live sure did. SEE ALSO: ‘SNL’s’ response to the Harvey Weinstein scandal proves that they probably shouldn’t have bothered Tonight’s offering in the ongoing cinematic saga of Kellyanne vs. Anderson Cooper featured Alex Moffat’s Cooper (clad in a yellow raincoat, natch) finding a reason to peek down a storm drain — while everyone and their brother shouted at home, “DON’T GO NEAR THE STORM DRAIN, COOP!  Hiding inside was the disturbingly…

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Levi’s asks on ‘SNL’: If you’re woke, why aren’t your jeans?

On Saturday Night Live, Levi’s Woke jeans ask a simple question: If you’re woke, why aren’t your jeans? This faux-ad, featuring Ryan Gosling, some random kid, and an assortment of SNL cast members, is built to appeal to a generation that sometimes seems more concerned with getting the lingo right than actually fostering positive change in the world. If you see these things and nod approvingly, maybe spend some time looking inward. If, on the other hand, you see this sketch and think “Holy crap, they’re next-gen JNCOs,” well… you’re…

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