Saturday Night Live

(1975)

"Live from New York, it's Saturday Night!" Saturday Night Live is a sketch comedy show that has run since the fall of 1975. Many now-famous actors and actresses such as Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi, Jane Curtin, Chevy Chase, Bill Murray, Gilda Radner, Paul Shaffer, Eddie Murphy, Joe Piscopo, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Martin Short, Damon Wayans, Joan Cusack, Robert Downey Jr., Dennis Miller, Phil Hartman, Jon Lovitz, Conan O'Brien, Mike Myers, Ben Stiller, David Spade, Chris Farley, Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, Rob Schneider, Norm MacDonald, Molly Shannon, Will Ferrell, and Tina Fey got their start from Saturday Night Live. SNL is still unique amongst other sketch shows because of the fact that it has always been live. Also known as: "NBC's Saturday Night" from October 11, 1975 to July 31, 1976. "Saturday Night" from September 18, 1976 to March 19, 1977. "Saturday Night Live" since March 26, 1977. "Good night and have a pleasant tommorow!"

Miley Cyrus, Amy Schumer & Tracy Morgan Hosting ‘SNL’ This October

Miley Cyrus, Amy Schumer & Tracy Morgan Hosting ‘SNL’ This October

The iconic NBC comedy franchise Saturday Night Live will celebrate the start of Season 41 on Oct. 3 with Miley Cyrus returning as host for a third time. The Grammy Award-nominated and chart-topping artist will host the MTV Video Music Awards on Aug. 30. On Oct. 10, Amy Schumer will make her SNL hosting debut.

Amy Schumer is coming off her summer box office hit, Trainwreck, in which she both wrote and starred. She stars in the TV series, Inside Amy Schumer, and her upcoming comedy special, Amy Schumer: Live from the Apollo, premieres Oct. 17. Tracy Morgan will return to Studio 8H on Oct. 17 for his second time as host.

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‘Walking Dead’: Norman Reedus Crashes SNL Weekend Update

‘Walking Dead’: Norman Reedus Crashes SNL Weekend Update

Before Norman Reedus made his appearance, Pete Davidson revealed that he believes the zombie apocalypse is really coming, and that he fears for his life because he may be confused for a zombie, since he smokes too much weed. He goes on to describe that, when he's stoned, he demonstrates all of the typical signs of zombie behavior. Of course, his point is "proven" when an arrow is shot into his chest, before Norman Reedus appears on stage.

This was Norman Reedus' first appearance on Saturday Night Live, and given how immensely popular The Walking Dead has become, perhaps this may lead the way to the actor actually hosting the show himself. Do you think Norman Reedus would be a great Saturday Night Live host? Let us know what you think after watching the video below.

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SNL: Michael Keaton Revisits ‘Batman’ & ‘Beetlejuice’

SNL: Michael Keaton Revisits ‘Batman’ & ‘Beetlejuice’

Coming off his success in the hit Birdman, Michael Keaton hosted NBC's Saturday Night Live over the weekend. His monologue was memorably interrupted by cast members Taran Killam and Bobby Moynihan, who asked the legendary actor to reprise his roles as Batman and Beetlejuice. Unfortunately for them, their song-and-dance didn't go quite as planned, when Jay Pharoah interrupts dressed as characters from both of those hit movies.

While Michael Keaton ultimately declines to play both Batman and Beetlejuice, Taran Killam and Bobby Moynihan took the liberty of shooting their own Batman and Beetlejuice parodies, using backstage footage of Michael Keaton and crude special effects. When the entire cast comes on stage, dressed in either Batman or Beetlejuice t-shirts, Michael Keaton finally gives the fans what they want.

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SNL Skit: Dwayne Johnson Stars in Live-Action ‘Bambi’

SNL Skit: Dwayne Johnson Stars in Live-Action ‘Bambi’

Furious 7 is finally in theaters this weekend! To celebrate, star Dwayne Johnson stopped by Saturday Night Live to host. One of the most popular skits of the night found the WWE Superstar and action icon taking on what might be the role of his life! Yes, he stepped into the legendary revenge-filled hooves of Bambi!

Spoofing Walt Disney's recent trend of turning all their classic animated movies into live-action fairy tale adventures, Saturday Night Live imagines what a real life Bambi might look like. It's not all sweet innocence and reindeer games though! These forest animals mean business. And one of them is gunning for vengeance!

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Dwayne Johnson Will Host ‘Saturday Night Live’ in March

Dwayne Johnson Will Host ‘Saturday Night Live’ in March

Dwayne Johnson will host Saturday Night Live for the fourth time on March 28. Johnson next stars in the highly anticipated box office hit franchise Furious 7, in theaters April 3, and San Andreas in theaters May 29. Dwayne Johnson previously hosted Saturday Night Live in 2000, 2002 and in 2009. The 2009 appearance featured a memorable sketch known as "The Rock Obama," where he portrayed a much different version of the President of the United States, Barack Obama.

George Ezra will make his first appearance as SNL musical guest. Ezra's debut studio album, "Wanted on Voyage," spawned the international hit single "Budapest," and the singer-songwriter is currently on tour in the U.S. and Europe. Saturday Night Live is produced in association with Broadway Video. The creator and executive producer is Lorne Michaels.

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SNL Sketch: ‘The Avengers’ Celebrate Ultron's Defeat

SNL Sketch: ‘The Avengers’ Celebrate Ultron's Defeat

Avengers: Age of Ultron star Chris Hemsworth hosted last night's episode of Saturday Night Live last night, and, naturally, the show aired an Avengers-themed sketch where Thor is seen celebrating after the defeat of Ultron. Bobby Moynihan plays a news reporter who interviews Thor as he celebrates with the assembled crowd. The sketch also features Taran Killam as Iron Man, Pete Davidson as Bruce Banner, Jay Pharoah as Nick Fury and Beck Bennett as Captain America.

Marvel Studios presents "Avengers: Age of Ultron," the epic follow-up to the biggest Super Hero movie of all time. When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth's Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure.

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Chris Hemsworth to Host ‘Saturday Night Live’ in March

Chris Hemsworth to Host ‘Saturday Night Live’ in March

‘Avengers 2’ star Chris Hemsworth will make his ‘Saturday Night Live’ hosting debut on the March 7 episode with the Zac Brown Band.
New ‘Ghostbusters’ Unite in ‘SNL 40th Anniversary’ Photo

New ‘Ghostbusters’ Unite in ‘SNL 40th Anniversary’ Photo

Leslie Jones gathers with Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy and Kate McKinnon for the first photo of the new ‘Ghostbusters’ cast together.
  • First Aired
    1975