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!"

Kylo Ren Cracks Up in SNL's ‘Undercover Boss’ Outtakes

Kylo Ren Cracks Up in SNL's ‘Undercover Boss’ Outtakes

Last weekend, Saturday Night Live returned with its first episode of 2016, hosted by none other than Star Wars: The Force Awakens star Adam Driver. As expected, the actor reprised his Kylo Ren character on the show, but in a way most didn't expect. The series aired a pre-taped sketch with this villainous character appearing on a fake episode of the CBS reality series Undercover Boss, set on the Starkiller Base. Earlier today, Saturday Night Live release a new video featuring outtakes from this hilarious sketch.

This sketch was set on the powerful Starkiller Base, where this villain went under cover as a radar technician named Matt, where he conversed with some of his underlings, played by Taran Killam, Bobby Moynihan and Leslie Jones. As you can see in these outtakes, Adam Driver had a tough time keeping his giggle fits under control. We also get a few memorable moments from Leslie Jones, who is seen trying to mess with one of the stoic Stormtroopers.

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Kylo Ren Is an ‘Undercover Boss’ in ‘SNL’ Sketch

Kylo Ren Is an ‘Undercover Boss’ in ‘SNL’ Sketch

Last night, Star Wars: The Force Awakens star Adam Driver hosted the first 2016 episode of Saturday Night Live, and as expected, the actor reprised his villainous Kylo Ren role. The sketch comedy show put a unique spin on Kylo Ren, with the character appearing on a fake episode of the CBS reality series Undercover Boss, set on the Starkiller Base. This powerful villain went under cover as a radar technician named Matt, where he conversed with some of his underlings, played by Taran Killam and Bobby Moynihan.

Kylo Ren is most certainly a controversial one, since we learned over the course of this blockbuster that he is actually the son of Han Solo and Leia Organa. This villain is expected to return in Star Wars: Episode VIII, which starts production later this month, but no cast members have been confirmed. LucasFilm has already set a May 26, 2017 release date for the sequel.

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Watch Adam Driver Pull His ‘Star Wars’ Lightsaber in New ‘SNL’ Promo

Watch Adam Driver Pull His ‘Star Wars’ Lightsaber in New ‘SNL’ Promo

Star Wars: The Force Awakens star Adam Driver is ringing in the new year as the host of Saturday Night Live's first 2016 episode, airing Saturday, January 16. While we get ready for this beloved actor to make his SNL hosting debut in just a few short days, NBC has released a new promo, which features the actor brandishing his controversial crossguard lightsaber in a diner, alongside series star Kate McKinnon. Many assumed the show would tackle his villainous character Kylo Ren on the show, which is essentially confirmed by this promo.

It isn't known what plans the show may have for Star Wars: The Force Awakens villain Kylo Ren this weekend. The character is most certainly a controversial one, since we learned over the course of this blockbuster that he is actually the son of Han Solo and Leia Organa. SNL is well known for having a few surprise guests drop by, so it's possible that they may have gotten Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher to stop by, but that's only speculation at this time.

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UFC Fighter Ronda Rousey Will Host ‘SNL’ This January

UFC Fighter Ronda Rousey Will Host ‘SNL’ This January

Last month, during Saturday Night Live's final episode of 2015, it was revealed that Star Wars: The Force Awakens star Adam Driver will host the first episode of 2016, on January 16. Today the network announced the host of this year's second new Saturday Night Live episode, UFC fighter Ronda Rousey. She will be joined by musical guest Selena Gomez on January 23, while Adam Driver will be joined by Grammy nominee Chris Stapleton as the musical guest.

This will be Ronda Rousey's first time hosting Saturday Night Live, and it will also mark her first major TV appearance since losing her UFC women's title to Holly Holm back in November. The UFC has already announced that a rematch is in the works, but it isn't known when that will happen yet. UFC President Dana White had originally planned for the rematch to happen at UFC 200, on July 9 in Las Vegas, but the deals aren't finalized yet, and it's possible that Holly Holm could fight another top contender, such as Miesha Tate, before her rematch with Ronda Rousey.

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‘SNL’ Gets Kylo Ren Himself, Adam Driver, as Host in January

‘SNL’ Gets Kylo Ren Himself, Adam Driver, as Host in January

During last night's episode of Saturday Night Live, the last of 2015, the late night comedy show confirmed its first guest host of 2016. In case you didn't see last night's episode, the Saturday Night Live Twitter account revealed that the show's first 2016 host will be Star Wars: The Force Awakens star Adam Driver. The actor will host the January 16, 2016 SNL episode, although the musical guest was not yet revealed for this program.

The news comes on the same day that Star Wars: The Force Awakens broke the box office record for largest opening weekend of all time, with $238 million. This mark shatters the previous record set earlier this year by Jurassic World, which took in $208.8 million during its debut weekend in mid-June. Star Wars: The Force Awakens also broke records for the biggest December opening, biggest opening day, single day, and Thursday preview grosses. It also set the record for largest per-screen average for a movie in wide release.

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Watch SNL's All-White ‘Family Matters’ Spoof with Ryan Gosling

Watch SNL's All-White ‘Family Matters’ Spoof with Ryan Gosling

Ryan Gosling and the cast of ‘SNL’ send up 90s sitcom ‘Family Matters’ with a skit that was cut for time.
Gosling, Hemsworth, Fey & Poehler Are the Final ‘SNL’ Hosts of 2015

Gosling, Hemsworth, Fey & Poehler Are the Final ‘SNL’ Hosts of 2015

‘Saturday Night Live’ will wrap up this year with Ryan Goslin, Chris Hemsworth, Tina Fey & Amy Poehler.
Donald Trump Will Host ‘Saturday Night Live’ in November

Donald Trump Will Host ‘Saturday Night Live’ in November

Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump has been set to host ‘Saturday Night Live’ next month, with musical guest Sia.
  • First Aired
    1975