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Nasim Pedrad on Leaving 'SNL' for 'Mulaney': I Can't Think of a Better Reason

July 21, 2014 10:07:31

Nasim Pedrad addressed her departure from "" at the Television Critics Association summer press tour. Attending the event to promote her new show "", she explained why she left the NBC variety series for the upcoming FOX comedy.

"Obviously there's nothing like that show and I was lucky to be there for five years," she initially said of "SNL" where she was a cast member for five seasons. "At some point you have to leave, and I can't think of a better reason to leave than for this particular show and this particular cast."

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'Saturday Night Live' Also Cuts Noel Wells and John Milhiser

July 16, 2014 08:07:05

Two more actors are let go from "". After Brooks Wheelan announced his dismissal on Twitter on Monday, July 14, it's now reported that Noel Wells and John Milhiser are not returning for the next season either.

According to Deadline which first got the scoop, "SNL" decided not to renew the contracts of these two actors, who were added to the show as featured players last September. Wheelan was also a first-year actor on the show.

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Brooks Wheelan Says He's Fired From 'Saturday Night Live'

July 15, 2014 08:07:04

Brooks Wheelan is fired from "" after only one season. He broke the news himself on Twitter, writing on Monday, July 14, "Had a blast and loved every second of it. I'm totally honored to be able to make this next joke... FIRED FROM NEW YORK IT'S SATURDAY NIGHT!"

Sources have confirmed that Wheelan is indeed not returning for the upcoming 40th season of the sketch series and added that casting changes are normal. "SNL" and NBC have not released any statement regarding this report as casting decisions are expected to be announced in August.

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Adam Sandler Explains Why He Won't Host 'Saturday Night Live'

May 29, 2014 04:05:50

won't follow the footsteps of fellow "" alumni who have returned to host the show. Speaking with another former "SNL" cast member Norm Macdonald during his podcast, the "" star explained why he would never host the NBC long-running series.

"Why should I?" he responded after Macdonald asked him, "Why won't you host the show?" The 47-year-old actor continued, "I don't know how good it would be. I'm slow now." He added that "there are guys who love doing it, who are great at doing it," but he's not sure that he could do it well "I just don't know how good I'd be doing it. I did what I could do on that show," he said.

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Video: 'SNL' Spoofs Jay-Z and Solange Elevator Fight, Andy Samberg Reunites With Former Cast Members

May 19, 2014 09:05:46

"" wrapped up its 39th season with as a host. The "" star was not the only returning former cast member in the season finale as , , and also appeared in the episode that aired May 17.

Rudolph helped "SNL" spoof and elevator attack which grabbed the headlines in the past week. Jay Pharoah played the rapper and Sasheer Zamata impersonated his sister-in-law, addressing their feud and releasing a video from the fight with an audio track that revealed that she was helping Jay-Z get rid of a spider from him. Rudolph appeared toward the end of the cold open to portray .

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Video: Andy Samberg Promotes His 'Saturday Night Live' Return

May 14, 2014 12:05:56

is back to "" later this week to host the season finale. He appears with in a promo for the new episode of the sketch series and the latter hypes up Samberg's return by shouting the "" star's name out loud.

Thompson thinks Samberg is still "the same old Andy," but it seems that he has changed since headlining his own sitcom and winning a Golden Globe Award. Later, the two funnymen do "quick yoga" and get lovey dovey as Thompson says he has planted some flowers in honor of Samberg coming back to the show.

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Video: Barbara Walters Pokes Fun at Herself on Charlize Theron-Hosted 'Saturday Night Live'

May 12, 2014 09:05:49

"" paid tribute to before she officially retires this coming week on "". The variety show played clips of numerous Barbara Walters impressions over the years before the real Barbara Walters appeared on Weekend Update segment with Cecily Strong.

"What an honor it was to see my groundbreaking career in journalism be reduced to a cartoon character with a ridiculous voice," the veteran ABC News journalist said after watching past skits of "SNL" cast members spoofing her as Baba Wawa. She showed her funny side, poking fun at herself.

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'SNL' Video: Emma Stone Makes Surprise Appearance, Andrew Garfield Kisses Chris Martin

May 05, 2014 09:05:41

showed her support to boyfriend when he hosted "" on May 3. The movie beauty joined him onstage as he delivered his monologue, giving him some comedy tips.

The Gwen Stacy depicter also appeared in a sketch where she and her "" co-star Garfield filmed a kissing scene. Somehow, they couldn't get their kiss right and the desperate director, played by Taran Killam, accepted 's offer to step in to replace Stone. The frontman managed to deliver a more convincing kissing scene with Garfield.

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'SNL' Promo: Andrew Garfield Is Mistaken for Batman Actor

April 30, 2014 03:04:38

is readying for his "" gig, appearing in a promo for the upcoming episode of the variety series. Following in the footsteps of his "" co-star and real-life girlfriend , he feels the pressure to host the show as Bobby Moynihan stresses, "I hope you're as good as when Emma Stone hosted," adding that they name a stage after her as an honor.

In another skit, the regular cast member mistakes Garfield for Batman or Superman depicter. Moynihan later makes the U.K.-raised actor do his introduction in American accent and in dog language. The comedian also asks the Golden Globe-nominated actor do a dramatic version of the introduction.

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Charlize Theron and Andy Samberg Sign Up to Host 'Saturday Night Live'

April 24, 2014 01:04:43

"" has announced hosts for its May editions. After tapping "" actor for the May 3 episode, the variety series has tapped and to tackle the hosting duty for the following weeks.

Hollywood beauty Theron, whose new movie "" will arrive in U.S. theaters on May 30, will host the show for the second time the May 10 episode. She will be joined by , who will make their third appearance as musical guest.

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'Saturday Night Live' to Reunite Past Members for 40th Anniversary Special

April 19, 2014 11:04:37

NBC plans a star-studded special to celebrate the 40th anniversary of "" next year. The live special which will run for three hours from 8 P.M. to 11 P.M. on February 15, 2015 will feature star-studded line-up that includes past and present cast members.

" 'Saturday Night Live' is an institution unlike anything else in television history," said Robert Greenblatt, Chairman, NBC Entertainment, in a statement. "The many brilliant 'Not Ready for Primetime Players' over the years is a who's who of film and television comedy for the last two generations."

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Andrew Garfield and Coldplay Book 'Saturday Night Live' Gigs

April 14, 2014 01:04:01

will swing his way to Rockefeller Plaza to host "" on May 3. The title character depicter in "" film series will make his "SNL" hosting debut in the episode, just in time for his latest movie "" U.S. release on May 2.

The 30-year-old actor will be joined by Coldplay, who is tapped as a musical guest for the episode. It will mark the British band fifth appearance on the NBC variety show. The four-piece group last performed on the sketch series in a 2011 episode hosted by Garfield's real-life girlfriend and "Amazing Spider-Man" co-star .

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Video: Taylor Swift and James Franco Make Surprise Cameo on Seth Rogen-Hosted 'SNL'

April 14, 2014 10:04:17

enlisted the help of his celebrity friends when hosting "" on April 12. He was joined by singer , frequent co-star , and actress during the show's monologue.

Franco showed up after Rogen poked fun at the "" actor's attempted hookup with a 17-year-old via social media. "I decided to prank James Franco. I posed as a girl on Instagram, told him I was way young," the "" star joked. "He seemed unfazed. I have a date to meet him at the Ace Hotel." Franco claimed he'd been waiting for Rogan at the Ace Hotel for "three days."

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Anna Kendrick Turns Into Little Mermaid on 'Saturday Night Live', Sings With Icona Pop

April 07, 2014 09:04:26

didn't shy away from her musical theater background when hosting "" on April 5. In fact, she sang in almost all of her sketches, even turning her monologue into a musical with the help of "SNL" regulars. Executive producer Lorne Michaels appeared in the opening bit, watching the show on TV and walking away when Kendrick leaned into him.

Turning into a "nasty girl," Kendrick brought Swedish duo in a sketch where she, Aidy Bryant, Kate McKinnon, Cecily Strong and Sasheer Zamata sang about traveling around the world for a dong hunt. "Each dong is like a snowflake, except that it's a dong," the "" star sang.

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Anna Kendrick Does Musical on 'Saturday Night Live' Promo

April 03, 2014 02:04:39

will make her "" hosting debut this weekend but she apparently still has a lot of research to do. In a promo for the upcoming episode, the Jessica Stanley of the "" movie series asks Taran Killam what day "SNL" airs, when it tapes and even can't remember the show's name.

In another sketch, they play game to guess what is more fun than "SNL". "A tickle fight with puppies while I'm wearing a bikini made of bacon," is the winning answer. The "" star later shows off her singing skill as she's harmonizing with Killam. The two also launch into a short musical number as they talk about their musical theater background.

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Video: Louis C.K. Opens 'Saturday Night Live' With a 9-Minute Stand-Up Routine

March 31, 2014 09:03:29

did what he does best on "" when he returned as a host on March 29. The screenwriter/actor performed a 9-minute stand-up routine for his monologue, questioning God's marital status and complaining about the lack of respect for women in society.

"Women didn't get the vote until 1920," he said. "That means American democracy is 94 years old. There are three people in my building older than American democracy." He continued, "Women have had a tough time. It was so OK to beat your wife until so recently that today we have a kind of shirt named after it. There a piece of clothing in our culture affectionately nicknamed after beating the crap out of your wife. And this is offensive to nobody!"

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Anna Kendrick and Seth Rogen Tapped as 'Saturday Night Live' Hosts

March 20, 2014 02:03:46

and have booked "" gigs. Both stars are going to serve as hosts for the variety series, with the "" beauty set to take the stage on April 5 and the "" star assuming the job on April 12.

It will be Kendrick's first time hosting the NBC show and the third time for Rogen. The "" actress will be joined by as musical guest in her episode, while is tapped to perform in Rogen's episode.

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'Saturday Night Live' Videos: Lena Dunham Gets Naked, Parodies 'Scandal'

March 10, 2014 09:03:30

doesn't care about people who loathed her naked scenes on "". In fact, the Golden Globe-winning actress stripped down to her birthday suit on "" when she hosted the show on March 8.

Appearing in a sketch with "SNL" regular Taran Killam, who acted as her "Girls" co-star , she told the story of Adam and Eve with "Girls"-esque dialogue. She and Killam's Driver were bickering about the nature of their relationship.

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Lena Dunham Coaxes Kate McKinnon Into Getting Topless in 'SNL' Promo

March 05, 2014 03:03:19

is ready to make her "" debut this weekend and has given a taste of her jokes in a promo for the show. She is featured along with "SNL" regular Kate McKinnon, who at one point gets topless because she and Dunham agreed to "wear the same outfit," but apparently the "" star changed her mind at the last minute.

Earlier in the video, Dunham and McKinnon show their dancing skills as they celebrate two young feminists being together. In another sketch, McKinnon pitches herself for a major role on Dunham's HBO series which annoys the series creator.

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'SNL' Pokes Fun at Oscar Nominees, Johnny Weir Reacts to Jim Parsons' Impersonation

March 03, 2014 09:03:16

"" helped hype up the Oscar celebration with some references to the nominees. In a fake commercial for Spotlightz Acting Camp, children took on scenes from "", "", "", "" and "".

In another segment, "Weekend Update", Colin Jost made his debut as a co-anchor alongside Cecily Strong. "Before we start, I just wanted to say I'm so grateful and excited to be here tonight. This is really a dream come true," the show's head writer said about taking over the seat from .

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Jamie Foxx Booked as 'SNL' Host

November 19, 2012 10:11:09

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