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Five Things You Had To See Online This Week

Friday, February 20, 2015

Beckyoncé mashups, Billy Eichner yelling at FLOTUS, and Norm Macdonald's SNL tweets stole the internet's collective heart this week. 
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Studio 360

Five Things You Had to See Online This Week

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Benedict Cumberbatch plays an imitation game, SNL teases Twitter, Willow and Jayden Smith confuse almost everyone. 
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Studio 360

Five Things You Had to See Online This Week

Thursday, October 23, 2014

NASA launches a SoundCloud, Sleater-Kinney sets the stage for a comeback, and "Bradley Pitts" sits "Between Two Ferns."
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Studio 360

SNL’s Newest Cast Member Isn’t Old Enough to Attend the Show's After Party

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Twenty-year-old comedian Pete Davidson can't buy a beer (or rent a car) to celebrate his ascension to sketch comedy’s highest ranks.
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WNYC News

SNL Hires First Black Female Cast Member In Seven Years

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Following a recent push for more diversity among its cast, "Saturday Night Live" has hired its first black female performer in nearly seven years.  NBC announced that Sasheer Zamata, 27, will join the show as a "featured player" beginning January 18th.

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Soundcheck

SNL Bandleader Lenny Pickett

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

If there’s one sound that characterizes the Saturday Night Live opening theme, it’s that wailing, fluttering and occasionally ear-splitting lead tenor sax. Lenny Pickett has been playing those legendary solos with the SNL band for almost 30 years – and he’s been the band’s musical director for almost 20. He gives us a glimpse of life behind the scenes at SNL -- and shares with us a Pick Three

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WTF with Marc Maron

WTF with Marc Maron: Molly Shannon

Sunday, August 04, 2013

Broadcast Times: Sunday at 7pm on 93.9FM and 11pm on AM820

Molly Shannon makes a visit to The Cat Ranch and Marc helps trace her path through the show business ranks, including a strange detour with Gary Coleman, leading to her amazing success at Saturday Night Live. Marc and Molly talk God, motherhood and how an early tragedy drove her ambition.

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The Takeaway

Election Season Was a Comedy Gold Mine for SNL Writer Seth Meyers

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Seth Meyers is Saturday Night Live's head writer and host of the show's Weekend Update segment. He explores the comedy behind the 2012 presidential election, and explains why Sarah Palin was a once-in-a-lifetime comedy gold mine.

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Slate Culture Gabfest

The Culture Gabfest: Why Did You Give Me That Bag of Skittles Edition

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Slate critics Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens and Julia Turner discuss the 40th anniversary of "Free to Be You and Me," Saturday Night Live's presidential debate parodies, and the website HeTexted.com.

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Ana Gasteyer: A Handsome Woman

Friday, March 30, 2012

As one half of the gently crass public-radio duo "The Delicious Dish," former Saturday Night Live cast member Ana Gasteyer holds a special place in our hearts. Her post-SNL gigs include roles in films like "Mean Girls," Broadway productions of "Wicked" and "The Threepenny Opera," and the new ABC sitcom "Suburgatory." Today, Gasteyer and her band join us to preview her swinging cabaret show, "Elegant Songs From a Handsome Woman."

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Lana Del Rey's Internet Ambition: Smackdown

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Critics and bloggers have roasted singer-songwriter Lana Del Rey for her lack of “indie cred” and an underwhelming performance on Saturday Night Live. But her detractors can’t stop talking about her – and her album is selling well on iTunes. We debate this image-conscious Internet sensation – and learn more about her backstory with Chicago-based rock columnist Jessica Hopper and Washington Post pop music critic Chris Richards.

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Slate Culture Gabfest

Slate: The Culture Gabfest, Bigger Explosions, Smaller Laughs Edition

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

In this week's Culture Gabfest, our critics Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and Julia Turner discuss 88-year-old Betty White’s appearance on Saturday Night Live, the 50th anniversary of "the pill," and the release of Iron Man 2.

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The New Yorker: Out Loud

Kelefa Sanneh and David Denby on political impersonation

Monday, October 20, 2008

Kelefa Sanneh and David Denby on the pleasures and perils of political impersonation.

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