Tag Archives: Saturday Night Live

Justin Timberlake, entertainer extraordinaire

It’s not like Justin Timberlake needs more love. With the release of his new single, Suit & Tie, he’s being hailed as a savior of pop. And then, with this weekend’s appearance on Saturday Night Live, he’s being hailed as a savior of that … Continue reading

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Live from New York, it’s Jennifer Lawrence

Before taking a holiday break, Saturday Night Live announced that Louisville native and white-hot movie star Jennifer Lawrence will host the show’s first edition of 2013 on Jan. 19. The musical guest will be Denver-based folk rockers The Lumineers. Lawrence was catapulted to … Continue reading

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Kristen Wiig: SNL valedictorian?

I can’t say this for sure, but I cannot recall any other Saturday Night Live cast member getting quite the send off Kristen Wiig got last weekend, dancing with Mick Jagger and being serenaded by The Arcade Fire and the … Continue reading

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Review: Seth Meyers at UK

Seth Meyers reads the faux news every week on the biggest stage for American comedy, NBC’s Saturday Night Live, and he’s performed for President Barack Obama and other prestigious audiences. But really, as we learned at the Singletary Center for … Continue reading

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The anchor who saved SNL’s Weekend Update

Seth Meyers’ show tonight at the Singletary Center for the Arts got me thinking about Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update segment, which he now anchors, and how it’s evolved over the years. When I started watching SNL in the early 1980s, … Continue reading

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Taking Taylor Swift seriously

More reading: Walter Tunis’ take on Taylor Swift. Reflexively, I knew I really shouldn’t be too interested in this song. The story of a high school girl longing for her buddy the football star, who is so stereotypically hooked up … Continue reading

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Lady Ga Ga gets the SNL save…this week

Usually Mariano Rivera is the one getting saves this time of year in New York City. But Saturday night, with an American League East Championship already sewn up for the Yankees, it was Lady Ga Ga who was pulling out … Continue reading

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No, Twitter won’t destroy civilization

The video service Hulu, we are told in its advertising campaign, is “an evil plot to destroy the world.” That might be — he says, having been sucked into hours of watching ­reruns of Saturday Night Live and WKRP in … Continue reading

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Will Star Trek feel like Star Trek?

SNL Get A Life So, this was my most recent experience as a Star Trek consumer: Earlier this year, at the Presbyterian Women’s book sale at our church, I picked up a trio of old Star Trek episodes on VHS … Continue reading

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High School Musical star tells the truth about college

A few weeks ago, I saw an old Simpsons episode with Krusty the Clown hosting a Saturday Night Live-type show and telling the audience that the last half hour was awful — he used some more colorful terminology I cannot … Continue reading

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