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Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special

Alec Baldwin and Hilaria Baldwin - Saturday Night Live (SNL) 40th Anniversary Special at Rockefeller Plaza - Red carpet arrivals at Saturday Night Live, Rockefeller Plaza - New York City, New York, United States - Sunday 15th February 2015

Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary - Arrivals

Sarah Silverman - Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary - Arrivals at Saturday Night Live - New York, New York, United States - Monday 16th February 2015

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Sarah Silverman
Sarah Silverman
Sarah Silverman
Sarah Silverman

Celebs on the Carpet for Sat NIte Live

Taylor Swift - A host of stars including previous cast members were snapped as they arrived to the Rockerfeller Plaza for Saturday Night Live as it celebrated it's 40th anniversary with a star studded gala in New York, United States - Monday 16th February 2015

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Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift

SNL 40th Annniversary Special - Arrivals

Jerry Seinfeld and Jessica Seinfeld - A host of stars including previous cast members were snapped as they arrived to the Rockerfeller Plaza for Saturday Night Live as it celebrated it's 40th anniversary with a star studded gala in New York, United States - Sunday 15th February 2015

Saturday Night Live Is Typical, Moderately Funny, In Anniversary Special


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Saturday Night Live celebrated its 40th anniversary this past week. Congratulations! The verdict? It was good enough. Like many other SNL episodes, this one was a 50/50 deal - some of the jokes fell flat, while others got just a passing laugh. There were zingers, but we probably won't be recycling jokes Christopher Walken's "only perscription is more cowbell" in a couple of years.

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Happy 40th, Saturday Night Live!

Though re-visiting old sketches and characters was a welcome bit of nostalgia, of course.  Tina Fey's Sarah Palin, holding a flute and wondering when the talent portion of the show would begin was a highlight. In the end, more often than not, the show was funny. 

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Saturday Night Live celebrates it's 40th anniversary

Gilbert Godfried - A host of stars including previous cast members were snapped as they arrived to the Rockerfeller Plaza for Saturday Night Live as it celebrated it's 40th anniversary with a star studded gala in New York, United States - Sunday 15th February 2015

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Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift
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Eddie Murphy Set To Star In 'Saturday Night Live' Special


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Eddie Murphy is to return to the programme where it all started for him, as the comedian announced his return to ‘Saturday Night Live’ for its 40th anniversary special. It will be his first appearance on the comedy performance show in over three decades.

The 'Today' show confirmed via a phone interview on ‘News One Now’ that Murphy will take part in the three hour special alongside a host of former ‘SNL’ names past and present. The anniversary show will be broadcast on NBC on Sunday 15th February.

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Eddie Murphy, pictured with girlfriend Paige Butcher, will return to 'SNL'

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Martin Freeman's Bilbo Baggins Meets Tim Canterbury In SNL's 'The Office: Middle Earth'


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Martin Freeman's acting career has been just as much an unpredictable a journey as his character Bilbo Baggins' Middle Earth quest in 'The Hobbit' series, but can you imagine his two most iconic roles joining together?

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Martin Freeman unites The Office with The Hobbit

That's just what 'Saturday Night Live' did when the British actor took to guest hosting the show on Saturday (December 13th 2014). Before he stormed US film and TV with Peter Jackson's 'The Hobbit' and the FX series adaptation of the Coen brothers' 'Fargo', Martin Freeman was arguably best known for his likeable role as Tim Canterbury in Ricky Gervais' sitcom 'The Office'. So what happens when you put an ordinary office environment in Middle Earth?

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Nicki Minaj Rocks SNL Ahead of "The Pinkprint" Release


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Ok, before you read this article, we have to agree on one thing: this is a no Nicki Minaj hate zone. That means that you have to read it with an open mind and hopefully appreciate the  majesty that is Nicki Minaj’s hair, music, makeup... everything, really.

Minaj performed three songs in all: 'Bed Of Lies' with Skylar Grey and a medley of 'Only' and 'All Things Go'. Through the magic of the internet, you can now watch all of those online. Somewhere. Not here because, you know. Copyright is a thing. NME has clips of the whole thing, though. Don’t say we never did anything for you.

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Um... excuse you?

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After Boston Bombings Jokes, Chris Rock Supported By Fellow Comedians... And Nobody Else


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Chris Rock has never been one to shy away from shock humour and difficult topics, but his opening monologue on SNL last night might just make you squirm inside. Not only did the comedian address 9/11 (still a touchy subject,) but he also had a joke or two about... the Boston bombing. Yep, he went there.

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Chris Rock went there in an unforgettable SNL episode.

The initial bombs, which claimed the lives of three people and injured 268, exploded on April 15, 2013. Obviously, the impact is still fresh for many, so the comedian’s jokes were met with some backlash, to put it mildly.

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Jim Carrey Does Sia's 'Chandelier' on 'SNL'. Scarily Well.


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Jim Carrey's third appearance on 'Saturday Night Live' at the weekend (October 25th 2014) proved to be another eye-wateringly hilarious episode - though we know we'll be stuck with an image of the actor in a nude unitard and blonde wig forever more.

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Jim Carrey does 'Chandelier' rather well

Yes, Saturday's 'SNL' highlight was the Halloween themed office party sketch, which saw the 'Dumb and Dumber' star re-enact the video for Sia's Platinum hit 'Chandelier', alongside identically dressed cast member Kate Mckinnon as they attempted to battle it out for the right to wear the costume. The pair performed the energetic dance routine of 'Dance Moms' star Maddie Ziegler who starred in the video, and while it has to be said that it really is a remarkable rendition, Jim Carrey's customary absurd facial expressions made it a truly unmissable show - that and musical guest Iggy Azalea's unexpected cameo.

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Iggy Azalea's SNL Debut Was... A Mixed Bag


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Iggy Azalea can now officially be crowned a pop queen, after her SNL debut last night. I-G-G-Y performed three songs – she kicked things off with the monster hit Fancy and later on, brought out Rita Ora for their girl power-themed collab, Black Widow. For Iggy fans, it was kind of a dream come, as Iggy rapped, sung and gyrated her way through the two breakout hits of Summer ’14 alongside her band of dancers, all decked out in hot pants and letterman jackets.

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Iggy Azalea had her SNL debut last night. Let's talk about it.

 

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Prince To Perform On Saturday Night Live! As Chris Rock Returns To Host


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It seems that 'Saturday Night Live' really is pulling out all the stops to celebrate their 40th anniversary season. On November 1st the legendary sketch show will see alumni Chris Rock return for the first time in 18 years, while Prince and his band 3rdEyeGirl will be the musical guests.

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The official announcement was made by ‘SNL’ on their Twitter page on Tuesday (October 14th). However the show was slightly beaten to the punch by the purple one himself, who had tweeted a picture of Rock impersonating him in the film Grown Ups earlier in the day.

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Darrell Hammond Will Be The Announcer Of New Season Of 'SNL'


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Comedian Darrell Hammond has been unveiled as the new announcer of long-running TV staple ‘Saturday Night Live’ when it returns for its fortieth season at the end of the month. He replaces the late Don Pardo, who had held that responsibility since the show’s debut way back in 1975 and had become an institution of late night television.

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Darrell Hammond is the permanent announcing replacement for the late Don Pardo on 'SNL'

Faced with the task of replacing somebody with 39 years of experience and association with the show, ‘SNL’’s creator Lorne Michaels has gone for the next best thing in picking Hammond, who has served longer than any other performing member in the show's history, working in the cast from 1995 through to 2009.

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Michael Che To Anchor 'Update' On Saturday Night Live


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After a brief stint on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, former Saturday Night Live writer and stand-up comic Michael Che will return to the NBC late-night show as co-host of Weekend Update. Breaking into the SNL hosting world as an original, Michael Che will be the show’s first black anchor after 39 years of Saturday Night funny stuff and will take a seat next to Colin Jost when the new season kicks off later this month.

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Michael Che will be the new Weekend Update anchor for Saturday Night Live

He will replace Cecily Strong who served as co-anchor for two seasons, one with Seth Meyers, before he left to host NBC Late Night programme, and the second with Jost.

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