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Kanye West Is the Musical Guest for Saturday Night Live’s Season 44 Premiere

Saturday Night Live's 44th season begins in two weeks, and the show has just announced the host/musical guest lineup for Episode 1. It's something of…
Winston Cook-Wilson / September 17, 2018

SNL’s Worst Idea Was Almost Not That Bad

In its first episode after Donald Trump won the 2016 election, Saturday Night Live famously opened with Kate McKinnon, dressed as Hillary Clinton, singing a very straightforward…
Jordan Sargent / May 21, 2018

Pete Davidson Says Trump Faked a Congratulatory Phone Call in Front of SNL Cast

While appearing on the web talk show Complex Open Late, Saturday Night Live cast member Pete Davidson told a story about Donald Trump that sounds…
Maggie Serota / May 17, 2018

Arcade Fire Reminisce About Their SNL Appearances and a Jam Band Sketch That Got Cut

Arcade Fire have been the musical guests on Saturday Night Live a whopping five times over the years, four as themselves and one as Mick Jagger’s backing…
James Rettig, Stereogum / April 25, 2018

Kacey Musgraves and Nicki Minaj Are SNL’s Last Two Musical Guests of the Season

Season 43 of Saturday Night Live is drawing to a close. After last weekend’s episode, which was hosted by former SNL writer John Mulaney and…
Peter Helman, Stereogum / April 18, 2018

SNL Will Have Donald Glover Host and Perform Next Month

Donald Glover has already won two Emmy Awards, two Golden Globes, and two Grammys, but he’s about to join an even more exclusive club: performers…
Peter Helman, Stereogum / April 15, 2018

The Best Part of Cardi B’s Pregnancy Reveal Was the Performance That Birthed It

Cardi B's performance of her new single "Be Careful" on SNL will forever be remembered as the venue she chose to reveal her long-suspected pregnancy, with the camera…
Jordan Sargent / April 9, 2018

Watch Cardi B and Chadwick Boseman’s SNL Promo With Leslie Jones

Chadwick Boseman is hosting Saturday Night Live this weekend with musical guest and the people's superhero, Cardi B. In the below clip, Chadwick first tries…
Israel Daramola / April 6, 2018

Jack White Returns to SNL in April

The Jack White album cycle continues with the singer-songwriter's third appearance on Saturday Night Live on April 14. White appeared as a member of the…
Maggie Serota / March 29, 2018

Watch Arcade Fire Bicker With Bill Hader in SNL Promo

In the promo clips for tomorrow's episode of Saturday Night Live, you can see host and former cast member Bill Hader teach Arcade Fire some hard…
Maggie Serota / March 16, 2018

In 1993 Essay, SNL’s Ellen Cleghorne Tries to Predict What Queen Latifah, Public Enemy, and Ice-T Will Look Like in 2010

This essay originally appeared in the February 1993 issue of SPIN, which was partially written and guest-edited by members of the SNL cast. SNL cast member Ellen Cleghorne takes…
Ellen Cleghorne / February 28, 2018

Our 1993 SNL Takeover Issue

Twenty-five years ago, SPIN handed over the reins of the February issue over to the writers, cast, and crew of Saturday Night Live. The 1993 cast…
SPIN Staff / February 27, 2018

SNL Comedian Julia Sweeney’s 1993 Essay: “Men, Music, & Me”

This story originally appeared in the February 1993 issue of SPIN, which was partially written and guest-edited by members of the SNL cast. Read interviews and stories from comedy icons of…
Julia Sweeney / February 27, 2018

Adam Sandler Talks With “Prince”

In the '90s, Adam Sandler's dream was to meet his favorite rock star of all time. Here we've digitized his "interview" with the Paisley Park legend. This story originally appeared…
Adam Sandler / February 27, 2018

Tom Hanks’s Ode to SNL for SPIN

This story originally appeared in the February 1993 issue of SPIN, which was partially written and guest-edited by members of the SNL cast. Read interviews and stories from comedy icons of…
Tom Hanks / February 27, 2018
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