In struggling Baltimore, police union focuses on comedy skit
BALTIMORE (AP) — The leadership of Baltimore's police union isn't laughing at a "Saturday Night Live" skit.
Over the weekend, the NBC comedy show featured a skit where female police officers were shown hitting on a male character during a traffic stop. The city's force wasn't mentioned in the spoof but the actresses wore Baltimore police patches on their uniforms. The Baltimore Sun wrote a brief about the skit.
Emmy hosts Che, Jost ready for fun, politics, even mishaps
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michael Che and Colin Jost, typically stuck behind a desk as "Saturday Night Live" news anchors, are moving to a grander setting Monday as Emmy Awards hosts.
The comedians got in the mood at Thursday's rollout of the traditional arrivals carpet — yellow-hued this time around, not red, as the ceremony marks its 70th year.
"This isn't as gold as I thought it would be. I was expecting a much tackier gold. But this is a reasonable gold," Che observed.
Will a ‘Saturday Night Live’ makeover boost the Emmys?
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Excited about Monday's 70th Emmy Awards? Probably not. That's an educated guess based on shrinking interest in entertainment's back-slapping ceremonies generally and television's biggest night in particular.
Last year's Emmys drew 11.4 million viewers, a smidge above 2016's worst-ever 11.3 million. The 2018 Oscars dipped to an all-time low with 26.5 million viewers — still more than double that of its small-screen sibling.
Post-‘SNL,’ Killam relishes challenge of 1 character
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Taran Killam bounced from one character to the next on "Saturday Night Live," tossing out impersonations of everyone from Brad Pitt to Eminem to Matthew McConaughey each week.
Then the bottom dropped out.
In August 2016, Killam along with Jay Pharoah was let go from the late-night sketch comedy institution. Killam had one year left on his seven-year contract.
Now, he's back on TV with the comedy "Single Parents," debuting Sept. 26 on ABC.
NEW YORK (AP) — The 17th annual Tribeca Film Festival opened Wednesday with pugnacious political words from Robert De Niro and the tender opening-night premiere, "Love, Gilda," an intimate celebration of the beloved comedian and former "Saturday Night Live" star Gilda Radner.
Original ‘SNL’ cast reunite for Television Academy Honors
LOS ANGELES (AP) — NBC is giving the nod to a new sitcom starring Glenn Howerton of "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia."
NBC said Monday it has ordered the series, titled "A.P. Bio," for next season.
It's the first new 2017-18 comedy announced by the network.
Alec Baldwin ‘stunned’ at popularity of Trump impression
NEW YORK (AP) — Alec Baldwin says he's "stunned" at the popularity of his impression of President Donald Trump on "Saturday Night Live."
Baldwin tells Vanity Fair that he took up "SNL" producer Lorne Michaels' offer to play the Republican billionaire after a planned movie role fell through. He says it's turned out to be an "incredible opportunity."
- The Washington TimesTaran Killam, former 'SNL' star, says Lorne Michaels wanted cast to ease up on TrumpOctober 12, 2018
- The Washington TimesAlec Baldwin returning to 'Saturday Night Live' as Trump; Lorne Michaels 'still in campaign mode'September 21, 2018
- The Washington TimesChevy Chase shreds 'Saturday Night Live': 'Worst f--king humor' watched by 'generation of s--theads'September 20, 2018