Tom Hanks’ best moments from Saturday Night Live

This week, Tom Hanks will host Saturday Night Live for the ninth time, and while there are people who have hosted SNL more times than Hanks, not many are as beloved by cast members and fans. It’s been over 30 years since Hanks hosted for the first time and during that span, he has gone from […]

Who will be inducted into the 2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class?

This week, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame released its list of 19 nominees for the 2017 induction class. It includes nine first-timers (Bad Brains, Joan Baez, Depeche Mode, Electric Light Orchestra, Jane’s Addiction, Journey, Pearl Jam, Steppenwolf, and Tupac Shakur), and Chic breaking their own record for most nominations with their 11th appearance. […]

Looking ahead through Season 42 of Saturday Night Live

The season premiere of Saturday Night Live arrives just over a month before election day. Both campaigns are setting the stage for what should be an eventful, strange, and wild month of campaign stops and debates that should easily fuel SNL with enough material to make it must-see TV through the first few episodes of […]

Trying to make sense of Taran Killam and Jay Pharoah being fired from SNL

After three seasons with some minor changes to the cast, Saturday Night Live underwent a major overhaul on Tuesday with the news that long-time cast members Taran Killam and Jay Pharoah did not have their contracts renewed for the show’s 42nd season. Soon after that news broke, the show confirmed that after only one season […]

5 overlooked albums from first half of 2016 (and 5 to look forward to)

From the loss of enigmatic personalities like David Bowie and Prince to the domination of Beyonce’s Lemonade, the return of Radiohead, and Kanye West being slightly weirder than normal, the first six months of 2016 for the music world has been a bit of a roller coaster. Beyond the headlines grabbed by those artists, 2016 […]

The top 15 Saturday Night Live sketches of season 41

Each season, Saturday Night Live produces over 170 sketches that make it on air, and another 20 or more that now end up online as “Digital Exclusives” or “Cut For Time” sketches. With the reduction in commercial breaks next season, SNL will have at least two more sketches make it to air each episode, taking that […]

SNL recap: Fred Armisen and friends end the season on a high note

We’ve reached the end of the 41st season at Saturday Night Live and like every season, it had some ups and downs. But overall, this season felt like another step in the right direction for the show. The upcoming presidential election should help bolster the beginning of next season — and make Kate McKinnon a bonafide […]

Darwyn Cooke’s fun, vibrant take on comic books will be missed

There is something instantly likable about Darwyn Cooke’s artistic style. His bold lines and retro designs harken back to comic book legends like Will Eisner and Jack Kirby. But instead of being kitschy, his work is unmistakably cool. For the comic book industry to lose a giant like Cooke only 15 years after releasing his […]

SNL recap: Everybody loves Drake

Occasionally, Saturday Night Live finds a host who makes the audience forget that they’re not actually a member of the cast. Over the years, hosts like Tom Hanks, Justin Timberlake, and Jon Hamm felt like extensions of the cast when they hosted, and not weak links during sketches. After his second time hosting, Drake should now be […]

SNL recap: Brie Larson makes room for another strong first-time host

Saturday Night Live is now in the home stretch of season 41 with the first of its final three episodes in the books, and if this episode is any indication it could be a strong finish for SNL. Outside a couple of hiccups, including a rough Weekend Update, it was one of the better episodes from […]