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Watch The National Play SNL With Lena Dunham

The National made their SNL debut tonight in an episode hosted by Lena Dunham. The show featured cameos from Liam Neeson, Jon Hamm, and Fred Armisen and parodies of Scandal and Girls (in a trailer for an HBO-style narrative about Adam and Eve). Watch the National perform "Graceless" and "I Need My Girl" along with… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / March 9, 2014

Watch Lena Dunham Tickle The National In Their SNL Promos

Lena Dunham and the National star in a Very Brooklyn Episode of Saturday Night Live this weekend. It will be a chance to see if the Girls creator's brand of tragicomic realness translates to a larger audience and maybe also to hear some Crimea jokes. In these promos for the show, the National pose for… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / March 6, 2014

Watch Beck Bring Morning Phase (And Father John Misty) To SNL

Today, Beck's Mellow Gold turned 20 years old, and to celebrate, he's playing Saturday Night Live -- for the seventh time in his career -- with host Jim Parsons. (Well, to celebrate and maybe also to promote his brand-new release, Morning Phase.) Check out his SNL performance of Morning Phase tracks "Blue… More »

By: Michael Nelson / March 2, 2014

Watch Beck’s SNL Promos

Beck will be the musical guest on SNL Saturday -- the exact 20th anniversary of Mellow Gold's release -- and he's recorded some promos for it with host Jim Parsons and cast member Cecily Strong. Watch below and you'll learn Beck's catchphrase. More »

By: James Rettig / February 28, 2014

The National To Play SNL With Host Lena Dunham

The National has performed on seemingly every late-night TV show there is, but they've never before graced the stage at Saturday Night Live. That will change on 3/8 when indie's maudlin masters will be the musical guest alongside host Lena Dunham, also making her SNL debut. Brooklyn! More »

By: Chris DeVille / February 25, 2014

Watch Kendrick Lamar Join Imagine Dragons On SNL

Last night's Saturday Night Live featured Melissa McCarthy as host and Imagine Dragons as musical guests. The Vegas band recently won a Best Rock Performance Grammy for its hit "Radioactive" and collaborated with Kendrick Lamar for a remix that was debuted at the ceremony. So not a huge surprise that the rapper (who wa… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / February 2, 2014

Drag City’s Releasing Some Obscure SNL Songs On 7″

The former SNL cast member and indie-scene lifer Fred Armisen is teaming up with Drag City to release a couple of less-heralded songs from his tenure on the show. Next month, the label will release a split 7", featuring two fake songs: the Blue Jean Committee's "Massachusetts Afternoon" and the Fingerlings' "Embrace Me." The… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 22, 2014

Watch Drake Host SNL

Drake returned to SNL tonight, this time pulling double duty as host and musical guest. The Degrassi alum and Raptors global ambassador played on his black and Jewish heritage in a Bar Mitzvah-themed monologue; did fine impressions of A-Rod, Katt Williams, Jay Z, and Lil Wayne (as Steve Urkel!); and performed a couple of… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / January 19, 2014

Watch Drake’s SNL Promos

In what may turn out to be the biggest night of his career to date, Drake will serve as both host and musical guest of Saturday Night Live this weekend -- an ambitious move for a musician whose acting days are long behind him. But if Drake's new SNL promos are anything to go o… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 15, 2014

Here Are The Musical Sketches From Jimmy Fallon & Justin Timberlake’s Christmas SNL

Christmastime has given us some classic Saturday Night Live episodes over the years. This past weekend's show, hosted by ex-cast member and future Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon, was not one of the them. Joining Fallon was the dangerously overexposed triple threat Justin Timberlake. It was the highest rated SNL in years, though,… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / December 23, 2013

Watch Kings Of Leon Play SNL

Over the weekend, the Southern-rock megastar yarlers Kings Of Leon served as musical guests on Saturday Night Live, where they dutifully banged out "Temple" and "Wait For Me," two of the songs from their new album Mechanical Bull, without looking especially excited about either of them. As it turns out, performing amidst Christmas decorations i… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 16, 2013

Watch HAIM (And An Epic Outfield Tribute) On SNL

The sisters HAIM rocked SNL last night, proving Este Haim's dream-crushing teacher wrong forever. They performed Days Are Gone jams "The Wire" and "Don't Save Me" on an episode hosted by Hunger Games star Josh Hutcherson. The band's appearances weren't limited to that, though. They also guested in a sketch that paid tribute… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 24, 2013

SNL Books Justin Timberlake, Kings Of Leon For December

While last week's Gagathon was hit or miss, Saturday Night Live should get back on track with a trio of comedic actors returning to host the show's final episodes of 2013. Paul Rudd's up 12/7 with musical guest One Direction, John Goodman's on 12/14 with Kings Of Leon, and cast alum/future Tonight Show host… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / November 21, 2013

Watch SNL‘s Kim & Kanye Talk Show, The Worst Cover Songs Of All Time, And Lady Gaga & R. Kelly Performance

Tonight's Saturday Night Live gave us Waking Up With Kimye, a talk show in which Jay Pharaoh and Nasim Pedrad reprised their familiar impressions of shouty Kanye West and whiny Kim Kardashian. Pharoah's West (which we last saw in his "I Am A Dog" parody) is pretty strong and included some "Black Skinhead"-y yel… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / November 17, 2013

Watch Eminem Play SNL

Three days before The Marshall Mathers LP 2 officially drops (like a turd, unfortunately), Eminem descended upon SNL to perform lead single "Berzerk" (with Rick Rubin as DJ) and Call Of Duty anthem "Survival" with an assist from Skylar Grey. It was ... really something. Check it out below. More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 3, 2013

Eminem Loves Cupcakes

Eminem's last TV appearance was awkward, but he can redeem himself this weekend when he performs on Saturday Night Live. In these promos for the episode, the rapper gets some laughs playing on his tough-guy persona, opposite host Kerry Washington and cast member Nasim Pedrad. Spoiler alert: he loves cupcakes. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / October 31, 2013

HAIM To Play SNL Next Month

Pop-rock sister act HAIM, the heroes of 2013's festival season and the band behind our Album Of The Week at the start of this month, have been announced as the musical guests on Saturday Night Live 11/23, with Hunger Games: Catching Fire's Josh Hutcherson as host. Lady Gaga will be the host and musical… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / October 31, 2013

Watch Janelle Monáe Play SNL

Janelle Monáe made her Saturday Night Live debut last night, performing "Dance Apocalyptic" as well as the title track from her latest album, The Electric Lady. Watch both performances below. And in case you missed it, check out the new video for "PrimeTime" (featuring Miguel) that Monáe released earlier this month. More »

By: Liz Pelly / October 27, 2013

Watch Arcade Fire On SNL: “Reflektor,” “Afterlife,” And “New Cast Member Or Arcade Fire?”

Arcade Fire's James Murphy-produced double LP Reflektor is just one month away, and tonight the band returned to SNL for their first television appearance (and first live gig outside of those secret Salsathèque shows) in support of the album. Before performing the monstrous new single "Reflektor" with Colin Stetson and Owen Pallett, they… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / September 29, 2013

Watch Tina Fey And Arcade Fire In SNL‘s Season Premiere Promos

This weekend's 39th season premiere of Saturday Night Live will mark Tina Fey's fourth time hosting and Arcade Fire's fourth time as musical guests. We've only heard one song from Reflektor so that means we'll hear an Arcade Fire song for the first time on the broadcast. SNL will have some firsts, too:… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / September 27, 2013
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