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Saturday Night Live’s 41st season premieres this Saturday with Miley Cyrus holding down joint duties as host and musical guest. (Joint, get it? Because Miley loves weed? Trust me, she’d find it funny.) Although Cyrus has graced the SNL stage before, the next two musical guests, the Weeknd and Demi Lovato, are making their first… More »

Janessa Slater is a media coach who bears an uncanny resemblance to SNL’s Vanessa Bayer and has been dispensing so-called Sound Advice — and many merciless insults — to the likes of Drake, TV On The Radio, Tegan And Sara, HAIM, and most of the lineup of Governor’s Ball. We thought it was time somebody… More »

When M.I.A. held up her middle finger during Madonna’s Super Bowl Halftime Show last weekend, she dominated blog chatter for a few days and incited a few minor cable-TV debates. She could have to pay a fine, and she’s definitely changed the narrative around her next album. But she hasn’t gotten anywhere near the pantheo… More »

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Watch SNL “3-Way (The Golden Rule)” Feat. Justin Timberlake & Lady Gaga

Andy Samberg and Justin Timberlake revived their funky fresh new jack swing duo on tonight's season finale of Saturday Night Live, which JT hosted for…
Scott Lapatine | May 22, 2011 - 12:54 am

Foo Fighters Play SNL

Foo Fighters visited SNL this weekend, and Dave Grohl appeared in two sketches. One was the SNL Digital Short where Grohl lived inside Mirren's magical…
jessica | April 11, 2011 - 9:51 am

The Lonely Island – “We’re Back” Video & Turtleneck & Chain Info

The Lonely Island are back with (drumroll) "We're Back," the first taste of their forthcoming second album Turtleneck & Chain. The SNL trio's 2009 Incredibad
Scott Lapatine | April 2, 2011 - 9:36 am

The Strokes Hit SNL

I have rarely looked forward to Gabe Videogum's SNL recap with more anticipation than this week's because what the hell was that last night? I…
Amrit Singh | March 6, 2011 - 11:04 am

Saturday Night Live: With Host Paul McCartney & Comedic Guest Paul Rudd!

It sorta felt like Macca’s show, anyway. In addition to performing four songs, McCartney appeared in the opening monologue, the Digital Short, Weekend Update, and…
Stereogum | December 13, 2010 - 12:35 pm

Florence & The Machine Visit SNL Where Horses Play Baseball

Florence Welsh brought her breakout single "Dog Days Are Over" and her cover of The Source's "You've Got The Love" to Saturday Night Live thi…
jessica | November 22, 2010 - 4:59 pm

Arcade Fire Return To SNL

It's late Saturday night, so can we group liveblog this? The ScarJo/Arcade Fire combo bodes well. I'm told we should expect "We Used To…
Scott Lapatine | November 13, 2010 - 11:46 pm

Kanye Updates “Power” For SNL, Drops “Denim Flow”

Having promised to cancel G.O.O.D. Friday after a hacker (?) leaked the apparently unfinished Bon Iver-sampling "Lost In The World," this morning Yeezy forgave the…
Scott Lapatine | October 2, 2010 - 5:24 pm

Stereogum’s MacGruber Remix Contest

UPDATE: And the winner is... Ron Artest. Tyler Coffin. Congrats Tyler! Thanks everyone who participated. // We've already established that Kriste…
Scott Lapatine | May 21, 2010 - 2:33 pm


MGMT played a pretty rough episode of Saturday Night Live this weekend. Host Gabourey Sidibe stumbled over a lot of her lines, though she at…
jessica | April 26, 2010 - 9:50 am

Pearl Jam Did Saturday Night Live

The band delivered a pair of songs during SNL’s worst show of the season, which at least makes karmic sense since last week’s Galifianakis night…
Amrit Singh | March 15, 2010 - 10:49 am

The Lonely Island & Julian Casablancas – “Boombox” Video

My favorite song from Incredibad gets a video/SNL digital short. Come along to awesometown, b.y.o.boiledgoose.
Scott Lapatine | March 14, 2010 - 9:53 am

Vampire Weekend Return To SNL

Verily, SNL's talent bookers nailed the zeitgeist this weekend. Where last time through just the very sight of Ezra, Rostam, and the Chrisses proved a…
Amrit Singh | March 8, 2010 - 9:47 am

Watch SNL’s Smash Mouth Sketch, “We Are The World 25″ Parody

Jennifer Lopez hosted and performed even though she doesn’t have an album or movie out anytime soon. She was the best part of a…
stereogum | March 1, 2010 - 11:35 am

Them Crooked Vultures, Crisis Of Conformity Play SNL

The supergroup’s performance was overshadowed by Crisis Of Conformity, Fred Armisen and Dave Grohl’s pitch-perfect hardcore punk spoof. Plus John Paul Jones had the line…
Amrit Singh | February 8, 2010 - 1:46 pm

The 12 Best Late Night TV Performances Of 2009

It was a tumultuous year for late night laffs, with Jimmy Fallon joining the fray, Conan taking over Tonight only to find awful Leno sink…
Amrit Singh | December 21, 2009 - 6:48 pm

SNL Delivers Juggalos Parody, Rihanna With Shy Ronnie And Nuno Bettencourt

Blake Lively hosted the best SNL of the season? Believe it. And yes, that’s Extreme’s Nuno Bettencourt on guitar with Rihanna.
Amrit Singh | December 7, 2009 - 11:49 am

Julian Casablancas Covers “I Wish It Was Christmas Today”

A big part of what made Saturday Night Live's recurring yuletide classic "I Wish It Was Christmas Today" so perfect were the sight gags: Tracy…
Amrit Singh | November 4, 2009 - 4:47 pm

Julian Casablancas Plans Awesome Christmas Single

The solo Stroke (who surprised Spaceland last night) has covered SNL’s yuletide earworm “I Wish It Was Christmas Today,” original performed by Horatio Sanz, Jimmy…
Scott Lapatine | November 3, 2009 - 11:48 am

U2 Hit Giants Stadium This Week, 30 Rock This Weekend

Phoenix is waging an impressive campaign to invade the greater NYC area this week. For a bunch of non-megalomaniacs. If you wanna see how a…
Amrit Singh | September 25, 2009 - 4:48 pm
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