Caryn James

Lana Del Rey Snarks Back, Via Kristen Wiig (SNL Video)

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  • February 5, 2012 9:23 AM
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Channing Tatum did a pretty funny Matthew McConaughey impression in a not-so-funny sketch on SNL, and while he was a fine host overall the show didn’t really belong to him. All those sketches about his early stripper days became very one-note. But when the show turned away from Tatum, it took off. A highlight was Kristen Wiig as Lana Del Rey.

Watch Jason Sudeikis As Ricky Gervais At The Golden Globes

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  • January 15, 2012 12:07 PM
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No,That’s not Ricky Gervais above, it’s Jason Sudeikis on SNL as the guy who will host The Golden Globes . . . as well as every other awards show, including local flower shows, dog shows and the BET awards, some much more successfully than others.

Watch Daniel Radcliffe As Casey Anthony's Dog

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  • January 15, 2012 11:56 AM
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The SNL writers didn’t do Daniel Radcliffe many favors, as he smiled his way through sketches that should have been funnier (like Harry Potter can’t stay away from Hogwarts). The best was totally unexpected: Radcliffe, deadpan on Weekend Update, as Casey Anthony’s scared-for-his-life dog.

Watch The Best Videos of 2011

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  • December 21, 2011 10:26 PM
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Like many of you, I’ll be taking some time off over Christmas weekend, but please come back to this post and spend an escapist minute or two with some of the funniest videos of the year, from Jon Hamm and Jimmy Fallon in a live-action “Ambiguously Gay Duo” to Ricky Gervais’ notorious, scathingly funny monologue at the Golden Globes. Remember when the world pretended that was a problem? Gervais, of course, has signed on to host again. (Yay!)

Jimmy Fallon Brings Tina Fey And Amy Poehler Back To SNL

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  • December 18, 2011 12:03 PM
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Jimmy Fallon returned to host SNL last night and brought a crowd of guests, including Tiny Fey, Amy Poehler and Tracy Morgan.

Matt Damon is Katy Perry's Homeless Friend on SNL

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  • December 11, 2011 11:53 AM
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Andy Samberg and Katy Perry were prancing around New York singing carols and doing other wholesomely silly holiday things when they picked up a new best friend, a homeless addict played by Matt Damon as a guy with bad teeth and an odor you could almost smell through the television. Val Kilmer turns up, too. as a mad scientist, but somehow that isn’t such a stretch.

SNL Movie Parodies: "New Year's Eve" Really Is the End of the World

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  • December 11, 2011 11:24 AM
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The reviews of New Year’s Eve make it sound like the end of the world, so it’s a quick step from there to SNL’s parody, a sequel in which thousands of stars collide on one very special night: Apocalypse.

Batman Visits Steve Buscemi on SNL

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  • December 4, 2011 12:00 PM
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If you want to see Steve Buscemi at his recent best, don’t miss him as the strangely sympathetic and charismatic crooked politician Nucky Thompson in Boardwalk Empire. (Preview tonight's tense, next-to-last episode of the season here.) But he had some good moments hosting SNL last night, in sketches that were more of a throwback to the weird-guy roles he has built his career on.

SNL's Mitt Romney: Raw and Unleashed

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  • November 20, 2011 3:10 PM
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With Romney the default Republican candidate, the impressions of him are piling up. Jason Sudeikis’ needs some work (so far Jimmy Fallon and his glistening Romney wig are in the lead) but this SNL sketch with Romney  trying desperately to be edgy – yes, he wears a leather jacket – is a shrewd take on political consultants.

SNL Video: Bill Hader As Drunk Rick Perry

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  • November 6, 2011 3:06 PM
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