Since September 2018, he has been on the writing staff of Saturday Night Live (SNL). Yang was promoted to on-air cast for SNL 's 45th season, in September 2019, becoming its first Chinese-American, third openly gay male, and fourth Asian American cast member. Yang's family immigrated from China in the 1980s. He was raised in Aurora, Colorado and graduated from Smoky Hill High School in 2008 where he was voted "Most Likely To Be A Cast Member On Saturday Night Live". In high school, his calculus teacher, Adrian Holguin, also was Yang's coach for Smoky Hill's improvisational comedy group Spontaneous Combustion.
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1999 from October 1976, and the April 1995 sketch Gapardy'', featuring [[Recurring Saturday Night Live characters and sketches introduced 1992–1993#Gap Girls|The Gap Girls]]. A recurring sketch in more recent seasons is [[Recurring Saturday Night Live characters and sketches introduced 2013–2014#Black Jeopardy!|Black Jeopardy!]], which debuted in season 39, and whose clues frequently invoke African American stereotypes. As well, various contestant impersonations, including Connery and Reynolds, have appeared outside of Celebrity Jeopardy! sketches with the same cast members. The Jeopardy!
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Saturday Night Live Korea (abbreviated as SNL Korea or SNLK ) is a South Korean late-night live television sketch comedy and variety television program broadcast on general service cable channel tvN. It is adapted from the long-running American TV show Saturday Night Live on NBC, and the show's executive producers are Lorne Michaels and Jennifer Danielson from SNL Studios and Broadway Video, which licences the format. The weekly program premiered on December 3, 2011, and aired on Saturdays at 22:50. Written and directed by filmmaker and playwright Jang Jin, the show was officially announced on November 24, 2011, at a roundtable press conference in Cheongdam-dong.
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Colin Jost, Head Writer and Weekend Update co-anchor at Saturday Night Live, stand up comedian. John F. Keenan (born 1929), U.S. District Court Judge for the Southern District of New York. Thomas C. Kelly (1931-2011), Archbishop of Louisville, Kentucky. Tom Kelly (1924-2008), Boston Celtics basketball player. Phil Klay, winner of the National Book Award for fiction in 2014 for Redeployment. John Koeltl, U.S. District Court Judge for the Southern District of New York. David Lat, founder and Managing Editor of legal blog, Above the Law. Joseph M. Leccese, Chairman of Proskauer Rose. John Leo, author and former columnist, U.S. News & World Report.
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Baldwin also spoofed the incident during a cameo appearance on Saturday Night Live s "Weekend Update" segment, in which he played himself impersonating the captain of the plane from which he was removed, who publicly "apologized" to Baldwin for the incident. On April 8, 2012, a 40-year-old Canadian actress, Genevieve Sabourin, was arrested outside Baldwin and his wife's Greenwich Village apartment house and charged with aggravated harassment and stalking. She was released without bail and told not to contact Baldwin. Prosecutors said she and Baldwin had met on a film set more than ten years earlier, and that, beginning in 2011, she began sending him multiple unwanted emails and texts.
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;Season 27, Episode 2 During "Weekend Update," as Tina Fey introduces a segment about that year's spate of shark attacks, the Land Shark knocks at the door to the newsroom, then attacks Tina Fey. As Fallon closes the segment with "I'm Jimmy Fallon," Chase turns to the camera and replies, "And I'm not. Good night, and have a pleasant tomorrow." ;40th Anniversary Special During the Weekend Update tribute with Tina Fey, Amy Poehler and Jane Curtin, a doorbell rings; Curtin, in terror, warns Fey not to open the door because of the Land Shark, but Fey dismisses her.
Sanz joined the cast of Saturday Night Live in September 1998 as the first Hispanic cast member. At the beginning of Saturday Night Live's 31st season, he was the temporary replacement for Tina Fey as Amy Poehler's Weekend Update co-anchor while Fey was on maternity leave until she resumed her duties on October 22, 2005. On September 20, 2006, Saturday Night Live announced that Sanz would not be returning due to massive budget cuts that called for Lorne Michaels to either produce fewer episodes or reduce expenses, including the paring of long-standing, highly paid cast members such as Sanz.
On the March 4 episode of Raw, Braun Strowman was confronted backstage by Saturday Night Live Colin Jost and Michael Che; Jost questioned the legitimacy of professional wrestling, resulting in Strowman choke lifting him. The following week, Che and Jost apologized and gifted a brand new car to Strowman only for Strowman to dismantle the car. On the March 25 episode, Strowman challenged Jost to join him in the André the Giant Memorial Battle Royal. Che agreed on Jost's behalf, who in turn agreed that Che would also participate. Four matches were contested on the two-hour WrestleMania 35 Kickoff pre-show.
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Many of Kaufman's other real-life friends and co-stars also appear in the film (although not all as themselves), including Zmuda, Shapiro, Margulies, David Letterman, Paul Shaffer, professional wrestler Jerry Lawler, wrestling announcer Lance Russell, The Improv founder Budd Friedman, Saturday Night Live creator Lorne Michaels, and actors Vincent Schiavelli and Chad Whitson. Michael Richards is played by Norm Macdonald in a recreation of the Fridays show skit. According to Jerry Lawler's autobiography It's Good to be the King ... sometimes, WCW wrestler Glenn Gilbertti, better known to wrestling fans as Disco Inferno, was considered for the role of Lawler.
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Prior to the debut of Saturday Night Live in October 1975, NBC aired The Best of Carson on Saturday nights at 11:30 pm. Outside of its brief run as a news show in 1957, Conan O'Brien is the shortest-serving host. O'Brien hosted 146 episodes over the course of less than eight months before Leno was brought back as host, where he served for almost four additional years. Current host Fallon took the helm on February 17, 2014. Fallon had previously hosted Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and before Late Night he was a popular member of the cast of Saturday Night Live, co-hosting the "Weekend Update" with Tina Fey as well as performing sketches.
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The ceremony was hosted by Michael Che and Colin Jost. The nominations were announced by Ryan Eggold and Samira Wiley on July 12, 2018. The biggest winner of the night was Prime Video's comedy-drama The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, which won five trophies including the honor for Outstanding Comedy Series, making history by becoming the first web television and streaming service series to claim the prize. With a U.S. viewership of 10.2 million that reflects an 11% drop from the previous year, it was the then-least watched show in Emmy history.
Still, the debates Alexander had with Kilpatrick were so prominent in American culture that they were famously satirized on Saturday Night Live, with Jane Curtin taking Alexander's role on the "Weekend Update" segment opposite Dan Aykroyd's version of Kilpatrick, arguing two sides of a topic in the news. Aykroyd opened his vicious, self-righteous response to Curtin by barking, "Jane, you ignorant slut." She also wrote a number of non-fiction books, including Anyone's Daughter, a biography of kidnapped heiress Patricia Hearst. Her book Nutcracker, about Frances Schreuder, the convicted socialite who persuaded her son to kill her millionaire father, was made into a 1987 TV miniseries.
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Comedians Colin Jost and Michael Che of Saturday Night Live were confirmed as participants on the March 25, 2019 episode of Raw as part of a storyline involving Braun Strowman, who won the match by last eliminating Jost. Heath Slater is the only wrestler to have been in all six battle royals. Writing for PWInsider in 2017, Dave Scherer saw no reason for viewers to care about the André the Giant Memorial Battle Royal, given how winners have been booked and further said: "It's great that talent will get on the show for WrestleMania, but that match hasn't meant anything thus far."
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That night, invited onto the Weekend Update segment of Saturday Night Live, Dobbs announces that the Delacroy vote system was flawed, that Eleanor told her bosses but they covered it up and silenced her, and that he will not run in the new election that must now take place. President Kellogg wins a second term, Dobbs returns to hosting his satirical news program, with Eleanor as his producer and later his wife, and the Delacroy executives are arrested. TIME magazine chooses Dobbs as Person of the Year. Director Barry Levinson originally wanted Howard Stern for the starring role of Tom Dobbs, which would have been his second movie role after starring as himself in Private Parts.
The following year Richards joined the cast of Saturday Night Live during its 27th season, giving him the distinction of being the first person to be a cast-member of both sketch comedy shows (Taran Killam would later become the only other performer to do so). Richards was promoted to repertory status for SNL's 29th season although he left the show after the 10th episode, which aired on January 17, 2004. In interviews, Richards has stated that he left the show on his own terms. Perhaps Richards' most popular character on SNL was "Drunk Girl", who appeared on the Weekend Update segment nine times.
Quesnel served as Les nouvelles SNL anchor for the first two episodes, with Girard and Gouin taking over thereafter. Initially announced as two standalone comedy specials, several further episodes were produced in 2014 and 2015 as a once-a-month series. Ten episodes, nine originals and a "best-of" compilation of sketches from the earlier episodes, were broadcast overall. As advance publicity for the first two specials, hosts Louis-José Houde and Stéphane Rousseau each recorded segments in which they visited the New York City set of the original Saturday Night Live, including brief interviews with some of SNL's cast.
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The debates between Kilpatrick and Alexander were such a feature of contemporary American culture that they were satirized on Saturday Night Live, with Jane Curtin taking Alexander's role on "Weekend Update" opposite Dan Aykroyd's version of Kilpatrick, and in the film Airplane! with actor William Tregoe portraying the faux Kilpatrick. Kilpatrick died at George Washington University Hospital in Washington, D.C., and was survived by his second wife, sons, four stepchildren and many grandchildren. His personal papers, including his editorial files and correspondence, are housed in Special Collections of the University of Virginia Library.
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Sandler, Rock, Schneider, and Spade all joined the cast of Saturday Night Live in the 1990–1991 season; supporting cast including Colin Quinn, Maya Rudolph, Tim Meadows, and Norm Macdonald have also been SNL cast members. Despite receiving generally unfavorable reviews from critics, it grossed $271 million and led to a sequel, Grown Ups 2 (2013). In 1978, five childhood friends Lenny Feder, Eric Lamonsoff, Kurt McKenzie, Marcus Higgins and Rob Hilliard win their junior high school basketball championship. Afterwards, they celebrate at a rented lake house.
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Initially, the show was compared unfavorably to Saturday Night Live as a weak clone that resorted to shock humor for laughs. The third episode (original airdate: April 25, 1980) was the last episode to air on some affiliates due to objectionable content concerning zombie gore and cannibalism ("Diner of the Living Dead"), disgusting habits ("Women Who Spit"), and blasphemous humor ("The Inflatable Nun"). When Saturday Night Lives sixth season was met with negative reviews and low ratings over the new cast, new writers, and new showrunner Jean Doumanian, critics who once panned Fridays praised it, citing the show as being sharper, edgier and funnier than Saturday Night Live at the time.
Colin Jost (1982– ), comedic actor, writer and Weekend Update host for Saturday Night Live.
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As a teenager, Gaffigan watched Saturday Night Live. He attended La Lumiere School in La Porte, Indiana, where he starred on the school's football team. He attended Purdue University for one year, where he was a member of the Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity, then transferred to Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business, where he graduated in 1988 with a degree in Finance. He played varsity football at Georgetown and Purdue. Although Gaffigan had hated studying finance, he worked as a litigation consultant for a short time after graduating and "was horrible at it".
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The thirty-sixth season of Saturday Night Live, an American sketch comedy series, originally aired in the United States on NBC between September 25, 2010, and May 21, 2011. This season also debuted a new animated feature voiced by former SNL cast members, called "Greetings from American America", created by former SNL head writer Fred Wolf. Long-time announcer Don Pardo announced that he would pre-record his parts from his home in Arizona rather than perform live in New York City. Before the beginning of the season cast member Will Forte left the show for total of eight seasons from 2002 to 2010. New cast member Jenny Slate left the show after one season.
The following is a list of recurring Saturday Night Live characters and sketches introduced between September 13, 2008, and May 16, 2009, the thirty-fourth season of the show. Kenan Thompson sells discounted garments with mysterious stains. ;Appearances A sketch featuring "Googie Rene's Partially Damaged Christmas Decorations" was included in the dress rehearsal for the December 10, 2011, episode, hosted by Katy Perry, but was cut for the live broadcast. A parody of the original "mildly-entertaining" Lawrence Welk Show, this PBS rerun, hosted by Fred Armisen as Welk, features the singing act The Maharelle Sisters, from the Finger Lakes.
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A Weekend Update segment in which Dan Aykroyd and Jane Curtin debate a current events topic. Aykroyd's argument typically begins with "Jane, you ignorant slut." Debuted March 25, 1978. ;Appearances: Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi are an American blues and soul revivalist band. Debuted April 22, 1978. A Steve Martin sketch. Debuted April 22, 1978. Don Novello plays a chain-smoking, gossiping priest. Debuted May 13, 1978. ;Appearances: January 21, 1978 (Season 3, Episode 9), "What if Napoleon Had a B-52 Bomber?", hosted by [[Recurring Saturday Night Live characters and sketches introduced 1977–1978#Joan Face|Joan Face]] (as "Joan Cage").