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  • Bob Odenkirk on ‘Nebraska’ and ‘Breaking Bad’

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    November 15, 2013 | 5:32 am

    Actor Bob Odenkirk seems to be everywhere these days, on screens large and small.   Having burst into the comedy zeitgeist with series like “The Larry Sanders Show,” and “Saturday Night Live,” he’s best known for playing Saul Goodman, meth-cooker Walter White’s sleazy but...

  • “Fridays” Finally Freed to DVD by Fan Richard Foos

    By Melanie Chartoff

    October 10, 2013 | 10:08 am

    Once upon a time, some iconoclastic comic actors and wildly original writers were assembled to copy a hit TV show's style, and despite format limits, managed to distinguish themselves in bleeding edge ways. Staggering under the pressure of performing live with little network...

  • Watch: Tina Fey’s Lena Dunham-approved ‘Girls’ parody

    September 30, 2013 | 3:56 pm

    What happens when a comic genius parodies a highly popular, highly spoofable show? Only good things, as Tina Fey proved on this season’s premiere of “Saturday Night Live.”

    Check out Fey’s “Girls” mock promo, in which we are introduced to the newest member of the hipster crew:...

  • Saying ‘Allen Ginsberg’s Kaddish’ at UCLA

    April 10, 2013 | 7:21 am

    For most Jews, the word Kaddish evokes images of loss, mourning, death. But for Hal Willner, “Kaddish” is a spoken-word piece — some would call it poetry — by Allen Ginsberg that evokes a very different image: family.

    Willner, a record and concert producer, and the music...

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  • Q&A with Nikki Levy

    By Ryan Torok

    September 27, 2012 | 1:05 pm

    “Saturday Night Live” alumna Laraine Newman shares an experience she had in high school, when, high on a psychedelic drug, she saw her mother as a person and not just her parent for the first time. 

    Actress (and daughter of Motown icon Diana Ross) Tracee Ellis Ross, one of the...

  • Jonah Hill hosts ‘SNL’

    by Six Degrees (No Bacon), JTA

    March 13, 2012 | 4:44 pm

    Just a week after Lindsay Lohan’s much-anticipated “Saturday Night Live” appearance, Jonah Hill took the 30 Rock stage and brought a lot of his, umm, old self.

    Hill surprised many viewers by showing up with a few extra pounds, making him look like his funny old self again. His...

  • Greedy Winklevoss Twins, Lindsay Lohan’s Suffering, Bieber, and Hosni Mubarak on SNL

    By Misha Henckel

    February 13, 2011 | 6:30 pm

    What a week it was…

    The Winklevoss twins of Social Network fame, made an appearance on Piers Morgan Tonight.  Now I could be wrong, but they seem like greedy, self-absorbed, entitled young men, who have now embarked on the highly lucrative career of suing Mark Zuckerberg. And they...

  • Vote Finger

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    October 27, 2008 | 2:32 pm

    I watched “Saturday Night LIve” over the weekend. I mean, I actually watched the entire show, not only the sketches mocking Sarah Palin. (I don’t recall any this Saturday, unlike her appearance last weekend.) No, it wasn’t very funny. Except for flashes of brilliance here (”Iran So...

  • Palin and Palin cross paths on ‘SNL’

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    October 19, 2008 | 7:18 pm

    It’s not Sarah Palin’s interview with Katie Couric, but her appearance on “Saturday Night Live” is very funny.

    You’ll also notice an ad for “Religulous” after this sketch. That’s Bill Maher’s film mocking religion. I’ve written a few posts about it.

  • From the recent ‘SNL’ archives: anti-Semitic jokes get edited out

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    October 13, 2008 | 7:06 pm

    The “Saturday Night Live” sketch a week ago that skewered all the morons who got us into this financial mess—if you’re keeping score at home, that’s President Bush, Congress, Wall Street and greedy folks who bought homes they couldn’t afford—caused a lot of handwringing and worrying...

  • Al Franken leads in Senate race, poll finds

    October 9, 2008 | 11:39 pm

    Al Franken has taken the lead over incumbent Norm Coleman in the Minnesota Senate race, according to a new poll.

    The Star-Tribune Minnesota Poll, conducted Sept. 30-Oct. 2, showed the Democrat and former writer-performer for "Saturday Night Live" with a 43 percent to 34 percent...

  • Tina Fey does Sarah Palin again

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    October 6, 2008 | 1:44 am

    I stopped watching “Saturday Night Live” when I was in high school. It just hasn’t been funny for a long time. During the past few years, I’ve tuned in to quite a few good digital shorts, but with the national emergence of Sarah Palin and the return of Tina Fey, well, I just...

  • Live From Hillel—It’s Laraine!

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    January 23, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Fans of the legendary first seasons of "Saturday Night Live" remember Laraine Newman sashaying with Gilda Radner in the hilarious faux commercial for "Jewess Jeans." They recall her Barbra Streisand impression and her angry beatnik character reciting bad poetry in nasal...

  • The ADL Is Not Amused

    By Tom Tugend

    December 23, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    The Anti-Defamation League is not amused by a "Saturday Night Live" satire in which cast members, posing as pop stars, said that Jews own all the banks and that Christians have forgiven them for "killing our Lord."

    And NBC has promised not to air the sketch again -- maybe.

    Following...

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