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Posted Monday 9/17/18 at 4:43PM EDT
Adam Driver to host SNL's Season 44 premiere, joined by musical guest Kanye West
Ahead of tonight's SNL-themed Emmy Awards, the NBC variety show has announced that Driver, fresh off his starring role in BlacKkKlansman, will host the kickoff to Season 44 on Sept. 29. Driver first hosted SNL in January 2016. He'll be joined by musical guest Kanye West, who will perform on the show for the seventh time. It was also revealed today that after two seasons, SNL featured players Mikey Day, Melissa Villaseñor and Alex Moffat will be promoted to the repertory cast for Season 44. Chris Redd and Heidi Gardner, who joined last year, will remain as featured players.
Posted Friday 6/15/18 at 10:55PM EDT
Leslie Jones was surprised to learn she waited on SNL co-star Mikey Day when she was 18
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
"We were talking one day, and I found out — I'm 50 years old and Mikey's I think in his 30s — and he told me that when he was little, he used to go to this restaurant in Orange County called Spoons. And he remembered this lady who used to wait on him. Dude — I was the f*cking lady!
Posted Friday 4/13/18 at 1:17PM EDT
SNL's Alex Moffat and Mikey Day respond to the Trump brothers' differing reactions to their "Weekend Update" impressions
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Donald Trump Jr. seems to have found some humor in Day's impression, while Eric Trump complained last month to The Washington Post that Moffat gets him all wrong. "I’ve just assumed that Eric’s not a huge fan of the portrayal," says Moffat. "And I assume that Don Jr. is, because in his mind, it’s probably like, 'Oh yeah, that’s right. I am the smart one." Day adds: "We imagine Don Jr. laughing, hitting Eric on the shoulder: 'Look what they said about you…ha!'" ALSO: Anna Faris wasn't a fan of Abby Elliott's SNL impression of her.
Posted Thursday 3/15/18 at 5:20AM EDT
SNL portrays the Trump brothers as mental opposites, but why is Eric Trump the dumb one?
Source: The Washington Post
After 24 straight years of presidents with young daughters, Saturday Night Live finally has adult sons to pick on with Donald Trump Jr. (Mikey Day) and Eric Trump (Alex Moffat). "For a year now," says Dan Zak, "SNL has portrayed the Trump brothers, Eric and Don Jr., as a study in contrasts: Don is the adult and his younger brother is still very much a child — and perhaps a somewhat delayed one at that. It’s like something out of Steinbeck, with Don placating Eric with toys, treats and reassuring words." Zak, who profiled the brothers for The Washington Post in 2016, says SNL "does not capture either of them in the slightest. But, then again, the show has never gotten Hillary Clinton right either." As Zak points out, even though Eric is portrayed as the dumb one, it has been Donald Jr. who has been "in the fray a lot more than Eric over the past two years," especially with the Russia investigation. “Unfortunately it is the price one pays for being in a political family,” Eric Trump says of the SNL characterization. “They got it wrong, they detest us and they will do anything to try and undermine our credibility.” Zak notes that politics has a history of turning siblings into punchlines. "When a whole family enters politics, as the Trumps have done, its siblings undergo a public sorting," he says. "The media try to sniff out black sheep. Quirks and idiosyncrasies balloon into defining traits."
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