Saturday Night Live

SNL Alums Recall Bill Murray and Chevy Chase Brawling in John Belushi’s Dressing Room

This will come as a surprise to no one, but Bill Murray and Chevy Chase didn’t always get along. The low point, as Saturday Night Live alums Jane Curtin and Laraine Newman recalled in a new interview, occurred when the two prickly personalities came to blows in John Belushi’s dressing room right before a show. Curtin and Newman rehashed the 1978 scuffle on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen. “I think Jane and I — and Gilda [Radner] — both witnessed it,” Newman said. “It was very sad and painful and awful.” Reports have varied over the years as to the cause. Some allege the fight began after Murray made a joke about Chase’s deteriorating marriage with Jacqueline Carlin, after which Chase replied with a quip about Murray’s looks. In conversation with Howard Stern, Chase s...

Lil Nas X Held Down ‘SNL’, Ripped His Pants On Stripper Pole [Video]

HipHopWired Featured Video Source: NBC / Getty Lil Nas X has been masterful at owning his truth and trolling his haters. So it only made sense that he ripped his pants while performing on Saturday Night Live. Naturally, the wardrobe malfunction when he was performing “MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name),” the same song and video that got everyone’s panties in a bunch. Well, at least the intolerant folk. Just saying. [embedded content] Apparently, tight pants and a stripper pole are not a good combination, especially on live television. It also goes without saying that Lil Nas X would use the moments for more views (peep his reaction below). The guy is crafty. Last night’s episode was also the season finale of SNL. Lil Nas X also performed “Sun Goes Down,” with no hitches. [embedded content] Hip...

Lil Nas X Rips His Pants on ‘SNL’ While Pole Dancing During ‘Montero (Call Me By Your Name)’: Watch

Surrounded by a hell-themed backdrop and shirtless dancers, the artist was noticeably caught off guard by the wardrobe malfunction, evidenced by a wide-eyed look of surprise as it happened, followed by a quick grab of his crotch for the remainder of the performance. Nevertheless, he finished out the song like a pro. Lil Nas X dropped “Montero” on March 26, along with a video that generated plenty of controversy, which led to a spoof on SNL. In the visual, the artist at one point pole dances down to hell, where he proceeds to give Satan a lap dance. The track debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, and went on to top both the Billboard Global 200 and Global Excl. U.S. charts. For his second song on the SNL finale, hosted by actress Anya Taylor-Joy, Lil Nas slowed things down ...

Lil Nas X Perseveres Past Wardrobe Malfunction for Memorable SNL Debut: Watch

<span class="localtime" data-ltformat="F j, Y | g:ia" data-lttime="2021-05-23T14:40:08+00:00“>May 23, 2021 | 10:40am ET Lil Nas X helped close out Saturday Night Live’s 46th season by performing his two latest singles: the chart-topping “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” and his recent follow-up, “Sun Goes Down”. However, Lil Nas X’s appearance on SNL’s season finale nearly proved disastrous, and not because angry conservatives bum-rushed the stage. Rather, all that gyrating during Lil Nas X’s performance of “Montero” caused the front of his pants to split open. He spent the last minute of his performance with one hand on his crotch — which, to be honest, wasn’t all that out of place when juxtaposed alongside some of the other sultry moves carried out by ...

SNL’s Season 46 Finale Certainly Felt Like the End of an Era

<span class="localtime" data-ltformat="F j, Y | g:ia" data-lttime="2021-05-23T15:18:42+00:00“>May 23, 2021 | 11:18am ET Editor’s Note: All season long, Jesse Hassenger has been reviewing SNL for Consequence. He returns today with some thoughts on the show’s finale. You can revisit his other pieces here. It was a weird season of Saturday Night Live, and the show acknowledged that right upfront during its Season 46 finale. As part of the show’s ongoing vamping over what to do for cold opens now that they aren’t tackling President Trump on a weekly basis, the final opening sketch of the season went both self-referential and sentimental. For the former, the cast reflected on the past year-plus of pandemic comedy, making semi-pointed jokes about the reckless...

Bowen Yang Shares Backstory to Viral ‘SNL’ Titanic Iceberg Sketch

“She texts me in February, ‘Hey, maybe for the April 10 show, for the Titanic anniversary, you can play the iceberg who sank the Titanic.’ And I was like, “Yeah… Cool… Maybe. Sure,’” Yang recalled. “April rolls around I text her, ‘Hey, were you serious about that iceberg idea?’ And she was like, ‘I completely forgot about it. Let’s do it. Why not?’” The duo moved forward with the sketch, but Yang said they were fairly confident it would never be seen by an audience. “The entire week we did it, we were losing our minds a little bit, because we just kept looking at each other and bursting out laughing,” Yang said. But, it all finally fit together and the moment made it to air. In the “Weekend Update” segment, Yang’s iceberg was visiting to promote an album and said he did not wan...

Remembering Charles Grodin’s Delightfully Zany 1977 Saturday Night Live Episode

<span class="localtime" data-ltformat="F j, Y | g:ia" data-lttime="2021-05-20T16:08:38+00:00“>May 20, 2021 | 12:08pm ET The Charles Grodin-hosted episode of Saturday Night Live that aired on October 29th, 1977 looks, from a certain perspective, like an archetypal outing from the show’s classic first five seasons. It features half a dozen popular recurring characters alongside a performance from Paul Simon, one of the show’s most frequent musical guests. Multiple clips from this episode will be especially familiar to anyone who has caught up with old SNL bits through compilations: A Coneheads Halloween sketch and a segment on unsafe costumes produced by sleazy entrepreneur Irwin Mainway (Dan Aykroyd) were both in heavy Halloween rotation for years; the e...

Olivia Rodrigo Performs “Drivers License” & “good 4 u” on SNL: Watch

<span class="localtime" data-ltformat="F j, Y | g:ia" data-lttime="2021-05-16T15:27:32+00:00“>May 16, 2021 | 11:27am ET Fast-rising pop sensation Olivia Rodrigo made her Saturday Night Live debut on the penultimate episode of Season 46. Rodrigo used her first performance of the evening to sing her record-smashing debut single, “Drivers License”. Upon its release earlier this year, the power pop ballad set a record on Spotify for most streams on a single day (17 million), on its way to becoming the latest song to reach 100 million streams on the streaming service. It also spent eight consecutive weeks atop Billboard’s Hot 100. Later in the episode, the 18-year-old Rodrigo performed the live debut of her latest single, the fiery pop punk anthem ...

Elon Musk’s Net Worth Plummeted $20 Billion After Hosting Saturday Night Live

<span class="localtime" data-ltformat="F j, Y | g:ia" data-lttime="2021-05-14T19:48:02+00:00“>May 14, 2021 | 3:48pm ET In case you didn’t hear, Elon Musk hosted Saturday Night Live last weekend and viewers were left feeling — uh, to put it nicely — very unsatisfied. It looks like plenty of investors were also underwhelmed, because Musk’s net worth reportedly dropped by a whopping $20 billion (!) after his SNL episode aired. As the cofounder and CEO of Tesla, Musk took quite the hit on Wall Street following his appearance. According to estimates by Forbes, shares of Tesla have fallen more than 15% so far this week, lowering Musk’s net worth by $20.5 billion total. That said, his net worth is still roughly $145.5 billion, which means Musk is still the thi...

Grimes Hospitalized for Panic Attack Days After Elon Musk’s SNL Episode

<span class="localtime" data-ltformat="F j, Y | g:ia" data-lttime="2021-05-12T16:38:46+00:00“>May 12, 2021 | 12:38pm ET Grimes has been uncharacteristically quiet since her partner Elon Musk made his Saturday Night Live debut over the weekend, and now we know why. Last night, the Canadian singer revealed one of the reasons why: She was hospitalized for a panic attack earlier this week. “Forgot to post these cuz I somehow caused myself to have a panic attack and went to the hospital yesterday which tbh was quite scary and I suppose it’s a good time to start therapy,” she wrote on Instagram. “But nonetheless – wowwwww @mileycyrus is good live and so chill! So grateful to the SNL team for being so kind and letting me sneak in as princess peach [and] s...

Dave Chapelle Calls Out ‘Saturday Night Live’ Cast For Low Woke Levels

HipHopWired Featured Video Source: Supplied by WENN.com / WENN Whether you find him funny or not one thing that can be said about Dave Chapelle is that he speaks from the heart. In a new interview, the comedian expressed his disappointment in the Saturday Night Live cast. As spotted on Page Six the Washington, D.C. native joined Joe Rogan on The Joe Rogan Experience Podcast last week. As expected their conversation touched on a multitude of topics including his historic run on Comedy Central and reacquiring the rights to Chapelle Show. While discussing Elon Musk’s upcoming guest spot on the NBC live sketch comedy show (the podcast was recorded the day prior) the two made it clear the staff wouldn’t utilize the Tesla businessman the right way. “No one is woke enough,” Rogan t...

Elon Musk’s SNL Debut Was Smug, Off-Putting, but Mostly Just Boring

<span class="localtime" data-ltformat="F j, Y | g:ia" data-lttime="2021-05-09T15:06:31+00:00“>May 9, 2021 | 11:06am ET After a relatively quiet post-election season that saw Saturday Night Live relax and refocus on the funnier, weirder whims of its talented and oversized cast, the show grabbed more headlines over the past month by booking billionaire troublemaker and rocket enthusiast Elon Musk to host. This wasn’t an unprecedented move; depending on one’s opinion of Musk, it lands somewhere between the affable-if-suspect dorkiness of booking rich guy Steve Forbes, who hosted after the end of his presidential campaign in 1996, and the beyond-suspect awfulness of booking rich guy Donald Trump, who has hosted twice, once during his own presidential campai...

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