Tag: Saturday Night Live

Dave Chappelle is 'Sorry' for Giving Trump a Chance

During a November 12 hosting slot on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live,” comedian Dave Chappelle suggested to millions of American TV viewers to give President Donald J. Trump a chance. For that, Chappelle said he is sorry. It was the first post-election episode of SNL when he said at the end…

'Dump Trump' Movement Fails To Sway NBC

Donald Trump is hosting “Saturday Night Live” this weekend, and the ratings are likely to be huge, despite concerted efforts by Latino groups and others opposed to Trump’s “racist and xenophobic remarks” to convince NBC to cancel his appearance. Pressure on NBC to disinvite Trump as the guest host came…

Finally! Saturday Night Live Adds Black Woman to Cast

Updated 1/7/14, 1:30 p.m. with hiring of writers. By Albert Lin Six years after the departure of its last Black woman cast member, Saturday Night Live finally has another. NBC announced on Monday that Sasheer Zamata will join the show when it returns from hiatus on Jan. 18. Join us…

Saturday Night Live to Hire Black Woman

By Albert Lin Thompson should be able to retire his Whoopi Goldberg impression. In the wake of widespread criticism about the lack of diversity in the cast of Saturday Night Live, NBC confirmed that it plans to add at least one Black woman to the show when it returns in…

Saturday Night Live Pokes Fun at Its Lack of Diversity

By Chris Hoenig Saturday Night Live has been under fire for its lack of diversity, and it knows it. So when the show had Kerry Washington on to host last weekend, its writers did what they always do: They made a joke of it. There have only been four Black…

Saturday Night Live's New Cast: The Whitest Yet

By Albert Lin One aspect of the new season of Saturday Night Live is no laughing matter: the lack of representation in the cast. Following the departure of longtime stalwarts Andy Samberg, Kristen Wiig, Jason Sudeikis and Bill Hader during the summer, executive producer Lorne Michaels had a chance to…