Month: September 2016

Alec Baldwin is now playing Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live

This just in! Saturday Night Live is hyping the 42nd season premiere this Saturday with a video of its own “Trump vs. Hillary” debate, featuring Alec Baldwin as Donald Trump, and SNL’s own Kate McKinnon as Hillary Clinton. Trump previously had been portrayed by both Darrell Hammond and Taran Killam. SNL has been known to go outside of its ranks in recent years for starpower to impersonate presidential candidates and would-be VPs, starting with Tina Fey as Sarah Palin in 2008, and several appearances last season by Larry David as Bernie Sanders. Roll the clip! What do you...

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Mike Recine on Conan

Mike Recine returned to Conan on Tuesday’s episode, joking about guys who try to order food in Spanish without knowing how to speak Spanish, guys who listen to talking dogs, and wondering whether there really is such a thing as the “worst pedophile.” Roll the...

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Amazon picks up The Tick, I Love Dick and Jean-Claude Van Johnson all to series

Amazon has picked up all three of its primetime comedy pilots that went up for public review in August: The Tick, I Love Dick and Jean-Claude Van Johnson. That despite Amazon’s own programming chief describing his new half-hour pick-ups as only “sometimes even funny.” Such is the state of “comedy” in TV in 2016. As Jimmy Kimmel said of Amazon’s Emmy-winning Transparent during this month’s Emmy Awards, it “was born a drama, but identifies as a comedy.” “These pilots were vast in scope, disruptive in tone, challenging in story and sometimes even funny,” said Joe Lewis, Head of Half-Hour...

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Emma Willmann’s TV debut on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Emma Willmann scored a great slot for her TV debut as a stand-up comedian, performing on a special live edition of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert following the first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Willmann made fun of her name, which if she says it too quickly, sounds like she’s saying, “I’m a woman,” coming out as a lesbian, what gay rights looks like in a very small town, and how to deal with dyslexia. Roll the...

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