• Kanye West Responds To SNL Sketch, Claims Show Uses Black People “To Hold Other Black People Back”

    5 days ago - By Deadline

    Kanye West has fired back at Saturday Night Live for putting him down during one of last night's sketches. In the sketch, which featured SNL host for the evening Issa Rae along with Kenan Thompson and Ego Nwodim, the imaginary talk show Your Voice Chicago asked about election candidate choices. Rae slammed the chances of...
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  • ‘Saturday Night Live' Ratings Slip With Host Issa Rae, Remain Above 2019 Levels

    5 days ago - By Deadline

    The Oct. 17 telecast of Saturday Night Live, with host Issa Rae and musical guest Justin Bieber, drew a 4.5 rating household Live+Same Day rating in the 44 metered local markets and a 2.0 adults 18-49 rating in the 25 markets with local people meters. That was down a notch from last week's show hosted...
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  • SNL: I Feel Like a Proud Best Friend Watching Issa Rae's Celebratory Opening Monologue

    5 days ago - By Pop Sugar

    Issa Rae was Saturday Night Live 's host of honor on Oct. 17, and, unsurprisingly, the 35-year-old star kicked off the show with a charming monologue. She started by honoring Studio 8H comedy legends Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, and Molly Shannon before reflecting on her Hollywood journey. She specifically reminisced about the season one premiere of her series, Insecure , which aired shortly after the 2016 presidential election. "It just felt really awkward for my life to be going so good, you know?" she said. "Like, it was rude for me to be peaking right when democracy was collapsing."
    The...
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