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SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE CASTMEMBER AND OLYMPICS SUPER FAN LESLIE JONES IS COMING TO RIO!

August 8, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Jones to Join NBC Olympics as a Contributor

RIO DE JANEIRO – August 8, 2016 – Saturday Night Live cast member and Olympics super fan Leslie Jones is coming to Rio! She will join NBC Olympics as a contributor for its coverage of the Games of the XXXI Olympiad in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Starting this Friday, Jones will attend live Olympic events, meet athletes, and spread her enthusiasm for the Olympics on-air and online during NBC Olympics’ coverage of Rio 2016.

Since the Games began, Jones has been live-tweeting her Olympic viewing experience, along with witty commentary and words of support for Team USA. At the start of the Games, Jones posted on Twitter a video of herself decked out in the American flag and wearing plastic gold medals, cheering for Team USA and displaying her love for the Olympics. Upon seeing this, NBC Olympics Executive Producer Jim Bell invited Jones to Rio. Bell tweeted at Jones: “You’re officially invited to Rio. Want to come?” Jones accepted today.

“We’re thrilled to have Leslie come to the Olympics,” said Bell. “She’s a member of the family, and her passion for the Olympics is remarkable.”

In 2014, Jones was hired by SNL as a writer, and quickly gained popularity after a memorable on-air appearance during the show’s “Weekend Update” segment as herself. Upon returning for the show’s 40th season, Jones became a cast member. Essence Magazine noted Jones’ rise to success as “meteoric,” while Vulture has cited Jones as an “SNL standout due to her brash sensibility, humor, and forceful presence.”

Her film credits include Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters, starring alongside Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig and Kate McKinnon, and the upcoming Masterminds.

About NBC Olympics

A division of NBC Sports Group, NBC Olympics is responsible for producing, programming and promoting NBCUniversal’s Olympic Games coverage. It is renowned for its unsurpassed Olympic heritage, award-winning production, and ability to aggregate the largest audiences in U.S. television history. The London 2012 Olympic Games were watched by 217 million Americans across the networks of NBCUniversal, making it the most-watched event in U.S. television history.

–Rio 2016–

Chris Hemsworth and Bobby Moynihan during the “Avengers News Report” skit for Saturday Night Live

March 8, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Saturday Night Live - Season 40

SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE — “Chris Hemsworth” Episode 1677 — Pictured: (l-r) Bobby Moynihan as Danny Powell and Chris Hemsworth as Thor during the “Avengers News Report” skit on March 7, 2015 — (Photo by: Dana Edelson/NBC)

Saturday March 7 on NBC (11:30 p.m.-1 a.m. ET)

LISTINGS FOR NBC’S ‘SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE’

July 11, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

UPDATED July 10

xx July 14 Melissa McCarthy/Lady Antebellum (Repeat – OAD 10/1/12)

THESE LISTINGS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
XX DENOTES CHANGES OR ADDITIONS.
OAD DENOTES ORIGINAL AIR DATE.

LISTINGS FOR NBC’S ‘SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE’ (June 5-30, 2012)

June 5, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

UPDATED June 5

xx June 9 Maya Rudolph/Sleigh Bells (OAD 2/18/12)

xx June 16 Lindsay Lohan/Jack White (OAD 3/3/12)

xx June 23 Jonah Hill/The Shins (OAD 3/10/12)

xx June 30 Emma Stone/Coldplay (OAD 11/12/11)

THESE LISTINGS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
XX DENOTES CHANGES OR ADDITIONS.
OAD DENOTES ORIGINAL AIR DATE.

MICK JAGGER RETURNS FOR THE SNL SEASON FINALE ON MAY 19

May 3, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

New York, NY – May 3, 2012 – Mick Jagger will host SNL’s season finale on May 19. This will be the rock icon and multiple Grammy-award winner’s first time as host and third appearance as musical guest.

“Saturday Night Live” is produced in association with Broadway Video. The creator and executive producer is Lorne Michaels.

For more information on “Saturday Night Live” visit NBC.com. http://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/

SNL FINISHES OUT THE SEASON WITH THREE BACK TO BACK SHOWS

April 27, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

May 5 – Eli Manning/ Rihanna; May 12 – Will Ferrell/ Usher; May 19

New York, NY – April 27, 2012 – SNL announces the first two of three shows finishing out their 37th season. Eli Manning will make his SNL hosting debut on May 5th. The New York Giants quarterback led his team to victory in Super Bowl XLVI, in which Manning won Most Valuable Player honors and also set a new Super Bowl record with nine consecutive completions to start the game.

Rihanna will return to the SNL stage for her third appearance as musical guest. The six-time Grammy-award winner’s latest album, “Talk That Talk” was released in November, and she can next be seen in the feature film, “Battleship.”

On May 12, former SNL cast member Will Ferrell returns to studio 8H for his third time as host. Ferrell was last seen in the telenova comedy, “Casa de Mi Padre” and can next be seen in “The Campaign,” due out August 10 with Zach Galifianakis.

Usher makes his third musical guest appearance alongside Ferrell. The seven-time Grammy-award winner’s seventh studio album, “Looking for Myself,” is due out June 12th and is already enjoying massive reaction to its number one lead single “Climax” and his just released “Scream.”

“Saturday Night Live” is produced in association with Broadway Video. The creator and executive producer is Lorne Michaels.

QUOTABLES FROM “SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE’S WEEKEND UPDATE WITH SETH MEYERS” APRIL 14, 2012

April 16, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

“WEEKEND UPDATE” ANCHOR SETH MEYERS – “It was reported today that a dozen Secret Service personnel, who were in Colombia preparing for President Obama’s arrival at a summit, were sent home this week over allegations of misconduct, including soliciting a prostitute. The men will be reassigned to the ‘Can’t Keep a Secret Service.'”

MEYERS – “Rick Santorum on Tuesday announced that he was suspending his campaign for the Republican Presidential nomination. In his honor, sweater sleeves will be worn at half-mast.”

MEYERS – “President Obama on Wednesday gave a speech surrounded by a group of millionaires and their secretaries calling for Congress to pass the Buffet Rule and raise taxes on the rich. Confusing many who thought the Buffet Rule was ‘only sing along with chorus.’”

MEYERS – “A new survey shows that the average American family expects to spend 1078 dollars this year on prom, which is up more than 200 dollars from last year. And that doesn’t even include the cost of raising the baby.”

MEYERS – “Producers have announced plans to make an animated movie about Yvonne, a German cow who escaped a slaughterhouse last year and evaded capture for three months. The movie will be titled ‘Ze Cow Who Did Not Follow Instructions!’”

MEYERS – “A man in Connecticut was arrested after his five-year old son brought dozens of bags of heroin he found in their home to his kindergarten show and- tell. But no one was more upset than the kid who had to follow that.”

MEYERS – “A new exhibit in Pennsylvania focuses on the 12 dogs that died on the Titanic. So round up the kids and head on over to the Philadelphia Museum of Bummers.”

MEYERS – “A rooster in Tennessee has become famous for walking past a fried chicken restaurant every day. Though it’s a little sad because he always walks by yelling, ‘Linda? Where are you, Linda??’”

MEYERS – “Pizza Hut is introducing a new pizza with hot dogs baked into the crust. It’s called the “Rock-Bottom Supreme.” And conveniently, the box doubles as a suicide note.”

MEYERS – “Scientists reported Thursday that baboons are capable of recognizing words. Though it seems the two words they can’t recognize are ‘stop’ and ‘masturbating.'”

MEYERS – “Tennessee police arrested a man who, during a 9-hour layover between buses, allegedly committed 10 felonies including stealing a taser, robbing people, and breaking into a business and defecating on a desk. But then I’d be pretty angry too, if I had a nine-hour bus layover.”

MEYERS – “An inventor has created a new alarm clock that does not have a snooze button and will allow the alarm to be turned off by entering the date in a keypad in a separate room. Because who doesn’t like to start the day by running through the house screaming ‘what day is it??’”

LISTINGS FOR NBC’S ‘SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE’

March 12, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

UPDATED MARCH 12

xxMarch 17 Charles Barkley/Kelly Clarkson (OAD 1/7/12)

xxMarch 24 Anna Faris/Drake (OAD 10/15/11)

xxMarch 31 Katy Perry/Robyn (OAD 12/10/11)

THESE LISTINGS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

XX DENOTES CHANGES OR ADDITIONS.

OAD DENOTES ORIGINAL AIR DATE.

‘SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE’ DELIVERS ITS SECOND-HIGHEST 18-49 AND TOTAL-VIEWER RESULTS OF THE SEASON AND SEASON HIGHS FOR A REGULAR 11:30 TELECAST

March 8, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

HOSTED BY LINDSAY LOHAN AND FEATURING MUSICAL GUEST JACK WHITE, ‘SNL’ CAPTURES ITS SECOND-BEST NIELSENS SINCE MAY

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – March 8, 2012 – On March 3, “Saturday Night Live” (2.9 rating, 11 share in 18-49, 7.4 million viewers overall), with host Lindsay Lohan and musical guest Jack White, dominated its time period with the show’s strongest results this season for a regular 11:30 p.m. ET telecast, behind only the delayed January 7 edition that followed a primetime NFL playoff game (4.1/16 in 18-49, 10.1 million viewers overall, with host Charles Barkley and musical guest Kelly Clarkson).

Excluding that January 7 telecast, this is the top-rated “Saturday Night Live” since last season’s finale on May 21, 2011 (3.7/14 in 18-49, 9.8 million viewers overall, with host Justin Timberlake and musical guest Lady Gaga). Versus the same night last year, “SNL” is up 4 percent in 18-49 rating (to a 2.9 from a 2.8) and up 1 percent in total viewers (7.429 million vs. 7.345 million).

The March 3 “Saturday Night Live” was the #1 telecast of the night in 18-49 and total viewers ahead of every primetime program on ABC, CBS, NBC or Fox. In 18-49, “SNL” more than doubled the top primetime rating on those networks (2.9 vs. a 1.3 for ABC’s special edition of “20/20”).

Season to date, “Saturday Night Live” is matching its year-ago adult 18-49 rating (2.9 vs. 2.9, “most current”) and is running within 1 percent of last year’s pace in total viewers (7.364 million vs. 7.414 million).

SNL RETURNS IN MARCH WITH TWO BACK-TO-BACK SHOWS FEATURING LINDSAY LOHAN AND JONAH HILL

February 23, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

NEW YORK – February 23, 2012 – Lindsay Lohan returns for her fourth time to the SNL stage as host on March 3rd.

Joining Lohan, Jack White will make his first appearance as musical guest. White’s debut album, “Blunderbluss,” due out April 24th features the critically acclaimed single “Love Interruption.”

On March 10th, Jonah Hill returns for his second time as host. Hill is currently nominated for an Academy Award for his role in the feature film “Moneyball,” and will next be seen in “21 Jumpstreet” in theatres March 16th.

The Shins will serve as musical guest on March 10th. Making their second SNL appearance, The Shins’ fourth album “Port of Morrow,” due out March 20th.

“Saturday Night Live” is produced in association with Broadway Video. The creator and executive producer is Lorne Michaels.

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