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On Netflix’s Pete Davidson Presents: The Best Friends, the comedian delivers the funniest Netflix special of 2022
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On Netflix’s Pete Davidson Presents: The Best Friends, the comedian delivers the funniest Netflix special of 2022

Pete Davidson Presents: The Best Friends is populated by comedians who are adept at inventing punchlines out of absolute tomfoolery, balancing the heavy with the downright silly.

At the Emmys, John Oliver said 'no one was funnier' than Norm Macdonald. Here's why we agree
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At the Emmys, John Oliver said 'no one was funnier' than Norm Macdonald. Here's why we agree

“I’m not a doctor, but I’m pretty sure that if you die, then the cancer also dies at the same time,” Norm Macdonald once said. “That to me is not a loss. That’s a draw.”

Emmy Awards 2021: Streaming outperforms cable TV with wins for Netflix, Apple
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Emmy Awards 2021: Streaming outperforms cable TV with wins for Netflix, Apple

From 2013 to 2020, Netflix earned a whopping 30 nominations in best drama, comedy, and limited series, but had never pulled off a win in those categories, often losing out to HBO, the perennial Emmys heavyweight.

Emmy Awards 2021: Let's get past celebrating survival and put on a good show
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Emmy Awards 2021: Let's get past celebrating survival and put on a good show

There was little in the scripted portions of the Emmy Awards 2021 ceremony to draw us in. The good moments were more off the cuff.

Norm Macdonald, former Saturday Night Live comic, passes away aged 61
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Norm Macdonald, former Saturday Night Live comic, passes away aged 61

Norm MacDonald has died at the age of 61 after a nine-year private battle with cancer, according to his family and representatives.

Creative Arts Emmys 2021: Claire Foy, Courtney B Vance win big
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Creative Arts Emmys 2021: Claire Foy, Courtney B Vance win big

Claire Foy was honoured for The Crown and her reprisal of Queen Elizabeth II, the role that won her a lead actress Emmy in 2018. Vance won for his role in Lovecraft Country.

Elon Musk hosts Saturday Night Live; is joined by mother, model Maye Musk, to talk about his childhood
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Elon Musk hosts Saturday Night Live; is joined by mother, model Maye Musk, to talk about his childhood

The casting choice brought criticism from those who felt the show was celebrating a man for his exorbitant wealth in a time of great inequality and a man who spread misinformation to his huge Twitter following as he downplayed the severity of the coronavirus pandemic.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk to host Saturday Night Live on 8 May; Miley Cyrus will feature as musical guest
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Tesla CEO Elon Musk to host Saturday Night Live on 8 May; Miley Cyrus will feature as musical guest

Elon Musk may seem like an unusual choice since SNL is not known for picking hosts from the tech or business world.

Remembering Anne Beatts: Fellow Saturday Night Live writer Rosie Shuster recalls colleague's wit, courage
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Remembering Anne Beatts: Fellow Saturday Night Live writer Rosie Shuster recalls colleague's wit, courage

If the glass ceiling didn't quite break in the 1970s, Beatts threw some big rocks. Shuster remembers one of their first meetings with Michaels, Shuster's husband at the time, when Beatts insisted they be paid as much as the male writers.

Anne Beatts, groundbreaking comedy writer of Saturday Night Live, dies at 74
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Anne Beatts, groundbreaking comedy writer of Saturday Night Live, dies at 74

Beatts’ later credits included writing for Murphy Brown and The Belles of Bleeker Street, producing A Different World and helping to write the stage musical Leader of the Pack.

Anne Beatts, trailblazing SNL comedy writer, creator of cult sitcom Square Pegs, passes away aged 74
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Anne Beatts, trailblazing SNL comedy writer, creator of cult sitcom Square Pegs, passes away aged 74

"Thank you. For memories very few 17/18 yr olds get to make," Sarah Jessica Parker, who starred in Square Pegs as a first-year high school student trying to fit in, remembered Anna Beatts.

Before Oscars 2021 ceremony, lessons from recent pandemic-era award shows
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Before Oscars 2021 ceremony, lessons from recent pandemic-era award shows

It won’t be easy for Oscars to mount a glitzy gala during a still-raging pandemic, but here are learnings from the awards shows that were unlucky enough to go first.

Maya Rudolph to return as host of Saturday Night Live in upcoming episode
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Maya Rudolph to return as host of Saturday Night Live in upcoming episode

Rapper Jack Harlow will be the musical guest on the new episode of Saturday Night Live with Maya Rudolph as host.

Indian adaptations of Suits, Saturday Night Live in pipeline after Banijay Asia, NBCUniversal Formats ink deal
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Indian adaptations of Suits, Saturday Night Live in pipeline after Banijay Asia, NBCUniversal Formats ink deal

Award-winning scripted and entertainment titles like The Titan Games and Top Chef will also have local versions for Indian audiences

Larry King, broadcasting giant for half-century, dies at 87; TV show host was hospitalised with COVID-19
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Larry King, broadcasting giant for half-century, dies at 87; TV show host was hospitalised with COVID-19

A longtime nationally syndicated radio host, from 1985 through 2010 he was a nightly fixture on CNN, where he won many honours, including two Peabody awards

Timothée Chalamet celebrates New York City, performs with Pete Davidson on his Saturday Night Live debut
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Timothée Chalamet celebrates New York City, performs with Pete Davidson on his Saturday Night Live debut

While Timothée Chalamet hosted the weekend episode, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band appeared as the musical guest.

From Trevor Noah to John Oliver, how late night talk show hosts covered the US elections
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From Trevor Noah to John Oliver, how late night talk show hosts covered the US elections

Late night talk show hosts spoke about the 5-day long counting process, condemned Donald Trump’s victory claim and trace misinformation regarding the US presidential elections.

Jim Carrey, Maya Rudolph impersonate Joe Biden, Kamala Harris on SNL; Dave Chapelle returns as host
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Jim Carrey, Maya Rudolph impersonate Joe Biden, Kamala Harris on SNL; Dave Chapelle returns as host

Host Dave Chappelle opened his Saturday Night Live monologue by lighting a cigarette and calling it “a pretty incredible day.”

Dave Chapelle to host first Saturday Night Live episode post US presidential election
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Dave Chapelle to host first Saturday Night Live episode post US presidential election

The episode will mark comedian's second turn as the host on Saturday Night Live.