The season finale of SNL aired last night, hosted by Paul Rudd! Kate appeared in the cold open as Rudy Giuliani and in the following sketches: Close Encounter as her recurring character Ms. Rafferty, The View as Joy Behar and Ouija. Our gallery has been updated with episode stills and you can watch all the sketches below.
This morning, Kate McKinnon and the ‘SNL‘ cast (Kyle Mooney, Alex Moffat, Kenan Thompson, Melissa Villaseñor, Pete Davidson, Chris Redd) played a ‘Family Feud‘ sketch for the audience at the 2019 NBC Upfront. Kate was impersonating Mika Brzezinski. Check out photos from the event in our gallery!
The pitch came from NBCUniversal, which began its not-quite-two-hour upfront presentation with a focus on the reach that the portfolio offers from longtime sales chief Linda Yaccarino. But after heavy messaging about NBCU’s powerful “content, data and distribution” — among the stats: last year alone, the company invested $24 billion to produce and acquire content — the cast of Saturday Night Live was trotted out to remind those gathered at Radio City that NBCU is in the entertainment business.
In an upfront-themed installment of Family Feud, NBC News, featuring Morning Joe hosts Joe and Mika and Meet the Press host Chuck Todd, was pitted against NBC Entertainment, led by Sterling K. Brown, Jennifer Lopez and Mr. Robot star Rami Malek, all played by SNL talent. Chris Redd scored the most laughs as This Is Us Emmy winner Brown, who instilled his answers with over-the-top earnestness and heavy emotion; though Pete Davidson as a “creepy,” affect-free Malek and Kate McKinnon, as an overtly sexual Brzezinski, were a close second — at least in the nosebleeds.
Whoever wrote the bit was also eager for Kenan Thompson, playing Steve Harvey as he has so many times before, to mock the comedian’s persona non grata status at NBC. (His NBCU-distributed talk show was officially canceled last week, days before the broadcast net announced a new version of Little Big Shots would see Melissa McCarthy grabbing his hosting gig.)
“It turns out I’ve got a medical condition that prevents me from saying no,” said Thompson, as Harvey. “I’ve got to wrap this up because I’ve got an Uber pool in 20 minutes.”Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Emma Thompson made her SNL debut as a host last night! Kate appeared in the cold open as Lindsey Graham and in the following sketches: Cinema Classics, Judge Court, Bad Girl Talk Show, Continuity Errors, and Twinning Extremes (cut for time). Our gallery has been updated with episode stills and all the sketches can be seen below!
Adam Sandler hosted SNL for the first time last night! Kate appeared during the ‘Family Feud‘ cold open as Brienne of Tarth from Game Of Thrones and in the following sketches: Romano Tours, on Weekend Update as Elizabeth Warren, and Last Call as her recurring character Sheila Sovage with an amazing cameo from Kristen Wiig. Our gallery has been updated with episode stills and you can watch all the sketches below!
Kate and Emily were interviewed on the Today Show this morning to discuss their new Audible series ‘Heads Will Roll‘, which was released today! You can watch the interview below and check out photos in our gallery!
Today, during the Hulu ‘19 Presentation at The Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden in NYC, Kate McKinnon announced her new limited series ‘The Dropout‘. She will star as Elizabeth Holmes as well as executive produce the show. You can watch the video of her announcement below and check out photos from the event in our gallery!
Hulu Greenlights Limited Series The Dropout, Starring Kate McKinnon as Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes
Today, the company confirmed an order for The Dropout, a limited series executive produced and starring Kate McKinnon, inspired by the ABC News podcast on the rise and fall of Elizabeth Holmes and her company, Theranos. The series will explore what caused the world’s youngest self-made female billionaire, once heralded as “the next Steve Jobs,” to lose everything in the blink of an eye. Along with McKinnon, executive producers on the limited series include the producing team behind the ABC News podcast, host and Chief Business, Technology and Economics Correspondent for ABC News Rebecca Jarvis, Taylor Dunn and Victoria Thompson. The series comes to Hulu from Fox Searchlight Television and is the studio’s first project since announcing the creation of the television division in April 2018.Source: Hulu
Kate McKinnon is set to play Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes in Hulu’s upcoming series based on ABC’s podcast “The Dropout.”— Ethan Kraft (@ethan_kraft) May 1, 2019
McKinnon talked about the show and the role at Hulu’s upfronts earlier today: “We’ve seen the turtlenecks, we’ve heard the voice, we LOVE IT!” pic.twitter.com/uP9HVwvFjy