Claire Foy parodied Netflix as she hosted long-running US comedy show Saturday Night Live. The Crown -took part in a sketch poking fun at the service. Claire Foy, who earlier this year won the Emmy for lead actress in a drama series for The Crown, also appeared in a sketch about a First World War drama, where she played the girlfriend of a soldier, and a piece skewering Charlie And The Chocolate Factory. The open to the weekend's episode also saw Alec Baldwin return to his role as Donald Trump to comment on Russian interference in the 2016 Presidential election. Read More The Crown The Girl in the Spider's Web is in cinemas now. … [Read more...] about Claire Foy parodies Netflix as she hosts Saturday Night Live in US
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Lifestyle by Press Association December 2 2018, 8.32am FacebookTwitterWhatsAppLinkedInEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter Want to read more?Subscribe today from £1 a week Claire Foy parodied Netflix as she hosted long-running US comedy show Saturday Night Live. The British actress – who starred as the Queen in the streaming giant’s royal drama The Crown – featured in a sketch poking fun at the service. A fake advert joking about the mass of content available on Netflix opened with a voiceover that said: “We’re spending billions of dollars and making every show in the world.” The sketch moved on to a pitch meeting, with SNL cast member Heidi Gardner playing a producer suggesting a new programme. She says, “This show is about a girl named Ginny”, before a Netflix executive throws money at her. The voiceover added: “It’ll take 12 human lifetimes to watch all of our content, so start watching … [Read more...] about Claire Foy parodies Netflix as she hosts Saturday Night Live
Cydney Henderson USA TODAY Published 7:08 PM EDT Sep 19, 2018 Chevy Chase, one of the original breakout stars of “Saturday Night Live,” has a few choice words for his former home on television. And they're not pretty. During an interview with The Washington Post published Wednesday, Chase said the late-night sketch series has the “worst (expletive) humor in the world.” "I’m amazed that Lorne (Michaels) has gone so low. I had to watch a little of it, and I just couldn’t (expletive) believe it," the 74-year-old said of the popular comedy show that is set to return for its 44th season Sept. 29. "How could you dare give that generation worse (expletive) than they already have in their lives? It just drives me nuts.” Chase was part of the inaugural cast of "SNL" in 1975 and helped create the iconic “Weekend Update” segment that is currently manned by Michael Che and Colin Jost, who hosted the 2018 Emmy Awards on … [Read more...] about Chevy Chase slams ‘Saturday Night Live’ as ‘worst humor in the world’
Maeve McDermott USA TODAY Published 12:56 PM EDT Sep 18, 2018 From its hosts and performers to – serendipitously – its winners, "Saturday Night Live" was overwhelmingly represented at the 2018 Emmy Awards. Unfortunately for the viewers who sat through all three hours of NBC's self-congratulatory slog, the Emmys' parade of "SNL" talent wasn't enough to save the awards show – and provided an unfortunate reminder that the glory days of the once-vaunted variety show have long since passed. Preliminary ratings for the 70th Primetime Emmys, in 56 top markets, fell 10% from last year, to another all-time low, amid a sharp downward trend for all awards shows. A quick rundown of the Emmys' total "SNL" takeover: Boss Lorne Michaels produced the show, tapping head writers Michael Che and Colin Jost to reprise their "Weekend Update" routine as the Emmys' hosts. Kate McKinnon and Kenan Thompson opened the show's song-and-dance number and Tina Fey, … [Read more...] about Emmys ratings hit all time low, is Saturday Night Live to blame?
We are just weeks away from the 30th year of the Sunderland Airshow - and organisers have announced an exciting programme of live music to run throughout the weekend. Taking place on July 27, 28 and 29, the show will launch on the Friday night with a musical journey spanning the event’s 30-year history.And for the first time, an evening programme for the Saturday of the airshow has been announced, featuring a range of exciting live music acts.Status Quo tribute act The Quo Experience will get crowds rocking all over the world as the last trails of Red Arrow smoke leaves the sky.Guests will then take a trip through the world of disco with The Real Thing set to keep the celebration flowing.Read more: Get a pilot’s view of Sunderland Airshow as attack plane blasts up North East coastSunderland City Council Cabinet Member for Communities and Culture, Councillor John Kelly said: “This is the 30th year of the Sunderland Airshow and we want to make it an occasion for … [Read more...] about Sunderland Airshow to host Saturday night live music for first time