It’s time to put Alec Baldwin’s Donald Trump character out of its misery on 'Saturday Night Live.' And ours. The act was never particularly funny. Now it’s cringe-worthy. I’m not faulting Mr. Baldwin. The problem is Mr. Trump. He’s not funny anymore.
Four years ago with Jon Stewart signing off the nightly airwaves and Stephen Colbert leaving the relative freedom of Comedy Central for the more tightly regulated network world, I worried about the future of political satire on TV. But as of last weekend, I am officially worried no more.
In January, it was the turn of Bastille to perform on "Saturday Night Live," and the magnitude was not lost on drummer Chris Wood. If it had been, Wood's friends and family were there to constantly remind him anyway.
"One, two, three, FOUR!" Never has a foreign invasion of a country's culture been announced in such a way. But so it was when American disc jockeys began playing the B-side of a .45 rpm record by a popular British rock 'n' roll quartet in January 1964.
One of the very best parts of the Miley Cyrus-hosted "Saturday Night Live" on October 5 was a music video. A parody of Miley's "We Can't Stop," "We Did Stop (The Government)" pokes fun at the government shutdown while holding true to the style and tone of the original.
Anne Arundel County School System is slated next month to revisit a matter that in spring garnered worldwide attention, the two-day suspension of an elementary school student accused of nibbling a pastry in the shape of a gun.
Derek Waters says having Dave Grohl accept an invitation to play a guest role on his new TV show was a dream come true. He also describes the idea of working alongside modern rock royalty as "petrifying."
Shakespeare's "Antony and Cleopatra" is a funny sort of tragedy. Although its martial and amorous complications have deadly consequences, this play has a lot of jokes along the way. Indeed, the snake that the Egyptian queen uses to kill herself is delivered by an irreverent little servant who wouldn't be out of place in a "Saturday Night Live" sketch.
The Justice Department's secret review of Associated Press telephone records gives advocates for federal employees one more reason to doubt the Obama administration's full commitment to protecting whistle-blowers, particularly those in national security agencies.
Just when it was starting to look like cable news might have actually learned something from its rush-to-judgment sins in covering the Newtown massacre, John King, CNN and Fox News showed Wednesday how shaky and journalistically confused even the genre's biggest dogs are these days when confronted with a major, ongoing news story.
Starting at San Francisco's Golden Gate Park on May 20, Doug Masiuk finished his cross-country journey last Sunday when he dipped his tired and blistered feet into the Atlantic Ocean off Brooklyn's Coney Island. There was no significance to the finishing point except its accessibility.
What sets "Game Change" part is how it has radically shortened the distance between real-life events and their Hollywood depiction. As the producers deftly blend actual news footage and dramatic recreations, "Game Change" vaporizes the lines of fact and fiction as you watch.