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'SNL' Review: Sarah Silverman's Racy Return

SNL shifts into a different gear when a comedian hosts the show. In the early days, comic-hosts like George Carlin, Richard Pryor, and Steve Martin were every bit as much a part of the show's countercultural brand as the cast members were. 40 years later, SNL has become part of the mainstream, with a product so formulaic that today's most innovative comics define themselves by how different they are from the comedy institution and the network TV legacy it represents. Popular comedians often struggle to bridge the gap between their delivery and the SNL machine, where the multicam format and demand for immediate laughs often leave little room for nuance. Sometimes the two are incompatible, like when [...]

Watch The Lonely Island Return to 'SNL' with "YOLO"

If you missed SNL this weekend or aren't one of the 3 million+ people who already caught it on YouTube, here's The Lonely Island's digital short "YOLO" from Saturday, featuring Adam Levine, Kendrick Lamar, and the silent acting talents of Danny McBride. Please help spread the word about this video so that more people see it.

NBC Now #1 In Adam Levine Karaoke Sitcoms

In addition to The Voice and upcoming musical dramedy Smash, NBC is firing yet another warning shot across Glee's confetti-littered bow with their new Adam Levine karaoke sitcom. Starring and executive produced by the Maroon 5 singer, the as-yet unnamed single-camera comedy takes place in a karaoke bar, frequented by two roommates played by Levine and Gene Hong, writer for Fox's upcoming Allen Gregory. According to Deadline, the show "is said to organically blend comedy with a musical element," the frequency with which the protagonists break into song depending on how often someone stops believing or attempts to live on more than one prayer.

Adam Levine Producing Autobiographical Comedy 'Kids in America' for NBC

With all the in-the-works autobiographical comedies in development, NBC has decided to add one of its own from musician and The Voice cohost Adam Levine. Deadline reports that the network has given a script commitment to a single-cam project called Kids in America based on Levine's life that "centers on an unconventional family as seen through the eyes of a teenager with the dream of becoming a rock star." The show will be written by Family Guy's Aaron Blitzstein, and Levine will serve as a co-executive producer through his company 222 Productions.

Adam Levine and Bobby Moynihan Promo This Week's 'SNL' with References to 'The Voice'

Maroon 5 guy Adam Levine is hosting SNL this week with musical guest Kendrick Lamar, and here's Levine with Bobby Moynihan cutting a bunch of silly fun promos that heavily reference Levine's show The Voice. I mean, I haven't seen The Voice but I know it has something to do with chairs turning and just connected the dots.

'SNL' Review: Adam Levine Hosts a Stellar Night

It seems SNL has struck gold with booking music stars as hosts. Despite my long-standing pet peeve of musical guests making cameos in sketches — No one wants to watch Cee Lo read cue cards! — I have been proven wrong, again and again, as pop stars and rock legends have strapped on their host shoes and presided over far better episodes than most athletes, comedians, or A-listers have. While I was never sold on the argument that musicians' live-concert backgrounds causally make them natural live sketch performers, musicians are often less likely to let their nerves get the best of them, and they typically bring a fun-loving charisma and game-faced hustle [...]

That Guy from Maroon 5 Is Gonna Host 'SNL'

TV Guide reports that the January 26th installment of Saturday Night Live will be hosted by the guy from Maroon 5. You know, the band that sings that song "Moves Like Jagger?" His name is Adam Levine apparently, and if you're wondering if he'll be the musical guest for the episode, the answer is no. Hip-hopper Kendrick Lamar will be on musical guest duty. After popstar Justin Timberlake became a Successful Host 10 years ago and Bruno Mars did fine this year, it's left the door wide open for folks like the guy from Maroon 5 to host SNL. Maroon 5 has served as musical guest four times, most [...]