From President Trump and Sean Spicer to Hillary Clinton and politics in America, “S.N.L.” scored huge ratings and became appointment television again.
Category Archives: McCarthy, Melissa
Ms. McCarthy, this week’s “S.N.L.” host, returned to the role of Mr. Spicer in a sketch about a challenging week for the White House press secretary.
A power struggle between Stephen K. Bannon and Jared Kushner and a widely condemned news briefing by Sean Spicer did not escape the notice of “S.N.L.”
The show remained on the attack, but Melissa McCarthy’s return as Sean Spicer was underwritten, and old ideas were recycled.
And in a mock thriller, Kate McKinnon skewered Kellyanne Conway as a stalker with a knife.
Alec Baldwin returned for another outing as President Trump, but Ms. McCarthy stole the show with her impersonation of the White House press secretary.
The New York Times critics Manohla Dargis, A.O. Scott and Wesley Morris discuss the prerelease outcry, how the original film wasn’t that amazing and Kate McKinnon’s greatness.
The reboot, starring Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones and Kristen Wiig, took in about $46 million over the weekend at theaters.
This redo lets women, especially Kate McKinnon, be as simply and uncomplicatedly funny as men, and still leaves room for Chris Hemsworth.
Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig and the rest of the squad discuss the controversy around their all-female take on this comedy franchise.