Former SNL Cast Member Breaks Silence On Trump’s Behavior At Rehearsal (VIDEO)

by Vera – A former Saturday Night Live cast member has just spilled the beans about one of Donald Trump’s secrets. Taran Killam, who left SNL in 2016, completely destroyed Trump in an interview published in Brooklyn magazine, putting to rest the massive amount of speculation about whether or not Trump actually knows how to read. Apparently, Trump cannot. According to Killam, Trump “struggled” to read even the simple jokes the writers had given him. Trump made an appearance on the show in December 2015, right after he announced he was entering the presidential race. Killam said that particular episode was “not fun” and “most of the cast and writers were not excited to have him there.” However, having Trump there taught the cast something interesting about him. During the “table read” prior to the rehearsal, the host of the week is supposed to read through the jokes they’re given. Killam said Trump “struggled...

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On This Day, May 28, 1998 – Comic Phil Hartman Killed by Wife

On this day in 1998, the comedian and actor Phil Hartman, famous for his work on Saturday Night Live and NewsRadio, is shot to death by his troubled wife, Brynn, in a murder-suicide. He was 49. Born on September 24, 1948, in Ontario, Canada, Hartman was raised in Connecticut and Southern California, and later became an American citizen. Early on, he found work designing record album covers (he created the official logo for the rock band Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young) but made the leap to acting in 1975 when he joined the L.A. improvisational acting group, the Groundlings. With his fellow Groundlings alum, Paul Reubens, Hartman wrote the screenplay for the successful comedy Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure (1985). Along with Reubens, Hartman had helped create the zany man-child character of Pee Wee Herman, though Reubens received most of the credit. From 1986 to 1990, Hartman portrayed Kap’n Karl on...

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Donald Trump’s SNL Monologue Wasn’t As Bad As You Expected–It Was Worse (VIDEO)

by CHARLES TOPHER – If you were like me, you boycotted Saturday Night Live this week because there was no way you were going to support Donald Trump by adding to their ratings, watching their ads or participating in any way. However, if you are like me you also can’t help but be curious to see if The Donald made a fool of himself as expected. The answer to that is, of course he did. Saturday Night Live hosts have a long history of poking fun at themselves, but this doesn’t have that kind of a feel. As Trump portrays himself as an egotistical megalomaniac narcissist, you don’t get the feeling that he’s joking. What you get instead is the same Donald Trump you can find at any of his campaign rallies: crass, brazen and rude, with zero respect for anyone. Trump goes from despicable to disgusting in about a...

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Ahead of SNL Appearance, Trump Taunts Bush With Sombrero, Swastika Tweet: “Adios Jeb…aka Jose”

by Dartagnan – Let me guess, he’ll blame a “staffer.” Hours before planned protests against his appearance on Saturday Night Live, GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump retweeted an image that carried a swastika and a photo of rival candidate Jeb Bush in a Mexican sombrero.The tweet also read, “ADIOS JEB, aka JOSÉ.” Trump knows his schtick is getting stale, his polling is getting flaccid, and he’s lost his frontrunner status to Ben Carson. What better way to make up lost ground with the GOP base than some old-fashioned racist demonizing?  Particularly at the expense of the hapless Jeb Bush, who happens to be married to a Mexican woman? Just imagine a Democrat doing this…wait, you can’t. Felix Sanchez heads the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts, one of the many organizations protesting NBC’s decision to give Trump a stage this weekend on Saturday Night Live. Sanchez explains how the Trumpification of...

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Hispanic Democrat Tears Into SNL For Letting Racist Trump Host (VIDEO)

by VERA – Illinois Democratic Rep. Luis Gutiérrez tore Saturday Night Live to shreds on Tuesday, criticizing the producers for letting known racist and sexist Donald Trump host the show on November 4. Owning the House floor, Gutiérrez stood next to a huge poster that said #RacismIsntFunny. After repeating many of the horrible things Trump has said about immigrants, Gutiérrez stated, “when public figures cross certain lines, they should lose their privileges to host TV shows.” The congressman wanted to know why NBC would allow Trump to host SNL, after having previously severed its ties with the GOP frontrunner. Gutiérrez suggested that the show’s producers might be just as racist toward Hispanics as Trump. Gutiérrez said: “To put Donald Trump on the air in American living rooms on the signature comedy show of the most important national networks after saying that Mexicans are rapists, drug dealers and criminals, that is a corporate blunder too...

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Hispanic Media Group Calls for SNL To Dump Trump, Petition Gains 111K Signatures

by SHANNON BARBER – Donald Trump is set to host Saturday Night Live, but he is catching heavy backlash, and so is the show’s host network, NBC. The National Hispanic Leadership Agenda, which is representative of various advocate groups for Hispanic-Americans, is leaning on the network to get rid of the GOP front runner’s November 7th hosting spot and replace him with someone else. On Friday, the group sent a letter to the network, telling them to dump Trump. Of course, by now everyone is aware of the fact that Trump has been openly racist against Latino immigrants since the inception of his circus of a presidential campaign. He began by calling Mexican immigrants “rapists,” and even doubled down on the comments. NBC cancelled Trump’s beauty pageants after the comments and then said, “At NBC, respect and dignity for all people are cornerstones of our values.” Well, apparently, that is a...

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Immigration Group: Saturday Night Live is ‘Mainstreaming Racism’ by Having Trump as a Host

by Kerry Eleveld – NBC must have amnesia. When Donald Trump first launched his campaign in June with a rant about Mexican immigrants being “rapists” and “drug dealers,” NBC quickly cut ties with his rancid views. “Due to the recent derogatory statements by Donald Trump regarding immigrants, NBC Universal is ending its business relationship with Mr. Trump,” NBC said in a statement, adding, “At NBC, respect and dignity for all people are cornerstones of our values.” So much for cornerstones. Now that the GOP base has wholeheartedly embraced Trump and he continues to dominate the field, viewership is in the balance. And since Trump’s a showman who refuses to talk policy, NBC’s Saturday Night Live is the perfect fit. He gets tons of exposure to a younger audience that might not otherwise tune into his rallies and probably doesn’t like the wonky side of politics anyway.Which is exactly why NBC should...

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Hillary Just Had the Best Week of Her Campaign

by Scan – Did you notice a shift in the winds this week? The first cool breeze after a long harsh summer? Some might think it’s the start of autumn, but here’s what it actually was: Hillary just had the best week of her campaign so far. Don’t believe me? Let’s run through the days: -Last Sunday, Clinton sat down with Chuck Todd on Meet the Press and talked about email just about the whole time. The overwhelming consensus was that she handled every question extremely well…and the crickets you’ve been hearing regarding this phony “scandal” for the past week are evidence of that. Also, later that day the New York Times had to run yet another embarrassing correction about an entirely different bit of nonsense. This was a nice one-two punch against the continuing journalistic nonsense that we are all tired of. Time to move on, guys. -On Monday, Hillary...

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