VIDEO: Tina Fey Returns to Weekend Update to Respond to Trump, Charlottesville & More
On last night's SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE: WEEKEND UPDATE, Tina Fey returned to the news desk to react to the events of Charlottesville and offer a plan for how to deal with future Alt-Right protests. Check out the appearance below!
"Saturday Night Live," NBC's Emmy Award-winning late-night comedy showcase, enters its 42nd season in October for another year of laughs, surprises and great performances.
Since its inception in 1975, "SNL" has launched the careers of many of the brightest comedy performers of their generation; and, as The New York Times noted on the occasion of the show's Emmy-winning 25th Anniversary special in 1999: "In DEFIANCE of both time and show business convention, 'SNL' is still the most pervasive influence on THE ART OF comedy in contemporary culture." At the close of the century, "Saturday Night Live" placed seventh on Entertainment Weekly's list of the Top 100 Entertainers of the past fifty years.
The program has won 53 Emmy Awards, the most for any show in television history. SNL also holds the title for the most nominated television show in Emmy history with 219 nominations. "SNL" has been honored twice, in 1990 and 2009, with the prestigious George Foster Peabody Award and cited as "truly a national institution." "Saturday Night Live" was inducted into the Broadcasting Hall of Fame by the National Association of Broadcasters, and the show continues to garner the highest ratings of any late-night television program, entertaining millions each week.
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