Jenny Pierson

Has Samantha Bee Figured Out How to Persuade Skeptics That Climate Change Is Real?

"Many of Trump's supporters doubt climate science... even those who are feeling its effects in their own backyards," Samantha Bee said on her show, "Full Frontal," this week.

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SNL Asks GOP: After Allegations Against Roy Moore, How Low Can It Go?

With Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore facing allegations of sexual misconduct with teenage girls back when he was in his 30s, the limits of his party members' support have been tested to gross effect. The opening sketch in this week's "Saturday Night Live" (hosted by comedian Tiffany Haddish*) imagined a cringe-worthy exchange between Moore (played by Mikey Day) and Vice President Mike Pence (played by Beck Bennett), who kindly encourages Moore to drop out of the race.

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SNL Puts Trump in a Steamy Hot Shower with Manafort

Donald Trump claimed he isn't "angry at anybody" while on a call to a New York Times reporter after Robert Mueller's investigation closed in on his former campaign adviser Paul Manafort and former aide George Papadopoulos. But as played by Alec Baldwin in the opening sketch of "Saturday Night Live," he's not angry; he's a man resigned to pushing all his pawns into a "foolproof plan" (which he admits he may still fumble) to avoid taking the fall.

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The Secret Book That Determines Just How Much a Hospital Will Rip You Off

How could a patient be charged $154 for a neck brace worth $20? Or pay $137 for an IV bag worth less than $1? The answer lies in both a secret book and the history of medical billing, explains comedian Adam Conover in his show "Adam Ruins Everything."

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New York Times Copyeditors Protest Impending Layoffs in Their Own Brilliant, Inimitable Fashion

If the New York Times aims to hold the Trump administration to account, it will be doing so with approximately half the number of copyeditors, as executive editor Dean Baquet has announced plans to lay off as many as 50 staffers.

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Why Gal Gadot Is a Real-Life Wonder Woman

The new "Wonder Woman" had quite a few obstacles to contend with—and that's not even counting the many German soldiers the heroine vanquishes in the film. Men's rights activists were offended by the strong female characters and by theaters offering all-female screenings; director Patty Jenkins battled sexist misconceptions about the bankability of women directors; and the movie arrived on the heels of several major flops from D.C. As Christopher Orr wrote in The Atlantic, "Following [the] iffy... director Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel and the sequential disasters of Snyder’s Batman v Superman and the Snyder-infused Suicide Squad, DC Comics and Warner Bros. needed an installment in their universe-building effort that was—how to put this?—not awful."

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SNL Nails How Men Would Really React in 'The Handmaid's Tale'

There's something off with the women, but the men just can't put their finger on it. In this week's episode of "Saturday Night Live," host Chris Pine and castmates Mikey Day, Alex Moffat and Kyle Mooney play the bros who somehow went unmentioned in Margaret Atwood's 1985 novel about a patriarchal dystopia, The Handmaid's Tale, which is now making a comeback in a new Hulu series.

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SNL Hits the Nerve of How Casually the Mar-a-Lago President Takes His Job

Alec Baldwin returned to "Saturday Night Live" this week for a cold open featuring some of the show's strongest impersonation talent.

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'In Trump's America, Men Work in Two Places: Coal Mines and Goldman Sachs'

"Saturday Night Live" returned this week with guest Alec Baldwin reprising his role as an openly insecure Donald Trump.

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