‘MacGruber’ Tries to Overcome Stigma of ‘SNL’ Movies

By JAKE COYLE AP Entertainment Writer NEW YORK — When ‘Saturday Night Live‘ characters journey from sketch to screen, they often appear lost away from their live studio habitat. The first “SNL” movie, 1980’s ‘The Blues Brothers,’ was also the best, as anyone who recalls the “two honkies dressed like Hasidic diamond merchants” can attest. […]

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Franken Enlists ‘SNL’ Star to Raise Campaign Funds

MINNEAPOLIS — Live from Minneapolis, it’s Al Franken and ‘Saturday Night Live‘ star Seth Meyers! Minnesota’s junior Democratic senator spent much of the 2008 campaign downplaying his years on NBC’s sketch comedy show. But he’s embracing those roots this weekend with a fundraiser for his political action committee featuring Meyers, host of the “Weekend Update” […]

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