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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

OPINION: How The Weeknd made 2020 his year

Gregory Hess Opinion Writer March 30, 2021

Earlier this month, the Grammys came and went yet again with limited in-person guests and “The Daily Show” host Trevor Noah hosting the show. The show came and went off without a hitch with its lowest...

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SNL welcomes first Latina cast member

Lauren Rathmell September 21, 2016

After 41 years, "Saturday Night Live" will have its first Latina comedian join the show.Melissa Villaseñor is set to join the cast for the premier of SNL’s 42nd season Oct. 1.Viewers may remember Villaseñor...

Matt Poe

Opinion: SNL’s heroin skit is crude, honest and sadly, funny

Matt Poe April 19, 2016

Before you decide to stop reading this column because I called a skit about heroin funny, let me explain.  Last week’s episode of Saturday Night Live contained a skit called “Heroin AM,” which depicted...

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on the debate stage at the Reagan Library in Simi Valley, Calif., on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015.

SNL earns criticism for inviting Trump to host

Alexandra Gray October 25, 2015

Saturday Night Live (SNL) is being criticized for inviting presidential candidate Donald Trump to host the show for Nov. 7. According to CNN, the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts and the National...

Members of the Kappa Epsilon fraternity perform in the Delta Zeta lip sync on March 1, 2014.

Watch your mouth: Artists who lip-sync shouldn’t sing

Megan Brown March 31, 2015

When it comes to lip-syncing, I would prefer it if artists refrained from the act. Either sing live or don’t sing at all, that’s my motto.The only argument I can make for lip-syncing is for entertainment...

Mike Richards is a senior English major and a columnist for The Kent Stater. Contact him at mricha51@kent.edu.

Opinion: Humor Through the Years: SNL and The Daily Show’s Cultural Impact

Mike Richards February 16, 2015

We’re losing an icon in Jon Stewart, who announced last week on an episode of The Daily Show — where he has sat as the satirical news king since 1999 — that he would be retiring.Saturday Night Live...

Mike Richards is a senior English major and a columnist for The Kent Stater. Contact him at mricha51@kent.edu.

Opinion: Why SNL’s addition of Leslie Jones shouldn’t be a race issue

Mike Richards October 21, 2014

I’m expecting to immediately hear, “Yes, Mike, this actually is a race issue, you’re wrong,” or anything along that line that may be either nicer or not as nice. Be gentle.There is no denying that...

Carley Hull is a senior magazine journalism major and a columnist for The Kent Stater. Contact her at chull9@kent.edu.

Opinion: Lessons learned from ‘SNL’

Carley Hull September 11, 2014

The horrible wait is almost over: “Saturday Night Live” is returning Sept. 27. On Wednesday, “SNL” announced its first two guest hosts and musical artists for the 40th season. Chris Pratt from...

Contact Zac Younkins at zyounkin@kent.edu.

A new star shines at night

Zac Younkins February 19, 2014

Late-night television has always been kind of a big deal. For a musician, playing a talk show is the judge of your success. For actors, it’s one of the best ways to gain popularity and promote your latest...

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