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Saturday Night Live cast members Michael Longfellow (left) and Devon Walker (right) showing the posture meaning “Go Huskies” as the reaction to the audience’s requirement in the last 20 minutes of the comedy show on Wednesday night at Boutell Memorial Concert Hall in the Music Building. (Mingda Wu | Northern Star)

‘SNL’ cast members offer imperfect entertaining insights

By Eli Tecktiel, Lifestyle Writer | February 9, 2023

DeKALB – NIU students were treated to a memorable night of comedy on Wednesday, courtesy of new “Saturday Night Live” cast members Devon Walker and Michael Longfellow.  The two up-and-coming comedians performed at the Boutell Memorial Concert...

The Netflix home page shows a list of trending shows on a laptop screen.

What I’m watching this weekend: Northern Star Staff

By Northern Star Staff | January 27, 2022

Kick back and explore some new films and shows that you haven’t seen before, or take a look back at some that you could enjoy more than once. This is what some of the staff at the Northern Star will be watching to relax and unwind over the weekend. Lost...

Associated Press File Photo: Actor Alec Baldwin, who is known for his mocking impersonations of President Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live, speaks November 2017 at the Iowa Democratic Partys fall gala, in Des Moines, Iowa.

Political satire is an important form of media to understand

By Hunter Weston | October 27, 2019

“Live from New York, it’s Saturday Night Live!” This phrase has been said so many times by so many different people. It’s undisputedly a trademarked saying of our culture, and it’s almost instantly recognizable. “Saturday Night Live is more...

Second City brought laughter to the Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St., as they opened the door to sensitive issues in a lighthearted manner.

Second City prompts thought

By Amy Geldean | February 26, 2018

Second City brought laughter to the Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St., as they opened the door to sensitive issues in a lighthearted manner.

Saturday photo released by NBC shows Lady Gaga performing on Saturday Night Live, in New York. Lady Gaga released her latest album, Joanne, on Friday.

Gaga releases emotional, country sounding album

By Sophia Phillips | October 26, 2016

Saturday photo released by NBC shows Lady Gaga performing on "Saturday Night Live," in New York. Lady Gaga released her latest album, "Joanne," on Friday.

Men and women don’t always agree on humor

By Katie Finlon | November 27, 2012

There really are two types of humor—there’s humor, and then there’s girl humor. A friend of mine brought this up to me about six months ago, and I’ve kept mulling over the idea since then. He brought up the point that very rarely do you see the...

People offended by “Schweddy Balls” ice cream need to lighten up

October 3, 2011

"No one can resist my Schweddy Balls," said Alec Baldwin in a famous Saturday Night Live sketch when he portrayed Pete Schweddy, owner of the holiday bakery Season's Eatings.It turns out he was wrong. Some people actually can resist Schweddy Balls.One...