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SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE
October 17, 2020  | By David Bianculli

NBC, 11:30 p.m. ET

 
Yes, it’s another fresh episode of NBC’s SNL – and it’s hard to imagine that Alec Baldwin won’t return to make fun of Donald Trump’s town hall appearance on the same network earlier this week. Can’t wait. Issa Rae of HBO’s Insecure guest hosts, marking her first time appearing as such at Studio 8-H. And the musical guest, Justin Bieber, has been featured on this show many times – not only appearing as himself, but as impersonated, wickedly and hilariously, by Kate McKinnon (see both, pictured). Will McKinnon and Bieber appear, and even sing, at the same time on the same SNL stage? If so, it might be the most memorable simultaneous performance and parody since John Belushi sang “Feelin’ Alright” next to, along with, and as Joe Cocker. That was back in Season 2 of SNL, and I saw and loved it then, and teach it now. And tonight, if Bieber and McKinnon pull off an encore of sorts, will be part of the show’s current Season 46. And I’m still watching…
 
 
 
 
 
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