Ed Sheeran was the musical guest on 'Saturday Night Live' and in the opening monologue with host Seth Rogen, he got a special introduction by his friend, Taylor Swift. Usually, musical stars will play a new single, and then one familiar hit. But Sheeran opted to instead play two new tracks, 'Don't' and 'Sing,' both off his forthcoming album 'X.'
Pharrell sure did have a busy weekend! In addition to celebrating his 41st birthday in style with SpongeBob SquarePants and his friends from Bikini Bottom, Pharrell also appeared on 'Saturday Night Live' last night as the musical guest alongside guest host Anna Kendrick.
In addition to Sam Smith surprising everyone with his US debut performance, 'Saturday Night Live' opened with a hilarious skit featuring President Obama (played by Jay Pharoah) trying to figure out new ways to get people to sign up at Healthcare.gov. With the help of a White House social media expert, he finds himself taking photos with parody versions of Justin Bieber, Harry Styles of One Direction, Kim Kardashian and posing wearing Pharrell's now famous Grammys hat.
British singer-songwriter Sam Smith made his US national TV debut on 'Saturday Night Live' last night with host comedian Louis C.K. While musical acts on 'SNL' are usually reserved for big name talent, every now and then the long running comedy sketch show will take a gamble on a rising star. Smith's debut last night has seemingly paid off, as his performances of his new songs 'Stay With Me' and 'Lay Me Down' have caught the attention of the Twitter-sphere this morning.
Melissa McCarthy hosted 'Saturday Night Live' for the third time last night (Feb. 1), and she had quite a physical evening! She appeared as a Broadway singer in the Super Bowl-themed cold open... and then she beat the crap out of cast member Bobby Moynihan during her opening monologue.
Seth Meyers bid goodbye to his role as Weekend Update anchor (and head writer) on 'SNL' last night (Feb. 1). Meyers is off to host his own late night talk show after more than a decade of Saturday nights! Of course, some old friends stopped by to bid him farewell.