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The 10 Best 'Saturday Night Live' Sketches From This Season

This weekend, <i>Saturday Night Live</i> will close out its 39th season with alumni Andy Samberg hosting and St. Vincent as the musical guest, ending a …

Comedy

Ad Break: Made in Chelsea, Continete, Age UK, Scottish Police Federation – video

Second series role rumoured for director general after BBC2 premiere of first episode pulled in 1.6 million viewers

Sumatran tiger cubs at London zoo – video

Footage released by London zoo of three Sumatran tiger cubs five weeks after their birth in captivity. The subspecies, from the Indonesian island of Sumatra, was classified as critically endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature in 2008

Ad Break: Colorado Department of Transport, Honey Maid, Old Navy, Grilsted, Tamiflu, Aldi, The Mayhew Animal House - video

This week's review of global advertising opens with a trio of adverts from the US that advise Coloradans not to drive their cars when they're stoned; celebrate diversity to sell breakfast cereal; and recommend a retailer whose jeans are so inexpensive they cause a stampede. These are followed by a …

Ad Break: Lipton Tea, American Express, Pick Up!, Dulux, MTS, Sky Sports, Benetton - video

This week's advertising review has the Muppets for Lipton, Tina Fey for American Express, a ninja chihuahua for Pick Up! biscuits, the 1920s prohibition re-imagined as a colour ban in a Dulux advert, an unbelievably tech-savvy baby for Indian telecommunications company MTS, some startling facts …

Ad Break: Royal Dutch Guide Dog Foundation, Team Canada, Booking.com, Volkswagen, Green Flag, Cadbury - video

This week's review of advertising from around the world opens with an emotional reminder of the value of guide dogs ahead of a Canadian film promoting their winter Paralympians. These are followed by four excellent ads made for the UK market: bombastic nonsense for booking.com; a funny parable for …

Jimmy & The Muppets Say Goodbye To "Late Night" (w/ "The Weight" from "The Last Waltz")

Celebrities Read Mean Tweets #6

Ad break: Priceline, CIDI, Sunday Times, McVitie's, Bell's, Pancreatic Cancer Action - video

See William Shatner as an over-protective dad in a new US advert for Priceline ahead of a defiant Winter Olympics message from the Canadian Institute of Diversity and Inclusion in this week's round-up of new commercials. Also, the Sunday Times examines culture in a single take; McVitie's invites us …

50 Greatest 'Saturday Night Live' Sketches of All Time

America's greatest living comedy institution, currently in its 39th year, requires no introduction – but this list might. This is not a Wikipedia …

Comedy

Watch 22 Leaked Super Bowl XLVIII Commercials Before Sunday's Game

21<p>Ah, the Super Bowl: that de facto national holiday when 108 million Americans whip up their signature bean dip, huddle around the TV and watch. . . …

NFL

Watch 7 Minutes of Insanely Funny January News Bloopers

As the first month of 2014 concludes, the biggest national news story (beyond Chris Christie's Bridgegate fiasco) has been the unexpected arrival of …

Blue Ridge Mountains

Ad Break: Super Bowl 2014 special, part 1 - video

Watch Laurence Fishburne reboot The Matrix and the Avengers star create a fizz in some of this year's best TV commercials. By <b>Jason Stone</b><p>Published: 3 Feb 2014<p><b>Media Monkey:</b> SodaStream ensures its campaign featuring The Avengers star goes viral by including criticism of rivals Coke and Pepsi<p>Published: …

Ad Break: Old Spice, Peta, Pepsi, NZTA, P&G - video

This week's compilation of commercials from around the world starts and ends with two very different takes on motherhood made by ad agency W+K in the USA: Old Spice aims for the comedy jugular with a series of stalky mums while P&G's film goes for an emotional response. In between there's a quirky …

The Best Infographics of 2013

Want to know the caloric value of Marilyn Monroe’s last meal? The wind patterns of the United States? The motorcycle hand signal for “cops ahead”? Or the true path to happiness? Believe it or not, there’s an infographic for that. We’ve gathered our favorite examples of data visualization from the …

Ad Break: Withings, Doritos, Nike, Telia Sonera, KFC - video

This week's collection of TV advertising from around the world has a viral featuring dozens of naked people; an Australian Doritos ad that might win a Super Bowl slot; a Chinese Nike ad championing a veteran marathon runner; a Swedish telecoms company celebrating the 'spoilt generation'; and a KFC …

Dolce & Gabbana's Cinematic Love: The One, as Told by Martin Scorsese

Famed film director <b>Martin Scorcese</b> took two big-screen stars onto the streets of New York that he knows so well for a sweeping, cinematic, 60-second treat for <b>The One, Dolce & Gabbana's latest scents for him</b> and <b>her____.</b><p>Starring <b>Scarlett Johansson</b> and <b>Matthew McConaughey</b><b>,</b> it's a story about two young …

Hollywood Feuds Are Having a Moment, Thanks to Clooney, DiCaprio, and Downey Jr.

Like their charismatically inferior human counterparts, Hollywood entertainers also have conflicts with their co-workers and peers. Only unlike the rest of us, these public figures keep their workplace issues remarkably private. Curiously though, in the last week, several A-list actors—the type who …

The Class of 92: Beckham and co in the trailer for a documentary about Manchester United's golden generation – video

The new documentary, directed by brothers Gabe and Ben Turner, focuses on six Manchester United youngsters – David Beckham, Nicky Butt, Ryan Giggs, Gary Neville, Phil Neville and Paul Scholes – and charts the start of their careers at Old Trafford back in 1992. It is released in the UK on Sunday 1 …

Ad break: Volvo, Double A, Baileys, Goldiebox, Blood Donation - video

In this week's roundup of advertising from around the world, Jean-Claude Van Damme impresses with a spectacular stunt for Volvo; Baileys unveil a captivating ballet-influenced festive ad; a French commercial for paper reminds viewers that they shouldn't settle for second best; a US toy company …

Ad Break: Nespresso, Lego, Andes Barley Wine, Lexus, Marks & Spencer - video

It's the time of year when Hollywood superstars try to flog expensive kitchen gadgets, and Nespresso has both George Clooney and Matt Damon in the first of today's adverts in a compilation that closes with Helena Bonham-Carter in M&S's spectacular Christmas ad. In between there's surreal …

Triumph Visits The Great American Beer Festival

Ad break: Hornbach, Sears, Warburtons, Adidas - video

This week's Ad Break opens with an emotional German commercial which manages to suggest their DIY projects are a little more ambitious than ours. We also have an ad for an American retailer in which squirrels run riot; a lovely depiction of sibling rivalry from the UK and multi-millionaire NBA star …

School in south London has banned pupils from using 'innit', 'like', and 'bare' http://gu.com/p/3jhmz/fb Students are also banned from beginning sentences with 'basically' and ending sentences with 'yeah' Photograph: @artsemergency

Jimmy Fallon, Sesame Street & The Roots Sing "Sesame Street" Theme (w/ Classroom Instruments)

Ad break: Volkswagen, Adobe, Mercedes-Benz, Johnnie Walker - video

A-ha's classic pop promo for Take on Me provides the basis of a US ad for VW in this week's Ad Break, together with a film for Adobe that suggests digital marketers are a pretty clueless bunch. We also have highly stylised adverts for Mercedes-Benz and Johnnie Walker, both of which suggest the …

Ad break: Audi, Guinness, Hyundai, Qatar Airways, TalkTalk, the Sun - video

Watch our review of the best new work in commercials from around the world

Ad break: Heinz, Aldi, Shelter, Samsung, Zeo - video

Watch a touching baked beans campaign and witty spoof of an Antarctic expedition in our review of the best new work

Thinkfluencer episode 1: Selfies

Ad break: Virgin Media, BetVictor, Paddy Power, Barclays - video

The start of the new football season has spawned a number of commercials and we've four of them in this compilation. They range from the irreverent approach adopted by Virgin Media and the bookies Paddy Power and Victor Chandler to the poignancy of Barclays Bank's tribute to long-suffering fans. …