Last Saturday during Lena Dunham’s turn as host, Saturday Night Live announced that the hilarious Louis C.K. will be returning to host the show on March 29th. This will be C.K.’s second go around, having hosted the show back in 2012. His first stint made for a great episode with sketches like the infamous “Lincoln” parody hitting the mark perfectly. If you missed last year’s episode, you can checkout clips from the show here. No word yet on C.K.’s musical guest.
Let’s be frank, last week’s episode of Saturday Night Live was just painful to watch. As hard as Jim Parsons may have tried, the writing was just not there. Calling it mediocre would be the nicest compliment to give it. But here we are, it’s a new week and this time we’ve got Girls mastermind Lena Dunham hosting. Would SNL be able to dust off last week’s bad vibes and come back swinging?
Well, the show certainly had a lot of weak moments thanks again to awkward writing, but overall was a nice improvement from last week. While there were simply better skits this time around (as well as a few surprise celebrity appearances to save the subpar sketches), a big chunk of credit should be given to Dunham. No one ever doubted that she’s funny and could take a joke at her own expense, but Dunham did a superb job as host. Even when certain bits didn’t land, it was still fun to see her play along with the rest of the cast. Read More
It’s Thursday, it’s midday and most likely you’re wishing it was Friday. Well, there isn’t anything I can do about that but hey, here are some promo clips for this weeks episode of Saturday Night Live with Lena Dunham as your host! So click play, sit back, and let the promos roll. Who knows, when the video ends maybe it’ll be Friday! Probably not though since the video is only three minutes and 44 seconds but it’s worth a shot!
Whooohoo! Saturday Night Live is back! It’s been off the air for what seems like ages. So much has happened, the Olympics and Russia’s nuttiness, the new late night shift, new staffing changes, the departure of Seth Meyers. A clearly big hole to fill and anchor for the show.
With this in mind, SNL should come out of the gate swinging. Should’ve. But they didn’t. While I give credit for not retreading on old favorites, the writing was soft, the sketches weren’t memorable, there weren’t a lot of laughs, and the usually strong Weekend Update was just okay. We got was a meandering mess of a show that wasn’t funny, had no bite, and made one big sh*t joke. In general, it was not its normal self. It was one of the weakest episodes of the season and the first in a long time where I can’t declare a single winning sketch.
The Big Bang Theory’s Jim Parsons is a swell person and was fine as a host. But he was trapped in the mediocrity of the night and cannot really take the blame for bad things. In fact, I’ll give him a mulligan on the evening and hope he comes back as host once the new staff gels more. Read More
Since the announcement of Saturday Night Live head writer, Colin Jost as the new co-anchor of Weekend Update, we really haven’t heard much from him, until now. This morning Jost joined his Weekend Update co-anchor, Cecily Strong, on Today to talk about the dynamics of the new comedy duo.
“It was. It was something I really — I didn’t know it was always possible — and really had on my mind as like the thing I would want to do,” said Jost. He continued on to discuss how the new position is a little intimidating, “It’s crazy,” said Jost. “It’s such an intimidating legacy. But also, if you go down that hallway… you appreciate it, but you’ve also got to quickly (say), ‘All right, I’ve got to try my own thing.’ Otherwise you go crazy.”
He’s right, it’s a major legacy and a huge honor to have the torch passed down to you, to say the least. It’s the show’s longest running sketch and the only part of the show where cast members introduce themselves using their real names. When the show started in 1975, Chevy Chase anchored the position. Chase immediately become one of the most recognizable cast members on the account he was saying his name on national TV each week. This drove John Belushi nuts, but that’s a different story for a different day. Read More
Jim Parsons is this week’s host of Saturday Night Live. This will be a night of firsts for many – First of the month, Parson’s first time hosting. First post-Olympics episode. First without Seth Meyers. First with new Weekend Update anchor Colin Jost. So it should be a memorable one and our first glimpse into the next era of what SNL will look like. Bazinga!
Kanye West can be prickly. And that’s putting it mildly. Many associate him with cockyness or arrogance but does he have a sense of humor? Turns out that he does indeed. Last night Yeezus stopped by Late Night with Seth Meyers to discuss a 2007 Saturday Night Live sketch that he wrote with Meyers. Turns out, West does have a sense of humor and he’s not always as angry as we think. We once caught a Q&A for The Lonely Island moderated by Meyers where he stated that he felt one of his greatest accomplishments in life was to have him and the cast of SNL end up dissed by Kanye in song form. Read More
Today Saturday Night Live announced that Girls creator/writer/star Lena Dunham will host the show for the first time ever. Musical guests that evening will be The National, allowing us to dub this, “the most Brooklyn of Brooklyn-iest shows.” All joking aside, it should be fun to see Dunham jump all over the stage mixed with the sad mope of The National. I dig ‘em both.
SNL has spoofed Girls in the past, with Tina Fey nailing the Albanian roommate Blerta as the perfect foil to Hanna Horvath. I’m thinking we’re ’bout time for another sketch. Also, jokes about nudity.
Anything else I miss?
…something about artisanal cheeses perhaps?