Saturday, September 19, 2009

500 Days of Zankou

Click below to watch the hilarious spoof of (500) Days of Summer that comes to you courtesy of Abby Elliott. Presenting 500 Days of Zankou -


SNL Weekend Update Thursday Review

Cold Open - So I really liked the premise of all this - the notion of the Republicans all planning to shout "You lie!" until they scrap the idea unbeknownst to Joe Wilson is kinda hilarious - but it didn't bring as many laughs as I would have hoped. Will Forte's impression was very funny as was his panicked face - "I don't know if you know this about me, but I'm not known for anything else except this!"
Nice concept, a little short on laughs but great work by Will Forte & Jason Sudeikis. 7/10

Weekend Update - Sharp jokes & a welcome start to the SNL season. Bill Hader's James Carville blew my mind it was so funny & even Jimmy Carter and Michael Steele (I don't usually enjoy the Darrell/Kenan couplings) made me laugh a couple of times, particularly Steele's attempts to use ebonic phrases. What I think made me chuckle most was Kristen Wiig's Madonna. The long drawn-out blinks, and the completely self-centred manner with which she delivered her tribute to Gertrude Baines (akin to her Michael Jackson tribute) -
"Please Seth, don't interrupt me while I'm honouring this great great woman. And Gertrude Baines." Gold.

However the true highlight of the show was Really?!? with Seth and Amy. Oh how I missed Seth Meyers & Amy Poehler saying what everyone else thinks (with a ton more laughs) about them crazy-doings of celebrities/those in political office. Favourite moment? When Seth pointed out that saying "You lie!" sounds like you're a toddler or someone who's just learned English.

Overall, I think this was a strong start to what I hope will be as strong a season as last season. No sign of the newbies during the show or Andy Samberg, Bobby Moynihan & Abby Elliott for that matter, so I'm extra excited for next week's edition & SNL with Megan Fox/U2.
Welcome back SNL, this gal missed you!

Friday, September 18, 2009

SNL Weekend Update Thursday

What did you guys think of SNL Weekend Update Thursday?

What did you guys think of the Rep Joe Wilson sketch? Did we get to see newbies Jenny Slate & Nasim Pedrad in action? Were the jokes sharp?


Thursday, September 17, 2009

Bill Hader & Kristen Wiig Pics

Check out these pics of Kristen Wiig at the Whip It! premiere at TIFF & Bill Hader at the Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs premiere.

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Love the one of Bill & Mr.T!

SNL Weekend Update Thursday

Don't forget to tune into the season premiere of SNL Weekend Update Thursday tonight on NBC at 8.00PM ET.

While you're on NBC don't miss the season premiere of Amy Poehler's show Parks & Recreation and the new show Community starring Joel McHale & Chevy Chase which looks high-larious.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Bill Hader on Conan!

Enjoy Bill Hader's Interview on Conan!

Seth Meyers to go WU Alone

Seth Meyers has himself confirmed that he will man the WU desk alone for Season 35. Addressing the rumours that Kristen Wiig would join him as co-anchor, he said that she was "almost too valuable," saying that were she to become WU anchor she would be unable to perform her hilarious characters at WU.
He would not say much about the premature departures of Casey Wilson & Michaela Watkins saying only, "I think that the two who are leaving are going to be incredibly successful wherever they go."
On Jenny Slate & Nasim Pedrad's hirings he was very positive describing them both as "great writers as well as performers." He said turnover at 30 Rockefeller Plaza helps keep the humour fresh."It's always nice to have new people," he said. "They'll give new looks at things and see things in new ways. Any time you get new voices in, that tends to help."

And there you have it, folks!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

SNL Wins At Creative Arts Emmy Awards!

SNL picked up not one, but two big awards at last night's Creative Arts Emmy Awards.
Tina Fey won for Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for her numerous appearances as Sarah Palin, while Justin Timberlake won Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his hosting appearance in Season 34 (y'know the one where it turned into the Justin Timberlake Comedy Hour).

Accepting her statuette, Tina Fey thanked her former SNL colleagues and her Republican parents. “They thought the first four sketches were very funny,” Fey said. “The last two were, in their words, ‘Enough already.’”
In closing, Fey acknowledged Sarah Palin herself. “Mrs. Palin is an inspiration to working mothers everywhere,” Fey joked, “because she bailed on her job right before Fourth of July weekend.”

Congrats to the winners!