This past Saturday’s episode of SNL had Jamie Foxx hosting with Ne-Yo as the musical guest. While Foxx is a very talented actor/singer, the episode as a whole wasn’t my favorite. His opening monologue was all about things that could be deemed as stereotypically “black,” where he’d then say, “How black is that!?” That was okay, but both Adam (who was over watching it with me) and I felt like that theme more or less carried through the whole episode and I’m not sure why the writers didn’t give him a bit more variety – but I digress.
The best sketch of the night by far was the very last one. Vanessa Bayer and Cecily Strong brought the laughs big-time as they played to former (potentially brain-damaged) porn-stars that were taking part in an ad to promote Swarovski Crystals. Bayer played “Becky” and Strong played “Other Girl” because she forgot what her name is. It seriously had us bursting out laughing. I’ve included the best quotes from the sketch below, but one of the hilarious moments came towards the end when Jamie Foxx said, “…one thing that never goes out of style is…” Becky said “Crystals” at the exact same time as Other Girl said “Anal“. LMFAO.
One of the sketches had Kate McKinnon as talk show host Ellen DeGeneres and Anne Hathaway as her guest, Katie Holmes. Before “Ellen” brought her guest out, she did a little dancing (more than her body could handle), a little pranking, and even cut to her favorite little girls, Sophia Grace and Rosie (played by two other SNL cast mates). McKinnon’s impersonation of Ellen was so bang on and Hathaway pretty much nailed Katie’s speech and facial expressions, which she’s done before on SNL.
In another sketch, Hathaway parodied actress Claire Danes in a hilarious Homeland sketch of Danes’ kookie character. Check out the funny ‘Ellen Show’ parody below.
This past Saturday, Bruno Mars was on double duty as he both hosted and was the musical guest on SNL. This wasn’t the only time he’s done something comedy-related lately. Recently he starred in a Funny Or Die video where he demonstrated “Whatta Man” he is.
In the following SNL skit, Bruno Mars works at the Pandora Internet Radio Headquarters and continues to save the day when several artists can’t be streamed to do a glitch. He must then jump in and mimic that artist on the spot. The impressions he did included Green Day’s lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong, Steven Tyler of Aerosmith, Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, Louis Armstrong, and Michael Jackson. He did such a good job at impersonating all of the artists in a comedic way and going for it 100%.
Check out the video of the skit below. What did you think of Bruno Mars on SNL?
Remember that wonderful moment when Daniel Craig made his 007 debut coming out of the water in those tight blue swim trunks? SIGH. One fan fondly remembers that iconic scene so much, a whopping 44,450 British pounds was shelled to win the size L bathing suit at an auction. Maybe it was Dame Judi Dench’s intro that sealed the deal. She joked, “All I’m going to tell you is they’re unwashed.” I wonder if they still have Craig’s “essence”. And by “essence”, you know what I mean ;) The auction was part of Global James Bond Day on October 5, honoring the 50th anniversary of the spy film franchise.
In other James Bond-related news, Craig hosted last night’s Saturday Night Live. Unlike most of the Homorazzi.com writers, I don’t watch SNL religiously. That said, the second I heard the episode featured a 007 spoof centered around Bond Girls, I had to check it out. We all know the iconic ones like Jane Seymour, Ursula Andress and Halle Berry, but there are a handful of “lesser known” Bond Girls. In the faux commercial, the SNL cast do an excellent job mimicking Lea Michele, Ellen DeGeneres, Diane Keaton and others in their forgotten Bond roles. Watching Michele annoy Daniel Craig by perkily singing was hilarious. Check out the skit below.
Bruno Mars has just released his new single “Locked Out Of Heaven” and we’ve got your first listen below. As soon as I pushed play on the track, I loved it already. As I’ve said in the title, it’s catchy and of course has Mars’ signature sound. This is the first single from his second solo album, Unorthodox Jukebox which is due out on December 11.
In addition to this song release, there was also more big Bruno news as it was also just announced that on October 20, the singer would be both the host and the musical guest on Saturday Night Live!
I have no doubt that this single will do well and I can’t wait to hear the rest of his album when it comes out. Listen to “Locked Out Of Heaven” below and let me know what you think!
Last night, Joseph Gordon-Levitt hosted SNL with musical guest Mumford & Sons and overall, I found it pretty mediocre. The opening monologue was awesome, with Levitt doing a little parody of Magic Mike and putting on a little strip show for the audience. I have to say, he’s turned into a man over the last couple years and he’s gotten very hot. I noticed this in The Dark Night Rises.
Other than that, I loved Weekend Update, as well as the following sketches: “Undecided Voter” (which made fun of uneducated voters), “My Daughter” (where Levitt was dressed in drag), and “Live with Kelly and Michael Cold Open,” where they made fun of the new host… and Kelly of course.
What did you guys think of the episode last night? It really made me miss Kristin Wiig. That being said, I’d say that Vanessa Bayer, Fred Armison, Kate McKinnon, Bill Hader and Naseem Pedrad stood out as the strongest in the cast. Re-watch Levitt’s sexy opening monologue from last night by checking out the video below.
Last night, Seth MacFarlane helped kick of a new season of Saturday Night Live as the host with the most…voices! The Family Guy creator and star showed off his comedic talent in his opening monologue and in various skits throughout the show and he was thoroughly entertaining. The musical guest for last night’s episode was Frank Ocean.
There was a creepy puppet skit, a Ryan Lochte impression during Weekend Update, Jay Pharoah as the new President Barack Obama impersonator, and even a sketch that included “Gangnam Style” with a special appearance by Psy himself!
Did you watch Seth MacFarlane on SNL? What did you think of the episode? What about some of the new cast members? Next week Joseph Gordon-Levitt will be hosting the show with musical guest Mumford & Sons. Watch some of last night’s sketches below. Unfortunately, some are only viewable in the U.S.
Saturday Night Live begins its 38th season this weekend with Seth MacFarlane hosting and Frank Ocean as the musical guest. Ever since the sketch comedy show lost three of its most high-profile cast members after last season, fans have been wondering who would be called in to fill Kristen Wiig, Andy Samberg and Abby Elliott’s shoes. With just five days before the premiere, we finally have the official announcement.
Aidy Bryant, Tim Robinson and Cecily Strong are the newest additions to the long-running NBC show. All three comedians are veterans of Chicago’s famed improv troupe, The Second City. In the past the comedy troupe has been a fertile recruiting ground for SNL, beginning with John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd and Bill Murray back in the day.
Bryant hails from Phoenix, Arizona and has a theater degree from Columbia. Robinson comes from Detroit, Michigan and has an upcoming gig on CBS’ midseason comedy, Friend Me. Strong comes from the national touring company of the Second City improvisational theater in Chicago. Only time (and future sketches) will tell if the trio are worthy successors to Wiig and crew. In the meantime, check out videos of each of the newbies below.