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Why Saturday Night Live Does Not Suck

snl-small.jpgI’ve watched SNL for as long as I can remember. It was one of my earliest comedy influences growing up. It was one of the few times my mom would let me stay up and she’d watch it with me. My friends and I would crack ourselves up doing our Church Lady or Hans and Franz impressions to each other.

You see a lot of comments like “SNL used to be good back in the <inset decade>.” or “SNL was better when <insert list of performers> were on the show.”

Jesse Thorn gets SNL.

Saturday Night Live is a wonderful phenomenon. On a Tuesday, a team of spectacularly talented people get together with someone who’s famous but probably not funny. On Saturday, they put on a 90-minute variety-comedy show. That show showcases their talent, even when the sketches run on a bit long or are unfocused. It runs live on television, the only fictional program that does so in the United States. The stakes are high, and even when something falls flat, as it often does, it’s a great ride, buoyed by the best performers of their kind.

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Another SNL Digital Short from The Dudes.

Natalie Portman. Sure, she’s beautiful but I’ve always gotten the feeling she’s a bit of a, uh, princess if you will. Well anyway, she gets a couple of cool points for this, as she co-wrote it.

Watch while you can, NBC will prolly ask youtube to remove it.


Mr. Pibb + Red Vines = Crazy Delicious

Since I posted about the new SNL digital shorts, there’s been a lot o’ internet buzz about Lazy Sunday aka Baker’s Dozen. I was updating my previous post as I found stuff but then I decided to just make a new one.

The video Lazy Sunday

and free download on iTunes

and fun icons

and t-shirts

What are Red Vines?

And I found the first digital short: Lettuce. See? I do love you.

Turns out the shorts were made by the lonely island. I haven’t looked at much of the site yet but I imagine it’s got some good stuff on there. These guys got hired by SNL. I guess if you do funny stuff on the internet it can lead somewhere.

Leaving for NYC tomorrow. I’ll catch y’all next year.

SNL Digital Shorts

Holy crap. This is the funniest thing on TV right now. Ok, probably not THE funniest thing on TV but I laugh. Oh yes, I laugh. SNL can be iffy week to week, no doubt, but when I see a black screen with the words “An SNL Digital Short” I get ready to wet myself.

I’ve seen two different ones so far. The Lettuce one and the Chronic of Narnia Rap.

How much do I love you? Lots. I googled it.

Narnia Rap



and fun icons

Didn’t find the Lettuce one, sorry, guess I don’t love you that much.