I’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 for your ass.
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.
I read that there was a new digital short on SNL last Saturday. I haven’t watched it yet but I’m looking forward to it.
Meanwhile check out these Lazy Sunday-inspired videos:
Lazy Monday by two kids
Lazy Monday the west coast answer to Lazy Sunday.
Lazy Holy Day Rap — Chronicles of Jihadia The first half is really funny but the second is a little weak. And the guy can NOT rap.
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
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.
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.
and fun icons
Didn’t find the Lettuce one, sorry, guess I don’t love you that much.