SNL March 6th
Hosted by one of my favorite comedians - Zach Galifianakis. Some might know him from the movie "The Hangover", but a lot of others including myself, have been a fan for years since he had his first Comedy Central special about 6-7 years ago. Probably the only guest to shave during the show. He got rid of his beard for the last sketch and he probably did it on porpuse just to have that unique distinction. Anyway, it was pretty good and had a few political sketches, mainly the show open and 'Weekend Update'. Here's the full page of videos and the full episode if you want to see it. First the political ones.
I didn't like the open very much. It was Obama talking about how unpopular the bill is. Might be funny to some, but I think we've seen so much deception and lying to fight this bill or the whole healthcare effort itself that it's probably distorted millions of people's views so the popularity is a huge question mark . Not helped obviously by the lackluster job of the dems to stay consistant and on message. The one funny part I guess was Obama saying how screwed Reid and Pelosi might be (with them by his side while he said it), but he doesn't have anything to worry about for 3 years.
Pretty good non-political stuff. I loved the monologue, he did jokes since it's one of the things he does best because he's a stand up comic.
These next two are kind of linked by one little thing so watch them in order. Zach stops by other NBC shows.... Uninvited...
One of my favorite impersonations is Kristin Wiig's Kathy Lee Gifford in there sketches of the 4th hour of 'The Today Show'.
And this video is from Months ago when the movie '2012' was actually in theaters. They just never posted it until now. I mentioned it at the time, but here it is now. It's an edit of the trailer to make the movie 'Palin 2012'.
And since this is stretching on, i'll link to the other decent sketches.
Wolf Blitzer in the 'Situation Room' reporting on college tuition, internet etc.
And an ongoing sketch that's been pretty funny is "What Up With That?" with guests like Paul Rudd and Frank Rich (NY Times). They never get around to interviewing them. I want to put up a link later to the last sketch where he shaved his beard because it's not on the website yet.