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I have a feeling we’ll be seeing a 1D sketch tonight…
Last time they were musical guests during the Sofia Vergara episode, they appeared in the Manuel Ortiz sketch with Fred Armisen.
Tonight Paul Rudd will be hosting tonight for the first time since his 2008 gig with musical guest Beyoncé.
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Guess it wasn’t a spoiler alert. Just goes to show you how much they put together you don’t even see.
There is an hour and a half of sketches that are put together for the rehearsal and half an hour of it gets cut for the live show.
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I took the NBC Studio tour today and we were able to see a bit of rehearsal for tonight’s show. Be on the lookout for J-Pop America Fun Time Now!
If you ever get the chance to take the tour…it’s so worth it. I was lucky enough to see several players and be a weather person!
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Anyone catch that little guy hanging above Lady Gaga? It only had a five second spot in the sketch before it was noticed and removed, but Mr. Boom Mic made his SNL debut.
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Got some pics with Fred Armisen after his show in Boston. His performance was music focused, of course he did some Ian Rubbish, he spent the majority of the show behind a guitar.
Also extremely nice guy (as we all assumed), took a picture/several pictures with everyone at the stage door and signed autographs. But he genuinely was interested in what you had to say.
Awesome Q&A at the end. Here are some things I learned…
Favorite color: Goes back and forth between green and grey, but if he was picking out something he would pick the grey something.
Favorite hiding space: The most obvious place.
Favorite SNL character: Garth of Garth and Kat.
Most importantly: He does not know the rap in Waterfall.
After the incoherent word vomit I threw at him, I was able to joke with him a little. Someone asked how to really get tickets for a viewing of SNL. He said “I don’t know, I’ve never really had to I guess.” to which I said, “Wow, you must have friends in high places,” and he responded “It’s all about the connections.” which = happy person ever.
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One of the greatest things about SNL is their willingness to make fun of themselves. This started after the first episode when they did the Bee Sketch that completely flopped. They brought back the sketch in later episodes and mocked the fact that it was not funny.
There has been a lot of news and criticisms about the lack of diversity in the new players casted on SNL. This was their response.
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New featured player Nöel Wells goes up in flight in last nights episode. If you watched it live, you saw Taran Killam hook his girl up with an accidental early cut away from Captain Amber (Miley Cyrus).
That version is not online, but here’s a clip of the sketch…Deal with it Dad.
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New featured player Mike O’Brien is not new to celebrity. His web series 7 Minutes in Heaven allowed him to spend 7 fantastic minutes with many people we know and love in a very intimate setting.
Jealous? Who wouldn’t be jealous of someone who got to lock lips with Jason Sudeikis? I know who…his wife.
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Noel Wells, Beck Bennett, Mike O’Brien, John Milhiser, Kyle Mooney, and Brooks Wheelan are the 2013 additions to the featured players.
It is rare for a new SNL player to not originate from one of two theatres to study improv: The Second City and Upright Citizens Brigade (one of the founding members is Amy Phoeler).
The Second City: Mike O’Brien, Nöel Wells, Brooks Wheelan
UCB: Beck Bennett, John Milhiser, Kyle Mooney,
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In 2002 Dane Cook auditioned for SNL but was beat out by Will Forte in the battle of The Screamer v The Actual Comedian Who Can Make Jokes At Any Volume Of Speaking.
Will, I speak for the entire SNL fan base when I say, God bless you.
(Also, another reason why Dane Cook sucks, at the Boston Strong benefit concert he refused to allow a live stream of his set, so the entirety of the BENEFIT concert was shown and can be found online void of his. Unfortunate he was there in the first place)
Bill Murray on Gilda Radner:
“Gilda got married and went away. None of us saw her anymore. There was one good thing: Laraine had a party one night, a great party at her house. And I ended up being the disk jockey. She just had forty-fives, and not that many, so you really had to work the music end of it. There was a collection of like the funniest people in the world at this party. Somehow Sam Kinison sticks in my brain. The whole Monty Python group was there, most of us from the show, a lot of other funny people, and Gilda. Gilda showed up and she’d already had cancer and gone into remission and then had it again, I guess. Anyway she was slim. We hadn’t seen her in a long time. And she started doing, “I’ve got to go,” and she was just going to leave, and I was like, “Going to leave?” It felt like she was going to really leave forever.
So we started carrying her around, in a way that we could only do with her. We carried her up and down the stairs, around the house, repeatedly, for a long time, until I was exhausted. Then Danny did it for a while. Then I did it again. We just kept carrying her; we did it in teams. We kept carrying her around, but like upside down, every which way—over your shoulder and under your arm, carrying her like luggage. And that went on for more than an hour—maybe an hour and a half—just carrying her around and saying, “She’s leaving! This could be it! Now come on, this could be the last time we see her. Gilda’s leaving, and remember that she was very sick—hello?”
We worked all aspects of it, but it started with just, “She’s leaving, I don’t know if you’ve said good-bye to her.” And we said good-bye to the same people ten, twenty times, you know.
And because these people were really funny, every person we’d drag her up to would just do like five minutes on her, with Gilda upside down in this sort of tortured position, which she absolutely loved. She was laughing so hard we could have lost her right then and there.
It was just one of the best parties I’ve ever been to in my life. I’ll always remember it. It was the last time I saw her.”
This made me cry.
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Always be on the lookout! It’s always beneficial to follow these fantastic people on the Twitter (not in real life cause that’s stalking and illegal) because sometimes they’re near you!
Taran Killam tweeted he was performing at Improv Asylum in Boston so I, naturally, went and got to meet him! (In that case it’s not stalking because he encouraged people to attend. It’s a fine line people.)
His sketch performances don’t even hold a candle to his improv. Great stuff!
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