‘SNL’s Only February Episode Featured Natalie Portman and Lots of Fart Jokes
Natalie Portman mentioned in her monologue that she hasn’t hosted since 2006, and the entire cast from that season came by to honor the occasion. Rachel Dratch, Tina Fey, Andy Samberg, and the Brain that Wouldn’t Die—Alec Baldwin. Perhaps it was a big deal because this was apparent... [Read More]
Will Ferrell, the Consummate ‘SNL’ Pro
Was it ever in question that a Will Ferrell episode of Saturday Night Live was going to be good? Ferrell was good on SNL for seven years, then was a good host. Three times. This was good TV done by competent people who are good at their jobs. Even the animal actor seemed like a […] [Read More]
‘SNL’ Asks “What Even Matters Anymore?” with Host Jessica Chastain
Jessica Chastain really commits to the bit! I don’t know why I’m surprised. Her whole career is based on accent work and representing extreme points of view. But I never thought Chastain could be intentionally silly. She has always struck me as some kind of porcelain egret, which maybe J... [Read More]
Sam Rockwell Is a Cussin’, Dancin’ Fool on ‘SNL’
Since Sam Rockwell was announced as the first SNL host of 2018, I’ve been stoked. I’ve been a rabid Sam Rockwell fan since he danced to Pharoahe Monch in Charlie’s Angels. Then danced again in Confessions of a Dangerous Mind. I can’t remember if he danced in Moon, but it was ... [Read More]
‘Saturday Night Live’ Wraps Up the Year with Kevin Hart
This episode of SNL was a disappointment to me because I didn’t get to see the one thing I wanted more than anything: Pete Davidson’s new Hillary Clinton tattoo. Instead we got cameos ranging from the welcome (Scarlett Johansson), the tired (Alec Baldwin) and the delightful (a llama!). A... [Read More]
Little Pig Boy James Franco Hosts ‘SNL’
Seth Rogen said what we were all thinking: SZA was the thing to get stoked for last week on SNL. “This is my fourth time hosting,” admitted James Franco, “which is the most you can do without it being special.” And this was not a special night of television. It was a ver... [Read More]
Saoirse Ronan Was a Ghost the Whole Time on ‘SNL’
Much of the buzz for this week’s SNL surrounds “Welcome to Hell,” a Kyary Pamyu Pamyu-esque pop number about all the men being exposed as predators this year. It was a fun take on an exhausting and triggering news cycle. Yet other sketches in this episode were downright yucky in th... [Read More]
Saoirse Ronan Was a Ghost the Whole Time on ‘SNL’
Much of the buzz for this week’s SNL surrounds “Welcome to Hell,” a Kyary Pamyu Pamyu-esque pop number about all the men being exposed as predators this year. It was a fun take on an exhausting and triggering news cycle. Yet other sketches in this episode were downright yucky in th... [Read More]
Saoirse Ronan Was a Ghost the Whole Time on ‘SNL’
Much of the buzz for this week’s SNL surrounds “Welcome to Hell,” a Kyary Pamyu Pamyu-esque pop number about all the men being exposed as predators this year. It was a fun take on an exhausting and triggering news cycle. Yet other sketches in this episode were downright yucky in th... [Read More]