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Melissa McCarthy is the host and Phoenix is the musical guest.

So who do we think will play Kim Jung-un?

by Anonymousreply 8804/10/2013

I hope Kate McKinnon gets something decent to do.

by Anonymousreply 104/06/2013


by Anonymousreply 204/06/2013

Physical comedy: the easiest way to get a laugh.

by Anonymousreply 304/06/2013

You do know she's Jenny McCarthy's cousin don't you?

I wonder if Jenny has to starve herself to stay in shape!

by Anonymousreply 404/06/2013

I wouldn't say that at all, R3. Good physical comedians just make it look easy.

by Anonymousreply 504/06/2013

Why are they constantly recycling hosts?

by Anonymousreply 804/06/2013

She's fucking hilarious. Every sketch has killed so far. She just elevates the show every time she's on.

by Anonymousreply 904/06/2013


by Anonymousreply 1004/06/2013

R8, they don't constantly recycle hosts. i doubt January Jones is going to be asked back.

The ones who are asked back usually are good hosts - McCarthy was widely viewed as the best host last season. Alec Baldwin, Anne Hathaway, Timberlake - like them or not, they're good at what SNL requires so they get asked back.

by Anonymousreply 1104/06/2013

"I live in a basement...without a roof." "You live in a hole." "Yes, I live in a hole."

That skit was gut busting funny.

by Anonymousreply 1204/06/2013

I want to do dirty things to Taran Killam.

by Anonymousreply 1304/07/2013

She IS killing it, and I thought Kate was very good on "The Voice" parody.


by Anonymousreply 1404/07/2013

During the guest monologues, I find I cannot take my eyes off Jared Scharff, the SNL Band's guitarist.

Anyone know him?

What's his story?

by Anonymousreply 1504/07/2013

[quote]I want to do dirty things to Taran Killam.

I agree, Taran is fucking hot and I'd love to have him naked in my bed, on his back, with legs in the air ... but I digress.

Is it fair to say, though, that he's gradually becoming the new Kristin Wiig -- i.e., must appear in every single sketch? Not that I'm complaining, just saying barely a sketch goes by in which he's not a part of it.

Now back to his hotness ....

by Anonymousreply 1604/07/2013


by Anonymousreply 1704/07/2013

To R11:

Don't forget Jon Hamm.

Totally agree with R12. So far, I'd say Melissa's the best host this season.

by Anonymousreply 1804/07/2013

Phoenix's drummer could certainly get it.

by Anonymousreply 1904/07/2013

I hear he's hung like a horse, albeit a pony.

by Anonymousreply 2004/07/2013

Peter Dinklage! Why doesn't he ever host?

by Anonymousreply 2104/07/2013

Peter Drunklage! Somebody give this fidget a sitcom! Or at least let him host.

by Anonymousreply 2204/07/2013

I love that nugget!

by Anonymousreply 2304/07/2013

Damn those Phoenix guys are skinny.

by Anonymousreply 2404/07/2013

I thought Aidy Bryant would have gotten more airtime tonight. I don't think she was in any live sketches. Were they scared two larger women couldn't share the stage?

by Anonymousreply 2504/07/2013

I want Brian Williams to host again.

by Anonymousreply 2604/07/2013

It's like McCarthy wants to be the female Chris Farley.

by Anonymousreply 2704/07/2013

I'm getting some diminished returns with McCarthy. Every joke is the same and every character is a variation on the same gag.

by Anonymousreply 2804/07/2013

Aidy Bryant was in one of the sketches that got cut tonight.

by Anonymousreply 2904/07/2013

Jon Hamm was in tonight?

by Anonymousreply 3004/07/2013


by Anonymousreply 3104/07/2013

I love her, but it was very lame compared to her last time.

by Anonymousreply 3204/07/2013

I thought Jason Sudeikis was sexy as hell in the bank sketch.

by Anonymousreply 3304/07/2013

Fat chicks is always funny.

by Anonymousreply 3404/07/2013

[quote] I thought Jason Sudeikis was sexy as hell in the bank sketch.

Has there been any explanation for Sudekis's behavior in the final skit feting Kristen Wiig's departure last year?

by Anonymousreply 3504/07/2013

[quote]No one in their right mind has watched this unfunny show in years

I can say I haven't watched in years but I did last night and I laughed all the way thru. I loved the Bar Mitzvah Boy, hilarious.

by Anonymousreply 3604/07/2013

Sorry, but no one wants to see a fat woman throwing herself all over a stage. It's bad enough seeing one trying to wobble across the stage to walk.

by Anonymousreply 3704/07/2013

I thought the "I Eat Pizza For a Living" sketch was pretty degrading for someone that fat.

She was GREAT the first time, but just OK this time. The material was a lot weaker.

by Anonymousreply 3804/07/2013

God this show is awful.

by Anonymousreply 3904/07/2013

She was incredible. An Emmy-worthy performances. Past hosts should look at her shows and be embarrassed.

by Anonymousreply 4004/07/2013

First SNL episode I didn't fast forward through in a long time.

I also enjoyed Jason Sudeikis in his tight slacks during the HAM sketch.

by Anonymousreply 4104/07/2013

R12, that's a recycling of an old Phyllis Diller joke.

Diller: Fang and I were so poor that we lived in basement apartments where there was no house above it.

by Anonymousreply 4204/07/2013

So basically McCarthy can't lose weight or her career goes down the toliet?

by Anonymousreply 4304/07/2013

Looks have nothing to do with a performing career, don't be silly, R43.

by Anonymousreply 4404/07/2013

That ham sketch was fucking hysterical. I agree, that half of why she's funny is her "fat" persona, but who cares? Funny is funny.

by Anonymousreply 4504/07/2013

Melissa McCarthy is widely viewed in EVERYTHING she does.

by Anonymousreply 4604/07/2013

Widescreen TVs really made room for a whole new kind of celebrity.

by Anonymousreply 4704/07/2013

[quote]I loved the Bar Mitzvah Boy, hilarious.

Me too, she's really good as that character. Weekend Update was all I watched.

by Anonymousreply 4804/07/2013

The night Wiig left, the story I heard was that Samberg and Sudeikis were pissed at Lorne Michaels. Both of them wanted off the show. Samberg got his wish, Sudeikis didn't.

McCarthy did a great job hosting last night.

by Anonymousreply 4904/07/2013

How did Sudekis act on Wiig's last show?

by Anonymousreply 5004/07/2013

[quote]Both of them wanted off the show. Samberg got his wish, Sudeikis didn't.

What a ridiculous thing to type. They are not indentured servants. If they want off, they quit.

by Anonymousreply 5104/07/2013

Love her. That writing at SNL sucks.

by Anonymousreply 5204/07/2013

Taran in tighty whities.

by Anonymousreply 5304/07/2013

This is a great shot of Taran's ass and balls from behind.

by Anonymousreply 5404/07/2013


by Anonymousreply 5504/07/2013

yeah, Andy Samberg's career has sure taken off after leaving SNL, that chick in question , too.

by Anonymousreply 5604/07/2013

Does Taran Killam have a background in dance? Anytime he dances in a sketch (which is actually fairly often) his dancing is really good - much better than you'd expect from a comedy performer working with a choreographer for a couple days. And he was great doing that animatronic ragtime performer in the broken down tunnel of love, as if he'd done a lot of mime classes as well.

Bottom line I want to fuck him.

by Anonymousreply 5704/08/2013

You and me both r57! He has a great singing voice too.

by Anonymousreply 5804/08/2013

Taran's bio. As a student at the LA HS for the Performing Arts, he no doubt had serious dance and vocal training.

by Anonymousreply 5904/08/2013


by Anonymousreply 6004/08/2013

So Taran is a favorite here?

by Anonymousreply 6104/08/2013

She has gained so much weight since hosting te first time and was out of breath in every single sketch. I think the opening monologue with the shoe bit was set up entirely so she wouldn't be huffing and puffing from those 3 steps and a yard long walk to downstage but she was still completely out of breath through the whole thing. And the whole show. I thought it was just depressing watching het. She's going to drop dead one day soon just from the effort it takes to get out of bed.

by Anonymousreply 6204/08/2013

People on tv shows have contracts, R51. Sometimes they can get out of them when they want to, sometimes they can't.

As I made clear, it's something I heard at the time. There's no need for you to take quite so much umbrage.

by Anonymousreply 6304/08/2013

The whole time I watched the episode I thought to myself 'damn, shrill voice Dawn French would have killed it'. Melissa's voice is just too damn whiny.

by Anonymousreply 6404/08/2013

That hot girl in the cast (the straight one) looked and sounded like Dana Plato in the "dating in the nineties" sketch

by Anonymousreply 6504/08/2013

Watched it in HULU and did not see that HAM sketch everyone is raving about. Why would Hulu cut the best sketch?

by Anonymousreply 6604/08/2013

The Ham skit is full of music they don't have the rights to, r66

by Anonymousreply 6704/08/2013

Thanks r67, learn something new every day. Unfortunately, the NBC web site doesn't show ANY of the show in my "country" (Puerto Rico for chrissakes!)

by Anonymousreply 6804/08/2013

r68. When you are outside the USA try sites like torrentbay for episodes of shows like SNL.

by Anonymousreply 6904/08/2013

Thanks, I stay away from torrents but I do use the site linked for major movies or missed TV shows. I mean, we do get all the same networks and cable channels here (except for AMC unless we use satellite TV). But there are times I miss shows and then I have to resort to creative webbing.

(BTW, I checked NBC and they are finally allowing SNL web runs in PR! But no HAM sketch either!)

by Anonymousreply 7004/08/2013

Melissa was working the shit out of very weak material. Last time she was on was much better written. Taram was on WWHL and said that he knows Melissa from The Groundlings so that may explain why he was in so many sketches. He also came across (like Seth Myers did on WWHL) as very funny and gay-ish.

by Anonymousreply 7104/08/2013

[quote]So Taran is a favorite here?

Taran is GOD in DL. Talented, handsome triple-threat with a charming disposition, fey enough for those with high hopes that he may be gay...and a nice bubble butt.

by Anonymousreply 7204/08/2013

[quote] How did Sudekis act on Wiig's last show?

by Anonymousreply 7304/08/2013

You guys are lusting after TARAN KILLAM?

I've said it before, and I'll say it again: you DL guys lust after the most bland, flabby, and pasty of the bland, flabby, and pasty.

It's quite strange.

by Anonymousreply 7404/08/2013

I agree with R74. I really enjoy Killam on SNL and am impressed with his broad range of talents, but looks-wise he is bland, flabby and pasty, as R74 said.

by Anonymousreply 7504/08/2013

Taran Killam is in every skit this season but he usually plays the smaller supporting roles. I've been so sad they've not reprised his hilarious Andy Cohen imitation, which he really nailed.

by Anonymousreply 7604/08/2013

I think Taran is handsome and talented.

He's a little younger than I am, but we could make it work if ditches girlio.

by Anonymousreply 7704/08/2013

I didn't think Melissa was nearly as funny this time as last time. Taran Killam was on Jimmy Fallon last week and said that the two best sketches last time (office worker with the horse balloon and Hidden Valley Ranch) were Melissa's skits from the Groundlings.

by Anonymousreply 7804/08/2013

I thought she was great. I watched her skits a second time and liked them even better. She's got great timing and delivery. She adds to the skits rather than just reading her lines like 90% of the hosts do. She's got great timing and delivery. She's unique. There are a couple other hosts I like pretty well but she is by far my favorite.

by Anonymousreply 7904/08/2013

R75 Cohen did not seem pleased by that impression but I thought it was great.

by Anonymousreply 8004/08/2013

Melissa is very talented. It's a shame that post-Bridesmaids she's getting typecast as hard and grating characters. She's much better as the sweet, goofy type.

by Anonymousreply 8104/08/2013

I think that when they have a guest host as good as she is, even the regular players bring their A-game. VEry few looked like they were spending most of their time reading off of cue cards like they were being confronted with the material for the first time. Contrast the entire cast on this episode with the lameness that was the Adam Levine episode and you'll see what I mean. They know when not to bother.

by Anonymousreply 8204/08/2013

Drinklage was an especially good funny drunk. I hope they have him host sometime.

by Anonymousreply 8304/08/2013

I liked the Kamala Harris story on the weekend update, when Seth said that Obama made a faux-pas in saying it right in front of Eric Holder (sp) and cut to a pic of him looking sad, that was funny.

by Anonymousreply 8404/08/2013

Wow, R73, Sudekis's behavior is pretty startling throughout - including his excluding himself from the festivities once he embraces Wiig and fails to join in on the singing. He acts like someone who is nursing an unrequited love.

by Anonymousreply 8504/08/2013

Maybe Sudekis was sad.

by Anonymousreply 8604/08/2013

More like unrequited (or possibly requited) hate.

by Anonymousreply 8704/08/2013

R81 I have to disagree with that. The rough characters are unexpected from a person who looks like she does so there's humor in that right away.

by Anonymousreply 8804/10/2013
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