Though it’s been eight years since Wedding Crashers‘s release and 17 since that of Swingers — man, that movie’s almost old enough to vote — Vince Vaughn still knows a thing or two about how to treat chicks, man. Need proof? Here’s the fast-talking comedian schooling Bobby Moynihan and promoting his upcoming stint as host of Saturday Night Live at the same time. It’s pretty frickin’ money.
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Physical comedy is deceptively simple. Anyone can do a pratfall, but most couldn’t do one well — and the number of people who can actually make five minutes of nearly falling, falling, and slowly getting up seem entertaining is smaller still.
Enter Melissa McCarthy, a versatile comedic actor with top notch timing, great delivery, and a physicality that the Three Stooges would admire. Sure, she’s much more than a klutz — but for better or for worse, the physical stuff is what SNL likes to showcase whenever the Bridesmaids star appears on the series. And though surprise appearances from Dennis Rodman and Peter
Drunklage Dinklage threatened to steal focus from McCarthy herself, her physical presence helped her nail her second Saturday Night Live hosting gig.
But if McCarthy wants to win the title of Mr./Ms. Saturday Night, she’d better leave those sparkly red platform sandals at home — because beating Justin Timberlake will be an uphill battle. READ FULL STORY
And that, ladies and gentlemen, is how an episode of Saturday Night Live is done. Was it perfect? No, but compared to a lot of what we’ve seen this season, it was downright awards-worthy. Here’s hoping we see a lot more of the lovely Ms. Melissa McCarthy on SNL. The actress, who next graces our movie screens in June’s The Heat opposite Sandra Bullock (a dream team if there ever was one), infused the show with a much-needed energy, giving it her all, even when that all meant face-planting on the sticky stage floor.
The night kicked off with a Kim Jong-un-centered cold open, in which the North Korean leader addressed his subjects on two important topics. First, the reopening of the Yongbyong nuclear complex that will leave his “enemies chagrined and discombobulated,” and second, that he had “decided to lift [the] nation’s ban on same-sex marriage.” Bobby Moynihan as Jong-un insisted that the change in views was not because he had a nephew who happened to be gay (he was executed anyway), nor was it because of his own personal preferences (“I’m about as heterosexual as a person can be.”), but simply because it seemed like the right thing to do. How progressive of him! All in all, it was a decent start to the night, made better by Dennis Rodman’s cameo at the end. (A quick aside: Am I the only one who thinks of Rodman not as a basketball player, but as Jean-Claude Van Damme’s sidekick in Double Team? Ah, a true classic, that one.) READ FULL STORY
Melissa McCarthy has already proven herself. She won our hearts on Gilmore Girls, turned Mike & Molly into something actually worth watching, and broke through on film in the mega 2011 hit Bridesmaids.
Best of all, she showed herself to be a capable and nimble host the last time she stopped by SNL. In 2011, McCarthy’s first night at the rodeo won critical praise and high ratings. It may have spiked Hidden Valley’s salad dressing sales as well. (Er, maybe not.) This time around, she comes to the show as an even bigger star: McCarthy has both The Hangover III and a big movie with Sandra Bullock (The Heat) out this summer, she’s supposedly snagged the female lead in the Oscar-ready dramedy St. Vincent de Van Nuys, and she’s starting production on her directorial debut, Tammy — a film McCarthy also wrote (with husband Ben Falcone, who’s co-directing as well). Oh, and did I mention she’s starring in that one too?
Does McCarthy’s increased celebrity mean she may not be as fearless and game as she was when she hosted just two years ago? READ FULL STORY
We’re all excited to see what Melissa McCarthy is going to do on this week’s Saturday Night Live (please Arlene, please please) and her interview with Fallon last night just got us even more pumped.
Looking like a total movie star — that hair — McCarthy described her quick change between the cold open and her monologue last time on SNL as ”the only time I’ve truly been assaulted… lovingly.”
After the season high that was Justin Timberlake’s March 9 episode — and yet another hiatus — Saturday Night Live is finally back this week with a new episode hosted by Melissa McCarthy. Judging by this promo, we can expect dry humor, absurdity, and perhaps a little bit of pouting from forgotten birthday
girl boy Taran Killam. (No joke — he really did turn 31 on April 1.) All that’s missing is a giant vat of ranch dressing:
April Fools' Comedy Day: John Mulaney on his hypothetical YA novel, Stefon in 20 years, and 'Toddlers & Tiaras'
This April Fools’ Day we decided our readers deserved a good laugh. But since a website can neither get collectively engaged nor pregnant we realized we needed some help. So we interviewed five comedians with upcoming project. Get to know them as they answer our April Questionnaire. Then check out more of their comedy online.
Get to know John Mulaney:
You might know John from the times he’s appeared on Saturday Night Live‘s Weekend Update or remember his name as one of the writers (along with Bill Hader) of the Stefon character. Or maybe you’re a true comedy fan and have listened to his albums ”New in Town” or ”The Top Part.” If not, get on it. He’s also got a new pilot, filming soon, for NBC. READ FULL STORY
Don’t get us wrong — we’ve got no beef with Seth Meyers. His wry delivery is perfect for Saturday Night Live‘s Weekend Update, and he’s written plenty of classic sketches, including last fall’s masterful Louie/Lincoln parody.
But when word broke that NBC will supposedly bring in Meyers to host Late Night once Jimmy Fallon decamps for The Tonight Show, we couldn’t help meeting the news with a noncommittal shrug. Sure, he’d be a fine man for the job, and God knows SNL could use some new blood in its writers room. At the same time, though, wouldn’t it be nice if NBC didn’t pick a man to do this job?
While cable has its share of female-fronted late night talk shows — E!’s Chelsea Lately, Bravo’s Kathy, MTV’s fledgling Nikki & Sara Live – the networks haven’t featured a lady late night host since The Wanda Sykes Show crashed and burned on Fox in 2010. Among the Big Three networks alone, the record is even worse; there’s never been a late night chat show hosted solely by a woman on ABC, NBC, or CBS, though Joy Behar was one of The Midnight Hour‘s rotating hosts in 1990.
Simply put, that is ridiculous. And here are 10 funny women we’d like to see make history in Jimmy Fallon’s old seat.
Dear James Lipton: Please never stop asking your guests to answer questions in character, especially if they have a background in improv comedy. (And especially especially if they’re voice actors.)
The dignified host of Bravo’s Inside the Actors Studio asked guest Tina Fey to revive her famous Sarah Palin impression when she stopped by his show earlier this week. Thankfully, Fey obliged, slipping into her winky take on the ex-governor like it was a warm, comfy elk skin coat. What followed was a too-short sequence that allowed Fey to show off both her best-known impersonation and her quick thinking. When asked her opinion on gun control, for example, “Palin” said without skipping a beat that she believes “that if everybody had guns, there would be fewer guns in the stores.”
Watch on, you crazy mavericks:
In case that headline gave you heart palpitations, rest easy: Lorne Michaels isn’t exiting Saturday Night Live anytime soon. If and when the SNL executive producer does choose to depart his creation, though, Tina Fey wouldn’t be interested in picking up his mantle.
The subject came up in a recent interview with the Huffington Post, tied to Fey’s new comedy Admission. When the interviewer asks Fey if she might hypothetically want to step into Michaels’s shoes someday, the comedian immediately dismisses the idea: “Oh, SNL? I mean, I feel like SNL is so defined by Lorne’s taste and his sensibility. That’s why any time people have tried to imitate the format and make their own version of it, you’ll notice it never really quite happens,” Fey said.
Furthermore, Fey believes SNL as an institution is so tied to Michaels that when he steps away from the show, it should end altogether: “He is the center of the show…when he wants to stop, it should just stop.” READ FULL STORY
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