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Jim Carrey owns the stage on Saturday Night Live

By | January 10, 2011 at 10:53 am | No comments

Whether he was actually as positive as he claimed sarcastically or just positively into it, host Jim Carrey brought some serious energy to SNL this week. Introducing not just episode one of 2011, but “the very first show of the last year of our existence,” he owned the stage, but shared the love, working the crowd (not cast plants) during his opening monologue in a more...


As promised, Larry King attempts stand-up comedy (VIDEO)

By | December 21, 2010 at 3:06 pm | 5 comments

Last night on The Tonight Show, Jay Leno probed Larry King about his rumored plans to embark on a stand-up comedy tour. After minimal coaxing, the newly-retired broadcaster got up to do a few bits. He stressed that his normal act consists of storytelling. Since time was limited, he decided to forego his usual format and just do a couple stock jokes that everyone has heard more...


Saturday Night Live delivers a few gifts before Christmas

By | December 20, 2010 at 3:53 pm | No comments

‘Twas the week before Christmas… and the folks at Saturday Night Live delivered some decent presents for this week’s holiday show. They also delivered a few socks ‘n’ underwear- caliber duds. The funny thing is, they seemed to wrap most of them the same. That is to say, impressions were the core of this week’s show, which largely consisted of trotting out as more...


Saturday Night Live delivers laughs despite emphasis on Paul McCartney’s presence

By | December 13, 2010 at 11:09 am | No comments

Host Paul Rudd’s monologue on this week's Saturday Night Live was a bit of a self-fulfilling prophesy. Of course, when a Beatle is in the studio, you’ve got no delusions that you’re the center of attention. And if you’re a cast member, you probably feel you’re even lower on that food chain. And thankfully, the reality of guest musician Paul McCartney’s more...


Whitney Cummings strikes third TV deal, set to roast the Jersey Shore on MTV

By | December 10, 2010 at 4:00 pm | No comments

It would be difficult trying to prove that any one comedian in 2010 has made strides as big as Whitney Cummings. In the last 12 months, she's gone from a relatively unknown talent (in the mainstream, in the mainstream!) to one of the most sought after comedians. We're saying all this because the 28-year-old confirmed to Punchline Magazine that she's signed a pilot deal more...


Robert De Niro typecasted on Saturday Night Live; funny at times

By | December 6, 2010 at 11:42 am | No comments

There’s a bit of irony in this week’s show. You’ve got an actor of Robert De Niro’s caliber hosting, one whose very reason for being a host is that his ability to deliver in comedies has proven so successful that audiences are flocking for thirds with “Little Fockers.” And yet, he spent most of the night playing either himself or his old cast-type. In one more...


Anne Hathaway, Jay Pharoah lead Saturday Night Live to a solid night of laughs

By | November 22, 2010 at 11:11 am | No comments

She awkwardly mumbles as the pseudo-“complex” Katie Holmes on the Miley Cyrus Show. She dons a Dorothy costume and Judy Garland’s voice to boot. She Brits-up as royalty-to-be Kate Middleton. She kicks up combat-booted heels as Alanis Morrissette. She busts out a thick Bronx accent for an on-the-scene news bit. It’s the weekend before Thanksgiving, and among the more...


Anne Hathaway hosts SNL this week; why not watch her promos with Bill Hader?

By | November 17, 2010 at 4:43 pm | No comments

Fact: Actress Anne Hathaway has hosted Saturday Night Live once. She's doing it a second time this Saturday. Alec Baldwin, she is not. She's prettier, though. Check out her promos below with SNL'r Bill Hader. Right? Why not? more...


Scarlett Johansson proves her range on Saturday Night Live, but fails to help with laughs

By | November 15, 2010 at 10:36 am | No comments

It’s difficult when I have to write not-so-nice things about someone for whom I have a lot of professional respect. But this week’s Saturday Night Live, hosted by excellent actress Scarlett Johansson, was simply boring. Her acting skills were certainly present, as she performed a range of characters that included a beautiful, pregnant Latina woman and an over-the-top more...


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