Sterling K. Brown’s debut SNL performance proves why he’s on a dramatic show and not a comedy.
For years on this site, I’ve posited that part of what’s great about SNL is that it gives you the chance to get a handle on the host’s comedic sensibility. Since they’re involved in the pitching/selection process, what makes it through to Saturday is at least a partial reflection on what they found funny. Sometimes that’s great, and other times it makes you realize that you don’t have the same thoughts on what’s funny. This is a very roundabout way of saying that I was underwhelmed with Sterling K. Brown’s episode of SNL.
What You Missed
The Bachelor Live
OMG this went in a way I did not expect, but so great. Never show me Alec Baldwin’s orange face again and do things like this instead.
Sterling K. Brown (the K is for Kathleen) is on This is Us, a show that’s generally tearjerking. The joke about the aftershow (“That Was Them”) was very good, as was this bit.
Family Feud: Oscar Winners vs. Losers Edition
This is just an excuse for a series of impressions, so here’s a series of bulletpoints
- “You the kind of lady that goes to a dog park and appoints herself sheriff”
- The Jordan Peele and Alison Janney impressions were bad.
- That Willem Dafoe was excellent
This is U.S.
This is an easy joke, but a good joke. Especially the quotes from the critics.
This was just okay until it got to the drink flinging portion.
This was kinda dumb and skippable.
- “Donald Trump is Twitter Crazy, one is actually crazy, and there’s a difference”
- Eric & Don Jr. is such good character work by Alex and Mikey.
- DAWN LAZARUS is back! HAP.
Black Panther Deleted Scene
Leslie Jones barely keeping it together helped this one out a lot.
This felt a draft away from feeling coherent/making sense throughout.
Cecily reading lines in a completely flat affect with a Southern accent, refusing to curse is somehow the funniest thing.
This was a rare Kyle Mooney thing that didn’t click with me