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My Favorite Sketch From Kumail Nanjiani’s #SNL: Bank Breakers

Kumail Nanjiani hosted SNL this past weekend and continued the trend of stand up comics being some of the best hosts. Stand up comedy seems to be a good pre cursor for hosts of SNL, and most of them have great stage presence which always helps when you’re doing live TV. Nanjiani was a great first time host, and my favorite sketch was Bank Breakers. The reveal of Cecily Strong’s character being a veteran with a sick child was great, as was Nanjiani’s reaction. Jackets and jeans, baby.

P.S. If you haven’t yet, please watch his monologue as well.

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My Favorite Sketch From Gal Gadot’s #SNL: First Date

Gal Gadot hosted SNL for the first time last Saturday, and it seemed like the writers weren’t sure what to do with her. Most of the sketches revolved around how gorgeous she was, but I think if she hosts again it would ideally be a more well rounded show. With that said, there were some highlights from her show on Saturday, including my favorite sketch: First Date. This sketch worked so well because Kenan doesn’t look exactly like OJ, but once the joke kicked in he looked enough like him to pull it off. Great stuff.

-Ryan

My Favorite Sketch From Ryan Gosling’s #SNL: Papyrus

Ryan Gosling and his handsome, giggly self hosted SNL for the second time Saturday night. It was a great episode, and similar to his first stint, Gosling excelled at the pre taped sketches, including my favorite one from Saturday: Papyrus. The premise of the sketch is Ryan Gosling’s character can’t understand why the marketing machine behind the Avatar movie used Papyrus font for the movie title. That’s it. It’s so simple and random but Gosling is so damn good that he makes it all work. His delivery of the line ‘they’re making more?’ might have been my favorite part of the whole episode. Enjoy!

-Ryan

Gal Gadot & Kumail Nanjiani Join Ryan Gosling As The First 3 Hosts For Season 43 Of #SNL

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Nothing screams FALL! quite like SNL announcing their hosts and musical guests for a new season and per usual, the lineup is wonderful. We already knew Ryan Gosling would be back for his second stint as host during the season premiere accompanied by Jay-Z, but the big news is that we got a couple of first timers in Gal Gadot and Kumail Nanjiani as the hosts for episodes 2 and 3. I just watched The Big Sick last week and it was as great as the reviews foretold it to be, and Gal Gadot is Wonder Woman. Very few things beat the joyfulness of first time hosts, so I can’t wait to see them both in action. Their musical guests will be the only living, breathing angel Sam Smith and the only woman with an exclamation point in her name, P!nk. Season premiere is next week!

-Ryan

Ryan Gosling & Jay-Z Will Be The Host & Musical Guest For The Season 43 Premiere Of #SNL

SNL wrapped up it’s four episode Weekend Update Summer Edition arc last night, and as expected we found out who the host and musical guest will be for the premiere of season 43. You never know who’s going to pop up as the host of SNL, but I hope we can all agree that Ryan Gosling is the absolute best case scenario. Gosling hosted once before in December 2015 and he was a delight. That’s the episode where we got the first Close Encounters sketch (where Gosling broke character for a solid 3 minutes) and easily one of my favorite sketches of all time, Santa Baby. September 30th can’t come soon enough.

-Ryan

Anthony Scaramucci & Lavar Ball Highlighted SNL’s First Ever Weekend Update Summer Edition

Usually we’d have to wait until late September or early October for SNL to reappear and start skewering the news. Luckily for us, SNL aired the first ever Weekend Update Summer Edition last night, and it was a welcome site. Colin Jost opened up the show with the most accurate line of all time – “it’s been a crazy year these last few weeks”. With Trump as President, everything feels like it’s going in super sonic motion, and just when your head is wrapped around one crazy news story, two more pop up to sock you in the jaw. Now, onto my two favorite parts.

It’s a goddamn shame that SNL missed out on Anthony Scaramucci. The Mooch and his personality and penchant for telling reporters that Steve Bannon sucks his own cock would have been a gold mine for SNL, but alas, those that fly closest to the sun aren’t mean to be around for long. Luckily we still got Bill Hader as Scaramucci, and he was fantastic because ‘Bill Hader as _____’ is always a going to be fantastic. I don’t know if they’ll bring Hader back for this season (especially if The Mooch doesn’t make his way back into the spotlight) but I’m glad we at least got this. Also, has there ever been a more on the nose description of someone than The Mooch being human cocaine? I don’t think so.

Kenan Thompson is heading into his 15th (!) season as an SNL cast member, and much like a fine wine, he gets better with age. He impersonated Lavar Ball last night, who I usually would hate to see pop up in the news, but if Kenan is doing the impersonation I’ll let it slide. Kenan’s vocal impersonations are never that great, but he makes it up for it in other ways, like the way he pronounced rhinoceros or the dance move he did to take the sneakers away from Colin. Lavar isn’t going away anytime soon (Lonzo hasn’t even started his rookie year yet) and I’m assuming his asinine comments will keep coming. This won’t be the last we’ve seen of Kenan’s newest impression.

-Ryan

#SNL Fridays: HR Meeting

Chris Pine’s SNL hosting stint kicked off the unofficial summer of Chris Pine that has continued on with his role in Wonder Woman. He was hands down my favorite host from season 42, and one of the under the radar sketches was HR Meeting. What was supposed to be a routine performance evaluation turns into a musical, sexually tensioned filled meeting. Have a great weekend everybody.

-Ryan

#SNL Fridays – Tenement Museum

Louis CK hosted one of the weirdest episodes of season 42, but the weirdest shows always end up being my favorite. This was the final sketch of the night, one in which Louis CK’s accent was so bad it caused Kate McKinnon to break character. Have a great weekend everybody.

-Ryan

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