Considering how often this appears to actually happen by those on the fringes of fame, Beck played it perfectly. Comedy can be such a powerful took for education when used properly, and this entire episode has done a great job of really shining a light on various experiences in a way that could open some eyes. This time, “SNL” took a deep dive into the ongoing protests against systemic racism with a great comedic edge as Bill Burr, Ego Nwodim and Kenan Thompson portrayed three sports-show anchors. This was another sketch that worked so well because of the perfect contrast between subtle comedy and ridiculous, over-the-top characters. The jokes were funny, but the boys were definitely pushing things this week. Kate Sheehy, New York Post news.com.au October 12, 2020 11:24am Ego Nwodim and Kenan Thompson are also solid as Burr’s completely normal broadcast partners who have to put up with his behavior. Your favorite teams, topics, and players all on your favorite mobile devices. It’s a dream come true. Bill Swerski and the Superfans are among the most legendary in the show’s history. Beating Tom Brady in primetime can have that effect. As usual, we're ranking all the sketches from worst to first, including the Monologue, Cold Open, "Weekend Update" and any sketches that were cut for time but made their way online. In other words, it was a clout move from a desperate idiot more concerned about their own nascent fame than what they were saying. Chris Rock Stand-Up Monologue. Your privacy is safe with us. ‘SNL’ took aim at ‘real Bostonians’ with fake Sam Adams commercial With Bill Burr hosting, of course 'SNL' did a Boston sketch. Powered by Minute Media © 2020 All Rights Reserved. This one was definitely a little aggressive, though only a real Bostonian could say if Bill Burr and Mikey Day crossed the line with their takes on an aggressive father-son duo at a commercial tasking for a new pumpkin-infused lager. Is Saturday Night Live new tonight, October 10? After watching this sketch and McKinnon’s character Dr. Wayne Wenowdis on Weekend Update, it’s hard not to think that McKinnon herself has been going a little mad during the pandemic. The Marcy Projects in Brooklyn become the staging ground for the champion shooter rivalry at the 8th annual World Series of Dice. And he never outright said he wanted Trump to die -- but he also didn’t say he didn’t. Bill Burr and Issa Rae are both set to make their "Saturday Night Live" hosting debuts later this month, NBC announced Friday ahead of the show's 46th season premiere. Watch a recap of SNL skits last night (Oct. 10). Wearing a grey face covering, the 52-year-old comedian hosted the second episode of … Burr put on a hairpiece for a sketch about police brutality and poorly-timed pranks. It was such a simple premise, but played perfectly by a master of this craft that even when she broke character, she never broke character. The forty-sixth season of the NBC comedy series Saturday Night Live premiered on October 3, 2020, during the 2020–21 television season with host Chris Rock and musical guest Megan Thee Stallion. First Debate Cold Open. By the end of the sketch we’d met the reincarnated fly that was Herman Cain (Kenan Thompson) and this sketch was officially off the rails. Breaking Bad star Bill Burr’s controversial SNL appearance has fans divided on Twitter – with many claiming he went too far. Comedian Bill Burr hosted SNL on Saturday night, marking his first time on the long-running sketch series. Pete Davidson dropped by to talk about J.K. Rowling’s TERF controversy, and surprisingly did not go as hard on this one as seemingly everything else on the show at this point. While Bill had set up a series of elaborate jokes in the wake of the Bears victory, Kenan and Ego revealed how challenging it is to focus on football in the wake of ongoing violence against Black people in this country. We'll skip the musical guests, because they're not usually funny -- unless Ashlee Simpson shows up. When it was announced Bill Burr would host SNL for the first time, my expectations were slightly elevated since Burr isn't known for ever disappointing. How to sum up 20 years of social progress? I’m a sucker for a good Saturday Night Live commercial parody. It’s another good example of how our words can have power regardless of the intent in our hearts. SNL At Home Bumper Photos. It was a perfect way to represent how differently it lands with white people than with people of color. In this sketch, Bill Burr plays a sportscaster who becomes overwhelmed with white guilt after it becomes apparent that he paid more attention to a football game than the news about a black man harmed in a police shooting the night before. Mostly miss, with an occasional flash of accidental comedy. Jason Momoa drops in for a surprise cameo as "Saturday Night Live" gets extremely topical in an episode that earned a few boos and a lot of squirming discomfort from an uncertain studio audience. Maya Rudolph Transforms into Kamala Harris. Saturday Night Live with host Bill Burr: What to watch for. CLIP 10/10/20. And there’s no indication that Bill’s character is supposed to be awful or racist or anything other than an ordinary white person. I thought SNL was supposed to be funny. The content of the debate between Maya Rudolph’s Kamala Harris and Beck Bennett’s Mike Pence was almost as boring as the actual debate, with softball jokes overlaying how things actually went. The contrast between their characters and Burr’s was hysterical. But he did admit he was having fun. Stand-up comedian Bill Burr played an ignorant sports commentator unaware of a tragic police brutality incident on the latest episode of “Saturday Night Live.” Comedian Bill Burr struck a nerve with a stunned cross-section of “Saturday Night Live” viewers from white “bitches” he claimed hijacked the woke moment to gay individuals to cancel culture to people risking their families’ lives because they’re too dumb to wear a face mask. The comedian also poked fun at the gay community, suggesting that their struggles weren't as challenging as minorities. This was one of the most pointed episodes of “SNL” we’ve seen in a long time, with some great satirical pieces that delved into almost every major issue facing America today. She played “straight characters” in all three of these sketches, and served as a perfect foil for Burr’s comedy. Unlike last week, when host Chris Rock didn’t really get to play any interesting characters, host Bill Burr was certainly the star of the show. While we were hoping for a Jeff Goldblum cameo, we sort of got one in the way of footage from his classic “The Fly” film when the “SNL” political open went full sci-fi. Kate McKinnon and Bill Burr definitely went all in as a couple who hadn’t been out of the house in six months reconnecting with old friends and saying a few things wrong. And it can still find humor in the simplest of things, like somebody saying something wrong, because not all of our humor has to hit us over the head with a message. It’s definitely riding that edge of comedy, but not quite as effectively as Bill Burr did in his opening monologue. SNL aired a sketch featuring Bill Burr as a mob boss who needs to be caught up with political correctness after 20 years in jail. What can I say? In this follow up to the 2016 sketch “Dunkin Donuts,” Bill Burr plays a “real Bostonian” who finds himself completely out of place in a clichéd beer commercial. Then things got really weird when Jim Carrey’s Joe Biden decided to teleport to the debate to save the day, only to wind up as the fly on Mike Pence’s head. Here are the best sketches of the night. It was pretty funny, though, regardless of where you’re from as the drink went over really well with almost everyone. The comments sent social media into an uproar after the show aired. We'll never pass along your email address to spammers, scammers, or the like. Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited. And yet, there was a gentleness and a sweetness behind all the chaos, too; the supportive love and impressive patience of friendship. SNL has a long history of incorporating the Bears into their skits. Fake woke semi-celebs took a hard hit in this one with Beck Bennett as a not-well-known actor filming a powerful message to Donald Trump in the form of a rap … without a shirt on. Then Bill had his set, and I had heard all that material before, which was okay I don't mind that, he still did well. I don’t care. Gallery | Post Date 05/09/20. But this night has to go to Kate McKinnon who not only held the debate together with a pretty spot-on impression of Susan Page, she played it beautifully as an embarrassed woman after saying “unpresidented,” and took us all on a wild ride with her Dr. Nowdis bit on “Weekend Update.”. Once again, the envelope was pushed hard on racial insensitivity, LGBTQ insensitivity and the like with Bill’s character being about as politically incorrect as you can be, without being outright racist or homophobic or anything of the sort. CLIP 10/03/20. He took part in several skits throughout the evening, including one that addressed a hot topic. Bill Burr didn't hold back in his controversial opening "Saturday Night Live" monologue.. In no particular order, here are my reviews of the three best sketches from this week’s show. I thought the Sam Adams real Bostonian and the PC mob skits were hilarious. Gallery | Post Date 10/04/20. If you’re that dumb and you wanna kill your own family members, by all means do it.”. Having a pile of f*** you money can do that. Bill Burr and Kate McKinnon are hilarious from the get-go in this sketch, about three couples meeting for socially-distanced drinks. But that’s enough for him to be experiencing life in this country so differently that the stories of Black victims just hit differently -- if they resonate at all. On 'SNL,' People Have Forgotten How to Speak in ... host Bill Burr and Kate McKinnon went for a socially distanced patio hang ... "We have not been out of the house in six months," Burr explains. Discussion in 'Mayberry Lounge' started by mb23100, Oct 11, ... Lol at thinking Bill Burr is selling out to woke mob. I wonder if he'll be invited back, I hope he is. “Saturday Night Live” returns next week with host Issa Rae and musical guest Justin Bieber. Racism isn’t always intent, it can sometimes be learned behavior that may mean nothing to you, but could mean a lot to other people. I just got an app that has seasons 30-40s has some solid skits. “SNL” is one of the best agents of change this country has, utilizing comedy on a broad platform to really say something about the world we live in and force people to take stock of themselves and those around them. Alex Moffat, Beck Bennett, Ego Nwodim, and Lauren Holt were subtle but hilarious, and it really paid off. Ego Nwodim is coming into her own even more in her first season as a main cast member, with several great performances, but she never really got the chance to break loose. While Burr was the star of all three of these sketches, I’d say the real MVP was Ego Nwodim. Is The Late Show with Stephen Colbert new tonight, October 13? Burr and McKinnon play characters who’ve become somewhat unhinged as a result of social distancing, and they both capture the subtleties of quarantine-induced madness. We suspected a “Fly” twist of some kind, but this whole sketch never found its groove completely or moved fully beyond strange and into genuinely funny. Bill Burr (Photo by Michael S. Schwartz/Getty Images). (We love you, Kate!). Bill Burr’s very first crack at hosting Saturday Night Live did not disappoint. Have Bill Burr’s gangster meet up with his gang leaders after 20 years in the clink and see just how fish-out-of-the-water he is. He still isn’t thrilled. Burr exceeded expectations, and as you'll s Gallery | Post Date 10/11/20. I haven't watched SNL in at least a decade but I recorded it last night after hearing he and Jack White would be on. That said, it’s one of the most gentle and persuasive methods to do that. It was also clearly Kate just playing around and enjoying making Colin break, but it was an infectious kind of lunacy, which was also appropriate considering the subject matter. Beck Bennett was also solid on the night, bringing it as Mike Pence and even more as a fake/woke actor seeking clout. Comedian Bill Burr plays a Bostonian who drinks a bit too much Sam Adams pumpkin ale during a grocery store taste test in this hilarious "SNL" ad. SNL: Why Bill Burr’s Shocking “White Women” Joke Worked How to pick a favorite moment from this terrific episode of Saturday Night Live, an altogether surprise … It was largely successful as an impression, and definitely more in line with the wackier sensibilities we anticipated when Carrey took on this role, but it wasn’t super successful as comedy. Get Toofab breaking news sent right to your browser! As for that opener, we knew it was going to be Maya Rudolph’s Kamala Harris taking on Beck Bennett’s Mike Pence -- and we knew they’d find some way to work Jim Carrey’s Joe Biden into it -- but we were still a little surprised by just how wacky they were willing to go. The rest of the skits, not even a smile, throughout the whole thing. And as aggressive as Bill was in doing so in his stand-up monologue, we can’t help but wonder if his influence carried through the show. Stand-up comic and former “Breaking Bad’’ actor Bill Burr has ignited a Twitter firestorm -- for mocking everyone from white women to gays in his first “Saturday Night Live’’ monologue. Sometimes a simple premise works, if the players commit fully to it. Let me know your thoughts on these sketches in the comments below, and check back next week for my thoughts on the latest episode! Bill Burr SNL Sketches Ranked: VP Debate, ... Have Bill Burr’s gangster meet up with his gang leaders after 20 years in the clink and see just how fish-out-of-the-water he is. Social interactions are sure to be awkward as people emerge from their Covid cocoons and attempt to be “normal” again, though hopefully not this awkward. The segment did a great job of balancing the seriousness of their concerns, getting that message out there, will Bill’s growing discomfort not only in the elaborate gags he’d pre-planned, but in the fact that not only did he know nothing of Kareem Jenkins -- a real victim of violence -- but he couldn’t even be bothered to remember his name moments after the other two had said it. CLIP 10/10/20. But we’re sure he still managed to offend a whole swath of people. He was featured in a lead role in four of the night’s six sketches, including my three favorite sketches of the night. Pete Davidson deserves credit for his role as the hilariously oblivious waiter who keeps trying to offer Burr’s character “fresh cracked pepper” (yes, there’s a waiter on the sports broadcast–watch the sketch!) We love that everyone in his circle was telling him the same thing, and even a fun cameo by Jason Momoa tried to drill home the same message. Bill Burr took the reins of “Saturday Night LIve,” kicking off the night with a very topical and edgy monologue that carried through the rest of the evening. It was also nice to see Chloe Fineman slide into a more traditional sketch role, playing Kyle Mooney’s significant other, while Kenan Thompson tried to convince Ego Nwodim to stop correcting BIll and Kate before they destroyed everything in their embarrassment. SNL has been hit or miss during the Trump years. If nothing else, the show doing this is validation that the Bears have the attention of the wider national media. © 2020 EHM Productions, Inc. All rights reserved. Bill did not pull any punches with his stand-up monologue, going after white women for hijacking the “woke” movement, and even Gay Pride Month for getting 30 days of June while Black people are stuck with 28 overcast, miserable days in February. I've never liked Bill Burr or his shtick. Bill Burr hosted Saturday Night Live last weekend and helped the show improve upon its lackluster season premiere. Bill Burr Bumper Photos. Build your custom FanSided TV email newsletter with news and analysis on Late Night Television and all your favorite sports teams, TV shows, and more. Bill Burr is set to make his Saturday Night Live hosting debut and he’s got the awkward promos to prove it. Bill Burr Wants to Be SNL’s Host and Musical Guest. The show opened with the VP debates (and a fly), then host Bill Burr’s monologue, and Jack White performed. And, the best part about it, is that Bill Burr breaking stuff on SNL was cathartic as hell. Carrey clearly was enjoying himself, ultimately playing Joe Biden half-transformed as a fly and half-transformed as Goldblum. Now that she’s a repertory player, I look forward to seeing her take on leading roles for many Saturday Night Live seasons to come. Bill Burr on SNL. There’s too many weak people. Bill Burr's Saturday Night Live opening segment called out white women for stealing the woke movement meant to help black lives. He did reiterate the idea that her goblins might represent the stereotype of Jews running the banks, and said he regretted getting a Potter tattoo, but didn’t really take any big swings or land any big comedic punches. And we think Bill did a good job of sliding up to that line with sensitivity and grace and humility as a white man who knows it was his kind of person leading the charge of oppressing pretty much everyone for centuries. [VIDEO] 'Saturday Night Live' recap: Bill Burr hosts Season 46, Episode 2; Jack White performs — 'SNL' monologue, best and worst sketches. “Take out your grandparents. “SNL” host Bill Burr initially does a spit take before trying the beer “for real,” which involves chugging the whole pint. Once again, the audience wasn’t sure if they should laugh or be offended -- and we’re not sure if it’s more a statement on them, the times or the jokes -- as Jost and Che cracked jokes about Orthodox Jews burning masks, Goldman Sachs saying Biden would be better for the costume, McDonalds breakfast bakery items causing diabetes and even a police horse sex sting. “I should take it down?” became Beck’s recurring motif in the sketch. Well played by both Colin Jost and Kate McKinnon, this one-note character broke the fourth wall and stepped outside of the bit (seemingly) to talk about all the uncertainty in the world. If nothing else, this sketch alone made it very clear that progress has been made, but there are still a lot of harmful learned behaviors out there. Michael Che took a lot of heat from the studio audience for just how dark he went in talking about Trump’s Covid diagnosis with three “he might die” jokes in a row. It’s a simple mistake often made, but it was their reactions to being corrected that brought out the best in everyone. In not one, but two sketches, guest-host Bill Burr was breaking glasses. While Burr’s character was funny, the sketch shone because of the rest of the cast’s spot-on portrayals of “real people” in a commercial. It was a brilliantly played take on all those pathetic  people exploiting real issues for personal gain. We wrap up with a look at the cast-member who had the strongest week. Late Night Television news from FanSided TV, SNL: Bill Burr’s Sam Adams sketch is a sequel to another Boston classic. 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