Day: November 18, 2012

SNL’s “Oh S*it!” Thanksgiving sketch, cut after dress rehearsal

Saturday Night Live has posted more and more of its sketches that didn’t make it past the live dress rehearsal. Last night’s episode — hosted by Jeremy Renner — contained a whopper of a Thanksgiving sketch that included a loud, audible “Oh shit!” moment. Roll the clip! In the sketch, Nasim Pedrad plays the family matriarch, giving thanks before the Thanksgiving meal about her daughters (played by Vanessa Bryant and Aidy Bryant), her daughter’s new husband (Tim Robinson) who still sports a nose ring, and her own third husband (played by Bill Hader). But it’s all a set up...

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SNL #38.8 RECAP: Host Jeremy Renner, musical guest Maroon 5

Feelings of excitement and anticipation did not accompany this weekend’s edition of Saturday Night Live — neither the inclusion of host Jeremy Renner nor musical guest Maroon 5 could induce such emotions. Something real and unexpected could, though. For the second consecutive week, SNL provoked deep, true hearty laughs out of me and other comedy fans by producing an unexpected — yet entirely logical — moment in live and/or taped television. Such is comedy. To the recap! We open cold with Paul Broadwell reading from her biography about Gen. David Petraeus — whom, until we learned a week earlier...

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Chris Tucker on his comedy roots and his “comeback” stand-up comedy tour, film

Chris Tucker joked this past week that his new stand-up comedy tour is called his “IRS Tour,” a reference to his owing the Internal Revenue Service more than $11 million. Tucker told Jimmy Fallon that he had taped a new stand-up comedy film last week in his hometown of Atlanta — fulfilling a dream of duplicating what comedy idols of his, Richard Pryor and Eddie Murphy, had done before hi. Roll a clip. Chris Tucker talked much more at length about his career last week with Ron Bennington (pitcured above) for SiriusXM’s “Unmasked.” It airs today at 3 p.m....

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