Day: March 11, 2014

SNL web-only sketch: Vanessa Bayer’s choreography for Beyonce’s “Partition”

This wasn’t so much a sketch from last weekend’s Saturday Night Live, insomuch as it’s a re-enactment of an actual backstage encounter cast member Vanessa Bayer had with her colleagues and host Lena Dunham. So let’s set this clip up. Bayer learned a new dance move for Beyonce’s song, “Partition,” during a gym workout and wanted to show it off to Dunham, while she was sitting with Kate McKinnon and Aidy Bryant. It’s missing something. Can you figure out what that is? It’s not hugs, as you can see, it’s got hugs! And-a 5, 6, 7, 8!...

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Jimmy Kimmel Live from Austin during SXSW 2014

Jimmy Kimmel is eating up the Texas-sized crowds in Austin as deliciously as he is the barbecue in its capital city of Austin, where he kicked off a week of broadcasts Monday night taking ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live on the road. “We are here for the South by Southwest Festival. Which is three festivals, really. It’s music, technology and film, all back-to-back. It’s the world’s largest gathering of people wearing lanyards,” Kimmel said in his monologue Monday. “I love Austin. I really do. The people are friendly. The food is delicious. The cowboys here don’t wear UGGs like they...

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Healthcare.hahaha: President Barack Obama goes Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis

Believe it. That’s President Barack Obama, sitting with Zach Galifianakis for this very special edition of Between Two Ferns for Funny or Die. Guess what, Obama will do anything to plug Galifianakis: “I have to know, what is it like to be the last black president?” Obama: “Seriously? What’s it like for this to be the last time you ever talk to a president?” Roll the...

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Backyard Bill Cosby: An intimate night amid the Spring Break for freaks, geeks and “Greeks” of SXSW

“Small house, big laughs at #SXSW.” That was Bill Cosby’s own tagline for his intimate Monday night performance at the increasingly massive SXSW festival that takes over downtown Austin for 10 days in March, catering to the powers-that-be and the powers-that-want-to-be in the worlds of technology, film and music. Funny or Die booked Cosby as the headliner for its own three-day takeover of the Lustre Pearl Bar, turning it into the FOD Clubhouse for the first long weekend of the fest. About two hours before Cos appeared in the back yard, hundreds already lined up outside the front door...

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