JB Smoove recollects his rejected SNL pitches for Seth Meyers

For as much as we think we know about the making of each Saturday Night Live episode, we still don’t get to see the magic of those early Monday pitch meetings, when the cast and writers meet with that week’s host and offer up ideas for sketches.

I imagine JB Smoove would have been great at those, working the room and illustrating his premises to full effect.

Smoove was a writer when Seth Meyers was there during the early 2000s, and on Wednesday night’s Late Night with Seth Meyers, Meyers asked Smoove to recall and re-pitch some of his rejected ideas for SNL sketches. Antonio Banderas as Tarzan in a turtleneck?

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