Day: February 7, 2016

Here’s Jim Gaffigan as the new Colonel Sanders for Kentucky Fried Chicken

KFC teased another change to its ranks of comedians playing the late great founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken, Colonel Sanders. Colonel Sanders was a handsome man. From the looks of this ad, he still is. — Jim Gaffigan (@JimGaffigan) February 7, 2016 And just before kickoff of Super Bowl 50, the ads rolled out, featuring Jim Gaffigan waking up to the nightmare of thinking Norm Macdonald was Sanders. Roll the clip! And here’s Gaffigan with more nightmares and dreams about chicken. Enjoy! Gaffigan makes the third comedian in a year to portray Colonel Sanders, following Darrell Hammond and...

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Jon Rudnitsky’s “Dirty Dancing” tribute on SNL

There’s usually a moment during a Saturday Night Live cast member’s rookie season when that comedian showcases the set piece from his or her audition that helped secure a spot in the cast in the first place. Perhaps the most famous example is Dana Carvey’s “Chopping Broccoli” tune he played on the piano for his SNL audition, and turned it into such a hit piece on the show that Carvey still was playing it a generation later on late-night TV visits. This season, Jon Rudnitsky’s the lone new cast member, and his entire New Faces showcase at Montreal last...

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SNL #41.12 Feel The Bern Enthusiasm with host Larry David, special guests Bernie Sanders, Zoolander 2’s Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson

The madness of another presidential election continues to shine all-star comedy on Saturday Night Live, as even before Larry David hosted this 12th episode of season 41, the Bernie Sanders campaign let everyone know that the Democratic junior U.S. Senator from Vermont and presidential candidate would leave New Hampshire for New York City to join David for the show. Could it match the meta mockery of Hillary Clinton bartending to Kate McKinnon or sidling up to McKinnon and Amy Poehler? Well, let’s just say this “Steam Ship” sketch isn’t the main highlight most viewers will talk about… …unless you’re...

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