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I was being sarcastic.  Chapelle, maybe more than any other comic since Carlin, holds a mirror up to us better (and more hilariously) than anybody else.  His matter-of-fact riffing even during an SNL monologue, which should be tight and short like Herve's butthole...listening to him meander and still nail salient points is a national treasure.  What makes him triply hilarious to me is so many of his fans who claim to love him...then kinda tap out when he gets "political."  Like, that's in his bones.  It's his DNA.  His stroke of utter fucking genius was walking away from his show because of the people that overlooked his pithy genius of standup because it was a departure of his silly sketches which eventually morphed into his white fanbase proclaiming, 'Well, he's so damn funny even during standup but what does he have to be so gosh darn controversial going after the politicians we like so much?' It's gonna take a decade to unpack his subversive layers.  I was never a huge fan of his show honestly, but watching him wax poetic on a  stage like SNL where that's not really the point of the monologue is just icing on the cake.  He's operating at a level that MAGA or BIDEN camps don't really see.  Shit, I don't see it either but that's why I love the ride.  I don't even know that I like his finished craft as much as most of you, I just enjoy the man at his process.  There's so much more going on.  And his "I can't be racist, I have downloaded 4 Chapelle specials" crowd make it even more fucking delicious.  

 

Anyway, potato hole.  

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I think people expecting Dave to go back to Chappelle Show and Killing Them Softly Dave Chappelle are going to be gravely disappointed. That’s not who he is anymore.

I think he can win an Oscar someday. I wish he took on more dramatic roles. He’s the best thing in A Star is Born other than Gaga. 

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16 hours ago, YGIFS said:

I was being sarcastic.  Chapelle, maybe more than any other comic since Carlin, holds a mirror up to us better (and more hilariously) than anybody else.  His matter-of-fact riffing even during an SNL monologue, which should be tight and short like Herve's butthole...listening to him meander and still nail salient points is a national treasure.  What makes him triply hilarious to me is so many of his fans who claim to love him...then kinda tap out when he gets "political."  Like, that's in his bones.  It's his DNA.  His stroke of utter fucking genius was walking away from his show because of the people that overlooked his pithy genius of standup because it was a departure of his silly sketches which eventually morphed into his white fanbase proclaiming, 'Well, he's so damn funny even during standup but what does he have to be so gosh darn controversial going after the politicians we like so much?' It's gonna take a decade to unpack his subversive layers.  I was never a huge fan of his show honestly, but watching him wax poetic on a  stage like SNL where that's not really the point of the monologue is just icing on the cake.  He's operating at a level that MAGA or BIDEN camps don't really see.  Shit, I don't see it either but that's why I love the ride.  I don't even know that I like his finished craft as much as most of you, I just enjoy the man at his process.  There's so much more going on.  And his "I can't be racist, I have downloaded 4 Chapelle specials" crowd make it even more fucking delicious.  

 

Anyway, potato hole.  

Dave is a true comedian's comedian. If you lack the ability to laugh at yourself, he has zero respect for you.

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22 minutes ago, closetohumping said:

Smoke show.  Way hotter than Shelly long.  Beautiful face.  That was a pretty awesome opening

Yeah, Shelly is a low bar though.  No offense to her (she was pleasant enough looking), and the chemistry between her character and Ted Danson's was/is amazing and set the bar for will they/won't they in sitcoms for decades afterward, but she and Kirstie Alley weren't in the same stratosphere in terms of beauty.

As for last night's episode.  Was immensely curious how a duo host situation would work, and it worked very well.  Plus a very strong weekend update, great cameos throughout, using their strongest cast members instead of taking chances to play off two seasoned vets like Martin and Short, and awesome pre-taped sketches.  Nothing was a grand slam but every single moment/whole episode overall was a solid A-/A.    

Not sure about next week's Austin Butler.  Guy seems talented and handsome, but the few things I've seen him in---appears to have the comedic chops of a salad bar.

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20 hours ago, mchookem said:

Short and Martin weren't bad, i laughed more than once. dueling eulogies was 🤣

and my god does Brandi Carlisle make me girlcrush 😛😊

I couldn’t stop giggling through the Christmas Carol video. Total Monty Python ripoff but still hilarious. 
 

Best episode in recent memory. And Brandi Carlisle was great. 

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don't know if it was related to 'Cathy Ann going to jail'...but Jost seemed almost upset from the start of WU, angry facial expressions and he didn't crack up or crack a smile like he normally does. he seemed off.

i've thought Cecily was the strongest cast member for years. pretty significant loss. 

 

ETA: ahh i hadn't watched to the end...guess Jost was just feeling the emotions of her departure. 

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Well that was incredibly vague, but I respect her privacy.  She left early for "life reasons."  That could be anything from porn (would watch), producing a broadway musical, more streaming shows on Netflix (would watch), to babies, to Lupus.  I wish her well.  

from all inside baseball accounts, she was the best "glue guy" between the writer's room and the cast  since Tina Fey and that's not nothing.  and a consumate professional that didn't try to steal the limelight in sketches, while willing to put in the work to nail impressions, musical numbers, and help the writers and cast communicate with one another to learn strengths and weaknesses.  When writers say she was the best since Tina Fey, I take that real fucking serious,.  

Or she juggled all these balls so effortlessly and hilariously because of a massive, closeted meth addiction and is off to rehab.  Either way, she'll go down as an all-time great after we've had some time to reflect.  

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I know we hate on everyone but Wiig, Bryant, and McKinnon were all also really great. Vanessa Bayer is extremely underrated. Heidi Gardner is a solid B. Sarah Sherman is going to be great.  Pretty good run of women on SNL in recent years. 90s had some solid performers asl well. And of course fuckin Gilda Radner. I guess what I'm saying is

24 minutes ago, billfromlaketravis said:

The list of great female cast members isn’t very long. I guess Strong is the best since Fey and Poehler. 
 

It’s kind of like the being the best Texas QBs since Colt McCoy. 

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She looked amazing during her monologue.  She’s been funny, game night was a good sketch, but overall this isn’t a strong episode.  Staying up for WU then off to bed and await your full reports tomorrow.  
but I want to be on her 

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1 hour ago, Reynolds Woodcock said:

Black Lotus killed

I missed last night covering up the grill and figured I just missed the musical guest, but watched it this morning before Church and it slayed me.  Never seen the real show but holy shit that was funny, and Plaza as the vengeful Latina OMFG.  I cried when she jumped across the bar.  After service at donuts and coffee, another Dad commented it was a funny episode but didn't understand why they went to the George Santos well three different segments last night.  I had to remind him, "They've been off since before christmas...all this crazy stuff came out since then...and there's more to come...Bowen has found the true breakout role he's been needing to take the next level."  

I know Lorne doesn't really do movies anymore, but there's already enough material for a Bowen as Santos film here somewhere.  And you don't even need to hire screenwriters.  Those sketches and Aubrey's curves and eyes were my favorite parts.  and then Black Lotus respectable third place.  Honorable Mention to the great Amy Poehler.  /rant

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1 minute ago, MissingInAction said:

Aubrey is a genuinely talented comic. I thought she killed every sketch she was in. Took me a second to realize she was the Latina in black lotus.

Her as Ms France fucking slayed me. Kind of gave me a Lucille Ball feeling with her expressions and facial ticks.

I had no idea she was capable of that. She's normally just playing Aubrey Plaza. 

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Yeah, Lucille is a good comparison.  She can do it all, but I think she got pigeonholed early, as she herself riffed, as being too morose and dark.  But she proved on a big stage she can do it all---light, big, dark, physical, thinkpiece, etc.  I didn't realize she was 38 (NTTAWWT), but I hope she goes on an even bigger and badder run going forward.  I don't see much new anymore so I'm sure she's in plenty but she's on her way to being in the pantheon of Tina Fey at this rate.  Loved her on SNL though, absolutely slayed.  You genuinely got the impression that this was someone who truly wanted to host the show since she was a kid, worked her way literally through studio 8H and the business overall, got her shot, and absolutely fucking crushed it with half talent and half hard work.

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1 hour ago, closetohumping said:

 

That’s is fantastic.

I can only imagine the inspiration for the scene of that skit being in Brenham, TX came from Port Neches native Andrew Dismukes scarred as a ~10 yo trying to escape Rita via 290 in Brenham.

 

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42 minutes ago, UTexasFight said:

That’s is fantastic.

I can only imagine the inspiration for the scene of that skit being in Brenham, TX came from Port Neches native Andrew Dismukes scarred as a ~10 yo trying to escape Rita via 290 in Brenham.

 

I wonder if Hugo is supposed to be representative of Beto somehow?

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