‘SNL’ Preview: Chris Rock and Bobby Moynihan Hit the Streets with Prince (Sort Of)
'SNL' already gave us an exciting preview of this Saturday's November opener with news that Prince would perform an eight-minute jam session set instead of the usual 2 songs, but now it's Chris Rock's turn in the spotlight. Watch the one-time 'SNL' star break the usual promo format to hit the streets with Bobby Moynihan, and maybe, just maybe, throw in a Prince cameo!
Our first look at Rock's nearly two-decades in the making return to 'SNL' features the 'Top Five' star heading outside 30 Rockefeller Plaza with Bobby Moynihan to preview the November 1 episode, ignoring the many bystanders taking photos of the comedian. The brief segment also reveals what happens to women of the world when the name "Prince" is mentioned aloud (there had to be a reason he went by "The Artist" for so long, if only for safety).
It's a nice break from the usual brand of 'SNL' promos, though we're not certain Rock's brand of comedy will lend itself to sketches better than Jim Carrey's tough-topped turn this past weekend. If nothing else, we'll at least have Prince backed by his all-female band 3RDEYEGIRL (guitarist Donna Grantis, bassist Ida Nielsen, and drummer Hannah Ford Welton), playing one long uninterrupted set in the middle of the episode.
What do you think? Will Chris Rock deliver the best 'SNL' of the 40th anniversary season to date? Watch the promos above, and give us your predictions!