As expected, this past weekend's all-new 'SNL' featuring 'The Hangover Part III's Zach Galifianakis as host and musical guest Of Monsters and Men offered up a few solid sketches, but varied across the board for the bearded funnyman's third turn. Things could have gotten even stranger however, as a new un-aired sketch teams Galifianakis with Bill Hader for a retro detective comedy, but did this one deserve to make the cut?
Although much of last night's SNL was fairly standard (albeit, very funny) stuff, there was one sketch where it felt like host Zach Galifiankis was allowed to run wild. The scene found the 'Hangover' star playing the host of a public access TV show about how to entertain guests in your home and...well...let's just say that you have to watch it.
Some SNL hosts just feel like they were born to be on that stage and Zach Galifiankis is one of them. Rather than do a traditional monologue, he performed six minutes of his oddball, avant garde stand-up comedy. It was a great reminder that he may be a big movie star now, but he's still one of the great modern comedians.
May will no doubt prove to be one of 'SNL's' biggest months in years, with the recent announcements of alumni Kristen Wiig and 'Argo's' Ben Affleck to host, but this Saturday's all-new installment featuring 'The Hangover Part 3' star Zach Galifianakis and Of Monsters and Men will certainly kick things off right. Get a sneak peek of Galifianakis' third-time hosting inside!
Vince Vaughn's first 'SNL' hosting gig in over a decade might have felt a bit undercooked, something we're hoping two-time host and 'The Hangover Part 3' star Zach Galifianakis will fix in his May 4 outing, but it's the rest of 'SNL's' all-star May lineup that really brings the A game. Not only will beloved former cast member Kristen Wiig return to the 'SNL' stage for her first hosting gig, but so will Ben Affleck, with musical guest Kanye West! Preview 'SNL's' all-star May inside!
Though rumors have doggedly persisted for years now, in recent months 'SNL' chatter had been heating up that long-time executive producer and NBC magnate overall Lorne Michaels would step down, with even wilder rumors suggesting that former head writer Tina Fey would take over her old stomping grounds. Now, as Michaels moves into a position to have 'The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon' under his belt in New York, Michaels has officially addressed rumors he'd step down from the 'SNL' throne.
'The Internship' star Vince Vaughn's recent 'SNL' hosting gig might have been a mixed bag of cobras, Vaughn not having hosted the late-night sketch comedy series in about 15 years, but the newest host revealed during the airing is more than enough to have us excited. 'The Hangover Part 3' star Zach Galifianakis will take the stage once again on May 4, joined by Icelandic group Of Monsters and Men, but will the third time for Galifianakis be as successful as his third 'Hangover'?
Although last night's episode of SNL was filled with hit-and-miss sketches, one of the best moments was easily the strangest thing in the entire episode. The sketch imagines the Weather Channel creating its own soap opera and the results are about as strange (and often, as funny) as you'd imagine.