Saturday Night Live: Season 342343414


#321

Who’s the actor in that clip? He was great, but I have no idea who he is. Is he a regular on SNL or was he the host?

-Tom


#322

That’s Sterling K Brown. He’s in a hit NBC show called This is Us. I admit I’ve never seen it. He was also apparently in Black Panther, and a whole bunch of TV shows and movies, judging from his IMDB page. But I honestly cannot place him even in things that I’ve seen.


#323

I first saw him on the OJ miniseries. He’s great.


#324

He was Erik Killmonger’s dad in the movie. Did a great job in a short part.


#325

Yes! Thanks, Nick. I’m not sure I would have made that connection watching him doing sketch comedy. Dude was great in Black Panther and he nailed it in that skit.

-Tom


#326

I love the way he says, “Apology rejected.”


#327

He’s one of the better parts of the incredibly over baked This Is Us as well.

Bill Hader this week!


#328

Yeah, I’m really looking forward to Bill Hader as host. Is this his first time after being a regular cast member?


#329

He had massive anxiety attacks during SNL. He said that’s the inspiration for his new HBO comedy, Barry.

He talked about the panic attacks on this earlier interview.


#330

Woah, he’s got an HBO show? Gotta check it out.

(and since when is that not the proper spelling of “woah”? The site underlines it with a red squiggly line for me.)


#331

Getting great reviews, too.


#332

I’ve always seen it as “whoa”.


#333

#334

I was very disappointed. Bill Hader broke all the time last night, not even hiding that he was laughing. When he was a cast member he used to do a really good job not showing it even when he was busting up.


#335

Yeah, kind of a lackluster ep. Best sketch IMO was the recurring plaid holiday chair, which was cut.


#336

#338

The Lobster sketch tonight was bizarre and hilarious in equal measure.


#339

I found the whole episode really funny. Lobster sketch was definitely one of the highlights. I didn’t know Keenan could sing a decent tune. They should have him in musical sketches more often.


#340

I thought the Lobster sketch was actually classic SNL, something new and imaginative, which is really rare on the show now.


#341

+1 for the Lobster sketch. It was super inspired and most likely an instant classic. Hopefully they won’t make it a regular bit.