Commentary

Maya Rudolph Hosts SNL: Best and Worst Skits

It’s been a great season for Saturday Night Live alumni returning to their old stomping grounds. Two months after Jimmy Fallon’s fantastic stint at the show’s helm, Maya Rudolph returned to Studio 8H to host an episode that was consistently funny, and occasionally hilarious. Rudolph didn’t bring back her famed Oprah impression, nor did she attempt her well-know Whitney Houston (no surprise there), but after a cute opening monologue, she brilliantly channeled Maya Angelou, Beyoncé, and (less successfully) …READ MORE

Emmys

Emmys 2011: Who Deserves the Award for Guest Actor in a Comedy?

Matt Damon, Idris Elba, and Justin Timberlake have garnered enough acting kudos among ’em that few people would bat an eyelash if the trio teamed up to headline a fairly major big-screen drama. Instead, though, these actors will …READ MORE

Saturday Night Live with Justin Timberlake and Lady Gaga: Best and Worst Sketches?

This seems like a cowardly time to bring up my disdain for Justin Timberlake’s Saturday Night Live appearances because last night’s episode, the 36th season finale, was an obvious bomb — but oh well! The Emmy-winning ‘D*ck in a Box’ man plays the same hammy caricatures and embarrassing lovermen with every SNL hosting gig, and the result always feels more like an attempt at “cool” than “funny” to me. Even sketch cameos by …READ MORE