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McKinnon is money as ever as the second ineffectual moderator of this ongoing shitshow, Susan Page. I guess this is what they wanted Carrey for? For better or worse, it’s a very Bill Burr sketch (mostly for worse). While no episode towered over them all (with one exception—Kate, it’s coming), I caught myself smiling through most of the episode tonight. (Photo: NBC/Twitter) Jeff Goldblum may not have been available, but Saturday Night Live still found a … (“Unpresidented” for “unprecedented,” “the noon normal” for “the new normal.”) Steeled for that to be the one and only joke, the laughs came, instead, from Burr and McKinnon’s layered, escalating, crazy-eyed fury at being corrected, their day-drinking quarantine brains emerging as so buffeted and bruised by their nine-months of packed-together isolation (and 20 COVID scares) that their neighbors’ innocuous corrections cause repeated eruptions of faux-sincere, glass-throwing repentance. To Trump’s steroid-fueled brag about him catching the disease he’s done exactly nothing to prevent (calling it “a blessing from God”) Che quoted God as saying, “Hey, we tried guys.” And speaking of Trump’s gasoline-on-the-fire “leadership” on COVID, Che got his biggest groans (and my highest scores) for claiming that, while he’s not glad Trump died from the disease that’s killed over 210 thousand Americans on his watch, seeing Trump up and about is like “a car crash where the only survivor is the drunk driver.” One more. Riding on their transgressive momentum, Jost and Che just kept nailing jokes, which is a rhythm that, when they find it, is as confident and funny as any team of Update anchors ever. For the second week in this new, admittedly screwed-up season, no Melissa—not even in the goodnights that I saw. Pete Davidson looks good. )—Bennett’s take is much more targeted, and inhabited. It has a Jason Momoa cameo. After all, does the kid think he’s better than his old man? It is Saturday Night Live tradition that a few days before the show airs, the guest host and musical guest join one of the SNL cast members to film a slew of simple promos. (Hey, the country is potentially crumbling under the sag of white supremacist, anti-democratic thuggery and unimaginable stupidity regarding an unprecedented health disaster, but if SNL sucks at tackling politics head-on—and it has for most of the Trump era—then just go for the laughs.). #SNL “ “I … (Pete Davidson and Alex Moffatt, too—just some nice, lived-in acting. (I was—and remain—one of “the people we all cheated off in high school,” as Burr describes COVID experts and other eggheads in his monologue.) Burr didn’t bomb, except in the sense that a comedy hand-grenade can be said to bomb. So that’s the joke. The mask jokes? And Jim Carrey’s Biden—exists. I would have flipped the mafia sketch and the beer commercial, but I’m not Lorne. Pop culture obsessives writing for the pop culture obsessed. I fled Massachusetts to go to college out of state and never went back, while Burr headed to Emerson without, like I did, ever suppressing his bluff, confrontational, very imitable accent the world has come to dub, “the Masshole.” (I guiltily retrained my “r”s once I left, although that old bullying Masshole voice still tags in when I’m really angry.) A fly landed on Mike Pence’s head during the debate. Burr left Boston, too, becoming a headlining stand-up comic before making forays into character roles in TV and movies. His acting in live sketches was more confident than it’s been, and, since he joked about Mental Illness Awareness Week (“We out here and we crazy—go Giants!”), I’ll just say it’s nice to see. Again, I don’t have all the faith in the world for this show to do a hard-hitting comic dissection of systemic racism in law enforcement. Here's why. Stand-up comedian Bill Burr played an ignorant sports commentator unaware of a tragic police brutality incident on the latest episode of “Saturday Night Live.” When fellow professional Bay Stater Casey Affleck hosted, it was only right that he appeared in a Dunkin’ Donuts ad whose premise was that the regular denizens of that ubiquitous (Canton-based) coffee chain greeted commuters utilizing Dunkin’s new order-ahead app by hostilely demanding, “You think you’re better than me? Comedy flash-bangs hurled into the clearly wary audience included wishing death on the families of those still not wearing a COVID mask, cheering on the recent New York sucker-punching of beloved, long-absent Rick Moranis, and a run about “cancel culture” that began with Burr announcing, “I don’t want to speak ill of my bitches” when talking about white women. Here, the premise is micro-targeted at this one guy, nodding as he repeats his roommate’s reasonable objections. Because that would be tasteless. And while it’d be easy to mock celebrities in politics as a concept (my local senate race sees Republican Susan Collins demonizing opponent Sarah Gideon for having support from Hollywood types like—gasp—Zach Braff! The Blitz — Bill Burr plays an NFL analyst on an NFL show who is taunting his co-anchor, only to realize that his co-anchor is not interested in talking about the football because another Black man has been killed by a police officer. Kenan Thompson does stellar underplaying as ever as the host who sees just what a hornets’ nest everyone has just stepped into, but it’s Burr and McKinnon’s all-too-relatable, Frankenstein’s monster social ineptitude that makes the sketch run. And, the best part about it, is that Bill Burr breaking stuff on SNL was cathartic as hell.. Her name/catchphrase bit was going over about as well as could be expected—there were generous laughs, because it’s Kate. Because The Fly. Comedian Bill Burr caused a bit of a commotion after delivering his “Saturday Night Live” monologue on Saturday, Oct. 10. And there were a few funny throwaway lines, as when Pence refers to the “Macho Man Randy Savage amount of steroids” Trump is taking. Mat, who probably has 5 or 6 year-old pumpkin-flavored beers sitting in his fridge that he’ll unload at someone else’s house at the first opportunity after the pandemic, will also like this one. Bill Burr is known for pushing the envelope in his stand-up act, leaving no topic untouched onstage. (“I can say that, because I’m half-goblin,” Davidson reassured everyone.). To lend some manic weirdness to what’s turning out to be a blandly unfinished political impression? The best: Burr’s a character actor (when he’s an actor), something that informed much of the cast’s performances and the sketches tonight. And while it’s a false comfort taken from unlikely white males actually being on the right side of something, it’s still all the funnier when Davidson’s stoner little brother comes right out and slams the formerly beloved children’s author for “go[ing] all Mel Gibson on us.” He also delves into some shady stereotyping in the Harry Potter-verse concerning the “little giant-nose Jew-goblins” she made the wizarding world’s banker class. A recap of Saturday Night Live’s October 10, 2020 episode, featuring Bill Burr and musical guest Jack White, replacing Morgan Wallen. I kid, I kid: But for real, the Trump jokes at the top of “Update” killed, especially Che. Here, Burr, having forgotten the name of the (this time) fictional Black man killed by white cops, tries to save his bacon by exclaiming in a moment of inspiration, “There are so many guys to name—that’s the problem!” Sadly, his elaborate setup to humiliate Kenan over picking the Buccaneers includes on-set delivery of their wagered steak dinner and an inappropriate camera filter dutifully played by the boys in the booth over Kenan’s sincere plea for justice. (Pete’s Long Island vs. Burr’s Boston.) (Daru Jones, with his forward-leaning stand-up drum kit, is a spectacular, on-point sideman.) Funny, right? The company’s latest actual advertising campaign attempts to paint this pricey, suitably complex beer’s charms as the go-to choice of your workaday Masshole, but Burr’s working class connoisseur does an immediate, to-camera spit take at this bandwagon-jumping seasonal varietal (a real product, so watch your labels this Halloween), coughing out the eventual concession that it’s something you might catch a buzz off of if you’re desperate and somebody left it at your house. It’s a Masshole thing—there’s something ingrained in that accent and attitude that prepares the hearer for inexplicably hostile confrontation. The whole monologue has some very, “I have a Black friend, so I can sh*t on women and gay people” energy. Che, looking at the bright side, explains, “Either Trump’s telling the truth and we finally have a cure for COVID, or Trump is lying and he’s still gonna die.” Pausing to bask in some nervous titters and his own chuckles, Che concluded, beaming, “I’m not gonna say that’s a win-win, but it’s definitely not a lose-lose.”. But apart from all that, it’s the character turns that are so watchable here. On the heels of a lackluster season premiere, comedian Bill Burr is hosting “Saturday Night Live” this week. The worst: I really don’t have a clunker to pick out this week, but the low-key Mafia sketch perhaps could have used an ending, so I’ll go with that. Che and Jost going for broke here, telling jokes like this is their last season. The addition of Jim Carrey’s Joe Biden is completely unnecessary and idiotic. (Watch Here) (Score: 4 out of 10), Sam Adams Commercial — A Bill Burr Octoberfest ad is basically the spiritual successor to Casey Affleck’s Dunkin ad. I mean, how did this pitch go? This is exactly why. Burr’s godfather, just released after 20 years in prison, finds his welcome home dinner repeatedly interrupted by his capos correcting his outdated (as in 2000s) Sopranos-style offhand bigotry. Wenowdis” (it’s Greek) smacked of a true loser of a one-joke premise, even if Kate looks striking in a wiry wig and late-period Groucho mustache. “Trump surviving COVID is like the drunk driver being the only one that survived a car crash.” Exactly. One of the best musical guests in recent memory, with added degree of difficulty in filling in on short notice. Apart from the showboating turns in the obligatory cold open (more later), the best sketches tonight were more about characterization than premise. Watch here. Pete Davidson, meanwhile, tackles J.K. Rowling’s transphobia, and it’s pretty great, too. (A live sketch is always a better ten-to-one conceptual showcase.) One example of glancing off of current events without diving in over your head was the TikTok filmed piece, with Beck Bennett’s marginal actor (he’s on something called The Buddies on Nintendo TV) going for some of that viral “Imagine” internet heat. That this is the first skit of the night does not bode well for the rest of the show. Even here, though, Burr anchors the proceedings with a nimble subversion of expectations. (Score: Ummm, yeah, no, not for me out of 10), Social Distance Get Together — I thought the skit was going one place, and it went a completely different, not-all-together great place, where a married couple blows a gasket every time they are corrected for using the wrong word (e.g., “unpresidented” instead of “unprecedented.”) I thought they were gonna zig, and instead they crashed and burned. SNL is bad at these. Nope. In theory, having an absurd 20 cast members on hand gives SNL more to choose from, but holy cats, this is ridiculous. (Or noon normal.) I mean, look: If you like Bill Burr, this is exactly why. Host Bill Burr does stand-up about the COVID-19 pandemic, cancel culture and white women.Saturday Night Live. All of his skits are about aggrieved white guys complaining about cancel/woke culture/gays/minorities, and there’s just enough self-deprecation in them that Burr can maintain plausible deniability when he’s called out on them. Maybe it was the lack of talk show sketches, game shows, or recurring bits in favor of some original, moderately ambitious conceptual stuff. Decent. If anyone’s listened to any sports talk radio in the months when COVID had essentially shut down all sports, then Burr’s inept attempts to come to grips with something other than the daily scores will sound awfully familiar. (Score: 3 out 10), Enough is Enough — Beck Bennett plays a low-level actor who puts a tone-deaf anti-Trump song on Instagram only to be told repeatedly that it is pathetic and desperate, and that he needs to take it down immediately. Comedian Bill Burr has come under fire for his monologue on Saturday Night Live this week. His Canton and my hometown of Saugus were within high school rival egg-chucking distance (if you had a car), but, while we never had the pleasure, I still have a sense that he would have at least made fun of me. His Irish, working class gruffness makes his turn as the patriarch of F Is For Family’s working class clan the quintessential Burr role—a Masshole (although the Burr-co-created animated show takes place in Pennsylvania) whose vulgar disregard for decorum and other people’s feelings comes yoked to an unexpectedly deep well of self-loathing and bad influences. All of our TV reviews in one convenient place. For featured players, it’s a matter of biding your time and counting your screen appearances, but I can’t imagine anybody’s happy come the final sketch lineup at this point. Saturday Night Live guest host Bill Burr has attracted criticism for opening the show with a tired monologue about Pride Month.. Burr put on a hairpiece for a sketch about police brutality and poorly-timed pranks. Like Burr, Pete’s spotty progressivism comes couched in townie matter-of-factness. Don’t bring that sh*t to my house, bro. Host Bill Burr does stand-up about the COVID-19 pandemic, cancel culture and the "woke" white women. (Think of her as the mafia’s Candace Owens.) “So, the idea is this: A white guy is giving a Black guy shit because he lost a bet, and the Black guy is upset because cops keeping murdering Black people, but the white guy pretends to feel bad, but he’s mostly just excited that the Bears won and he’s gonna rub his Black colleague’s face in it! Still, Burr could not have been more at home as the one authentic testimonial-giver in the ad for Boston-based Samuel Adams’ new pumpkin-flavored brew. By Abigail Covington And here’s to giving Alec Baldwin as much time off as he clearly wants until his comic nemesis hopefully evaporates like a bad fucking dream. (To be fair to Page, nobody short of character actress Margo Martindale in [pick a role] could be expected to get this bad-faith political theater into shape.) (Score: 7 out of 10 for the VP debate; 1 out of 10 for the pointless, unfunny Jim Carrey as Jeff Goldblum as The Fly asides). !” coupled with a side order of shut-in shutdown cabin fever makes for a feast for Burr and McKinnon. 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