Saturday, October 28, 2006
The Update Update
The cabinet of the government of Freeze Popville are all SNL historians. It's a tough job when the show is going through a not-so-funny phase. However, Seth Meyers, who is generally rather unfunny, is doing a really good job in the #2 seat of Weekend Update. I think he and Poehler actually may be a better punchline team than Fallon/Fey. For instance, he delivered this joke last week on John C Reilly's show with a master touch:
"Mike Tyson has proposed a boxing match between him and Ann Wolf, a female middleweight boxer. Many believe the bout would be similar to Bobby Riggs and Billie Jean King's famed battle of the sexes, but only if Billie Jean King had been punched to death."
He nailed that one. In fact, when you look at the transcript, I think he made most of the jokes funnier than they are on paper. Good for him. He surprised me.
The John C Reilly show was real good. Jaime Pressly and Dane Cook had two bombs back to back, but we all know that the show is now very good when you have a talented host and terrible when you don't. Harpoon Man, House of Carters and The A Holes are all funny....good luck to Hugh Laurie tonight. You're carrying the cast, House.