SNL’s Sofa King Sketch
April 18, 2007 by Kath Skerry
Just a little hump day fun. If you need a laugh in the middle of the work day, check out this funny sketch from this past week’s Saturday Night Live. And if you’ve already seen ‘The Sofa Kings’ then you already know it’s funny and you’ll want to watch it again…right?
So let’s talk SNL for a minute. I’m not sure how I feel about this season of SNL. With the advent of TiVo, I’ve watched more of this season than I have in years. And to be honest, I love my Sunday morning ritual of Dunkin’ Donuts and SNL. But I just can’t get over how uneven the show is. Some skits are fantastic, while others are so lifeless it’s hard to imagine that comedy writers not only came up with it, but thought it was good enough to make the cut and on to the air.
For me it’s not the cast. I actually really love this cast (for the most pasrt). Relative newbies Kristin Wiig, Jason Sudekis are a fantastic addition to the cast (and I’m not just saying that since I developed a major crush on Sudekis ever since he played Jim Halpert in the SNL/Office sketch). Will Forte, Andy Samberg and Bill Hader are really funny, but I think they are underutilized – as is Fred Armisen. And what’s up with Seth Meyers these days? He joins the SNL Weekend Update desk and now he’s hardly in any sketches? I’m kind of over Darrel Hammond – he always delivers, but there’s nothing new and fresh about his imitations. Amy Poehler and Maya Rudolph prove week in and week out why they are perhaps the most respected women in comedy. Oh and Keenan? Sorry dude, but you haven’t won me over yet.
With all these brilliant comedians, SNL should be a slam dunk every week.
For those of you who watch the show like I do (almost) every week, what do you think of this season?
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