The always bizarre, always bearded Zach Galifianakis delivered one of the season’s funniest monologues. Remaining true to his signature quirks, the comedian offered up a series of absurdist one-liners and eventually sat down at a piano to deliver a pseudo-insightful soliloquy while tickling the ivories. Now, you may be thinking, “But we’ve seen this all before from ol’ Zach!” True, but it was funny then and it’s funny now. Galifianakis was clearly in his element here, and he set the tone for a kooky, entertaining episode.
Here's what I find funny: people have been saying SNL is no longer funny since SEASON TWO. Lorne Michaels talks about that in one of his interviews. And yet, it's still on, and people are still watching, and it still pumps out some great comedy. Sure, it has it's slumps, but that's comedy. The fact alone that people like Will Ferrell got their break on that show is reason enough to keep it on TV.
Zach Galifianakis was pretty funny the other night on SNL. His monologue was one of the best skits of the night and it was nothing but his normal quirky self. I hope he hosts again soon. I worked late at DISH the other night, so I set my DVR to record the show and caught it the next morning. It’s nice to have a DISH Hopper because while I’m cleaning the house and watching my TV shows, I’m able to pause in one room and resume in another, so I can still be productive while watching SNL.
This show "jumped the shark" years ago. Last night's show was poorly written and amateurishly produced. Zach Galifinakis' opening monologue reminded me of some "Open Mic" choke artist with flop sweat glistening on his forehead. No one even bothers learning their lines, openly flubbing lines from cue cards. Fred Armisen looks like he'd rather be somewhere else; Seth Meyers needs a break from Weekend Update jokes that sound like they were written 5 minutes before air time just to sound "relevant"; The "Ladies" of SNL have run out of gas and don't even try to "capture" who they are attempting to satirize. Where do they find the "Musical Guests" lately? Really bad bands that won't make it to the end of the month. Fold the tent and leave town, please!
I think he's hilarious. I think everyone's entitled to their own opinion, but I also think some folks are a little to sanctimonious for their own good.
SNL is STILL on? Damn! Now here's a program that SHOULD have been cancelled, killed off, LONG ago! And, should be now. It's not been the least bit funny, or entertaining in any capacity for many, many years. Actually, it really died when the last of the original cast left. I agree that there have been a few good comedians that got their start on SBK, but there are far more terrible ones that we shouldn't have even ever have been subjected to that got started there as well. Will Ferrell, and Adam Sandler to name the worst of the bunch. I tried watching SNL several times over a period of years , but was either outright disappointed by the total lack of talent, and comedic ability, or just plain sickened by what they deemed "funny". I stopped trying, and giving SNL any more chances at redemption as a viable comedy show long ago. That's why I'm shocked that it's STILL alive. I can say the same for the so-called "Comedy Central" channel. A misnamed channel if there ever was one. The ONLY reason I even know which channel number it is on our system is because they show exactly ONE worthwhile program. FUTURAMA. Which they are now pulling the exact same tricks Fox was pulling with it when they had it. Shifting time slots. Shifting weekdays shown. Not announcing new seasons. Not giving notice of ANY of these things. The very stuff they promised they wouldn't do to this great, and very popular program. The only thing they haven't done is preempt it with idiot football games, only because they are the ONLY channel that doesn't show football! Comedy Central has a SUPPOSEDLY popular (I have doubt about the truth there) program called TOSH.0 It's your typical college wealthy frat boy type hosting a program of nothing but sexist, misogynistic, racist, bigoted, insensitive, cruel, and you-name-it internet video clips that the shows namesake host, Daniel Tosh, deems humorous. He makes a few idiot comments between clips. That's the gist of the program. I'm quite sure it's popular in rich boy frat houses. This seems to be the pinnacle of programming on Comedy Central. I'm off my soap box now.