Watch this video. Cra-zy.
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Wish I'd read these comments before I wasted four minutes of my life on this
Thanks, B. I'll proceed with caution. I've had many Jewish friends over the years, but no family ties, so I'll tread lightly. But the boy had a nice one.
Even though Rob Schneider and Fred Armisen are hapa, I'm in total denial because I don't want to admit that I have something in common with them. If a show needs some Asian representation I'd take someone like Bobby Lee or Steve Byrne or Margaret Cho any day of the week.
And I loved In Living Color! I remember thinking that it was so cool when it started airing. Every once in a while it'll be on BET and I always have to stop and watch it.
My ex-brother-in-law rocked a Jewfro for years and it was referred to as such within the family. Andy Samberg talks about having a Jewfro, so I figure it's alright. I still consider myself a fifth columnist of the Chosen People by virtue of having daughters who are nominally Jewish.
@B.- I was reminded of the Jewfro by a kid on my son's basketball team who was sporting one – and a mean fadeaway shot, I might add. Wasn't sure if I was allowed to even think the term 'Jewfro' any more, but his was admirable.
BTW, notice how you almost never hear any contemporary gossip about what goes on backstage at SNL? It's amazing how little leaks out compared to other high-profile TV shows. That's the Power of Lorne.
If Enty ever digs up a juicy BI about SNL, that will impress me. You never read dish about SNL.
I really enjoyed the few times I have seen Jay Pharaoh on the show. His impressions are spot on and I'd love to see his take on the Joker.
Miri, great Asian and Latino stand-ups or sketch performers? SNL still auditions stand-ups, but, barring Jay Pharoah, they haven't cast one in a long time. Nowadays they cast and hire writers mostly out of the established improv theatres, primarily Second City, Upright Citizens Brigade and Groundlings.
Go to their website and check out the ratio of white men to black women in the cast of UCB-New York.
It's interesting to me that you said there have never been any latino or asian castmembers before. I'm involved in the NYC comedy circuit and their are droves and droves here to pick from. There are some great latino, asian, and black female comedians right here in SNL's backyard–I don't understand how at least one or two haven't made a wave there yet.
An In Living Color reboot? What? Where?
B. Profane–there's a lot of Ivy League in those writing rooms; it doesn't surprise me that they are clueless as to how to write for non-Whites, or even to a more working class experience.
Saying that–Conan (Harvard) is one of my all-time favorite writers, and The Simpsons also had/has a lot of IL. That's an animated 7PM show, though, so it's a bit different.
I just can't believe SNL have kept that up for SO long. I mean, that's why I asked—is it Lorne or the network that keep things so 1950's there?
Correction: Rob Schneider and Fred Armisen both have some Asian heritage.
@ Denise – I remember Danitra Vance. She died of cancer a few years after she left the show.
Denise: Maya Rudolph is bi-racial; her mother (who passed away when Maya was quite young) was Minnie Ripperton of "Lovin' You" fame back in the '70s.
It seems like the only reason SNL hires black men is because they can't have white men in black face portraying black men.
Has there ever been a black female cast member? I think Maya black is or is of mixed race, but either way she is very light skinned and looks "ethnic" rather than black. I can't think of anyone else, but I don't watch SNL often.
Didn't wanna watch the vid, even tho I think Hannibal is hilarious and I follow him on twitter. I just wanted to agree with the comments about how SNL sucks with hiring cast members. Diversity folks, its not just an old wooden ship.
I love this guy! My crazy gf showed me a bunch of his videos the other day.. Apparently they hooked up while he was in a town for a show.. There's a reason why he's so funny I hear:) After I saw him on Conan I was like " yea! I'm 3degrees from Conan O'Brian now! "
@majawithaj – pickle juice!
@libby — It's a long, complicated saga of how SNL deals with race and gender backstage. Fey, Poehler, Maya and Dratch (and Paula Pell) seemed to have finally cemented the place of women on the show. I have read on an SNL forum, though, that Jay Pharoah did an eerily good impression of Heath Ledger as The Joker in a sketch and that Lorne banned it from airing. But he features Armisen doing Obama episode after episode.
rothflmao—Dance this shit dry!!!! How you gonna piss your pants then try to dance the pants dry!!!!I spit my drink out and nearly died, laughing at that…smh DAMN
I KNOW I spelled everyone's name wrong ^^^^ up there. I am terrible with the schwa.
Yet another talented black comedy writer that SNL has burned through in recent years. Nobody ever asks why SNL has such problems retaining good black and young women writers.
I thought that was a pretty good video. Actually I found the SNL story to be the least funny bit. I like this guy.
These two guys have a public access show that is sometimes pretty hilarious. The dude on the left was on Conan a week or so ago as a guest, and was quite funny.
I like Hannibal Burress, so I enjoyed the video, but Enty's description of this video is just a set up for disappointment.
Patience is a virtue…thanks Cathy!
Hahaha, no problem! I'm lucky enough to work from home most days, so I can have this stuff playing in the background.
Thank you Cathy!!
He is one of my favourite comedians. "I flick it on my sandwiches, for flavor!"
And he said that someone there gave it to him, but he didn't name any names, or even say if it was a cast member.
Wow… I can't believe I just spent seven minutes watching that. It was mostly boring, but he spent about thirty seconds talking about doing E at the SNL season finale party and peeing in his pants.
Somebody else go first and let us know if it's worth 6:43 min of life:)