Saturday Night Live

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The epitome of American late-night sketch comedy and variety performance since 1975, Saturday Night Live has made a reputation for itself by being current, topical and – most importantly – hilarious for over forty years. Graced by some of comedies finest writers and actors, its repertoire is already sealed in the history books of American culture and the show has not slowed for a moment in its decades on the air. This weekend’s episode boasted an appearance from none other than comedy legend Dave Chapelle and he made it his business to make sure that every viewer was reminded of his legacy. (more…)

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NBC‘s network flagship, Saturday Night Live, is currently celebrating its 40th anniversary. In 40 years, it’s only natural that SNL has had its ups and downs, but the show has undeniably played a large role in shaping the current cultural landscape. From Tina Fey to Will Ferrell to Jimmy Fallon to Adam Sandler; for better and worse, the SNL influence can be found all over TV and the big screen every year. After so much time and so many sketches, how does the cast of SNL manage to keep it mostly fresh? Well, the cast has an answer for that question in a hilarious mock commercial from last night’s episode. The commercial is obviously capitalizing on all the buzz for the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens. In the commercial, SNL brilliantly satirizes the tendency of nerds to collect nerd things like the ridiculous, overgrown children they are. Let’s watch below!

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Anyone that’s ever made a superhero movie or TV show can tell you about the thunderous and often unfair criticism received from fandom before even one second of a production ever screens. That’s the kind of pressure that can ruin you. So now imagine being the first brand name female superhero to enter the current, crowded TV superhero landscape. When the first six-minute trailer for Supergirl hit the web last month, the reaction was, let’s just say, less than kind. Unfavorable comparisons were made to a certain Saturday Night Live sketch feature Scarlett Johansson in a Black Widow solo movie, but Supergirl herself, Melissa Benoist, says that your fears are ungrounded. (more…)

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This time on RadioBastard: Thunder Dream, Jeremy and Jason experience Tuscan cuisine and go for a rain water ass-douches at a premium spa that they found on Groupon back when it was still a thing. They also pose for an erotic calendar that should be available in the show store just as soon as we build a show store — out of brick and mortar. #OldSchool

Do you want to know about the topics that will topple under the thrust of our mind force on this week’s episode? Groovy. (more…)

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For some fans of the Ghostbusters franchise the confirmation of Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones no doubt gave them something to be afraid of. And with nobody to call, frustrated and disillusioned folk took to Twitter and Facebook to vent their frustrations. From detractors arguing with supporters, to feminists pointing the misogynistic finger at the reboot/re-imagining/retcon haters, to the ‘political-correctness-gone-mad’ enthusiasts using where are the *insert racial minority here* card. It’s no wonder that Paul Feig‘s Ghostbusters has been the top trending subject since the announcement yesterday morning. However, the old adage that ‘the show must go on’ springs to mind, and the film is getting made whether you like it or not. Subsequently, we have some more information that will either whet your appetite or further fuel your nostalgia-induced depressive state. (more…)

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Martin Freeman hosted Saturday Night Live last night and really hit it out of the park with this Lord of the Rings skit, The Office: Middle Earth. If you’ve watched the BBC version of The Office with Ricky Gervais, or even if you’ve only watched the American version with Steven Carell, you’ll immediately notice the incredible attention to detail. This just might be the best skit of the entire SNL season! (more…)

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Star Wars is one of the most recognizable aspects of popular culture, and surprisingly still relevant after nearly four decades and more than a couple of lumps along the way (like the Prequel Trilogy, for example). So it was really no surprise when the trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens got many fans to wake up early on Black Friday and go to nearest participating theater to see it, while many more racked up millions of You Tube hits in near record speed. Never one to not notice the obvious, Saturday Night Live sent up the SW:TFA trailer this past weekend with the parts you didn’t see, a first look at the original trilogy characters, now older, struggle to understand a universe for the youth. (more…)

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We came back! This time on… THIS PODCAST, Jeremy and Jason let a storm of wild and erotic comedy overtake them as they deliver all the hits with none of the filler. Honestly, I don’t know how you made it through without us but *finger to face* shh shh, it’s okay now. Let’s talk about Dan Aykroyd‘s idea to explore the mythology of the Ghostbusters one shard at a time. Let’s talk about stolen Batmobiles and Ben Affleck‘s feels. Lets talk about sex, baby. Fat guy sex, that is. Let’s put a black hamburger in our mouths and taste the squid juice goodness. Let us be adventurers together on the dope wave that is the internet, bro.

Other things that we will touch on during the show… (more…)

Last night’s Saturday Night Live was hosted by Emma Stone, who will be our new Gwen Stacy in The Amazing Spider-Man.

The bit starts off with Andy Samberg dropping in and going on like he has any chance of playing Spider-Man in the movie… never mind the fact that it’s already underway. And he doesn’t seem to have thought of getting a mask to, y’know, conceal his identity.

Stone responds by calling Andrew Garfield, our new Peter Parker, up to the stage. Apparently this was quite a surprise to the audience.

Check out the video below! There are some really funny parts to it, which I mention after the jump.


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