Did you see the hilarious Samuel Adams parody commercial this weekend on SNL? It starred Bostonian comedian Bill Burr who hosted the show. SNL always loves to make fun of Bostonians and this one hit the mark. We're HUGE fans of Sam Adams beer...the Boston Lager is our Desert Island Brew, so we wanted to make sure our friends at the brewer were OK with the spoof. And, of course, they're class acts and leaned right into the joke as they responded on social media.
The rumors are true: SNL is taking Weekend Update out for a primetime spin once more. Seeing as today’s news is never not in need of incisive comedy, Colin Jost and Michael Che will end their summer breaks early to bring new half-hour Weekend Update episodes to NBC.
Dave Chappelle practically quit show-business over the endless association with his viral Chappelle’s Show characters, to the point few presumed we’d ever see them again. Well, it seems we owe The Walking Dead’s frustrating cliffhanger a debt of gratitude, as Chappelle took his SNL hosting as a chance to revive a number of Chappelle’s Show favorites … at least to kill one off.
SNL seems to be cementing a new approach to promos after Benedict Cumberbatch last week, so if you’re looking for laughs this morning, you may not find them here. Watch the Chappelle’s Show host make a dramatic entrance in our first taste of this weekend’s SNL debut.