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“30 Rock” star Alec Baldwin will make his 14th appearance as guest host of “Saturday Night Live” next weekend. Tonight we get Bradley Cooper and TV On The Radio, a quite enjoyable band that sounds like this: Here’s the NBC press release, which does not mention “Alias”!
SNL ANNOUNCES FEBRUARY LINEUP; FEATURES VALENTINE'S DAY SPECTACULAR Bradley Cooper hosts with musical guest TV On The Radio February 7; Alec Baldwin returns as host with musical guest Jonas Brothers February 14 New York, NY – February 3, 2009 – "Saturday Night Live" will present back-to-back shows to open the month of February, featuring "He's Just Not That Into You" co-star Bradley Cooper as host February 7, along with musical guest New York-based soul rock band, TV On The Radio. Emmy-Award winner and 14th-time SNL host, Alec Baldwin, will do the honors Valentine's Day. Jonas Brothers, the 2008 American Music Award winner for "breakthrough artist", will be the evening's musical guest. Bradley Cooper can be seen starring opposite Scarlett Johansson, Jennifer Connelly, and Jennifer Aniston in the romantic comedy "He's Just Not That Into You". He can also be seen opposite Jim Carrey in the comedy "Yes Man." Cooper has a wide array of film credits to his name, including the romantic comedy "Failure to Launch" opposite Matthew McConaughey and Sarah Jessica Parker, "Wedding Crashers" opposite Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson, and cult favorite "Wet Hot American Summer" opposite Janeane Garofalo, Molly Shannon and Paul Rudd. His stage credits include the Broadway production of "Three Days Of Rain" opposite Julia Roberts and Paul Rudd, and the critically acclaimed Theresa Rebeck play "The Understudy," which premiered at the Williamstown Theatre Festival to rave reviews and sold out performances. With back-to-back features on the horizon Bradley Cooper just finished production on the comedy "The Hangover," which is slotted for a Summer 2009 release. He can next be seen in "All about Steve" starring opposite Sandra Bullock and in the thriller "Case 39" opposite Renee Zellweger. Joining Cooper is the Indie rock quintet TV On The Radio. Their latest album, "Dear Science", has received critical acclaim and was named the best album of 2008 according to Rolling Stone, Spin Magazine, The Guardian, Entertainment Weekly, MTV, and Pitchfork Readers Poll. According to Rolling Stone, "the year's finest rock album was also the one that sounded the most like America in 2008... they greeted the historical moment with awe- and responded with art-rock party music." With the success of the album, GQ Magazine named TV On The Radio as the Breakout Band of the Year. Originally from Brooklyn, Blender Magazine says that they are "the coolest band in NYC." The band's 2006's "Return to Cookie Mountain" was also named Spin Magazine's Album of the Year. TV On The Radio has a unique sound, which is described by Entertainment Weekly as "swirling eddy of broken-down doo-wop, shivery post-punk, funk, and rock which feels like a bridge from the past to a sonic future." Alec Baldwin has won an Emmy Award, two Golden Globe Awards, three SAG Awards and a Television Critics Association Award for his hilarious turn on NBC's hit show "30 Rock". He has been heralded by Entertainment Weekly as a "comic genius" and is one of Hollywood's most charismatic and prolific actors – both on stage and in film. He will next star in "Lymelife," opposite Jennifer Jason Leigh, Timothy Hutton, Cynthia Nixon and Rory Culkin and in "My Sisters Keeper," opposite Cameron Diaz, Joan Cusack and Abigail Breslin. Baldwin garnered a 2004 Academy Award nomination for his role in "The Cooler" opposite William H. Macy and won rave reviews for his performances in several other films including Martin Scorsese's "The Departed" and "The Aviator". Other film credits include "The Good Shepherd", "The Hunt for Red October," "Miami Blues," "Prelude To A Kiss," "Malice," "The Shadow," "Glengarry Glen Ross," "Heaven's Prisoners," "Ghosts of Mississippi," "The Edge," "Pearl Harbor" and "The Cat in the Hat." Among his many stage credits, Baldwin won acclaim and a Tony nomination for his work opposite Jessica Lange in "A Streetcar Named Desire," which also garnered him an Emmy nomination for the television adaptation. Baldwin has made his mark in the entertainment business not only as an actor but also as a producer. Baldwin's production company, El Dorado Pictures, co-produced the Emmy-nominated miniseries "Nuremberg" and the feature film "State and Main." Joining Baldwin and making their "SNL" debut is the pop culture phenomenon, Jonas Brothers. The multi-platinum selling musicians and songwriters were recently nominated for their first Grammy for Best New Artist, and have already won an American Music Award and six Teen Choice Awards. In 2008, Jonas Brothers sold over one million concert tickets between their "Look You in the Eyes" and "Burning Up" tours, the latter of which was documented for the band's first big screen movie, "Jonas Brothers; the 3D Movie Experience" set to premier in theaters February 27. The film captures the excitement of their live show, with a private look behind the scenes, as well as a glimpse of the manic hysteria and devotion of their fans. Also In 2008, Jonas Brothers made history by being the only band to ever hold three titles in the top ten album chart in Billboard, released a # 1 selling book, had the biggest selling Rolling Stone cover of the year, had the largest ratings for a non-sequel TV movie premier on Disney Channel with "Camp Rock," and began production on their own Disney Channel television show, "JONAS." 2009 is off to a fast paced start as well. Jonas Brothers are performing on this year's Grammy Telecast, and will be featured on Barbara Walter's Oscar Special.
11:30 p.m. Saturday. NBC.



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  • Feb. 7, 2009, 1:05 a.m. CST

    It's Satin.

    by boogalooshrimp

    Bradley Cooper is an enjoyable actor.

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 1:12 a.m. CST

    Great TV on The Radio video

    by gotilk

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 1:19 a.m. CST

    This show is still on

    by Napoleon Park

    in case you were wondering.

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 1:23 a.m. CST

    Holy Crap, get writers for this site!

    by mistergreen

    I have no idea what this article is about.

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 1:24 a.m. CST

    Someone had to say it, right NP?

    by gotilk

    Hey man!

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 1:25 a.m. CST

    Baldwin vs. Martin, Jello wrestling

    by BadMrWonka

    I'd watch it...

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 1:29 a.m. CST

    Last week's episode was terribad

    by p5mmr9

    and i make it a personal policy to never use words like "terribad"

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 1:36 a.m. CST


    by billypilgrimisunstuck


  • Feb. 7, 2009, 1:58 a.m. CST

    Excited about the hosts, and 1/2 of the musical guests...

    by iamnicksaicnsn

    But I haven't seen the Steve Martin ep yet. Was it as bad as I've heard it is? Bradley Cooper is awesome though, his cooking sit-com was freaking amazing and while I can't remember it or be bothered to look up the IMDB page because I'm drunk and trying to party, it really was badass, and should have been continued, and I'm pretty sure it was again, Fox's fault. Fucking Fox.

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 2:02 a.m. CST

    Schweddy Balls

    by Helpful Electronic Lab Partner Robot

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 2:14 a.m. CST

    What the article is trying to say

    by Jinxo

    The start of the article lists the dates and musical guests from the previous times Alex Baldwin has hosted. That is really not made clear and has no direct connection to the headline. It is a very confusing posting.

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 2:24 a.m. CST

    the jonas brothers??????

    by bacci40

    the show has now become a parody of itself<p> care to show me anyone above the age of 17 who knows their music? <p> time for this show to go

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 2:25 a.m. CST

    bet before watchmen opens, mcr will be booked

    by bacci40

    and on that night, i shall blow up my tv

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 3:46 a.m. CST

    All you SNL haters can suck my nutsack....

    by Indiana-Joe

    .... 'cause Alec Baldwin is hosting. Christopher Walken or Alec Baldwin hosting always equals comedy gold.

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 5:23 a.m. CST

    I would bet money...

    by Jinxo

    ... that even with Baldwin hosting, they'll mess it up. I don't want to think it but right now they are just on a bad roll. A crap roll. When Neil Patrick Harris hosted I could see he was primed to do anything and be funny as hell. They totally left him hanging with crap writing. And Steve Martin might not be the movie genius he used to be but he's someone else who is usually guaranteed funny on SNL. Again, they gave him crap to work with. If I see the skit again with those older, nerdy office workers who end up in a bar getting high I'll punch somebody. And to trap Steve Martin in that piece of dreck was embarrassing. Worse was the fact that by current standards that was a good skit for the show.<br><br> I have no faith they'll do right by Baldwin or that he'll be able to elevate the substandard skits they're putting out.

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 7:14 a.m. CST

    Jesus Christ that was fucking long!

    by Boomers_Lips

    and it was all a bunch of bullshit.

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 7:44 a.m. CST

    Cooper better represent Philly...

    by xannibal

    'cause we need someone to replace Kevin Bacon.

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 7:54 a.m. CST

    Bradley Cooper's Pooper Scooper

    by tonagan

    Scatalogical humor is the best!

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 8:05 a.m. CST

    Writers with faggoty nicknames shouldn't be taken seriously

    by elpresidente

    What a terribly constructed post. Get a real job. And I would take this site more seriously if the "writers" used actual names. That's always bothered me.

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 8:24 a.m. CST

    Well, elpresidente is pretty faggy, too.

    by Zarles

    Sorry to tell you.

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 9:01 a.m. CST

    I try not to hate on SNL

    by superfleish76

    They usually can manage to make me laugh once or twice per show, unfortunately, I'm usually so disgusted with it by the second commercial break that I turn it off. I really don't know who to blame more for the lack of humor...the writers or the performers. They both are pretty weak overall.

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 9:52 a.m. CST

    I will always hate Bradley Cooper.


    To me he will always be his character from Wedding Crashers. What an asswipe!

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 10:04 a.m. CST

    I can't believe that AICN devotes a column/talkback to this show

    by Jor-El23

    And yet can't be bothered to cover a far superior comedy, like 30 Rock. Or typical nerd fare like Fringe and Life on Mars

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 10:12 a.m. CST

    Who in the hell is Bradley Cooper?

    by Shermdawg

    Lorne will let ANYONE host or perform nowadays.

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 10:18 a.m. CST

    Looking at the list

    by EyeofPolyphemus

    Judging by the list of musical guests who have been on with Alec Baldwin over the years, i'd say the musical acts booked have gotten progressively worse over the last decade. Or am I just showing my age?

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 10:22 a.m. CST

    Cooper is a weak choice for a host

    by exie

    After the Steve Martin debacle from last week the only thing that could possibly save this show outside of Fey returning and playing Palin each week is Baldwin. Even so, put me down in the camp that says they will not take advantage of Baldwin properly and will do another miserable show. I think the Upright Citizen Brigade pipeline is hurting this show writing and performing wise. Sketch concept is non-existant. They're down to the basest form of trying to make us laugh now with funny voices, yelling loud, etc. Give me one sketch as brilliant as Cowbell or the Synchronized Swimming sketch from the 80's. Putting lasers on cats isn't funny unless you're both retarded and high and are so manic you force yourself to laugh when pretty box that lights up tells you to. SNL is a mess right now. Forte destroys the show with his brand of "comedy" and they seem to force feed him into everything these days. At least Wiig can somehow make the fact that she plays the same character in every sketch somewhat amusing. Forte is like trying to masturbate to an eighty something nun. The new people have no identities and do not appear to be break out stars.

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 11:04 a.m. CST


    by Insane Tiki

    Anybody that puts the giant flying Zardoz head in a music video is cool in my book.

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 11:34 a.m. CST

    Yes! ZARDOZ is back!!!!!!

    by Orionsangels

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 12:16 p.m. CST

    TV on the Radio are a great band...

    by jrbarker

    Looking forward to it.

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 12:24 p.m. CST

    The Hangover

    by mrbscribe

    Saw it at a screening. Bradley killed in it. Him, Zack and Ed Helms are going to blow the fuck up this year.

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 12:27 p.m. CST

    exie - UCB pipeline...

    by mrbscribe

    Didn't understand this comment. Are you saying the UCB writers are hurting the show or the lack of writers...what?

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 12:41 p.m. CST

    Whaddaya mean, who is Bradley Cooper?

    by Napoleon Park

    he played Will on Alias!

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 12:47 p.m. CST

    from the new issue of Esquire:

    by Napoleon Park

    From "Recent Obits" in the March issue of Esquire magazine<p>Music, 63,000, dies.<p>Music, a series of ascending and descending tones, Died March, 2009. the cause was "Jonas Brothers: The 3-D Concert Experience". After the death, a Chevrolet truck was driven to a levee, but the levee tuned out to be dry and several Southern men were seen consuming alcoholic beverages and discussing their mortality.

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 1:57 p.m. CST


    by thegreatwhatzit

    Jesus, SNL obviously can't engage any A-listers (gauging the decline of the show's writing/performances). Baldwin (Father of the Year) will plug 30 ROCK and the public will, once again, ignore this vanity show.

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 2:08 p.m. CST

    Bill Hader is the only funny person in the cast.


    Everyone else sucks. Hard. And Samberg might be the worst.

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 2:10 p.m. CST

    By the way, last week's SNL crapfest

    by thegreatwhatzit

    was humiliating; Steve Martin apppeared whipped and embarrassed during the final credit crawl.

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 2:12 p.m. CST


    by exie

    From what I know they are tapping into the UCB for their performers and writers. Obviously, they got Forte from the Groundlings (which is a highly overrated comedy improv troupe), but UCB does an improv show here in the city called Asscat every Sunday night and it's pretty much a breeding ground for who is going to get jobs on SNL and in the "comedy" industry. The problem with that is UCB is not a great place for writing. They have some talented improv performers who know how to think on their feet and make people laugh, but SNL doesn't allow the performers to think on their feet anymore. It's all scripted and the people scripting it are not good. Add to that the performers, who are supposed to help generate their own ideas, aren't talented writers. They are improv performers so when it comes to their ideas none of them have legs to make a sketch truly great. There's a huge difference between doing a live improv show and sitting down and putting pen to paper. A lot of the ideas they are going with are even too thin for sketch purposes. That's why Fey's work stood out. She could write and was damn good and writing. Unless you discover the next Ferrel or Farley (something they don't have on the show right now) you're going to need good writing to get something out of this cast.

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 2:47 p.m. CST

    Two things about TV On The Radio

    by geemenblue

    1. They are incredible. 2. Those videos are from 5 years ago. They do not sound like that any more. This is what they sound like now.

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 3:33 p.m. CST

    Might have to watch

    by DocManhattan

    Just for TV on the Radio. One of the best fucking bands out there. Other than that, why do we still get these weekly SNL articles when it's clear none of us give a shit? Same goes with Heroes...

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 3:34 p.m. CST

    Jonas Brothers

    by zacdilone

    At least they play their own instruments. If you know what I mean.

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 3:41 p.m. CST


    by mrbscribe

    As someone who has taken classes at both UCB and Groundlings, UCB is way more geared towards actual writing than Groundlings. They really stress the game, or concept of the sketch, as oppose to, say, a 'funny voice' or character. If anything, their approach to comedy is too structured, building scenes beat by beat... And has anyone else from Asscat except Poehler joined SNL?

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 4:11 p.m. CST

    Zacdilone, do you mean that they masturbate?

    by tonagan

    I'm assuming that's what "play their own instruments" means.

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 4:39 p.m. CST

    Boneless Brothers

    by Napoleon Park

    Joined-at-the-Ass Brothers. The Joanne's Ass Brothers. Jonah's Brothers. Joe Nazz Brothers. Joan Hasbro's Hair.

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 5:10 p.m. CST


    by exie

    The new guy and girls, I believe, are all UCB alums. From what I understand when they were casting the new people that held a lot of weight with Lorne. I've heard there were people who had great auditions that didn't get picked due to their lack of pedigree. As for the UCB stressing writing I haven't seen it translate to the screen yet. I think Poehler had a big effect on Lorne cherrypicking the UCB talent pool.

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 6:28 p.m. CST

    TV on the Radio

    by eric haislar

    Probably one of the best bends making music right now. They are incredible.

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 8:08 p.m. CST

    Gee, I expect if Baldwin hosts then...

    by mrfan

    there will be an appearance by Tina. There will references to 30 Rock. Also, I would make sure that there is enough cameras on the set. Alec has packed on a few pounds.

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 8:49 p.m. CST

    Can someone help me figure this out?

    by Voice O. Reason

    "Jonas Brothers made history by being the only band to ever hold three titles in the top ten album chart in Billboard..." What does that MEAN?

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 8:54 p.m. CST


    by Voice O. Reason

    "...the largest ratings for a non-sequel TV movie premier on Disney Channel..." Really? That's awesome.

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 8:57 p.m. CST

    Bradley Cooper!?

    by tbransonlives

    Wow! The guy from two seasons of Alias, a failed sitcom, and multiple non-lead roles in romantic comedies? What a fucking joke this show has become.

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 8:57 p.m. CST

    when is SNL going to be funny again!?!?!?

    by j2talk

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 9:39 p.m. CST

    Who cares how well-known the host is?

    by Flim Springfield

    We have no stake in the ratings, we're just looking for a good show. A lot of people said, "Who is Jon Hamm??" and that show was great

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 9:48 p.m. CST

    Voice O. Reason...doesnt mean shit

    by bacci40

    it just means that music today is bad, and parents now let their kids watch any kind of shit on tv

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 10:35 p.m. CST

    Obligatory Abby Elliot worship

    by Thrillho77

    I would give up a month's pay to bone her.

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 10:35 p.m. CST

    "I can't believe I'm hosting SNL!"

    by Thrillho77

    We can't either, Bradley. We can't either.

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 10:37 p.m. CST

    Film Springfield

    by Jackie Boy

    While I wholeheartedly concur, bear in mind Jon Hamm is the star of a hit Emmy nomonated show. This guy's montage is basically him explaining who he is. Which is nobody.

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 10:38 p.m. CST


    by Jackie Boy

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 10:39 p.m. CST

    Lipton FTW!

    by vaudeville villain


  • Feb. 7, 2009, 10:39 p.m. CST


    by Rob in WI

    Might save this show.<p> <p> I heart Kristen Wiig, but I NEVER want to see her do Kathie Lee again.

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 10:40 p.m. CST


    by maxwell's hammer

    Kristen Wiig's Kathy Lee Gifford is one of the best all-time impersonations in the history of Western culture.

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 10:41 p.m. CST

    Warden Gentles!!!

    by Thrillho77

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 10:43 p.m. CST

    Maxwell Hammer

    by Rob in WI

    I agree with you... but it makes me want to stab her in the face, and I think that would be a bad thing in the long run.

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 10:46 p.m. CST

    Did anyone here see MIRACLE AT ST. ANNA?

    by Jackie Boy

    How was it? I heard mixed reviews.

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 10:48 p.m. CST

    Kathy Lee...

    by maxwell's hammer such an oddball of a person, and Wiig captures her manic bizarness so perfectly.<BR> <BR> And I'm pretty sure that light was supposed to land on Wiig's head. That was funny watching Michaela Watkins try to cover.

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 10:53 p.m. CST

    Who the fuck is Bradley Cooper?

    by catlettuce4

    Seriously. I read this guy's resume in the press release. When did SNL start letting guys who do dinner theater and small roles in films host the show? Is he Lorne's nephew or something?

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 10:54 p.m. CST

    2nd best boat related rap by a white guy on SNL

    by Thrillho77

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 10:54 p.m. CST

    Figured they'd play "I'm On A Boat", album's out Tuesday.

    by Flim Springfield

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 10:54 p.m. CST

    I'll ask...

    by Rob in WI

    What was the first?

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 10:55 p.m. CST


    by Jackie Boy

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 10:55 p.m. CST

    Chris Parnell's "Chris-Craft" boat rap on Weekend Update several

    by Thrillho77

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 10:56 p.m. CST

    several years ago, that should say

    by Thrillho77

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 10:56 p.m. CST

    Everything sounds better with auto-tuning

    by Itto Ogami loses Daigoro

    even this boat rap

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 10:57 p.m. CST

    Next week's Valentine's Day

    by Jackie Boy

    Hopefully we get a Vincent Price special.

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 10:58 p.m. CST

    I have a total Hamm-crush

    by Thrillho77

    I'll be watching 30 Rock, even though I usually don't.

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 11 p.m. CST

    I love the song sketches

    by Thrillho77

    Sure, they aren't much, but they usually hit about 3 out of 4 really great jokes.

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 11 p.m. CST

    If this show fails

    by Rob in WI

    it won't be because of Bradley Cooper... the 4 guys and the song sketches are among my favorites.

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 11:04 p.m. CST

    not a great ep so far

    by Madbomber

    But a damn sight better than last week's train wreck.

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 11:05 p.m. CST

    WOOO-Bristol TN Shout-Out!!!!!

    by Jobacca

    I can confirm that the hottub at the Bristol Holiday Inn is VERY pleasing to the penis.....

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 11:05 p.m. CST

    TVOTR this week

    by SarcasticHorse

    and david cassidy and the leif garrets next?

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 11:06 p.m. CST

    It's too bad they won't play "Lover's Day"

    by Thrillho77

    That was one of my favorite songs of the whole year in 2008.

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 11:08 p.m. CST

    okay, so...

    by maxwell's hammer

    ...why is that I'm just now noticing that the lead singer (or for the first song, lead clapper) of "TV on the Radio" was the fiance in "Rachel Getting Married"?

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 11:08 p.m. CST

    Fuck TV on the Radio

    by shellfishh

    More like TV on Mute. Jesus.

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 11:10 p.m. CST


    by thebearovingian

    A ________ cacophony.

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 11:10 p.m. CST

    they should play "lover's day"

    by SarcasticHorse

    the snl audience needs to hear more songs about earth-shattering sex. what will be the 2nd song? "dancing choose"? i'm hoping for "halfway home".

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 11:13 p.m. CST

    Sorry Amy

    by Rob in WI

    I'm not going to watch you on Office 2.

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 11:14 p.m. CST

    "broke the world"

    by Jackie Boy


  • Feb. 7, 2009, 11:14 p.m. CST

    Using Obama to make fun of Bush again

    by Thrillho77

    Bush jokes are always welcome, but let's turn the cross-hairs on the guy in office too, you know?

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 11:15 p.m. CST

    "The last guy broke the world!"

    by Hercules

    Now THAT'S comedy!

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 11:16 p.m. CST

    Ha ha, it was a great line though.

    by Thrillho77

    I'll be chuckling about it tomorrow with my lab-mates.

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 11:18 p.m. CST

    jesus fucking christ

    by Jackie Boy

    get a new black guy.

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 11:18 p.m. CST


    by Rob in WI

    That was a good line. But using 44 to make fun of 43 is old now, imagine how old it will be in 2 months, much less 4 years.<p> <p> This is why SNL won't be relevant, in a nutshell.

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 11:19 p.m. CST

    God dammit

    by Rob in WI

    I was hoping to be Kenan free this week after him being in 2 hours of a 90 minute show last week.

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 11:22 p.m. CST

    Really Seth

    by Rob in WI

    You know... I like this segment on Weekend Update, but he really needs another person to bounce with. I don't care if it's another cast member, or just bringing someone in (like Brian Williams?). But I think he needs a break in there to really hit it home.

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 11:23 p.m. CST

    "Snarf" and "Voltron" tonight

    by Thrillho77

    2 references to 2 of my favorite awful cartoons of my childhood!

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 11:25 p.m. CST

    With Kristin

    by Rob in WI

    Doing Bjork and Kathie Lee, I now have the exact opposite of an erection.

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 11:25 p.m. CST

    Bjork Jokes? They're making Bjork jokes?

    by catlettuce4

    First Bush jokes during the Obama administration, not jokes about a singer who peaked in the early nineties. It's like they're traveling backwards through time. At this rate by the end of the episode Bill Hader will be remaking the Bass-o-matic sketch.

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 11:27 p.m. CST

    i'll admit it...

    by SarcasticHorse

    i kind of think bjork's hot

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 11:27 p.m. CST

    The four guys and the song sketch

    by catlettuce4

    ...btw, put a country song on there and you basically have the old sketch with the moonshiners from "hee haw."

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 11:27 p.m. CST

    Although...Late Night shows still do Clinton Jokes

    by Thrillho77

    Infidelity and fat jokes never get old. I guess Bush=dumb jokes won't either! :)

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 11:27 p.m. CST

    Technically it was an Obama joke ...

    by Hercules

    mocking the man's grace and modesty.

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 11:30 p.m. CST

    Bjork and Kathie Lee

    by maxwell's hammer

    Stay tuned for Kristen Wiig's next uncannily accurate impressions of Shelly Winters, Tila Tequila, and Bradley Cooper!

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 11:30 p.m. CST

    You cansay '"dick" on network TV?

    by EyeofPolyphemus

    When did that come about?

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 11:31 p.m. CST

    The token hammond appearance.

    by TheDoctor73

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 11:31 p.m. CST

    Herc, you do realize that Obama's married...

    by catlettuce4

    ...and straight?

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 11:32 p.m. CST


    by maxwell's hammer

    That may have been one of the first sketches with him that I didn't like.

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 11:32 p.m. CST

    the movie critic was movie planet

    by TheDoctor73

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 11:33 p.m. CST

    the falling light

    by treadwell

    was real, I'm pretty sure. Scary.

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 11:33 p.m. CST


    by Rob in WI

    So, the joke was that our President is Modest and graceful? Not that the previous one was a buffoon?<p> <p> Hard to believe that this show hasn't been funny since the election.

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 11:34 p.m. CST

    This is one of the better shows

    by taking_up_space

    in recent memory. Not a horrible sketch yet and several which made me laugh. Either I'm in a good mood or the show is having a good week. Loved the Digital Short and the hockey sketch.

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 11:34 p.m. CST

    Obama's graceand modesty?

    by EyeofPolyphemus

    How about his incompetence in vetting cabinet nominees? Or a joke about Democrats support higher taxes because their big dogs do not pay any? <P> You know--tweak the ones in power like SNl is supposed to do rather than fawn over them?

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 11:34 p.m. CST

    Bradley Cooper is really bland. Like Breckin Meyer.

    by Flim Springfield

    Guys you forget the moment they're offscreen.

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 11:34 p.m. CST


    by Jackie Boy

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 11:35 p.m. CST

    Bad Guys

    by Rob in WI

    Has potential...

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 11:37 p.m. CST

    Holy Fuck they ARE traveling back in time.

    by catlettuce4

    First Bush jokes, then Bjork jokes, now 1980s Karate Kid, Fatal Attraction and Die Hard jokes. This time warp is like "Lost" only without actual entertainment value.

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 11:40 p.m. CST

    watch out new coke

    by SarcasticHorse

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 11:40 p.m. CST

    the light in the Kathie Lee sketch

    by maxwell's hammer

    No, I'm pretty sure it was supposed to land on her. If I recall, they ended the skit a similar way the last time, with Hoda accidentally kicking Kathie Lee in the face, and Kathie Lee gets back up like nothing happened. If it hadn't fallen, the ending this time around would have been doubly lame.

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 11:40 p.m. CST

    Chris Griffin: "Haha, movie references..."

    by Flim Springfield

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 11:41 p.m. CST

    where the hell is abby elliot?

    by Jackie Boy

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 11:42 p.m. CST

    I think the light was supposed to hit her, too.

    by Flim Springfield

    They'll probably use the dress rehearsal version for the west coast feed.

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 11:42 p.m. CST

    bad guys

    by Madbomber

    Nice idea, but could have been much better. Did like Hader as Buffalo Bill.

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 11:42 p.m. CST

    They should spoof Extra

    by taking_up_space

    which seems to have Mario Lopez and a bunch of other actor/celebritard douchebags talking "guy talk" every other weekend on the show in some roundtable sorta format pretending to come clean on "what guys really think". Lamest.shit.ever.

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 11:43 p.m. CST

    Pat Sajack and interventions Yeah it's cutting edge tonight

    by catlettuce4

    At least they're lingering on the 80s instead of jumping back to "Leave it to Beaver" parodies or something.

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 11:47 p.m. CST

    squish squish - that was like a bad Naked Gun sketch gone too lo

    by taking_up_space

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 11:48 p.m. CST

    Joan Rivers looks like her old "Spitting Image" puppet.

    by Flim Springfield

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 11:49 p.m. CST

    Oh crap, now I made an 80s reference...

    by Flim Springfield

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 11:52 p.m. CST

    "Dancing Choose" needs a "Leonard Bernstein!" in there.

    by Flim Springfield

    Damn! Somebody stop me!!

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 11:52 p.m. CST

    03-07-09 snl

    by TheDoctor73

    I bet My Chemical Romance is on the 03-07-09 episode.

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 11:54 p.m. CST


    by Rob in WI

    Looks like Christian Slater doing Christian Bale

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 11:54 p.m. CST

    Awwwwwwwwww Dag!

    by George Newman

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 11:55 p.m. CST

    This late in the episode for this sketch?

    by TheDoctor73

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 11:56 p.m. CST


    by Rob in WI

    The only Abby we get is a brieft clip of her doing Joan Cusack? Really?

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 11:56 p.m. CST

    Uh Oh, they're making fun of Bale

    by catlettuce4

    ...don't they know it's a non-story?

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 11:57 p.m. CST

    Nathan Lane

    by George Newman

    now THAT was funny

  • Feb. 7, 2009, 11:58 p.m. CST

    They had the look but Zero Punchline

    by George Newman


  • Feb. 8, 2009, midnight CST


    by Rob in WI

    Was that Drew Barrymore? Just randomly there?

  • Feb. 8, 2009, 12:02 a.m. CST


    by zati1

    yeah, and it looked like she was waiting to be thanked too...she didn't do anything, right?

  • Feb. 8, 2009, 12:05 a.m. CST

    Zero punchline is the SNL vision statement

    by catlettuce4

    Lorne has it on motivational posters of blind kittens hanging in the writers room.

  • Feb. 8, 2009, 12:05 a.m. CST

    Casey Wilson

    by haggardatbest

    I would Wear.That.Bitch.OUT. Speaking of which, only 30 seconds of Abby Elliott? Come on!

  • Feb. 8, 2009, 12:15 a.m. CST

    Drew Barrymore was there working backstge as the fluffer

    by taking_up_space

  • Feb. 8, 2009, 12:18 a.m. CST

    Holy crap, didn't realize Abby Elliot was Chris' daughter!

    by taking_up_space

    Good thing she didn't get daddy's looks! Although, I do LOVE Chris Elliot.

  • Feb. 8, 2009, 12:31 a.m. CST


    by zati1

    that ended up being a pretty good episode overall. Seth had some good Weekend Update moments...Kristen Wiig did her freaks of the week...very few Keenan appearances...funny Digital Short...etc etc

  • Feb. 8, 2009, 12:32 a.m. CST

    Luis Guzman should host next week

    by TheMcflyFarm

    or how bout Noah Emmerich? Cause they're about a notch or two higher on the recognizable scale than Bradley Cooper.

  • Feb. 8, 2009, 12:41 a.m. CST

    You may be joking, but I'd love to see The Guzman host.

    by Flim Springfield

  • Feb. 8, 2009, 12:45 a.m. CST

    recognizable or not...

    by zati1

    Cooper certainly held his own. (He did AT LEAST as well as Steve Martin last week...)

  • Feb. 8, 2009, 1:14 a.m. CST

    Who the hell is Bradley Cooper?

    by BeatsMe

    Man, I feel old.

  • Feb. 8, 2009, 1:20 a.m. CST


    by zati1

    He was Will in Alias...the asshole boyfriend in Wedding Crashers...he was the lead in Kitchen Confidential...

  • Feb. 8, 2009, 3:06 a.m. CST

    The sketch with Mr. Big..

    by billypilgrimisunstuck

    ..was one of the funniest things I've seen on SNL ever.

  • Feb. 8, 2009, 3:37 a.m. CST

    SNL died tonight and many nights before...

    by Kirbymanly

    FIRE THE WRITERS, ALREADY!!!! What the fuck is wrong with the people at NBC?! Is Michaels untouchable or something?! The show is beyond terrible! It's a sad state of affairs when you ride a lifeline of temporary bliss based on someone who left the show years ago. Pick up the signal, Michaels.

  • Feb. 8, 2009, 3:38 a.m. CST

    TV/Radio: One of the WORST bands I've ever heard

    by ShiftyEyedDog2

    I've never heard them before, but if tonight's SNL performances were representative of their music... HOLY SHIT did that suck!! What complete and total shit! It even made me hate Rachel Getting Married more, realizing this dork was the same guy singing shitty music in that, too!

  • Feb. 8, 2009, 5:49 a.m. CST

    TV on The Radio...

    by billypilgrimisunstuck one of the best and most exciting bands in recent memory. I don't know what they played, but I imagine they played 'Golden Age', which I can't see anyone who appreciates music not liking. I don't know what you're into, but most of the time it's an aggravated little kid who can't get Relient K or Fall Out Boy out of his iPod that bashes a band like this. In that case, look up 'Wolf Like Me' when they performed on Letterman. That's probably a song that appeals to a listener with an untrained ear. If I sound a little harsh, that's cause I am. Apologies in advanced (p.s. I kind of loved Rachel Getting Married. A groom singing Neil Young as wedding vowels? I'm sold).

  • Feb. 8, 2009, 6:40 a.m. CST

    Jonas Brothers suck...

    by andyny29

    especially when they are compared to the beatles!

  • Feb. 8, 2009, 7:36 a.m. CST

    How to fix SNL

    by InActionMan

    1.) Lorne has got to go. They guy is too busy planning his next summer in the Hamptons to ride herd on this anymore. <P> 2.) Seth Myers has to go. Dude is just not funny. <P> 3.) Instruct writers that good comedy usually exposes some truth or hypocrisy in society that is an open secret that desperately needs to be mocked. <P> 4). Strap writers/perfomers down feed them LSD and make them listen to comedy albums of Richard Pryor, George Carlin, Chris Rock and Bill Hicks. The show was always funny when the writers were high. <P> 5).Kenan has got to go. There must literally be thousands of talented Black, Hispanic or Asian actors/comedians out there that could do better than that hack. He is the black Victoria Jackson.

  • Feb. 8, 2009, 8:27 a.m. CST

    Good episode

    by theBigE

    I watch every week, and that was a decent episode IMO. Better than we've seen in a while. Parts felt a little underrehearsed, but Keenan was actually funny on Update, Seth does a good job with the news- though he needs a "Really" partner, Kristen Wiig is gold, and though some skits were slightly bland, at least none was a complete stinker.

  • Feb. 8, 2009, 9:52 a.m. CST

    TV on the Radio

    by :-o

    Overrated. Only acclaimed because they are black hippies. Their 'sound' that so many are bowled over by their originality is actually the 'sound' of Fishbone and Living Colour when their albums began to suck in the early Nineties. Afrocentric Rock with jazz like changes. Trust me. An utter snooze after four songs.

  • Feb. 8, 2009, 10:13 a.m. CST


    by ShiftyEyedDog2

    wow, what a condescending ass. You say you didnt see them perform, yet you're sure I'M the one who is wrong and they were awesome? An "untrained ear"? No sir, I like music (and not the bands you listed as not meeting your approval) - but TV/Radio was NOT music. It was shit. Or, because I will only judge what I've seen and heard (unlike YOU), I will just say their SNL performances were shit.<br><br><BR>p.s. WTF is a wedding "vowel"?? LMAO!!!!!!!

  • Feb. 8, 2009, 10:29 a.m. CST


    by hst666

    That is all.

  • Feb. 8, 2009, 1:07 p.m. CST

    last nights episode

    by imascooby1985

    Was pretty great. Who cares if Cooper is pretty much an unknown. SNL took a chance on an actor who wouldnt bring in much of an audience but who is funny and would deliver a good show and it paid off. Besides, he is pretty much a God in my eyes for his work in Wet Hot, Raking Leaves, and Kitchen Confidential. By the way, I consider myself a good judge of music and even like the type of music that TV on the Radio represents, but they just sucked last night. I couldnt understand a word being said in the first song.

  • Feb. 8, 2009, 2:26 p.m. CST

    More tired Bush jokes and no Obama jokes

    by BrowncoatJedi

    It's going to be a boring 4-8 years for SNL since Black Jesus is off limits for any ridicule.

  • Feb. 8, 2009, 2:32 p.m. CST

    Has anyone seen Darrell Hammond

    by skimn

    cast as a weird hitman-type character on Damages? I had to do a double take when I saw him. Seeing his vanilla pudding face cast as a heavy is either genius or insane, I can't tell yet.

  • Feb. 8, 2009, 2:34 p.m. CST

    Oh and TV On The Radio

    by skimn

    were missing an accordian, cowbell and bagpipe. THEN their sound would have been complete.

  • Feb. 8, 2009, 3:13 p.m. CST

    Vow. My mistake.

    by billypilgrimisunstuck

    I've seen TVOTR four times. So Yeah, I have seen them. And yes, I am a pretentious prick, I fully admit that, but only when someone feels they have to go out of their way to flame musicians of obvious caliber only to feel that they didn't miss the pass on the new hipster trend. That's my theory, I'm sticking to it. And to :-O, who actually puts forth a compelling argument, I can see what you're saying. Dear Science, has a lot of fusion rock influence, especially in the funk metal of the aforementioned bands, but really only in Dancing Choose, Golden Age, and Shout Me Out. Return to Cookie Mountain was more about soul and jazz influences, with Bowie and Blonde Redhead making guest apperances. Desperate Youth, Bloodthirsty Babies is what put them on the map. Art rock/avant-garde, whatever you want to call it, made them exciting. The best thing is that theyve been consistently progressing since then. If you didn't like the funk metal/fusion that you heard on SNL, then their previous two albums should have something for everyone, which is why I like them so much. Lastly, when Desperate Youth came out, I wasn't that impressed, then I saw them live during their 'Cookie Mountain' tour and they blew me away. Diehard fan ever since.

  • Feb. 8, 2009, 3:37 p.m. CST

    "Christopher Walken or Alec Baldwin hosting always equals comedy

    by DarkCouncilus

    Only if they can bring their performance and interest of the late 90's... because the latest of Walken's SNL performances was hour and half of going through the motions face front to the teleprompter... now I'm only looking forward that "rude little pig" of Baldwin, hopefully he'll be less self-aware this time.

  • Feb. 8, 2009, 4:30 p.m. CST

    First MacPepsi

    by Napoleon Park

    Now "Digital Shorts: the soundtrack Album".<p>At least is isn't The Laser Cats Movie...<p><p><p><p>Yet.

  • Feb. 8, 2009, 5:08 p.m. CST

    TV on the Radio

    by BeatsMe

    Put out great albums, and Dear Science is by far their best. But they weren't so hot last night, I gotta admit.

  • Feb. 8, 2009, 5:15 p.m. CST


    by vini77


  • Feb. 8, 2009, 9:25 p.m. CST


    by geek molester

    2000 POP SUCKS

  • Feb. 8, 2009, 9:36 p.m. CST

    TV on the radio?

    by Pouchstalker

    Sounded more like Cats strangled in a bathtub.!! It sounded as if someone fell asleep on the mixing board.

  • Feb. 8, 2009, 10:16 p.m. CST

    Just watched them perform

    by billypilgrimisunstuck

    ..the mix was horrible, and the vocals were off key. It was generally off balance and the key to most of their songs is to have little intricate details coming together full force. SNL generally has pretty lousy sound though. Fleet Foxes sounded pretty good when they were on a couple of weeks ago.

  • Feb. 8, 2009, 11:33 p.m. CST


    by ShiftyEyedDog2

    you're admitting i was right?! Like i said, i cant judge their records because ive never heard one, but BASED ON SNL, that was horrid. Just random, horrid noise. Maybe someday I'll check out their music if they are in fact far far far better than this performance.

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 11:02 a.m. CST

    Think we can get Baldwin to take out the Jonas Brothers?

    by AgentArchangel

    Their brains HAVE to be mush by now.

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 1:41 p.m. CST

    "...mocking (Obamas) grace and modesty...."

    by redhankyspanky

    "mocking (Obamas) grace and modesty"? <p> Maybe its time to change to website name to "" <p>Sounds like it tastes like bluberries, and cures the blues!<p>"Grace", indeed.

  • Feb. 10, 2009, 9:50 a.m. CST

    Alec Baldwin bit

    by skimn

    even though its incomplete without John Goodman and Will Farrell, I do miss the Bill Brasky bit. The "this song reminds me of" is it's offspring, but I do miss the toasts to that ol' bastard. And Baldwin has taken of the girth to play the plastered businessman.<p>"HERE'S TO BILL BRASKY!!!"

  • Feb. 10, 2009, 5:22 p.m. CST

    "Are you talking about Bill Brasky? I know Bill Brasky!"

    by haggardatbest

    "Well I want to be your dear friend!"

  • Feb. 14, 2009, 9:57 p.m. CST

    saturday, 2/14/09

    by Pancho Straight

    whay days hercules aobut finally not putting up a new SNL talkback? "Due to popular demand?"<p>Is it possible out Herc actually has something to do on Valentines Day evening?