Peter Dinklage hosted Saturday Night Live last night and it was a pretty good episode. I thought there were lots of funny moments from last night but this one was one of the best of the night.
I’ve been very hard on Leslie Jones since she joined the show but she is slowly growing on me. Yes she is basically the same character all the time but so was Chris Farley and so was Adam Sandler. I’m actually starting to enjoy her character. The funniest part of her is that no matter the situation, she will play the same person. You can see how much more comfortable she is getting performing on the show as well.
This is their spoof of the show Naked and Afraid. This is SNL Naked and Afraid celebrity edition starring Peter Dinklage and Leslie Jones.
SNL Naked and Afraid
I do have just one issue with this video. Well not just this video but with SNL and their use of pre-packaged videos in general. Over the last couple of seasons, the only really funny things they have done have been their pre-packaged video productions. The live show itself usually doesn’t rise to the same level of their videos.
The video productions have the advantage of doing several takes and reworking scripts to make sure that what gets recorded is the best possible product. The live sketches have one shot at it.
It’s just the way it is, but I am hopeful that the show doesn’t lean more and more on the video productions. They need them because they are easy to share (like I’m doing here) but they need to not get away from the live aspect of the show.
Get the live sketches out on YouTube as quickly as they get the pre-packaged shorts. Make all of your stuff shareable.