Actually this post is just supposed to be about relevant player news from the weekend which is sadly now over, but since you brought it up, is there even any debate that Norm MacDonald is hands-down the funniest Weekend Update anchor in SNL history? A quick summary of the competition:
- Chevy Chase: OK, he was funny, and he started it all, but it’s hard to see past what a dick he’s become lately.
- Jane Curtin: So bad, they had to keep putting Akroyd and Murray on there as co-hosts to save her from bombing.
- Charles Rocket: Who?
- Brad Hall: Not funny, lasted one season (not just on the segment – fired from SNL altogether).
- Christopher Guest: See “Brad Hall.”
- Dennis Miller: Weekend Update was the best thing he ever did, which means it was still lame. If you laugh at his jokes even though you don’t understand them, you’re an even bigger tool than he is.
- Kevin Nealon: Funny, but creepy. It always seemed to me like he was concealing a seething inner rage, bound to snap at the slightest provocation, and that this wasn’t part of the act.
- Colin Quinn: It’s still unclear how he got this job, and even more baffling that he kept it for three seasons. He always seemed to be suffering from some severe digestive disorder that made it impossible for him to read his lines. Or be funny.
- Tina Fey/Jimmy Fallon/Amy Poehler/Seth Meyers: Frankly, I’m not even sure how SNL is still on the air.
Now I defy you to watch any episode of Weekend Update with Norm MacDonald and not laugh your balls off. He didn’t know a damn thing about current events, really couldn’t care less, and didn’t care if it showed.
ANYdangway, some important stuff happened to a few key players over the weekend… (More …)