Entertainment
by Brandon Wenerd on May 20, 2013

Justin Timberlake's Five-Timers Monologue — March 9, 2013

With… Pretty much everyone. Except you, Ben Affleck. Admission into the five-timers club isn't all that cool after JT beat you to it. 

Joseph Gordon-Levitt Is ‘The Son of the Most Interesting Man in the World’ — September 22, 2012

Look: You can't be the most interesting man in the world without a few bastard children. 

Biden Bash — January 26, 2013

Hey, the Dover Speedway in Delaware? I've been there. Fantastic place to drink 14 Busch Lights before 11:30 A.M.

Joe Biden is the man. He features in a dream I have a lot: On a Sunday this summer at Dewey Beach, Biden and I do a few beer bongs before heading down to the Starboard to crush DIY Bloody Marys and dance on picnic tables. That's livin', man.

Z-Shirt with Kevin Hart — March 2, 2013

Allow me to repeat myself: “Man, this sketch was so dumb, yet I laughed at how it just kept going. Timing was perfect.”

‘The Girl You Wish You Wouldn’t Have Started a Conversation with at a Party’ — September 27, 2012

Cecily Strong's character is my favorite new addition to Weekend Update, which began during an election special in the fall. As I said at the time: “We all know that girl. We've all been stuck talking to her. She says dumb, annoyingly-obvious things about the state of the world. I.E.: 'It's so baaahd right now. We need to, like, do more thinnngs. That's why I'm, like, going to go teach English in, like, Spaaaain after graduation.' As an SNL caricature, it makes for high comedy.”

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Moet & Chandon — March 9, 2012

SNL is at its best when it's raunchy as hell. Our two favorite pornstars, along with Justin Timberlake as Ricky VIPenis, know all about treating a lady right. 

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie Drops By “Weekend Update” — November 17, 2013

What makes SNL both so damn endearing and enduring, on a cultural level, is a little moment like this, when a serious public figure goes on the show to mock himself. New York and New Jersey really, really badly needed a pick-me-up in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, and who better to deliver it than Chris Christie in his pit-stained govenor's fleece?

It's a Date, with Two Wild and Crazy Guys — March 9, 2013

Andy Samberg returns to SNL! Along with my favorite Czech brothers in the world, George and Yortuk Festrunk. CUE THE DISCO. My life is complete. But… Man, I'm going to miss Bill Hader as a game show host.

Darrell's House — May 4, 2013

The most Zach Galifianakis-esque sketch of Zach Galifianakis' hosting stint. Just one long, two-part slow-burn.

Homeland, starring Anne Hathaway as Carrie Mathison — November 10, 2012

Anne Hathaway nails it as crazy Carrie Mathison. Somewhere, Claire Danes is smiling. “Oh no, there goes the chin!” “She's having one of her jazz freakouts.”

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Stefon's Goodbye — May 18, 2013

Two names: Anderson Cooper and DJ Baby Bok Cho. Oh, and the coked-up gremlin, a geisha, Menorah the Explorer, dwarfs with constructions cones on their heads…. Is there a better way to say goodbye to the weird, wacky trip that's been Bill Hader's Stefon?

Puppet Class with Seth MacFarlane – September 15, 2012

Oh, you LAUGHED at this sketch?! “Nobody was laughing out loud that day in Grenada! But many people were saying OMG. Me, I was saying TTYL to my innocence.”

Lincoln featuring Louis C.K. – November 3, 2012 

Louis C.K. as Lincoln in all his glorious Louis C.Kness, at the fever pitch of Louis C.K. mania, right after his two-week stint at New York's City Center. ”You know one thing I'm really tired of is arguing with slave owners about slavery.”

Maine Justice – December 8, 2012 

A bunch of Yankee Maineiacs who think they're from the bayous of Louisiana. Doesn't make a lick of sense, but that's why it's so funny. Can we get a “hell yeah” for Charlie Day as a Southern Congressman? Hell yeah, “lessen a voodoo lobstah get to it first.” From now on, I sentence you to a lighthouse crawling with gators. 

Christoph Waltz as “Djesus Uncrossed” – February 16, 2013

“Jesus H. Christ…. The 'H' is silent.” Lorne Michaels gives zero-f*cks when it comes to having a sense of humor about sacred cows. I feel like this would make complete sense for a Quentin Tarantino movie.