On Hugh Laurie's SNL

Hugh Laurie, of Blackadder, Jeeves & Wooster, and House fame, hosted Saturday Night Live tonight.

Unfortunately, it wasn’t especially funny.

Laurie’s monologue was amusing. The joke he made about being “bottom” in the Royal Shakespeare Company was quite inspired (even if the audience seemed slow on the uptake). The skit based on Most Haunted was funny, though it grew progressively tedious. Laurie handled malfunctioning glasses in the skit about the Queen’s needs in a hotel with aplomb. The other skits with Laurie, though, just weren’t that memorable or amusing.

Laurie can handle skit comedy, he can handle it well, but tonight’s Saturday Night Live just wasn’t well-done skit comedy.

Published by Allyn

A writer, editor, journalist, sometimes coder, occasional historian, and all-around scholar, Allyn Gibson is the writer for Diamond Comic Distributors' monthly PREVIEWS catalog, used by comic book shops and throughout the comics industry, and the editor for its monthly order forms. In his over ten years in the industry, Allyn has interviewed comics creators and pop culture celebrities, covered conventions, analyzed industry revenue trends, and written copy for comics, toys, and other pop culture merchandise. Allyn is also known for his short fiction (including the Star Trek story "Make-Believe,"the Doctor Who short story "The Spindle of Necessity," and the ReDeus story "The Ginger Kid"). Allyn has been blogging regularly with WordPress since 2004.

One thought on “On Hugh Laurie's SNL

  1. As with most Brits, I tend to double-take at Hugh Laurie being a star and a sex symbol. What? Our Hugh Laurie? The one from A Bit of Fry & Laurie? I’m used enough to the idea now to occassionally think of George or Bertie when watching House, and to only sometimes think of House when watching Blackadder or Jeeves and Wooster.

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