Category: Saturday Night Live

  • Mr Robinson’s Neighborhood
    Mr Robinson’s Neighborhood

    When Eddie Murphy returned to guest host Saturday Night Live in 2019, he revisited some of his old characters. Eddie Murphy is the subject of the latest episode of Comedy Is …

  • Best Defense
    Best Defense

    If you’ve listened to the latest episode of Comedy Is …, or if you know such things, you’ll be aware that the movie Best Defense is not considered by Eddie Murphy to be his finest hour. The film was shot with Dudley Moore, and when it tested poorly with preview audiences, Jeffrey Katzenberg took a…

  • Comedy Is … Most Amusing, Sir
    Comedy Is … Most Amusing, Sir

    During the heyday of those VHS rental years, where we would save our pocket money, then rush to the rental shop and spend hours trying to pick movies, I remember almost every tape we rented having a trailer for another brilliant looking Eddie Murphy movie. I must have been 11 or 12 when I first…

  • Eddie Murphy Returns To SNL
    Eddie Murphy Returns To SNL

    Not sure why I put off watching this for so long. I think it’s because I am so fond of Eddie Murphy, and I thought this might feel awkward. But it’s great, and has a proper Murphy feel to it, before it unfolds into something unexpected.

  • Kate McKinnon’s Impressions
    Kate McKinnon’s Impressions

    A few interviews with the always brilliant Kate McKinnon, in which she explains the process of impressions.

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  • Proctology: A Bottom Examination
    Proctology: A Bottom Examination

    For a long time now I’ve been wanting to write an old-fashioned programme guide. One you can hold in your hand and thumb through, make notes on, spill coffee on. So I did. Proctology: A Bottom Examination is my deep dive into Bottom, the hit BBC Two sitcom starring Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson. That’s…

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  • Re-Casting Keanu
    Re-Casting Keanu

    Keanu Reeves is 56. That makes him eight years older than Clive Dunn was when he was first cast in Dad’s Army. But don’t panic, Clive Dunn was always playing much older characters than his own age. Keanu Reeves is 56. That makes him seven years older than Stephanie Cole was when she was first…

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