Seth Meyers / Paul Simon, S44-E3

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John and Steve—along with improv and sketch impresario Dave Buckman—discuss the Seth connection, assumed staged celebrity engagements, Seth as storyteller, porno-railing sex face, sketches that hit too close to home, Mulanian Cosby triumphs, and Heidi's chipmunk vocal effect.

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Notes

  • Best moment: Seth's sex face, Cosby's dance & Bayou Benny's roll call.

  • Best sketch: Beta Force, Jail Cellmate & Movie Talkback

  • MVP: Heidi Gardner & Kenan Thompson

  • Rating: 9 (great/great/classic)

Awkwafina / Travis Scott, S44-E2

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John and Steve discuss particularly mushy prosthetics, Travis Scott's otherworldly demeanour, rampant Auto-Tune nonsense, passionate Weekend Update outings, "peak" Eric and Donald Jr., misguided Leslie/Pete casting, outmoded women's roundtables, Li'l Bang-Bang's t-rex dance, and POV erotic pumpkin mode.

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Notes

  • Best moment: L'il Bang-Bang's t-rex dance & Todd's pumpkin-enticement.

  • Best sketch: Late Night Battle & Pumpkin Patch

  • MVP: Beck Bennett

  • Rating: 3 (weak/trainwreck)

Adam Driver / Kanye West, S44-E1

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John and Steve discuss player pronunciation mea culpas, cheap site-gag setups, Adam Driver's impressive comedic chops, when rehashed sketches surpass the original, Kanye West's media whore-ery, Pete Davidson revelling in his recent good fortune, and the latest obnoxious Kanye non-controversy.

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Notes

  • Best moment: Brett Kavanaugh's reading-face & Che questions Republicans' choice

  • Best sketch: Career Day

  • MVP: Micheal Che & Kate McKinnon

  • Rating: 8 (great)

Season 44 Preseason Extravaganza!

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John and Steve—along with Mike Bloom and Mario Lanza of the SNL Funhouse podcast—discuss unregulated SNL podcast-conglomerate mergers, Adam Driver sophomore hosting expectations, season 44 cast and writer changes, and high hopes for Ego Nwodim and Bowen Yang.

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Notes

  • Special Announcement: Mike Bloom and Mario Lanza will be joining our show to provide "off-week" coverage of each of SNL's monthly episode-runs throughout season 44. Expect to see their ongoing discussions drop in our main podcast feed each time SNL goes on break.

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