As admirable as “SNL’s” evolution has been in recent years as a female-led troupe in the boys’ club that is comedy, Lorne Michaels has always run the tires off his leading ladies, going back to Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.
“I feel like I see you all the time,” he tells him, while both of the boyfriends try to quieten him down.
Tom Hanks returned to “SNL” for the ninth time this week, and his opening monologue came in the form of a talk with his metaphorical son: America. Hanks’ monologue was peppered with modern teenage jargon, with attempts at words like “trill” and “fleek” failing in an endearing manner that only Hanks could deliver.
Hanks, reflecting on the current political tension and social media of our age, sat down to address the audience, clad in a knit sweater, as though it were his teenage son moving into adolescence. Also Read: ' SNL': Alec Baldwin's Trump and Kate Mc Kinnon's Clinton Go Head to Head in Final Debate Parody In the fact of America’s shortcomings, Hanks reassured the country that he believed in us.
If it’s any consolation to Elliott, history is filled with comedians who didn’t let lackluster stints at “SNL” stop them from going on to become stars.
As Chris Rock, Sarah Silverman and Tracy Morgan discovered, better things awaited them once they were done with the show.