Sunday, January 8, 2012

SNL Theater Skits

Saturday Night Live has been entertaining audiences since it first premiered in 1975. Unfortunately, it is harder to get tickets to SNL's dress rehearsal and live telecast than it is to the hottest show on Broadway. Recently, I passed by 30 Rock on an early Friday evening and the standby line was a block long. Die hards curled up in sleeping bags in the cold hoping to experience SNL.

I've attempted a few times to get tickets but no luck. So like everyone else, I either watch the show live on television or catch it on the NBC website. I found the 2011 holiday show hosted by Jimmy Fallon especially funny and got a kick out of the show's two theater skits. Let's take a look at them and a few others from past episodes.

Warm Horse played by a person not a puppet.

Funny take on the one man show Off Off Broadway

Thespian Chris Rock's take on theater classics

Saving Broadway

Amazing Alexander, the Hypnotist

A few Broadway musicals this season sure could use the Amazing Alexander. By the way, doesn't the woman in light pink look like Betty White?

Forget Stomp. How about the "red handed" Clappin'

A seedy take on 42nd Street - with Bernadette Peters


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