Every week Saturday Night Live shoots promo videos with that week’s host and a cast member, and sometimes the musical guest. They are, nearly without exception, not funny. Sometimes there’s a mildly amusing moment, but usually it’s just awkward jokes followed by extended pauses.
It shouldn’t be surprising, though, that Louis C.K. and Kate McKinnon are a duo that could make this terrible format into something actually worth your time. In fact, given the show’s track record this season (and, yes, previous seasons), they might be better off just making this weekend’s entire episode 90 minutes of these two yelling nonsense at each other. That’s a show we would all watch, no?