I was hard on this weekend’s “Saturday Night Live” host, Jeremy Renner, because it seemed from the sketches we were provided that the actor had considerably limited range when it comes to comedy.
I stand corrected.
There were two sketches that didn’t make the show this weekend, but NBC has blessed us with the dress rehearsals as though to say, “See, it could’ve been a good show.” The first is a Thanksgiving sketch in which Renner did what I had wanted him to do more of in the other sketches: Completely throw himself into it. Admittedly, much of the sketch doesn’t work, but when Renner is showing his loony-bits, it is absolutely hilarious.
Meanwhile, the guys over on Uproxx have some sick fascination with Guy Fieri, which is the only reason why I knew who he was before the NYTimes reviewed his restaurant last week. In a “Weekend Update” segment that didn’t make the final cut, Bobby Moynihan does a spectacular Fieri impression with a sketch responding to the review that probably should’ve been included instead of the Katt Williams segment.