Monday, June 17, 2024

“Saturday Night Live” Scores with Dave Chappelle’s Edgy Hosting and Foo Fighters’ Unexpected Great New Song


“SNL” was stellar last night. Dave Chappelle’s opening monologue was just what we needed, edgy and truthful. Foo Fighters were sensational.

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My favorite performances were Kate McKinnon as Giuliani, and Maya Rudolph as Aunt Jemima. (Rudolph has really been killing it this season considering she’s like a regular and guest star.) But the whole show felt 100 times better than recent installments. Still missing Cecily Strong and Aidy Bryant. The show felt very unrehearsed, maybe because they were changing things up til the last minute.

I LOVED the new Foo song, “Shame Shame” which has echoes of David Bowie’s “Fame.” And “Times Like These” from 2002 is a classic.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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