Thursday, July 18, 2024

SNL: Alex Moffat, Most Underrated Cast Member, Takes on Joe Biden, Plus Maya Rudolph Is Player of the Season


Alex Moffat, the most underrated player on “Saturday Night Live,” took on Joe Biden last night with great success. Moffat is often in sketches with his comedy partner, Mikey Day, and sometimes turns up on Weekend Update as the WASPy yachting guy. He should keep doing Biden, even though I miss Jason Sudeikis!

Maya Rudolph’s return to “SNL” this season has been the greatest thing ever. Not just her Kamala Harris, but everything she does. Of course, her musical turns are wonderful. Her late mom, Minnie Ripperton, is smiling in heaven.

Kristen Wiig was a wonderful host, appearing in many sketches, always an original. Dua Lipa disappointed me. It seemed like she was lip synching. She’s over produced, even if she was singing live.

Colin Jost made it seem like the show wasn’t returning until after the Inauguration. Really? A month off? Maybe they can find Aidy Bryant and Cecily Strong during the break.

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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