Saturday, December 08, 2012
SNL -- DEC 8, 2012 -- JAMIE FOXX WITH NE-YO
JAMIE FOXX WITH NE-YO
DEC 8, 2012
Jamie Foxx will be hosting Saturday Night Live (SNL) tonight, with musical guest Ne-Yo. Here's an intro to Jamie Foxx & Ne-Yo. See here -- after the show -- for a recap.
COLD OPEN -- Hilarious start, but a nightmare scenario in which Obama gives the GOP everything they want in order to spare Boehner the dissing he gets from the GOP every time he hints at a tax increase.
MONOLOG -- With a theme of "How Black Was That," the show gets off to an edgy start.
QUIZ SHOW #1 -- BITCH -- It had a good idea: questions that had no answer; but it was kind of a mean spirited sketch that misfired.
From here on things got softer, often sillier, usually funny.
MICHIGAN STATE -- An update on the SNL staple of weird, incompetent and strange TV/Cable/Public Access shows worked for once because of Jamie's energy and sense of humor (and costume).
NE-YO's first song was backed up by an energetic and entertaining dance ensemble. The second song, later, was quiet and performed simply.
WEEKEND UPDATE -- In keeping with the spirit of the night, the jokes were funnier than usual. MRS CLAUS had a nice sketch. It wasn't quite a classic, but it was very good. The chocolate DING DONG was tasty too.
QUIZ SHOW #2 -- DYLAN MCDERMOT OR DERMOT MOLRONEY -- was a hoot.
TREE PIMP was funny.
MAINE JUSTICE was kind of a loony sketch but it really worked.
SWAROVSKI CRYSTALS -- An ad for real fake diamonds made of plastic, was ridiculous and very funny, sending up those late night ads populated by ridiculously amateur spokespeople..
It seemed to be a show that relied on great concepts less, and funny sketches more than usual. Jamie Fox was a good host.
Jamie Foxx is an Oscar winning actor, for RAY, the biopic about Ray Charles. To win the 2004 Oscar he had to beat out Jamie Foxx (that is, himself), who was also nominated as Best Actor for his role in COLLATERAL that same year.
Jamie is also a singer and musician. In addition to his work in RAY, he's a Grammy Award winner, and has #1singles and albums, including UNPREDICTABLE.
Born Dec 13, 1967 as Eric Marlon Bishop, Jamie will turn 45 next Thursday.
He will soon be seen as Django in DJANGO UNCHAINED.
Next Year, he'll be seen in WHITE HOUSE DOWN, as the President of the US in a Roland Emmerich film with Channing Tatum, and later on in THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2.
Here is a list of his films and TV:
2012 Django Unchained
2011 Horrible Bosses
2010 Due Date
2010 Malice N Wonderland (video short)
2010 Valentine's Day
2009 Law Abiding Citizen
2009 The Soloist
2007 The Kingdom
2006 Miami Vice
2004 Breakin' All the Rules
2004 Chappelle's Show (TV series)
2004 Redemption: The Stan Tookie Williams Story (TV movie)
1996-2001 The Jamie Foxx Show (TV series)
1999 Any Given Sunday
1999 Held Up
1998 The Players Club
1997 Booty Call
1996 The Great White Hype
1996 The Truth About Cats & Dogs
1996 Moesha (TV series)
1996 Hangin' with Mr. Cooper (TV series)
1996 C-Bear and Jamal (TV series) (voice)
1991-1994 In Living Color (TV series)
1992-1993 Roc (TV series)
His music includes the albums:
Peep This (1994)
Best Night of My Life (2010)
JAMIE FOXX ON WIKIPEDIA
JAMIE FOXX ON IMDB
JAMIE FOXX ON AMAZON
Ne-Yo is a Pop and R&B artist, singer and songwriter, a dancer and actor, with 3 Grammy Awards.
He was born Shaffer Chimere Smith on Oct 18, 1982.
His music includes:
In My Own Words (2006)
Because of You (2007)
Year of the Gentleman (2008)
Libra Scale (2010)
His film and TV work includes:
2012 Jimmy Kimmel Live! (TV series)
2012 BAD25: The Short Films of Michael Jackson (TV movie)
2012 Red Tails
2011 Battle Los Angeles
2011 CSI: NY (TV series)
2007 Stomp the Yard
2006 Save the Last Dance 2 (video)
1987 The New Adventures of Beans Baxter (TV series)
NE-YO ON WIKIPEDIA
NE-YO ON IMDB
NE-YO ON AMAZON
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