omplete QPORIT: SNL -- JAN 18, 2014 -- HOST: DRAKE with musical guest DRAKE

Saturday, January 18, 2014

 

SNL -- JAN 18, 2014 -- HOST: DRAKE with musical guest DRAKE



SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE

  SNL -- JAN 18, 2014

HOST

DRAKE

with Musical Guest

DRAKE


http://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/



Drake (Aubrey Drake Graham) is a 27 year old (October 24, 1986) rapper, song-writer, actor, and record producer from Canada. 

He first gained fame as an actor on Canada's TV series about students at The Digrassi Community School. He plays "Soul Brother" on Anchorman 2.

He's had 10 number one singles on Billboard's charts, and his albums have sold more than 5 million copies. He has won Grammy's, Juno's & BET's  awards. 

He's up for some Grammy's this year, too. (CBS on Sun  Jan 26 at 8PM).

DRAKE ON WIKIPEDIA
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drake_%28rapper%29

DRAKE ON IMDB
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1013044/


DRAKE ON AMAZON




RECAP...

This was an amusing, but kind of laid back, not terribly energetic show.  It went by quickly and there were few really bad sketches, but many of the bits seemed like they could have been developed into funnier, sharper scenes.  There was little political or edgy humor -- what SNL seems to do best.  

The music was good, and the sound  and look of the music was unusual for SNL: the words were at the top of the mix, and the lighting was terrific on the singer-s; (Drake was joined by a 'friend'); while the music was softer and the musicians completely off screen.

The newest cast member made a fine debut.

Probably the best of the night was A-Rod in the COLD OPEN, and the RESOLUTION video.



SCENES...

COLD OPEN - Piers Morgan with Christie, A-Rod (suing the dictionary), & Bieber (suing the eggs).

MONOLOG - I'm from Toronto, where the rappers are polite and the Mayor smokes crack.  But the Bar Mitzvah bit (Drake has a Jewish mother and a black dad) was lame.

BET - Rappers before they were stars.

NANCY GRACE - Legal pot... "What about the babies! ... checkmate!" (... and he was only half as crazy as yaw ass...)

RESOLUTION - Revolution...  I'll do it next year... Nice video.

SLUMBER PARTY - Interesting funny idea but the sketch didn't really work too well.

MUSIC - Interesting, different kind of rap. Nice look.

AD (real) - Interesting something(?) for Beatspills.com

WEEKEND UPDATE - Jokes and Jacqueline Bisset were funny, Arianna Huffington not so much.

AD (real) - Good ad for the new Kindle.

INDIANA JONES DISNEY WORLD SPECTACULAR - ???  This sketch needed some serious script work.

DETENTION - Poetry in  detention. Pretty good (tho' not terribly funny) sketch.
 

PROMOS - Anchors live on air, dead off.  Sketch is amusing but under-written.

I KNOW - I don't know the point of this (morality?) sketch video. Under-written and not funny.

Drake makes a good Host, but he needs to be backed by a strong, funny director and sharp writing to get the full value of his talents.




Here are links to some other SNL stories on QPORIT:

SNL -- DEC 21, 2013 -- HOST: JIMMY FALLON with musical guest JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE
http://qporit.blogspot.com/2013/12/snl-dec-21-2013-host-jimmy-fallon-with.html

SNL - DEC 14, 2013 -- HOST: JOHN GOODMAN with musical guest KINGS OF LEON
http://qporit.blogspot.com/2013/12/snl-dec-14-2013-host-john-goodman-with.htm

SNL - DEC 7, 2013 -- HOST: PAUL RUDD with musical guest ONE DIRECTION
http://qporit.blogspot.com/2013/12/snl-dec-7-2013-host-paul-rudd-with.html

SNL - NOV 16, 2013 - LADY GAGA with musical guest LADY GAGA
http://qporit.blogspot.com/2013/11/snl-nov-16-2013-lady-gaga-with-musical.html

SNL -- OCT 5, 2013 -- HOST: MILEY CYRUS with musical guest MILEY CYRUS
http://qporit.blogspot.com/2013/10/snl-oct-5-2013-host-miley-cyrus-with.html 

SNL -- MAY 18, 2013 -- HOST: BEN AFFLECK with musical guest KANYE WEST -- SEASON FINALE
http://qporit.blogspot.com/2013/05/snl-may-18-2013-host-ben-affleck-with.html

SNL -- MAY 11, 2013 -- HOST: KRISTEN WIIG with musical guest... VAMPIRE WEEKEND (Fun Show!)
 

http://qporit.blogspot.com/2013/05/snl-may-11-2013-host-kristen-wiig-with.html

SNL -- APR 13, 2013 -- HOST: VINCE VAUGHN with musical guest... MIGUEL

http://qporit.blogspot.com/2013/04/snl-apr-13-2013-host-vince-vaughn-with.html

SNL -- MAR 9, 2013 -- HOST: JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE with musical guest... JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE

http://qporit.blogspot.com/2013/03/snl-mar-9-2013-host-justin-timberlake.html

SNL -- FEB 9, 2013 -- HOST: JUSTIN BIEBER with musical guest... JUSTIN BIEBER
http://qporit.blogspot.com/2013/02/snl-feb-9-2013-host-justin-bieber-with.html

SNL -- JAN 26, 2013 -- ADAM LEVINE with KENDRICK LAMAR (Great show! & lots of clips!!)
http://qporit.blogspot.com/2013/01/snl-jan-26-2013-adam-levine-with.html

SNL -- JAN 19, 2013 --JENNIFER LAWRENCE with THE LUMINEERS
 

http://qporit.blogspot.com/2013/01/snl-jan-19-2013-jennifer-lawrence-with.html

SNL -- DEC 15, 2012 -- MARTIN SHORT WITH PAUL MCCARTNEY
http://qporit.blogspot.com/2012/12/snl-dec-15-2012-martin-short-with-paul.html

SNL -- DEC 8, 2012 -- JAMIE FOXX WITH NE-YO
http://qporit.blogspot.com/2012/12/snl-dec-8-2012-jamie-foxx-with-ne-yo.html

SNL -- NOV 10, 2012 -- ANNE HATHAWAY WITH RIHANNA
http://qporit.blogspot.com/2012/11/snl-nov-10-2012-anne-hathaway-with.html

SNL -- OCT 20, 2012 -- BRUNO MARS
http://qporit.blogspot.com/2012/10/snl-oct-20-2012-bruno-mars.html

SNL -- SEP 22, 2012 -- JOSEPH GORDON-LEVITT WITH MUMFORD & SONS
http://qporit.blogspot.com/2012/09/snl-sep-22-2012-joseph-gordon-levitt.html

SNL -- SEP 15, 2012 – SEASON PREMIERE! -- SETH MACFARLANE WITH FRANK OCEAN
http://qporit.blogspot.com/2012/09/snl-sep-15-2012-season-premiere-seth.html


 


SNL OFFICIAL SITE
http://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/


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