Posts tagged as les jeunes de paris

'SNL' Review: Princess Anna Kendrick

Whenever SNL producers book a host who seems inexperienced in live comedy, they fall back on a kind of playbook. Stick to popular recurring bits and pretaped videos to take the burden off the host. Give her small, easy stuff that plays to her strengths, then get her out of there. If she can sing, let her sing. The goal is to Bodyguard-cradle the host, letting her enjoy herself while hiding her from the real dangers of the scary sketch comedy world.

Given how little we saw of Anna Kendrick this episode, you'd think Lorne was standing nearby off stage, ready to dive in and take a bullet.

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Paul Brittain Is Leaving SNL, Effective Immediately

Paul Brittain is leaving the cast of SNL after a year and a half. Brittain was one of the featured players with the fewest recurring characters and starring roles, so the parting of ways makes sense, but it's still sad to see him go. Au revoir, Marius of Les Jeunes de Paris. Farewell, "Sex" Ed Vincent. You will dance on in our hearts, and give awkward sex demonstrations with your fingers in our hearts, respectively.

The Inspiration for SNL's "Les Jeunes de Paris"

SNL's "Les Jeunes de Paris" sketches, the second of which was in this past weekend's episode, is one of the most fun and original sketches to hit the show in some time. A fun, frenetic piece all about movement and music, it's like the polar opposite of a fake talk show featuring a number of celebrity impersonators. Slate talked to writer/performer Taran Killem about where it came from: My fiancé is a fan of Starbucks’ music and that’s where we came across the song “Ta Douleur” by the artist Camille. It just tickled us pink. We just were looking for a reason to dance around, really. I [...]