SNL monologue: Jason Sudeikis’ quick sketches, and his boss

Image copyright NBC Universal Image caption Jason Sudeikis’ impression of Lawrence Welk and Cecily Strong’s impression of Olivia Pope were SNL veterans You can watch over 60 of Jason Sudeikis’ funniest sketches from Saturday’s…

SNL monologue: Jason Sudeikis' quick sketches, and his boss

Image copyright NBC Universal Image caption Jason Sudeikis’ impression of Lawrence Welk and Cecily Strong’s impression of Olivia Pope were SNL veterans

You can watch over 60 of Jason Sudeikis’ funniest sketches from Saturday’s (October 27) edition of Saturday Night Live, including his impression of a hapless owner of a construction site “adornment factory”.

But first, here’s a list of the six skits which made the headlines on Sunday morning .

Jason Sudeikis is best known for his four seasons as the straight man in The Office (co-created by SNL stalwart Steve Carell) and three stints as fan favourite cast member SNL.

As well as being a fan favourite, he regularly drew comparisons to Carell and other SNL alums as a cold-calling version of Carell’s Weekend Update character David Brent, the eponymous character from The Office and its spin-off movie.

But Jason’s stint as host in October – his ninth episode – came with no catching up to do. Jason’s old Weekend Update segment was still a punchline in which he impersonated Carell, even though the former cast member had just left Saturday Night Live and Jason himself had been cast in a big role in one of the biggest films of 2018.

Hosting SNL is no easy feat – usually top hosts are welcomed with fanfare and then the show goes in a different direction or plays to the host’s strengths. Amy Poehler had the crappiest opening monologue of all time, live from a carpet shop, where she said hello and asked who had done her laundry and turned her knickers inside out, but that went unmentioned until 11.00pm ET.

With a wave of the hand from a floor of traffic, Poehler won the support of the audience – but not even Seth Meyers could entice any screen appearances.

Jason Sudeikis came out hard and fast with his opening monologue. He talked about his time in an adoring relationship with one thing that was out of his grasp – TV. Perhaps surprising, he was talking about a show which had risen and gone a couple of years ago – but still offered freshness and a voice in a long-standing popular programme.

But after a series of comical and quick-fire skits – featuring music by former UK group (and now on hiatus) One Direction and Prince – he genuinely seemed awkward. He is often the kind of actor whose most comfortable moments are in the shower, and a comedy with an array of familiar faces does not work well with only him on stage.

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Jason Sudeikis leaves Saturday Night Live in 2016

See in detail all 62 of Jason’s funniest sketches here – just click on each video to watch it in full.

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