Wednesday, October 03, 2007

SNL is still sorta funny

I do not plan on making weekly YouTube links my blog focus, but the following was just too good to pass up. For a few years, a newcomer to Saturday Night Live has virtually revitalized the comedic output of the show. Andy Samberg has become famous for his SNL Digital Shorts. These short clips often incorporate celebrity guests including Justin Timberlake, Natalie Portman, and Peyton Manning into hilarious skits. Samberg’s most famous skits are “Lazy Sunday” and “Dick in a Box” featuring Justin Timberlake.

Samberg's newest digital short is a mock music video centered on Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the President of Iran. Ahmadinejad recently spoke at Columbia University in New York City and claimed there was not a "homosexual phenomenon" in Iran; women were treated as equals, and Iran had no association with insurgents in Iraq.

His controversial visit is referenced in this following clip. Samberg's Digital Shorts are a perfect example of traditional television shows reformatting their programming to cater to this new generation of post-modern electronic media consumers.

"Iran So Far"

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