Sitting on the couch and talking to Howard Stern can bring out surprising anecdotes and laugh-out-loud (or LOL for Millennials) laughter from his guests. That’s the shock jock’s gift. And Howard’s recent guest was SNL great Dana Carvey.
Things got very funny. Although, that wasn’t a surprise given the hilarious guest.
Dana Carvey is not only a brilliant celebrity impressionist and comedian, but he has an old school, Jay Leno-like approach to addressing the biggest, most serious news stories of the day with sharp yet good-natured punchlines. That’s it. Well, it’s not quite that simple, considering the immense talent it took to create unforgettable characters like Church Lady as well as impersonating the late former President George H.W. Bush.
So what are the Beatles — specifically one with us and one no longer with us — up to these days when it comes to understanding top news stories? Dana’s got an entertaining take on that.
But how would Garth from ‘Wayne’s World’ explain the news?
You know what, we’re not worthy.
Jimmy’s Daily Planet was partly created for pop culture crossover moments seen in the video below.
We’re not worthy yet we’ll watch it over and over and over again whilst headbanging the entire time…
‘Wayne’s World’–that cult cinematic classic born from an SNL skit–triumphantly made the stage of the Academy Awards last night by way of fate nearly 30 years after the film’s theatrical release to introduce the Freddie Mercury biopic ‘Bohemian Rhapsody.’ Simply put, Mike Myers (Wayne) and Dana Carvey (Garth) were 7 kinds of awesomeness. Queen guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor giving the SNL sketch masters a standing ovation was particularly cool.
It was a nice schwing from the normal ceremonial procedures of the Oscars.
Have a Better Week Than Last Week.
P.S. Last night’s Oscars appearance proved the comedic duo clearly still have ‘Wayne’s World’-level chemistry on stage. Is a final chapter of the film series on the way that would make ‘Wayne’s World’ a trilogy?
Hopefully, Mike Myers and Dana Carvey will cave under pressure to this specific fan demand.
Today is a perfect day to laugh.
Dana Carvey, an SNL and impressions icon, performs new comedy in an old way. What do I mean? Some of the best SNL sketches are when well-known figures are made fun of with great insight and precision. But there’s a catch:
The jokes are not activist-driven.
The video above showcases an increasingly rare comedic gift. We have to be able to joke around with and about each other without getting heated about every single little detail. Sometimes we just need to laugh. Mr. Carvey’s sense of humor is laser-focused on the punchline instead of the punch. Jerry Seinfeld is the same way. And Mr. Seinfeld has said that he will care about you if you’re funny. Otherwise, he’s not interested.
A sage perspective, actually.
So, this is Nicolas Cage trying to order a medium Tall at Starbucks…