“Old school SNL” means something different to everybody. It depends on how old we are. And yet it also doesn’t matter to some extent.
Funny is funny.
There was a particular era of SNL cast members where this sentiment rings true. Chris Farley, David Spade, and Chris Rock–to name a few–created timeless, classic sketches, as well as a brand of comedy that was and is hilarious to the masses. And a bunch of this generation of SNL alums is still going strong with their brand of comedy in TV, movies and, thankfully, stand-up.
Oh, almost forgot to mention “the Sandman” himself:
Actually, I didn’t forget. This blog post is about the aforementioned SNL generation that was very much defined by Adam Sandler. His triumphant return to the stage of stand-up comedy via Netflix will hopefully inspire a new generation of aspiring comedians to learn from a golden generation.
That would be fresh.
David Spade does not disappoint.
Whether in the ’90s or in the year 2018, comedian David Spade remains one of the funniest SNL alums doing stand-up today. Armed with a quick-hitting, witty sense of humor, the former ‘Weekend Update’ anchor continues to grab our attention with hilariously clever observations.
Some of his material seems like it’s been carefully constructed over a long period of time while other bits feel like naturally funny musings you’d hear if you were in the middle of a conversation with him.
Either way, David Spade is very funny.
And his humor can be funny within the time restraints of the Snapchat app or captured with a Polaroid camera.
The man’s name was Robin Williams. The man’s occupation was making people laugh. And the formula for comedy is tragedy plus time.
We owe Robin Williams, the man who made us laugh out loud and cry like no other comic (Mrs. Doubtfire, dears), to take the time to hear and understand his personal tragedy that, evidently, was a parallel force pulling at the imaginative, faster-than-lightning comedic genius.
This brand new trailer for the brand new HBO documentary ‘Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind’ will make us laugh and make us cry. Hopefully, HBO has timed the release date of Monday, July 16 at 8 p.m. ET correctly so audiences can appreciate both emotions separately and as one.
One final picture of the art form known as Robin Williams.
Today is National Donut Day. A great holiday. And, really, there’s only one person on this planet should be featured to celebrate this special occasion with material from his ‘Cinco’ special.
Some people refer to him as Mr. Universe.
Do nut (I know, I know) underestimate stand-up comedian Jim Gaffigan to deliver the laughs…