Saturday, September 13, 2008

Props to the newest SNL member

If there's one thing we all like to do, it's watch SNL and rip into it. Most of us have done this for our entire adult lives, and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. Or at least until Lorne Michaels croaks. At least we have a TiVo or DVR these days to speed through skits, making the pain of a bad episode a little more tolerable.

If you're looking for a reason to get fired up for the 34th season of this show, I'd like to present this season's newest cast member, Bobby Moynihan. I am good friends with his sister, so I've followed his career for some time now. A few years ago, he was living at home, bartending at a Pizzeria Uno in Yonkers, NY and trying to make inroads in New York's Upright Citizen Brigade theater. Eventually, he started climbing the UCB ladder, starring with several improv troupes. He gained a bit of notoriety as a performer on Conan O'Brien show skits, he appeared in some ESPN commercials, and he has appeared in several hilarious YouTube clips, including the infamous "Bro Rape" skit below (the bearded guy in the middle of the clip).




Things have really ramped up for him recently. In addition to joining SNL, he is in a couple movies that will be out in 2009. One is a large role in a likely crappy movie (supporting Josh Duhammel in "When in Rome"). The other is a small role in an untitled Ricky Gervais flick.

He's a great guy who embodies the Gheorghian spirit we all strive to exemplify. Check him out as one of the "featured players" this Saturday ngiht. Hopefully he'll be a welcome reprieve from the shit-show that Michael Phelps will create.

15 comments:

TJ said...

I am looking live...at a very uneven Mike Mussina performance thru 2. 5 Ks, but 3 hits and 2 runs allowed already. But fuck it, it's Yankees Stadium and it's rocking.

And I'll let you all know how soon the douche in the Carl Crawford jersey gets a beer dumped on him.

rob said...

make sure you uphold yankee fan tradition and steal something as a memento of your last trip to the stadium.

Mark said...

And the other long standing Yankee tradition of being a complete asshole. Oh wait, you've already got that covered. Carry on...

TJ said...

It's 7-0 and the natives, myself included, are very restless.

Very restless...

rob said...

figures. i choke down my revulsion and actually root for the yankees and they shit themselves. cockmunches.

rob said...

maryland adding another chapter to the long long story of 'why it's a good thing i don't gamble on sports'. i'd have bet large green on cal, despite the 4 am pacific time start in college park.

Mark said...

Gambling on college football is such a damned crapshoot. i generally stay away unless I'm intimately familiar with both teams.

TJ said...

Fighting Irish...wow...where did this come from?

rob said...

ucla's asking the same question about byu.

rob said...

the east carolina to the bcs hype machine barely lives on.

rob said...

that's a ballcoachy 4th and 2 call. redskins era.

TJ said...

God damn it...you get stuck on the D train for an hour and you out of the loop...did GA lose?

Zoltan said...

Is Bobby Moynihan related to Aunt Fannie?

TJ said...

You think Rick Neuheisel has had to hang up on Jim McMahon once, or thrice tonight?

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