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C'mon Hollywood #155

04.03.2008

... forget about these SNL alumni!
by Sturdy

As great as the SNL comedian factory is, there are plenty of stars out there that make you scratch your head. Sometimes it seems that if a comedian makes someone laugh one time in an SNL skit, they’re automatically given their own movie. However, you can’t really complain too much about SNL, since it has found some of the best comedic talent of our generation. But still, Jon Lovitz…seriously? Here's a list (in random order) of SNL alum I don't want to see anymore.

Rob Schneider: This is one of the few comedians working today that hasn’t done anything I even remotely enjoy. I can only assume that his ties to Sandler keep him working, because I have yet to meet someone that likes the guy. I’m sick of his “you can do it” line, which didn’t even work in WATERBOY, so of course it’s failed every time since then. The guy’s annoying and how he ever managed a sequel to one of his movies is beyond me.


Please tell me they’re not together.

Mike Myers: Ok, of all the people on this list, Myers is the one that I really don't have a good reason to put on here other than I really don't like him. I thought he was alright on SNL and I liked Austin Powers fine. But he's been annoying ever since. LOVE GURU doesn’t look much better, but maybe I’m too quick to judge. I just think that Myers’ best comedy days are behind him.


Ok, now what else ya got?

Horatio Sanz: Here’s a guy that managed to jump into movies despite never making anyone laugh on SNL. They were desperate for another funny fat guy, but I guess they couldn’t find one, so they just hired the first fat guy that auditioned. He surprises me every time he gets work, but somehow it keeps coming. Does anyone remember BOAT TRIP with Cuba? Oh yeah, he did stick toast down his pants in ROAD TRIP. Wait…is that funny?


Was it supposed to be funny because they weren’t really gay?

David Spade: This guy has been peddling his sarcastic, nerdy persona for 15 years now. I loved it on the “Hollywood Minute” and I loved him with Chris Farley, but now it’s old. Perhaps it’s because he’s 43 (doesn’t it seem like he’s older?) now. He’s another one that has had his moment in the sun and now it’s time to move on. Given the right (see: small) role, he can play well off someone else. But please don’t even think about giving him his own starring role, and that includes TV shows.

Jay Mohr: Some people forget that he was on SNL, but that was the first time I ever saw him and therefore that’s what I associate with him. I liked his turn in JERRY MAGUIRE, but this is one guy that every time he talks, it instills a fit of rage in me. I find him to be very obnoxious and I can’t even watch Fox Sports for fear of catching a glimpse of him. I try not to wish harm on people I’ve never even met, but this is one joker I wouldn’t mind watching getting hit by a bus.


Ugghhh. I don’t get it.

Jon Lovitz: Luckily, Jon has almost always been a supporting actor and therefore I typically only have to deal with him in small doses. This helps matters, but I’m still confused as to why he’s still getting work. He uses the same monotone delivery and scratchy voice to tell every joke. Does anyone actually find him funny? Is it his voice? I don’t get it. Someone please explain this to me.

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1:12PM on 04/05/2008
I agree wholeheartedly with Rob Schneider, and David Spade, and half-heartedly with Jon Lovitz and Mike Myers (who'd be better if he had a career like Lovitz). Jay Mohr has gone to more straight acting, which I respect because he's good at it, and I honestly don't know what to say about Horatio Sanz, I don't watch his movies.
I agree wholeheartedly with Rob Schneider, and David Spade, and half-heartedly with Jon Lovitz and Mike Myers (who'd be better if he had a career like Lovitz). Jay Mohr has gone to more straight acting, which I respect because he's good at it, and I honestly don't know what to say about Horatio Sanz, I don't watch his movies.
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5:53AM on 04/04/2008

Douche.

Who the hell is this guy, Sturdy? You suck, you have no writing skills, with a whining critique. Get a real job, because you suck at this one!
Who the hell is this guy, Sturdy? You suck, you have no writing skills, with a whining critique. Get a real job, because you suck at this one!
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5:08AM on 04/04/2008

Lovitz?

Lovitz has played some really good characters. Liar's Anonymous was always a favorite of mine, but Chanukah Harry is the best. His stoned cook on Friends was a highlight as well.

I guess he's the only one I disagree with because whereas the other guys seem to keep getting pushed on us, Lovitz doesn't seem to show up as much as I'd want him to. Aside from Southland Tales, I can't think of anything he's done.
Lovitz has played some really good characters. Liar's Anonymous was always a favorite of mine, but Chanukah Harry is the best. His stoned cook on Friends was a highlight as well.

I guess he's the only one I disagree with because whereas the other guys seem to keep getting pushed on us, Lovitz doesn't seem to show up as much as I'd want him to. Aside from Southland Tales, I can't think of anything he's done.
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8:13PM on 04/03/2008
i double posted sorry :(
i double posted sorry :(
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8:06PM on 04/03/2008

relax

Lets be real here guys, he's saying that their best days (if any) are behind them, and I totally agree. There's not one actor on this list that is hot on the market with jobs flying at their door.

Half of these guys annoyed the shit out of me.. Heracio (why??), Lovitz, Schnieder, and Jay Mohr.. but Mike Myers was great in Austin Powers ( I know it gold old fast, but come on)

and I totally disagree with Spade. Such a sarcastic bastard, and I love that lol.
Lets be real here guys, he's saying that their best days (if any) are behind them, and I totally agree. There's not one actor on this list that is hot on the market with jobs flying at their door.

Half of these guys annoyed the shit out of me.. Heracio (why??), Lovitz, Schnieder, and Jay Mohr.. but Mike Myers was great in Austin Powers ( I know it gold old fast, but come on)

and I totally disagree with Spade. Such a sarcastic bastard, and I love that lol.
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3:39PM on 04/03/2008

C'MON!!!

"Duece Bigalow" wasn't that bad, was it?

And if there's anyone that deserves to be on that list (that isn't), then it's Jimmy Fallon. He's never been that funny to me in SNL, and even less so movie-wise.
"Duece Bigalow" wasn't that bad, was it?

And if there's anyone that deserves to be on that list (that isn't), then it's Jimmy Fallon. He's never been that funny to me in SNL, and even less so movie-wise.
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1:50PM on 04/03/2008

a rare disagreement with Sturdy

I'm usually in total agreement with ya, Sturdy; totally. But man, I like most of these guys. If Horatio Sanz (who I get nothing from) were at the top of that list, then you named them pretty much in order from my least favorite to most favorite.

I totally agree on the "you can do it" line -- got old REAL fast. But I like Schneider a bit, even though he's done some real crap. Myers bugs me for some reason I can pin down, but entertains me anyway, somehow. I like David Spade most of the
I'm usually in total agreement with ya, Sturdy; totally. But man, I like most of these guys. If Horatio Sanz (who I get nothing from) were at the top of that list, then you named them pretty much in order from my least favorite to most favorite.

I totally agree on the "you can do it" line -- got old REAL fast. But I like Schneider a bit, even though he's done some real crap. Myers bugs me for some reason I can pin down, but entertains me anyway, somehow. I like David Spade most of the time. Haven't seen much of Jay Mohr, but really like him. And I've always enjoyed Jon Lovitz a lot! Not sure why, but if I had to explain it, I think what I enjoy about Lovitz is that his characters always seem to be kinda nerdy, kinda insecure, and always seem to be trying really hard to convince people that they're a real "somebody", if that makes sense. I guess I just identify with the Nerdiness wanting to be NOT a Nerd.

My fave Jon Lovitz moment is when Tom Hanks was hosting SNL and the two of them were playing two nerdy losers at their high-school reunion. They're talking really smooth, like OVER-smooth, and trying to talk to the girls who they never had a chance with way back when. And a girl comes walking toward them, and Jon Lovitz says, over-smoothly "Hey, Cindy! It's been a while..." She continues right past them without even looking at them, and in the same smooth voice Jon says, "...and it'll BE a while." HAHA.

So, I guess I just like Lovitz because I'm a nerd. lol. So hopefully for you, maybe you don't identify with him.

Oh, and I definitely agree on the last list... we need Chevy back!! I'd say he's my all-time fave SNL guy.
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11:33AM on 04/03/2008
Jay Mohr rocks; Action was awesome!
Only role I've liked Lovits in was his role on 'Tales From the Crypt'.
Otherwise, good list.
Jay Mohr rocks; Action was awesome!
Only role I've liked Lovits in was his role on 'Tales From the Crypt'.
Otherwise, good list.
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10:15AM on 04/03/2008

I disagree

with most of the list aswell as the other SNL list.

Have you seen Jay Mohr in Action ? One of the funniest shows I have ever seen.
with most of the list aswell as the other SNL list.

Have you seen Jay Mohr in Action ? One of the funniest shows I have ever seen.
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10:12AM on 04/03/2008

SORRY DUDE...

BUT I ALSO GOTTA DISSAGREE, I FINDE Rob Schneider 2 BE QUITE AMUSING 2 ME, ALSO JOHN LOVITZ CAN ALWAYS BRING A SMILE 2 MY FACE, AND CUMMON I CANT BELIVE U DONT LIKE DAVID SPADE OR MIKE MYERS!?!? OH SURE I KNOW MIKE HAS HAD SOME BAD MOVIES L8TLY BUT HES STILL PRETTY FUNNY! SPADES TV SHOW IS REAL FUNNY 2! OH WELL 2 EACH HIS OWN! BUT I AGREE WITH YOU ON JAY MOHR & Horatio Sanz THO, THOSE GUYS SUCK.
BUT I ALSO GOTTA DISSAGREE, I FINDE Rob Schneider 2 BE QUITE AMUSING 2 ME, ALSO JOHN LOVITZ CAN ALWAYS BRING A SMILE 2 MY FACE, AND CUMMON I CANT BELIVE U DONT LIKE DAVID SPADE OR MIKE MYERS!?!? OH SURE I KNOW MIKE HAS HAD SOME BAD MOVIES L8TLY BUT HES STILL PRETTY FUNNY! SPADES TV SHOW IS REAL FUNNY 2! OH WELL 2 EACH HIS OWN! BUT I AGREE WITH YOU ON JAY MOHR & Horatio Sanz THO, THOSE GUYS SUCK.
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8:13AM on 04/03/2008
Sorry Sturdy. Gotta disagree with you. I agree on most... I HATE Mike Myers! But Jay Mohr is a comedic genius. You may not like his voice, but this guy is a talented impressionist and you need to hear his dirty stuff. When he does his stand up, he's reminiscent of Buddy Hackett. He deserves better roles and more opportunities. Plus you gotta love him just for marrying the superbly endowed Nikki Cox.
Sorry Sturdy. Gotta disagree with you. I agree on most... I HATE Mike Myers! But Jay Mohr is a comedic genius. You may not like his voice, but this guy is a talented impressionist and you need to hear his dirty stuff. When he does his stand up, he's reminiscent of Buddy Hackett. He deserves better roles and more opportunities. Plus you gotta love him just for marrying the superbly endowed Nikki Cox.
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