SNL 5/14/16 Drake; Drake

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by SeanC, May 15, 2016.

  1. SeanC

    SeanC ECT

    Dec 30, 2003


    Trump's VP Search (Darryl Hammond cameo)
    Drake monologue
    Premium Rent-A-Car
    American Ninja Warrior
    Sexy Kinda Evening with Dennis Walls
    Baby Body Businessman
    Drake perfoms (introduced by Chris Rock)
    Weekend Update
    ..Top Stories
    ..Olya Povlatsky
    ..More Top Stories
    ..Leslie Jones
    ..More Top Stories
    ..Jay Pharoah
    Black Jeopardy
    Drake's Beef
    Drake perfoms
    Wilson High School Spring Fling Dance
  2. madscientist

    madscientist Deregistered Snoozer

    Nov 12, 2003
    Lexington, MA
    Wow Drake cannot sing for crap. How in the world is this guy such a star? He's basically just monotonically chanting. I will say that his acting was quite good; he didn't seem to be obviously reading cue cards and he was loose and engaging during sketches.

    What was going to happen during the ANW sketch was obvious but I chuckled anyway. And usually I FF through Baby Body Businessman but this week I thought it was pretty funny.

    Usually I'm "meh" about Leslie Jones on WU, but I thought she was hilarious last night. And usually I love Olya Povlotsky but she didn't do it for me this week. Jay Pharoah's impressions weren't quite as good as usual either. I went to bed after WU so I didn't see the last few sketches.

    Overall a "not bad" show with an OK guest star but a lame musical guest :D.
  3. Cainebj

    Cainebj Well-Known Member

    Nov 10, 2006
    New York
    I completely agree with you.
    Then he started to surprise me in some of the sketches.
    One of my complaints about SNL recently is sometimes the guest host becomes a supporting character to the regulars. Drake held his own - especially in the car rental sketch and the Dennis Walls sketch where he kinda walked away with it.
    I was impressed.

    Singing wise - which is supposed to be his claim to fame. Not so much.
  4. TonyD79

    TonyD79 Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2002
    Columbia, MD
    Worst show in some time.

    I had about three laughs all night.
  5. gossamer88

    gossamer88 UHDTV Snob

    Jul 26, 2005
    Da Bronx


    I have never seen any of those characters before. I did LOL a few times during the Baby Business Man.
  6. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

    Apr 16, 2003
    You must not watch very often. I would bet Olya Povlotsky is probably the most common recurring WU character over the past few seasons.

    Decent episode. Drake is a decent actor and can hold his own with the cast. But like the others, I don't get what people see in his singing. But then again, I usually FF through all the musical performances, so he's not really singing for me anyway.
  7. Mr.Scarface

    Mr.Scarface Member

    Apr 25, 2005
    Drake is a rapper who can sing a little. He is not a singer who raps.
  8. Langree

    Langree The Gimp

    Apr 29, 2004
    "Drake" started as an actor on Degrassi: The Next Generation, so he can act. He became a rapper after leaving the show.

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