Kyle Mooney and Beck Bennett are the funniest, smartest comedians to be on Saturday Night Live in a long time. (At least, that’s my humble and accurate opinion.) They both have a great ear for the ridiculous and a talent for satire that’s not cruel. Here are some examples of their work.
We’ve come to take it for granted, but, as Kyle and Beck’s deadpan voice-overs and bogus one-on-ones with the camera make clear in this sketch, reality television is a ridiculous, boring genre. (I love the furniture-throwing at the end.)
Cool (with Ryan Gosling)
I think my favorite part of this satire of Friday evening 90’s network sitcoms is Kyle Mooney’s flat “Dougé” voice and the laughtrack. (Ryan Gosling is a great 3rd man.)
March Madness (Ariana Grande)
This is one of those completely silly skits that just works because of the earnest stupidity of Kyle and Beck. My 6 year-old thinks it’s hilarious, and I agree. (It doesn’t hurt that Ariana Grande is one of those celebrity guests who knows how to play the straight man.) My son’s favorite line: “And we’ll bring the FROGS!” My favorite line: “We’ll probably just bring ’em.”
Mr. Riot Films
Here’s my question: is the man with the hardhat a plant, or did they actually ambush him?
Kyle vs. Kanye
I think the self-involved and self important emotional tone is just perfect.
The eyeroll and then the teary-eyes–it’s so painful and so funny.
Are his movements perfect, or what?
Love these guys.
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