Caryn James

'Late Night with Seth Meyers,' My New Favorite Show

  • By Caryn James
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  • February 25, 2014 10:13 AM
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Late Night with Seth Meyers was the most self-assured late-night debut in memory, and Meyers is an ideal host, with a sharply satirical wit yet plenty of personal warmth.

Biden Roars, Ryan Guzzles Water, Raddatz Wins in SNL's VP Debate

  • By Caryn James
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  • October 14, 2012 10:54 AM
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Martha Raddatz was the big winner at the Vice-Presidential debate, and she had some great moments in SNL’s terrific opening sketch too: look at how smoothly she feints, using baseball to sneak in a question about abortion.  Kate McKinnon, who has already done the unthinkable by making Ann Romney a very funny character, has almost instantly become one of the show’s most valuable and versatile cast members.

Will Ferrell And Jason Sudeikis Give Us the Secret George W. and Biden

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  • May 13, 2012 12:49 PM
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It would take a lot more than a Will Ferrell impression to make me want George W. Bush to return for real, but Ferrell’s always hilarious fake-Bush was the highlight of last night’s SNL. In the cold open, President Obama (Fred Armisen, as usual) entered the bedroom of the Vice President, decorated in pure high-school-kid style. Jason Sudeikis was especially funny as a petulant Joe Biden, annoyed that he got no credit for pushing Obama’s gay marriage endorsement over the line. Obama left him with twenty bucks for pizza, wary about Biden’s imaginary friend George – then guess who steps out of the bedroom closet?

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