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"Saturday Night Live" Hugh Laurie/Kanye West (2008)

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Saturday Night Live: Season 34: Episode 11 -- Check out selected sketches from an all-new SNL this week featuring host Hugh Laurie.


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Original Air Date:
13 December 2008 (Season 34, Episode 11)
Check out selected sketches from an all-new SNL this week featuring host Hugh Laurie. | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Fred Armisen ... Various

Will Forte ... Various

Bill Hader ... Various

Darrell Hammond ... Christopher Dodd

Seth Meyers ... Weekend Update Anchor

Amy Poehler ... Weekend Update Anchor / Various

Andy Samberg ... Various

Jason Sudeikis ... Various

Kenan Thompson ... Office employee

Kristen Wiig ... Various

Abby Elliott ... Various

Bobby Moynihan ... Various

Michaela Watkins ... Various

Casey Wilson ... Various

Kanye West ... Himself

Hugh Laurie ... Himself - Host / Various
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Don Pardo ... Himself - Announcer (voice)
James Downey ... C-Span Announcer (voice) (uncredited)

Maya Rudolph ... Jodi Dietz (uncredited)
Doug Williford ... Congressional Aide (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Don Roy King 
Akiva Schaffer (digital shorts)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Doug Abeles  writer
James Anderson  writer
Alex Baze  head writer: Weekend Update
Alex Baze  writer
Jessica Conrad  writer
James Downey  (as Jim Downey)
Steve Higgins  writer
Colin Jost  writer
Erik Kenward  writer
John Lutz  writer
Seth Meyers  head writer
Lorne Michaels  writer
John Mulaney  writer
Simon Rich  writer
Perry Sachs  contributing writer
Marika Sawyer  writer
Akiva Schaffer  writer
John Solomon  writer
Emily Spivey  writer
Kent Sublette  writer
Jorma Taccone  writer
Bryan H. Tucker  (as Bryan Tucker)

Produced by
Doug Abeles .... producer: Weekend Update
Ken Aymong .... supervising producer
Michael Bosze .... associate producer
Ayala Cohen .... co-producer
Jennifer Danielson .... associate producer (as Jennifer Taylor Danielson)
Stacey Foster .... coordinating producer
Steve Higgins .... producer
Lyle Jackson .... associate producer
Marci Klein .... producer
Nicholas S. Mallardi .... associate producer
Lorne Michaels .... executive producer
Kevin Miller .... associate producer
Hillary Selesnick Hunn .... co-producer (as Hillary Hunn)
Michael Shoemaker .... producer
Lindsay Shookus .... associate producer
Brian Siedlecki .... associate producer
James Signorelli .... film segment producer
Scott Weinstein .... co-producer
Costume Design by
Tom Broecker 
Makeup Department
Dierdre Harris .... hair stylist
Amanda Miller .... wigmaker
Katherine O'Donnell .... makeup artist
Bettie O. Rogers .... department head hairstylist
Joseph Whitmeyer .... hair stylist: Kristen Wiig
Cassandra Keating .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Art Department
Craig Donnelly .... graphic designer
Judyta Rozycka .... scenic artist
Diana Shaller .... scenic artist
Jeannine Jones .... outside props (uncredited)
Sound Department
Dan Walter .... sound mixer (segment "Cookies")
Camera and Electrical Department
Brian Townes .... assistant camera (segment "Cookies")
Brian Duffy .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Matthew Hemesath .... costumer
Jeriana San Juan .... assistant costume designer (as Jeriana Hochberg)
Paul Thompson .... costumer
Deirdre Wegner .... assistant costume designer
Other crew
Danielle Flora .... choreographer
Michael Levin .... production staff
Paula Pell .... writing supervisor
Ashley Peter .... assistant to seth meyers & james downey
Jeannette Sarpola .... first assistant accountant
Kim Smelter .... production coordinator
Alix Sternberg .... script coordinator
Justin Ulbrich .... production staff
Jeff Vanderkruik .... assistant: Steve Higgins
Adam Nicely .... technical consultant (uncredited)
Christoph Tallerico .... intern (uncredited)

Series Crew
These people are regular crew members. Were they in this episode?
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Lorne Michaels  creator

Production Companies

Additional Details

57 min

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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Absolutely incredible., 9 July 2011
Author: RamblerReb from United States

I did not think it possible, but Saturday Night Live has descended to the point where they have actually managed to make Hugh Laurie (the only reason I watched in the first place) unfunny. I found watching this episode so painful that I skipped through any bit that didn't have Laurie in it, and only gave it two stars because of the bit with the two Brooklyn chicks at the beginning when Laurie almost corpses and the sketch with the Christmas letter ghost-written for a dead cat. Other than that, this was another abysmal show. Hateful, hateful, hateful.

When will the pain end? How much longer must the dateless Saturday night viewing public endure this waste of airtime which could be given to so much more deserving fare like "Colonoscopy Week in Review?" When will they admit that this hopeless mess should finally slip mercifully beneath the waves? Ah, well. I suppose we shall have to wait for NBC's bankruptcy or Lorne Micheal's death, whichever comes first. In the meantime, for heaven's sake, don't watch.

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