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102 minutes | 5 days ago
SNL Nerds – Episode 113 – Belushi (2020)
John and Darin take a look at R.J. Cutler’s new documentary BELUSHI, currently running on Showtime! Complied from interviews for the 2005 book of the same name, BELUSHI offers an insightful look at one of the original SNL Not Ready For Primetime Players, from his humble beginnings all the way to his tragic death. With laughs, drugs, and absolutely NO Puerto Rican cab driver guardian angels!
83 minutes | 20 days ago
SNL Nerds – Episode 111 – Favorite Political Sketches
It’s an SNL off-week, so we decided to hop back into the time machine and nerd out over our favorite SNL political sketches of the past. From Chevy’s terrible Ford impression to Carvey’s iconic Bush impression to Ferrell’s illustrious Dubya Bush impression to Fey’s legendary Palin impression, we get into all the sketches and characters that left an IMPRESSION on us! See what we did there! You can expect more insanely clever jokes like that and more on an All-New SNL Nerds!!! via NBC News
107 minutes | a month ago
SNL Nerds – Episode 110 – Dave Chappelle and the Foo Fighters with special guest J-L Cauvin
Comedian and Trump impressionist supreme J-L Cauvin (Making Podcasts Great Again) joins Darin and John for a freewheeling conversation about comedy, the ejection, going viral during a pandemic, and this week’s episode of SNL! Dave Chappelle! Foo Fighters! Newscaster sketches! All this and more on an All-New SNL Nerds! J-L Cauvin’s website: https://jlcauvin.com/
82 minutes | a month ago
SNL Nerds – Episode 108 – Adele and H.E.R.
It was an underwhelming episode of SNL this week, but Darin and John still had fun talking about it! Another long meandering debate sketch! Adele on The Bachelor! The musical stylings of H.E.R.! And also the Village People for some reason! Add them all up, and it’s an All-New episode of the SNL Nerds! Dig it!
82 minutes | 2 months ago
SNL Nerds – Episode 107 – Issa Rae and Justin Bieber
SNL is back with first time host, Insecure and Awkward Black Girl star Issa Rae, and returning musical guest Justin Bieber! Dueling Town Halls! Five Hour Empathy! Titty meat! Increased French Canadian content! What do John and Darin think of it all? Find out on an All-New SNL Nerds!
89 minutes | 2 months ago
SNL Nerds – Episode 106 – Bill Burr and Jack White with KP Burke
SNL is joined by Bill Burr and Jack White this week, and not to be outdone, Darin & John are joined by friend and fellow comic KP Burke of the American Loser Podcast! VP Debate flies! Last-minute musical replacements! Tattoo discussion! All this, plus what NOT to joke about in boot camp, on an All-New SNL Nerds!
95 minutes | 2 months ago
SNL Nerds – Episode 105 – Chris Rock and Megan Thee Stallion
Season 46 has begun and John & Darin are here for it! Cast alum Chris Rock returns for his third hosting gig, and he’s brought Megan Thee Stallion with him! Plus, Jim Carrey as Biden! Maya Rudolph as Kamala! Alec Baldwin as Trump! And even a current cast member every once in a while! (They’ve got 20 of them now, which… Seems like a lot? Yeah, that’s a lot.) All this & more on an All-New SNL Nerds!
118 minutes | 2 months ago
SNL Nerds – Episode 104 – Mean Girls (2004)
This week, Darin and John are joined by friend and fellow comic Erin Wohlberg as we cover the Tina Fey written, Lorne Michaels produced, Lindsay Lohan starring Mean Girls! Also starring Rachel McAdams, Lizzy Caplan, Amy Poehler, Tim Meadows, and Ana Gasteyer! What are the rules of Girl World? What jokes haven’t aged well? And just what is the connection between steel drums and Girls Gone Wild, anyway? Learn all this & more on an All-New SNL Nerds!
92 minutes | 2 months ago
SNL Nerds – Episode 103 – How to Beat the High Cost of Living (1980)
John and Darin watch Jane Curtin’s near-forgotten movie debut, 1980’s How to Beat the High Cost of Living, with costars Jessica Lange and Susan St. James! Can three friends who’ve never committed a crime before pull off a successful heist for thousands of dollars? (Wait… Didn’t we do this movie last week?) How many cops does it take to cover all of Eugene, Oregon? And what’s the proper rhyme scheme for a Heist Haiku, anyway? All this, plus the guys unpack all the latest SNL News for Season 46!
117 minutes | 3 months ago
SNL Nerds – Episode 102 – Office Space (1999)
This week, Darin and John talk about the movie spinoff of an SNL animated short, Mike Judge’s Office Space! Ron Livingston! Jennifer Aniston! Gary Cole! Stephen Root! TPS reports! The requisite 15 pieces of flair! All this, plus John’s David Carradine story and Darin’s surprising connection to the film! So if you could just go ahead and listen to this week’s SNL Nerds, that’d be great.
109 minutes | 3 months ago
SNL Nerds – Episode 101 – Chadwick Boseman Tribute
John and Darin remember the late great Chadwick Boseman by rewatching his SNL hosting gig from 2018. (FUN FACT: Did you know that this episode featured several other sketches BESIDES T’Challa on Black Jeopardy? It’s true!) Plus Cardi B musical guesting, the impact of BLACK PANTHER, and we decide on the perfect title for a Chevy Chase biography!
111 minutes | 3 months ago
SNL Nerds – Episode 100 – SNL’s First Episode!
Taped from New Jersey, it’s the 100TH EPISODE of the SNL Nerds! And for our hundredth show, Darin and John decided to go back to the very beginning of Saturday Night Live! George Carlin! Billy Preston! Janis Ian! Muppets! Andy Kaufman! Occasional moments with the Not Ready For Prime Time Players! And commercial parodies! (SO MANY commercial parodies, you guys.) Will this new venture into late night comedy last? Find out on the 100th episode of the SNL Nerds!
94 minutes | 3 months ago
SNL Nerds – Episode 99 – The Other Guys (2010)
SNL Nerds John and Darin are back with Will Ferrell and Adam McKay’s fourth cinematic collaboration, 2010’s The Other Guys! Join Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg as they try to become the type of super cops you only see in the movies. Featuring one of the most convoluted plots we’ve covered yet! Will Darin and John make sense of it all? Will Ferrell and Wahlberg prove themselves worthy? And is “Chechen” really the correct term for people from Chechnya? Find out on an All-New SNL Nerds!
92 minutes | 4 months ago
SNL Nerds – Episode 98 – Wet Hot American Summer (2001)
In memory of John’s friend Frankie Viturello, Darin and John are watching one of his favorites, Wet Hot American Summer. Join Janeane Garofalo, David Hyde Pierce, Amy Poehler, Paul Rudd, Bradley Cooper, Molly Shannon, members of the State, and a talking can of vegetables for summer camp hijinks like you’ve never seen before!
89 minutes | 4 months ago
SNL Nerds – Episode 97 – Wine Country (2019)
It’s time to pop some bottles and party like a soccer mom because we’re talking all about the 2019 Netflix film “Wine Country”! Join John and Darin as they break down a film with an SNL line-up for the ages. Amy Poehler! Rachel Dratch! Maya Rudolph! Ana Gasteyer! Paula Pell! Emily Spivey! Tina Fey! You’ll laugh! You’ll cry! You’ll mock millenials while drunk on merlot! It’s a Boomer’s dream come true! All this & more on an All-New SNL Nerds!
93 minutes | 4 months ago
SNL Nerds – Episode 96 – Adventureland (2009)
Ever had a crappy summer job? Then you’ll find something to relate to in this week’s movie, Greg Mottola’s Adventureland! Darin and John discuss young love, bad jobs, and the many, many daughters of Ron Howard on an All-New SNL Nerds! With Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Ryan Reynolds, Bill Hader & Kristen Wiig.
90 minutes | 4 months ago
SNL Nerds – Episode 95 – Baby Mama (2008)
Where do babies come from? Thanks to this movie, John and Darin now know that babies come from Tina Fey’s fertilized eggs being injected into Amy Poehler’s body, and along the way, biological hijinks ensue! Why bother paying attention in health class when you can just listen to the SNL Nerds talk about 2008’s Baby Mama instead? EXPECT BIG LAUGHS!!! Or medium laughs. Or maybe just a mild chuckle. We dunno. We’re not the boss of you.
84 minutes | 4 months ago
SNL Nerds – Episode 94 – Palm Springs (2020)
WATCH THIS MOVIE BEFORE YOU LISTEN TO THIS WEEK’S EPISODE! Seriously – Spoilers abound! What would you do if you had to live the same day forever? Andy Samberg and Cristin Milioti come up with very different answers in Palm Springs, their new science fiction romantic comedy now streaming on Hulu. Darin and John unpack it all and try to figure out what it all means. Plus, what’s the difference between a wedding ceremony and a wedding reception? THE ANSWER MIGHT SURPRISE YOU!!!
81 minutes | 5 months ago
SNL Nerds – Episode 93 – Tommy Boy (1995)
Holy Schnikes! John and Darin welcome comic Brandon Collins from the Medium Popcorn podcast to watch Chris Farley and David Spade first cinematic teaming, 1995’s Tommy Boy! Dan Aykroyd! Brian Dennehy! Bo Derek! Rob Lowe! And everybody’s comedy favorite, discussion of brake pads! Does the movie hold up? Find out on an All-New SNL Nerds!
90 minutes | 5 months ago
SNL Nerds – Episode 92 – Stripes (1982)
WE WANT YOU to listen to this episode of the SNL Nerds! Bill Murray and Harold Ramis enlist in the Army in the comedy classic Stripes! Does it still hold up after almost 40 years or should it be dishonorably discharged? Darin & John fall in line to find out, and that’s the fact, Jack!
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