Jim Carrey SNL 2011 (Black Swan)

by armandogonzalez

Jim Carrey, you guys. Who knew? Just kidding. Before he dated Jenny McCarthy, Jim Carrey got his start in sketch comedy, so it makes sense that when he hosts Saturday Night Live he leaves it all on the mat. Very intense! On the one hand, this makes for some pretty decent late night comedy television. It always helps for the writers... to have someone they can actually write for. This guy DOESN%u2019T know what I%u2019m talking about. Half of the sketches on the show were the weird, experimental, and most importantly, funny type of late-in-show sketches they usually reserve for the last 10 minutes when most viewers have gone to sleep. That is a lot of percent to dedicate to off-beat experiments, but they could get away with it because Jim Carrey was willing to carry the whole thing on his shoulders. But OK, so, can we talk about those shoulders? And how spastic and for-real insane and cringingly needy they are? And can we talk about how those shoulders, along with the body and face that they were connected to, made us deeply uncomfortable as they embodied a “performer%u2019s” raw NEED FOR ATTENTION at any cost. Yikes. There were a couple of times where you could tell that Jim Carrey was getting tired of having to just say his lines like a human being and so he would shout them in that rapid-fire staccato nightmare blast of his that is sometimes very funny and effective and sometimes, as in these random outbursts when it was not appropriate, is a horrifying glimpse into the damp, empty, sucking blackhole of his heart. Taking it all in. Never satisfied. So hungry. Then he would pelvic thrust the air and fall on the ground, his face locked out in a rictus of despair. Also, the Black Keys performed. So, at the top of the show, and therefore at the top of this post, there was the Black Swan parody. I am not sure how funny it is, to be honest, but it certainly set the tone for the evening and reminded everyone what Jim Carrey is like when you get him revved up. Dude spins and spins, right off the edge of the table.

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