This "Saturday Night Live" audition reel spoof is almost better than the real thing
Lorne Michaels needs to see this audition tape, because it is comedy GOLD. Brooklyn-based comedian Mary Houlihan created a Saturday Night Live audition reel video spoof, and it’s the funniest thing you’ll see all day. She posted the video to her Twitter account on Friday, January 5th, and we haven’t stopped laughing since.
Houlihan’s cast of Saturday Night Live characters includes “Saxophonist in the House Band Who Likes the Monologue,” “Castmember on Stage During Credits,” “Audience Member Sitting Next to Audience Plant,” and “Person in Background of Sketch Who’s Like ‘This Guy’s Weird.'” Finally, the true heroes of SNL are represented. And we can’t forget her strong turn as “Host,” offering a lukewarm welcome to Imagine Dragons not once, but twice.
The spot-on facial expressions and prevalent awkwardness — not to mention her fierce wig collection—are what makes Houlihan’s video so good. She’s also got some really funny moments playing silent roles such as “Wife” and “Girlfriend” — and you know that we’re always into feminist undertones. That said, you really just need to see this comedian’s video for yourself. (And then, watch some of her other videos on Twitter. We especially like her Celeb News Mini-Update series.)
Check out Mary Houlihan’s joke Saturday Night Live audition below.
We bet you can’t watch it without LOLing.
So good, right? If you liked that, you’ll love her other characters, Jewelry Casablancas, Pumpkin Flaxseed, and Playden Axelrod. We’ve been sucked into a Twitter black hole of Houlihan’s videos, and we don’t want it to end. Mary, we want more comedy!