Zac Efron played host on Saturday Night Live last night and while I wasn’t particularly impressed with his performance over all, I do feel that the lad held his own for the lion’s share of the program and, IMHO, did his best to bring the laughs. Unfortch, the LULz were far in between:
In Zac’s defense, tho, I have to place part of the blame for all the unfunniness on the writing/skits. There were a couple of skits that I felt had a lot of potential but kinda fell flat for me. In particular, the skit about the science fair and the clip from High School Musical 4. Each of these skits could’ve been really funny but none of the jokes really resonated. In these, I felt that Zac did the best he could with what he was given. While I wasn’t too impressed with his performance, I felt that he did the best that he could. After the jump, check out a few of Zac’s SNL skits in full after the jump in case you missed them the first time or just want to give them another look …
Zac’s opening monologue:
High School Musical 4:
Gilly Science Fair:
And to prove that the whole ep wasn’t totally unentertaining, here is video of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs performing Zero:
I love Kristen Wiig and she generally kills me everytime she’s on screen … but Gilly? Really? That skit could be very funny but they need to tweak it a bit. In any event, there you have it … what did y’all think? Were you impressed?