Posted on Sunday, November 22nd, 2015 by Ethan Anderton
Finishing out three weeks in a row of new episodes, Matthew McConaughey took the stage at Studio 8H to host Saturday Night Live for the first time in 14 years, a time period in which the actor’s career took quite the dip, but ended up reinvigorated by what people have come to call the McConaissance. Because of his sterling profile as a much sought after actor again, it was great to see him stop by SNL, especially at a time when he doesn’t have a new movie to promote. And he was definitely having a lot of fun.
Check out our review of every sketch from the Matthew McConaughey Saturday Night Live below!
Star Wars Auditions – It’s not as good as the lost Star Wars auditions from back in 1997 when the Special Editions were all the buzz, but this was still a very fun sketch. It definitely gets bonus points for actually bringing in Daisy Ridley, John Boyega and J.J. Abrams for the sketch, even though the two new stars of The Force Awakens didn’t really get to do much. But the cavalcade of impressions was fantastic, and you can’t go wrong with a cameo from Jon Hamm. I will say that I was missing McConaughey in this sketch though.
3D Printer Man – While I was hoping that there would be a twist at the end of this sketch that showed McConaughey was just a weird guy as opposed to the actual 3D printer man, his performance still cracked me up. The line about his favorite food being every single banana had me rolling for some reason, and he was just perfect in this sketch.
Town Hall Meeting – It’s been awhile since we’ve had a truly peculiar sketch in the 10-to-1 slot, but this one did the trick. As with every sketch he was in, McConaughey gave 100% and that made all the difference. From the prosthetic hand to the pointing out of everyone’s specific trait that he identified them by, this was an odd sketch that McConaughey really elevated and made fun.