Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Saturday Night Live is pretty uneven these days, but the show does feature one breakout, consistently hilarious character: Bill Hader's jittery, drugged-up, gay nightclub promoter, Stefon. Stefon is a currently a recurring guest on Weekend Update, but he made his debut a few years back in a sketch where he was supposed to be Ben Affleck's wayward screenwriter brother. Many of the character's core elements were there from the beginning, right down to his peculiar obsession with totally jacked midgets with keg abs. But the sketch doesn't quite work, and Stefon seems more creepy than funny... Clearly he needed the stabilizing influence of his tirelessly patient Update pal, Seth Meyers.
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