Saturday, December 18, 2010

Jim Carrey is the first SNL host of 2011

SNL Kicks Off the New Year with Jim Carrey and The Black Keys

New York, NY - "Saturday Night Live" celebrates the new year starting January 8 with actor Jim Carrey and musical guest The Black Keys.

Jim Carrey will take his second turn at hosting on January 8. The two-time Golden Globe winner is receiving critical acclaim for his starring role in the recently released film "I Love You Phillip Morris," which was nominated in the category of "Best Comedy" for the 16th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards. Carrey's past credits include "Liar Liar," "The Truman Show," "Man On The Moon," and "Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind."

The Black Keys will perform as musical guest for their first SNL appearance. The duo recently received six Grammy nominations and their first single, "Tighten Up," remains number one at Modern Rock radio after eight continuous weeks. Additionally, iTunes named their album "Brothers" the number one album of the year while it debuted at number three on Billboard's Top 200 chart and number two on the Current Albums chart.

"Saturday Night Live" is produced in association with Broadway Video. The creator and executive producer is Lorne Michaels.



The images above are all from Jim Carrey's first appearance on SNL (Episode 943 | Season 21 | 05/18/1996)

Funny that they listed those Jim Carrey films. I would say "Jim Carrey first got his start appearing on In Living Color, a TV show that was started by the Wayans brothers when Damon Wayans got fired from SNL when he disobeyed Lorne Michaels (and played a supporting cop character as gay instead of straight as a supporting character should have been). Jim Carrey went on to star in hit films like A Christmas Carol (2009), Yes Man (2008), Horton Hears a Who! (2008), Fun with Dick and Jane (2005), A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004), Bruce Almighty (2003), How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000), The Truman Show (1998), Liar Liar (1997), Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995), Batman Forever (1995), Dumb and Dumber (1994), The Mask (1994), and Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)."

The dude had three hit films (grossing over $100 million each) in 1994, and then another two in 1995. Of the list they included, I can see they picked one blockbuster and all of his critically acclaimed dramas. But Bruce Almighty, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, The Mask, A Christmas Carol, and Batman Forever were all more successful than Liar Liar.

Anyway, I'm looking forward to Andy and Jim Carrey being in a skit together, since they have both been described as having "rubber face"s.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Apparently this is Andy's honda civic commercial. 12-13 seconds???

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