No, it’s not #TBT (that’s Throwback Thursday there boss), but this one is just too good to wait another 52 hours! Yesterday we brought you a Zach Galifianakis stand-up video gem from 1999, but today we are going to not only go back one whole year to 1998, but we’re going to add the legendary Ken Jeong – aka Mr. Chow – to the stage. Yes, you read that right: this is Alan and Mr. Chow 9 years before they would become absolute mega stars with the release of The Hangover. For the love of all that is funny, do not pass up this video. Please.
Raise your hand if you knew who Zach Galifianakis was before Y2K hit? Seriously, be honest now – did you? Most people remember or think of Zach’s first role from the highly underrated movie Out Cold, but that didn’t come out until 2001, when your’s truly was just a freshman in college. If you guessed The Hangover, well, you’re way off. Try 1999ish, folks. Crazy, right? Well what you’ll find above is the mega-star that is Zach Galifianakis doing stand-up way back in that very year, just before his meteoric rise began to take shape. The setting is Luna Park in West Hollywood, and I can’t think of a better or funnier way to kick off your Monday morning!
SNL has been down for years now, so it is truly rare to get a quality episode these days. Those great or even simply good episodes are always centered around a dynamic celebrity host, as the current cast simply lacks true star, comedic power. It seems that as soon as a comedian on the cast emerges, they leave for bigger and better TV deals and/or movies, but who can blame them? Zach Galifianakis, the driving star behind the stellar “Hangover” films, took the SNL helm as host this past Saturday night, and he did not disappoint. Arguably the best skit of the show came as Zach appeared as a contestant on the game show, “Game of Game of Thrones”, with Bill Hader starring as the host. Although it’s no “Celebrity Jeopardy” with Will Ferrell and Darrell Hammond, it had that same feel to it – as well as the laughs.
Get excited. The wolf pack returns to Las Vegas, and movie screens around the world on May 24th, 2013. Personally I thought the sequel was sub par, but I think everyone’s expectations were sky high after the epic intro. Legendary comedic director/writer Todd Phillips made the write choice by setting the trilogy’s conclusion back where where it should be: Sin City.
Check out the trailer below, and drop some of your own Hangover stories from Vegas in the comments below!