James Corden Would Rather Not Talk About That Balthazar Omelet
Here’s the thing: I’m still not cool enough for any of those people. Or at least not cool enough to be on stage with any of those people. I don’t have a million dollars, or a career that is all about me, or even a good job. I used to think I was cool, until I watched SNL. At one point in the second show I saw, Alec Baldwin walked on stage with two women he was dating.
I realized, pretty quickly, that they weren’t.
It happened when the sketch was on the record. (The show was recorded live, and aired in a few weeks.) So here’s how it went. One of his girlfriends said some really bad stuff: that she’d like to break up with her boyfriend. The boyfriend said, “Would you mind if I asked you what you said so that I don’t repeat it?”
At this point I couldn’t help but think, “Uh-oh. I’m right up there in that category.” And I didn’t get any laughs.
But then came the moment when they walked offstage. The sketch was off the record, but they didn’t let Alec go. He went on to perform. And he still didn’t say anything bad.
I think it’s worth writing about this for a couple of reasons:
It’s an example of the way that people react when you bring your real-life problems to a sketch comedy show, where no one really cares about those problems, because in a room full of people, everyone is pretending that none of them are actually hurting or hurting other people. It is a place where people pretend that they’re not actually hurting anyone, in front of people they don’t think are watching on the outside that they are hurting other people in the room, and they think the joke is that “I am not really hurting someone.” Sometimes, for a sketch comedy show, that’s the whole joke.
I really hope this doesn’t happen to the rest of you.
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