Saturday Night Live was in full Hurricane Sandy relief mode this week, and it was definitely needed, too, as New York City and the greater eastern seaboard continue to recover from the devastating storm that hit on Monday. Both host Louis C.K. and the Big Apple's own indie pop stars fun. helped the healing with stellar performances. C.K. brought the laughs; fun. an uplifting message of perseverance.
The show certainly lightened the mood post-Sandy, even poking fun at Mayor Bloomberg and Governor Christie’s animated sign-language interpreters (she's apparently the storm's breakout star). The cast also informed viewers on how to help during the recovery, either by donating money to the Red Cross or volunteering in the hardest hit areas, like Staten Island and Rockaway Beach.
Louis C.K. was in a handful of hilarious skits; in on he played Abe Lincoln and another a middle-earth mountain man who constantly blows a ram’s horn, much to other villagers' annoyance.
fun. belted out two tunes from their hit album Some Nights, including the apt "Carry On," a NYC-centric jam (with a fun video!) featured a hearty sing-along of, "If you're lost and alone, or you're sinking like a stone, carry on!" There couldn't be a more appropriate song in their catalogue for the first post-hurricane SNL episode. Watch below.
fun., "Some Nights"
fun., "Carry On"
What kind of time warp?! '90s (and early 2000s) rock icons Fred Durst, Scott Weiland and Mark McGrath get photobombed by '70s icon Wayne Newton, aka Mr. Las Vegas. This should be all these guys' Christmas cards.