Taran Killam as Casual Hitler

Saturday Night Live is one of those things, like jean jackets and high ponytails, that goes in and out of style every couple years. Sometimes, kinda like now, it isn’t cool to hate it but it also isn’t cool to love it either. Probably one of the reasons it isn’t cool to hate it at this exact moment, even when the pandering to youth has reached an all-time Justin Bieber-y low, is the magnificent Taran Killam, who turns 31 today. Get it together folks. What are you doing with your lives? HE’S ONLY 31!

In honor of the current star of the show, who happens to have the perfect comedian birthday (because it’s APRIL FOOL’S DAY), here are some classic Taran clips.

1. Call Your Girlfriend on SNL

2. “Tim & Tyree” – I Wanna Have Your Baby

3. Mad TV – A Cool Teen

This is pretty offensive for its casual use of gay slurs…but little Taran! He’s so cute!

4. Protective Brother on SNL

Happy Birthday Taran Killam! 1 April,2013Lizzy Acker

  • I don’t know if it’s “cool” to hate SNL right now, but it just comes naturally (“Call Your Girlfriend” nonwithstanding). I mean, I regularly come up with better sketch comedy skits without putting very much thought into it than the team of SNL writers seem to be able to. And they are getting paid big TV $, while my very part-time workin’ ass struggles to pay rent on my ghetto un-chic apartment every month. I can’t believe some of the horribly unfunny stuff that show actually puts on the air, and not infrequently. I’m convinced that the writers have some sort of sick in-joke game going on amongst themselves to see who can come up with the most asinine skit possible that makes the final cut to be on the show. It’s the only explanation that makes sense to me. Nobody can be so stoned that they think it’s funny and still be coherent enough to hold a job.


Lizzy Acker

Lizzy Acker’s work has been published in Nano Fiction, Fanzine, Joyland, Eleven Eleven and elsewhere. She has read with Bang Out, RADAR, Quiet Lightening and others. Her first book, Monster Party, was released in December of 2010 by Small Desk Press.

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