Seth Meyers’ former “Saturday Night Live” castmate Kristen Wiig stopped by “Late Night” on Tuesday (April 8) to promote her new movie, “Hateship Loveship,” which is about a teen girl who sets up her nanny with her recovering-addict father.
“This movie is so great, you’re so wonderful in it, but it is not a comedy. It’s a drama,” says Meyers at the top. “If it was a comedy, I have some notes.”
Wiig and Meyers then goof around with her various faces: Serious, surprised, Mafia boss. Wiig laments that she loses all the parts to Robert DeNiro. Hee.
The “SNL” reminiscing starts with a clip of Wiig doing flirting expert Rebecca LaRue during Weekend Update, which Meyers says is maybe the most fun he had with Wiig on “SNL.”
Meyers then asks Wiig about what her choice would be for “Second Chance Theater.” Apparently, he has talked to former “SNL”-ers Jason Sudeikis, Andy Samberg and Will Forte about sketches from “SNL” that never made it to air that they thought should have aired.
Wiig’s choice is a grief counselor sketch with Charles Barkley, and the photo Meyers has is amazing. “[This company] hired us as grief counselors to come in and cheer them up. … At one point, we put chattering teeth on the floor and played jazz music while we took a break and drank water. … It was totally silent out there in the audience. … You know when your sketch is just tanking? It was just a mess.”
Meyers then says he thinks he can get Barkley to come on “Late Night” and do the sketch. Oh, that would be awesome. We’re very excited at the prospect of dead “SNL” sketches being revived on “Late Night.”