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Olya Povlatsky Discusses the Sochi Olympics on SNL's 'Weekend Update': VIDEO


Olya Povlatsky (Kate McKinnon) a woman who lives in a small village in Russia, joined Seth Meyers on SNL's 'Weekend Update' to discuss the upcoming Sochi Olympics.


Weekend Update - Olya Povlatsky Talks Sochi... by IdolxMuzic

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  1. Seth Meyers should come out of the closet already!!

    Posted by: Ankerich | Jan 26, 2014 1:37:03 PM

  2. They missed a golden opportunity by not having Kate McKinnon as Justin Bieber in Weekend Update

    Posted by: David | Jan 26, 2014 1:48:35 PM

  3. That was genuinely brilliant and hugely funny. SNL is redeemed from much that is strained and underwhelming.

    Posted by: UFFDA | Jan 26, 2014 2:05:00 PM

  4. That WAS funny. However, I'm always amazed how much I must use the fast-forward button to search for genuine humor on SNL these days.

    With a stable of writers tasked with coming up with a handful of skits each week, why do we see lame & pointless attempts at comedy more often than not?

    "The Daily Show" & "Colbert" writers can come up with smart and incisive bits each night of the week. You'd think a long-running high-profile NBC show could do the same.

    Posted by: JonnyNYNY2FLFL | Jan 26, 2014 2:52:51 PM

  5. I remember this character was on after the Russian Meteor thing a while back, funny then and funny now!!!

    Posted by: Vera | Jan 26, 2014 3:15:36 PM

  6. @JonnyNYNY2FLFL - Delivery makes a HUGE difference. The early cast -- Dan Akroyd, John Belushi, Jane Curtain, Gilda Radner and Al Franken, among others -- were superb comedians who could make a lame joke hysterically funny. Belushi, in particular, could merely lift an eyebrow and convey a joke without ever speaking a word.

    The newer casts have been... well, less skillful.

    Posted by: Gregory in Seattle | Jan 26, 2014 3:32:14 PM

  7. I almost never watch a full SNL show. The funny bits come to the surface eventually. I also thought Leonardo DiCaprio was a cutie and the skit made me smile.

    Posted by: Joshua | Jan 26, 2014 3:43:33 PM

  8. Seth Meyers is married and not gay. At all.

    Posted by: mike | Jan 26, 2014 3:53:38 PM

  9. Mike, like those married men on craigslist?

    Posted by: litper | Jan 26, 2014 4:35:05 PM

  10. funny bit. but, knowing how proud Russians are - I can see this bit really pissing them off.

    Posted by: steve | Jan 26, 2014 5:23:20 PM

  11. Ditto what JohnnyNYNY2FLFL wrote. @Gregory in Seattle: There have been some very funny and talented cast members and guests on SNL who have been wasted on incredibly lame material, such as Betty White when she guest-starred, or several of Kristen Wiig's characters who were simply not funny after repeated viewings (e.g., Mindy, the game show panelist).

    Posted by: MichaelJ | Jan 26, 2014 6:33:38 PM

  12. You really think this was funny? I thought it was more like racist.

    Posted by: Joseph Singer | Jan 26, 2014 6:45:43 PM

  13. "Seth Meyers is married and not gay. At all."

    I've heard that. It's really sad to hear.

    Posted by: Mike in the Tundra | Jan 26, 2014 7:03:42 PM

  14. What race is Russian, @JOSEPH SINGER?

    Posted by: ger | Jan 26, 2014 7:08:52 PM

  15. wow, SNL is still on? I see they dropped the comedy format.

    Posted by: terry | Jan 26, 2014 8:37:53 PM

  16. JOSEPH and TERRY must be Russian

    Posted by: zeddy | Jan 27, 2014 12:57:50 AM

  17. I think if people who are always touting early SNL actually watched it now they might realize that they are to some degree looking through rose tinted glasses. You saw it when you were a kid. It was a new kind of thing on TV. There wasn't even cable then. You are a lot older now.

    Also a lot of the humor has always been topical, referring to events and memes of the times. The current cast is mostly new. Last week's show was mostly lame. This one was average.

    There have been low points and great seasons all through the history of the show.

    Posted by: emjayay | Jan 27, 2014 11:37:20 AM

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