Thursday, March 12, 2009

Jon Hamm: Comedian

Okay, I was wholly impressed when Jon Hamm (a.k.a. the dashingly smoldering Don Draper from Mad Men) rocked the house on Saturday Night Live earlier this year. He demonstrated some serious comedy chops, even with a bit as silly as Jon Hamm's John Ham.

Then I watched a new skit he did for Will Ferrell's web site Funny or Die, where he's a bald Lex Luthor asking the president for a federal bailout to help fund his continuing efforts to kill Superman. Wasn't that funny, but I think it was the material more than the delivery. I expected to laugh out loud, but perhaps my expectations were too high. I'd much rather see him as Superman.

What do you think?

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