Miles Teller wows as Peyton Manning on ‘SNL,’ mocks show’s ‘attempt at relevance’ amid cast exits

How will “Saturday Night Live” be without Chris Redd and Kate McKinnon? Eli and Peyton Manning are unsure.

The Manning brothers (played by host Miles Teller and actor Andrew Dismukes) face the elephant in the room over the sudden departures of eight “SNL” regulars in the first sketch of Season 48.

“There were a lot of show tweaks that might be fun. Let’s see what they came up with throughout the course of the full summer “In his hilarious portrayal of Peyton, Teller remarks.

The football duo critiques the predictable sketches, criticising the overused jokes about the former president Donald Trump (“Way to mix it up,” Peyton quips), and the “desperate” references to Generation Z during their live analysis of the season premiere, which is a parody of their “Monday Night Football” ESPN2 “ManningCast.”

The “numbers,” however, don’t look very good: “14 attempted jokes this episode, just 1 mild laugh, and 3 laughs.” However, the brothers ask Jon Hamm (playing himself) to comment on the development in an effort to increase interest in the show. He makes fun of both the show’s lacklustre content and host selection.

Next to a displeased Teller, Hamm remarks, “Sometimes they need to bring in a true celebrity when the host isn’t so renowned.” “I mean, they had to acquire the co-star when they couldn’t get the star of the big summer blockbuster, or your Tom Cruise, or your Jon Hamm.”

Teller’s first outing with the sketch comedy programme will be the season premiere on Saturday. Four fresh cast members joined the “Top Gun” star in making their Studio 8H debuts as well: Molly Kearney, Michael, Marcello Hernandez

Along with the forced departures of Aristotle Athari, Alex Moffat, and Melissa Villaseor, Aidy Bryant, Pete Davidson, Kate McKinnon, and Kyle Mooney announced their departures before to the May finale. Chris Redd will also be leaving after five seasons, USA TODAY recently discovered.

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