Maya Rudolph’s triumphant variety special


Yesterday, Maya Rudolph got to live a dream of hers and take a shot at rebooting the variety show with “The Maya Rudolph Show.” The show felt very much like a classic old variety show, complete with cameos, special guests and songs about pretty much nothing.


A lot of reviews ask why this is needed when SNL is on the air, but really, why does SNL have to be the only variety show in existance? Comedy skits can live beyond Saturday late nights, and Maya Rudolph is a force to be reckoned with. Above is one of the best skits from the show; below is the full episode on Hulu.

My general feeling is while there certainly could be some evolution that could make the idea work better, it was a great first attempt and hopefully will get a shot to continue going forward. Check it out and share your thoughts in the comments!

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