Friday, October 15, 2010
30 Rock Live Episode a Hilarious Triumph
Writer and lead actress Tina Fey is of course an alum of Saturday Night Live, and several of the other performers in this episode have either SNL or Broadway experience. So acting live comes naturally to them. The result was a very, very funny program, with a couple of great cameos. An unusual treat for us Pacific Time Zone watchers was that the show was performed live twice, with a few tweaks and changes in the second airing. The east coast performance was quite a bit smoother, and more like an ordinary episode. The west coast version comes off shakier, a little more like SNL, but features enough differences (particularly in the Jon Hamm commercial parody, which was much funnier in the second try) to make it worth viewing too. Whether you're a fan of 30 Rock or a casual viewer, I highly recommend watching.
East Coast Version
West Coast Version