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02/04/2012: Channing Tatum & Bon Iver

Stick Figure Night Live! is a series of stick figure comic “recreations” of episodes of Saturday Night Live. Just as the show itself is performed live, the comics are drawn “live” while watching the show (with the occasional assist from DVR or some digital clean-up post scanning).


First thing I want to address is my repeatedly mentioned deficiency at understanding lyrics to songs. It’s a clear blindspot. But it’s not remotely assisted when the singer has TWO microphones in front of his mouth, so I can’t even attempt to see what’s being said. That he sang the first song in a falsetto didn’t help either. Feel free to correct my lyrical blemishes in the comments section below.

Channing Tatum used to dance…and apparently still does in sketches.

Certain challenges in this show in the realm of stick figuring:

– The NBC NFL sketch…hard to illustrate posturing and subtle movements.
– GoTex Flex…it happens in more than this episode, but it’s hard to indicate purposely stiff/awkward acting (often performed by Kristen Wiig, a fraction of THOSE times in a leotard…or so it seems).

The Lana Del Rey bit on Update was interesting…equal parts defense and zinger.

No digital short this week (though the Downton Abbey thing was sort of a distant cousin?).

Sorry to see Paul Brittain no longer on board as a featured player.

On to next week! Place your bets: How many sketches will Zooey Deschanel sing in? Will we see another J-Pop America Fun Time Now? The Miley Cyrus Show with Abby Elliott as Zooey and Zooey as noteworthy celebrity TBD? A show full of all-new, original sketches? Maybe…Gilli?!


  1. Emily

    I’ve always loved your stick-figure drawings, but they have been looking especially good in the past few weeks. Nice job capturing movement and details like dress without departing from the stick-figure medium!

    • Gregg

      Thanks so much, Emily. I appreciate that.

      And thanks for defying expectations, as I would have much more expected someone commenting with a “you know, your drawings aren’t really stick figures, dude”, you know, this being the internet and all.

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