His humor and writing just hit me exactly right. Recently, with the SNL season wrapping up, UPROXX did an oral history of one of Forte’s weirder, funnier sketches “Potato Chip Thief”.
(It also includes the origination of Jason Sudeikis’ southern character who became the judge in “Maine Justice”, another one of the hilariously absurd SNL sketches of that cast.)
Solomon: That regurgitation of the potato chip is Will. It was one of those things where I think I said, “People are going to gag when they see this.”
Meyers: I think probably three or four years into my friendship with Forte, I realized there were certain things it was pointless to argue about.
Solomon: Will said, “I don’t care what kind of reaction we get. I just want a reaction. I don’t care if it’s laughs. I just want the audience to react.” And they did! If you listen to people in the background, they are like, “Oh my God.”
Meyers: It’s great because it’s 187 groans and two people who couldn’t be happier – and those are Forte’s people.