Honestly, as much as we love awards shows there really isn’t anything worse than presenters. All too often, a pair of celebrities go up on stage and try to force some chemistry that isn’t there in order to tell a joke that doesn’t land. This is not the case for Kristen Wiig and Jon Hamm. The two reunited to present at the SAG Awards last night, and completely recaptured the chemistry we all remember and love from Bridesmaids. Check it out below:
The clip comes to us courtesy of THR. As Kristen Wiig and Jon Hamm stood on stage to present the award for Best Actress in a Comedy Series – an award that would eventually go to Uzo Aduba (Orange is the New Black) – they talk about the importance of laughter in our lives. At first the whole exchange feels like its coming off of the teleprompter, but eventually they break free from the script and start talking about what exactly makes them laugh, like a person falling, preferably near a window. Hamm then begins to lose it and candidly asks the audience if they can even remember the first time they ever laughed, to which Wiig responds (in perfect deadpan form) that such a memory would be impossible.
What makes the short clip so enjoyable is the fact that it seems so utterly unrehearsed or planned. The two actors both have amazing chops when it comes to comedy and have proven themselves able to bounce off of one another. It seems as though they weren’t supposed to deviate from the script at the ceremony, but decided to have a little fun – and it totally paid off. Both Kristen Wiig and Jon Hamm are two of the best comic forces working today. Although Hamm himself became famous for playing the troubled and damaged Don Draper on AMC’s Mad Men, he has proven time and time again that he has exceptional comedic timing, and is one of the most consistently reliable hosts to ever grace the stage of Saturday Night Live.
By the way, because we know you want to see it, here's their best scene from Bridemaids:
If nothing else this has us hoping that Jon Hamm and Kristen Wiig will figure out that we all want and need them to work together more often. Like they said, laugher is essential, and they are always able to deliver it in spades. For any and all SAG related news, be sure to check out the rest of the thorough coverage of the evening here on Cinema Blend.
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Originally from Connecticut, Conner grew up in San Diego and graduated from Chapman University in 2014. He now lives in Los Angeles working in and around the entertainment industry and can mostly be found binging horror movies and chugging coffee.