Sometimes someone can hold in their laughter and wait until the cameras turn off. But other times, even a total professional has to let it out. Take Bill Hader, for example. Seasoned star on Saturday Night Live, Hader has been making appearances on the show for more than eight years now – but once in a while, he breaks character.
It doesn't help when someone he is sharing the screen with sends him into a full-blown laughing fit.
Returning to host SNL this past weekend for the second time in five years, a lot of people couldn't be more excited, but others wondered what made him break character during a sketch as his well-known, beloved character Stefon.
“John Mulaney writes Stefon and is our dear friend, and he came out as Stefon’s lawyer…. As well as a ‘conceptual piss artist.' And he whispered in my ear to make me laugh, ‘My girlfriend works at Yoshinoya Beef Bowl,’ which is a restaurant chain in L.A.” Hader recounted, cracking up while re-telling the tale.
People didn't seem to mind that he broke character for a brief moment. In fact, some regard it as one of the funniest and most candid moments the show has seen in a long time:
And some couldn't help but wonder what could have made Hader laugh so hard that he actually laughed mid-segment. You're welcome, everyone.
Of course there are plenty of longtime SNL fans are obsessed with his character, Stefon:
Along with almost anything else that the infamous Bill Hader does. Basically.
Some were delighted to see Hader back on SNL. Others? No, not so much. People complained about his laughing, deeming the unexpected moment as unprofessional.
Said people also claim that old performers like Hader aren't all that hilarious.
Yuk! SNL bringing back the non funny performers! Last night was a terrible return to the days of terrible ratings and non funny skits!— Chuck Heffernan (@chuckheffernan) March 18, 2018
Still, despite the haters Hader has a ton of viewers rooting him on.
Could this be the start of more Stefon segments coming back to SNL? Perhaps, but if that is the case, hopefully he'll be able to contain his laughter in the future!
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