Bill Hader’s pitch-black Barry performance is fueled by shitty high school memories

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Bill Hader’s shown a side of himself that fans of his comedy work rarely see on HBO’s Barry. Simply put, he’s scary. As the titular hitman-turned-aspiring actor, Hader conveys some truly dark, deep-seated shit. His character wants something more out of…

‘SNL’: Ben Stiller’s Michael Cohen Faces Off Against Bill Hader’s Jim Jordan (Video)

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Though Alec Baldwin didn’t pop up as Donald Trump on this week’s “SNL,” that doesn’t mean the cold open was without star power. Indeed, we got Ben Stiller popping in to reprise his impression of Trump’s former fixer Michael Cohen, and then “SNL” cast member Bill Hader showed up as Republican representative Jim Jordan.

“Thank you for inviting me here today to correct the record under oath. Of course, the first time I testified was also under oath. But this time, I like really mean it,” Stiller’s Cohen said to open his testimony. “I’m here today to tell you that Mr. Trump is a racist.”

Stiller paused for a moment, then continued after realizing he wasn’t going to get the response he wanted. “Wow. I thought that would get a really much bigger reaction.”

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“I know that I was wrong. And I know it, ’cause I got caught,” Stiller’s Cohen continued. “For too many years, I was loyal to a man when I should not have been. Now I know how Khloe Kardashian feels. But now, I’m all out of faith. This is how I feel. I’m cold. And I’m ashamed. Lying naked on the floor. Illusion never changed into something real. I’m wide awake and I can see the perfect sky is torn. Thank you.”

That last bit was a lyric from the song “Torn” by Natalie Imbruglia.

“Now I’d like to open the floor so the Republicans can get angry at everyone except the president,” said longtime “SNL” cast member Kenan Thompson as the House Oversight Committee chair Elijah Cummings. “The chair recognizes the congressman from Ohio, Mr. Jordan.”

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Then came former “SNL” cast member Bill Hader as Jordan.

“Good afternoon, Mr. chairman,” Hader said before turning to Stiller. “Good afternoon to you, you lying piece of human trash!

“Mr. chairman, you’re right. I’m angry. I’m angry that I have to sit here through this two-bit dirt bag flee circus. I’m so angry I couldn’t even wear a jacket today. You know something, Mr. Cohen. I’ve never even heard of you!”

“Your mother has,” Stiller as Cohen retorted.

“Hey, hey, hey. You don’t scare me with your liar mouth,” Hader continued. “Oh, I’m about to pop off! You have been working in some of the sleaziest circles in America for years. What other criminals and lowlifes have you worked for?”

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“I was the deputy finance chairman for the Republican party, sir.”

“What?” Hader’s Jordan exclaimed. “Is that true? Oh, damn it. I yield of the rest of my time.”

The bulk of the rest of the sketch saw other members of the committee yielding their time back to Jordan so he could continue to embarrass himself.

Watch some clips from the cold open below:

Let’s get this hearing underway. @RedHourBen #SNL pic.twitter.com/IfPy1DPXQ7

— Saturday Night Live – SNL (@nbcsnl) March 3, 2019

The chair recognizes the congressman from Ohio, Mr. Jordan. #SNL pic.twitter.com/fLsgqGraC6

— Saturday Night Live – SNL (@nbcsnl) March 3, 2019

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Jessica Chastain Says ‘IT: Chapter Two’ Has Bloodiest Scene in Horror Film History (Video)

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Jessica Chastain revealed quite the spoiler during her appearance on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” about her upcoming film, “IT: Chapter Two” — that it has a scene that might have the most blood in the history of horror films.

“OK, I’m going to say something, and I think I’m going to be in trouble, but I’m going to do it,” Chastain said on Wednesday’s late-night show. “It might be a spoiler. But in the movie, there’s a scene that someone said on set that it’s the most blood that’s ever been in a horror film in a scene. And I’ll tell you, the next day I was like pulling blood out of my eyeballs. Fake blood.”

Really? Bloodier than “Suspiria,” “Carrie” or “The Shining?”

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“IT: Chapter Two” takes place 27 years after the events of last year’s monster hit, as the members of the “Losers Club” have all grown up and moved out of Derry… until a devastating phone call brings them back.

Bill Skarsgard will return as Pennywise the Clown. Other cast members include Bill Hader (Richie Tozier), James McAvoy (Bill Denbrough), Jay Ryan (Ben Hanscom), James Ransone (Eddie Kaspbrak), Isaiah Mustafa (Mike Hanlon) and Andy Bean (Stanley Uris).

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“IT” grossed $327.5 million in the U.S. and Canada in 2017, and $700.4 million worldwide, on a $35 million production budget. The film had the No. 1 opening weekend for a fall release, and was 2017’s No. 7 highest-grossing movie.

“IT: Chapter Two” will hit theaters on Sept. 6.

Watch the video above.

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‘Barry’: Bill Hader Considers Coming Clean in Season 2 Trailer (Video)

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HBO has released a new full-length trailer for the second season of “Barry,” the Bill Hader-led hitman comedy set to premiere next month.

Keeping with the tone of the first teaser for the season, the new trailer sees Barry grappling with the “inner darkness” of his aspiring actor-by-day, hitman-by-night lifestyle and weighing the possibility of coming clean with his new community.

The Emmy-winning comedy is set to return to HBO on Sunday, March 31.

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“Barry” stars Hader in the title role as a depressed, low-rent hitman from the Midwest who finds himself drawn into a community of acting students while on a job in Los Angeles. Hader and Alec Berg created the show and executive produces it. “Barry” is also produced by Aida Rodgers and Emily Heller. Liz Sarnoff is a consulting producer.

It also stars Henry Winkler (fresh off his first-ever Emmy win for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy), Stephen Root, Sarah Goldberg, Glenn Fleshler, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Anthony Carrigan and Darrell Britt-Gibson.

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‘Barry’: Bill Hader Asks If He’s Evil in the First Teaser for Season 2 of HBO Comedy (Video)

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Is Bill Hader’s Barry evil?

For those who watched the first season, which ended with Hader’s hitman-turned-actor appearing to murder Det. Moss (Paula Newsome) after she finds out about his other life as a contract killer, that answer might veer towards the “yes” category.

In the (short) first teaser for the sophomore season of HBO’s “Barry,” which you can watch above, it seems that question of Barry’s morality will be pondered. No premiere date has been set for Season 2, but the dark comedy is expected to air sometime in the spring.

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“Barry” stars Bill Hader in the title role as a depressed, low-rent hitman from the Midwest who finds himself drawn into a community of acting students while on a job in Los Angeles. Hader and Alec Berg created the show and executive produce it. “Barry” is also produced by Aida Rodgers and Emily Heller. Liz Sarnoff is a consulting producer.

It also stars Henry Winkler (fresh off his first-ever Emmy win for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy), Stephen Root, Sarah Goldberg, Glenn Fleshler, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Anthony Carrigan and Darrell Britt-Gibson.

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