So gushed Allison Williams (Y’ 10) on HuffPo yesterday, in a post titled, “Well, He Did It. And He Did It Extremely Well.” Why is NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams so awesome? Because he hosted SNL last week despite being an upstanding and responsible public figure.
For an indication of his awesomeness, check out the bitchin’ and totally unexpected commentary Williams wrote on The Sopranos last year for Slate. Or you could just take Allison’s word for it:
I’ve grown accustomed to his job out of necessity. It’s really only weird to see him on television in public places (billboards and gyms) when I’m completely anonymous and have a special connection with “that dude” that no one around me realizes.
Last night I remembered how awesome it is that my dad is Brian Williams. I could not be prouder to share genes, a last name, love for SNL, and many other things with him.
The show was a great success. His acting was nuanced, subtle, and wonderful, the lines were delivered naturally (not a surprise), his characters were colorful, he took enough risks and didn’t cross any lines, and lastly: HE’S FUNNY! Let the record show that Brian Williams is a man with a mind for journalism and comedy.