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'SNL's Bowen Yang as the Titanic's Sassy Iceberg is Comedic Genius

Bowen Yang as iceberg from SNL

The girls were really knocking it out of the park this week on Saturday Night Live. In addition to Kate McKinnon putting on a pretty perfect skit parodying a growing niche genre of lesbian period dramas, Bowen Yang joined the Weekend Update as the Iceberg that sank the Titanic. The appearance came given that the anniversary of the catastrophic event is next week, but the Iceberg had other things to talk about. Namely, there's their new "hyper pop EDM new disco fantasia" album.

"It's called Music," Yang says. For a second, there's a bit of back and forth, one that we've seen before. One where a celebrity who has been brought on for an interview, doesn't want to talk about whatever salacious thing that the host hopes to chat about, but instead, something that they are promoting. Eventually, Yang, as the Iceberg, gives in.

"First of all, you came to where I live and you hit me!" he begins. "It was midnight, I was chilling. Then I hear this Irish cacauphony behind me. Like, not to be offensive but ..." Yang begins to mimic the sounds of the on-ship band. 

"I'm sorry, that's what it sounded like," Yang continued. "And before I turn around, and go like 'what,' half my ass is gone. Which was my best feature and I'm literally injured and all anyone cares about is 40 or 50 people died or whatever."

"Well it was 1,500 people," Weekend Update host Colin Jost input.

"Why are you attacking me?!" Yang countered. "Why are people still talking about this? They bumped into me, I said 'I'm sorry,' which is insane ... but whatever." Yang went on to talk about some other things including that others might have had culpability including the water.

"What did the autopsy say?" Yang asked rhetorically. "They iceberged? No. They drowned, bitch. That's not me, that's water."

"Nobody is canceling the ocean."

Eventually, the conversation got back to talk about the album Music which is "12 tracks, no skips." 

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