Haven't watched "Saturday Night Live" in a while? Don't fret -- NBC's long-running sketch comedy program hasn't been funny in years. One of the show's few bright spots, however, comes in the form of cast member Horatio Sanz. A native of Chicago, Sanz delivers big guffaws every week, and Aug. 26, he -- along with his Improv All-Stars comedy troupe -- brings the funny to Atlanta. He recently rapped with CL about the troupe and future projects after "SNL."
What led you to form the Improv All-Stars?
Well, I've never done stand-up -- the only thing I can do is improv or sketch comedy. Because I'm from Chicago and I work in New York, I've been in some of the best improv theaters. So I just found a good group of people and said, "Let's just have some fun."
What's the difference between the comedy of the All-Stars and that of "SNL"?
The comedy of the All-Stars is a little edgier -- and I know that's an overused word. But obviously, the language is a little freer for us. Also, I don't do 100 percent of what I want to do on "SNL." It's not my show; I'm part of it, but it's not my show. The Improv All-Stars is a little closer to my sense of humor.
You've done six seasons of "SNL." What do you have planned after you leave the show?
I'm trying to find the right television thing to do. I don't want to go off of one sketch show and do another sketch show. And I don't want to do a sitcom; that seems like too different of a leap. I'm trying to develop a TV show that is a little more dark and serious.
One of the funnier features of "SNL" was watching you and Jimmy Fallon crack up whenever you were in a sketch together. What was that all about?
It was a competition that we had with each other to make each other laugh. It's hard to make something fresh when you've rehearsed something two and three times. We just wanted to make it fun for ourselves and for people watching at home.
Little harsh, in'it?
Oh that's right...I DID say enjoy yourself.
Go to hell Kombo!
When will you be accepting applicants for the 2014 competition?
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