Contact Us

SNL: Chris Hemsworth Joins the Cast of ‘Empire’

Fox’s new series Empire is huge. Like, insanely, impossibly, jaw-droppingly huge. In an age where ratings are steadily declining across the board as audiences cut cables and enter the brave new world of streaming, it’s a phenomenon. And like all phenomenons, it has to get targeted by SNL. In the most recent digital short, Empire is re-imagined with a brand new character: Chip the office manager, played by guest host Chris Hemsworth.

The overarching joke of this fake promo, that Chip is a desperate attempt to get white people to watch Empire, doesn’t quite work. The show is a huge hit. It doesn’t need a handsome white dude to help it out. However, the rest of it is pretty great, giving Kenan Thompson, Sasheer Zamata, Leslie Jones and Jay Pharoah a chance to dominate their own sketch. It’s a shame that it took a parody of a “black show” to get these four headlining their own digital short, but at least it’s a start.

Aside from the solid impressions from the cast members, there is the incredibly game Hemsworth, who plays a total innocent dropped into the pit of vipers that is Empire’s brutal, soap operatic world. His attempt to actually do his job while surrounded by sociopaths is very funny, showing off a goofy side of Hemsworth that we rarely get to see.

More From Hudson Valley True Oldies

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://hudsonvalleytrueoldies.production.townsquareblogs.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here