Muse on the shitshow that is Chris Kattan's comedy career at this intimate club date. Tix/info
Hailing from a thankfully bygone era of Saturday Night Live in which making fun of Christopher Lowell for being gay was a bankable punchline, squirmy comedian-actor Chris Kattan once seemed primed for the same kind of megastardom as his A Night At The Roxbury co-star Will Ferrell. Unfortunately, the launchpad Kattan got was none other than 2001's Corky Romano—an incompetent mess of a mob comedy that co-starred Chris Penn, and one of the most annoying and justifiably lambasted mainstream comedies of all time.
After the failure of Corky Romano, Kattan became more famous for the notorious ways in which Saturday Night Live would misuse him for obnoxious characters and being the target of Norm Macdonald's ire than anything else, and he eventually sank into B-movie territory. This included an appearance in horror film Santa's Slay, which starred wrestler Bill Goldberg, as well a role in Chapelle's Show writer Neil Brennan's '80s throwback comedy Totally Awesome. Back in 2012, Kattan also starred in low-budget comedy Crazy Enough, where he portrays twin brothers (the film surfaced on Netflix a few years ago and hot damn—it's a serious shitshow).
Not unlike Tom Green and Pauly Shore, Kattan is currently working the nostalgia circuit as a stand-up. His act now includes digging up old SNL characters like Mango and Doug Butabi and talking about them, VH1 Storytellers-style. —Joel Shanahan