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Lance Armstrong

Lance Armstrong (Image credit: NBC)
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Lance Armstrong tries his hand at improv-comedy by hosting Saturday Night Live on NBC

Lance Armstrong tries his hand at improv-comedy by hosting Saturday Night Live on NBC (Image credit: NBC)
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Disgruntled members of the Discovery Channel team wondering why they didn't get asked to host SNL

Disgruntled members of the Discovery Channel team wondering why they didn't get asked to host SNL (Image credit: NBC)

By Mark Zalewski, North American Editor

Lance Armstrong, formerly best known for beating cancer and winning the Tour de France seven times, made his improv-comedy debut on NBC's Saturday Night Live on Saturday. With musical guest (and fiancee) Sheryl Crow joining him, Lance and the 'Not Yet Ready for Prime Time Players' wasted no time in taking shots at critics and nay-sayers. The introductory monologue consisted of Lance taking questions from the audience, including an irate French national and four disgruntled members of his Discovery Channel team upset at not being asked to also host the show.

Sure he is no Mike Myers, but Lance made it through a variety of sketches with presence (although we could have done without Lance singing). For those wondering what Lance might be up to next in his career, the first sketch consisted of Lance racing in an Ironman triathlon...

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