SNL Legend Showers Huge Praise on ‘Funny’ Shaquille O’Neal, Charles Barkley and the Rest of ‘NBA on TNT’ Crew

Published 11/24/2022, 11:30 AM EST

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‘Inside the NBA’ is probably one of the best post-game shows related to basketball. There is analysis, debates, comedy, and almost everything. Shaquille O’Neal and Charles Barkley are one of the main attractions of the show that take it to a next level. However, the show got more special when it received appreciation from one of the former cast members of ‘Saturday Night Live’, Bill Hader.

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Bill Hader made a guest appearance in the podcast, ‘The Steam Room’ conducted by Ernie Johnson and Charles Barkley. He had a fun chat with the podcasters and talked about various things. He reminisced about how the Chuckster made the cast members break. Hader and Barkley went on to disclose further stories related to ‘Saturday Night Live.’

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Shaquille O’Neal, Charles Barkley & the rest of ‘Inside the NBA’ crew on getting praised by Hader

However, amidst that, Barkley asked Hader to name the funniest person he worked with in that show. Hader responded he had a lot of names in his mind and couldn’t name a single entity. Thereafter, Hader addressed that Barkley and the rest of his team might not have any idea of how many friends of his watch their show ‘Inside the NBA’. The former SNL cast member added, “Inside the NBA gets passed around by comedy people because you guys are so funny.”

Taking his statements into account, Johnson disclosed a story where one of the crew members got appreciated by Lauren Michaels. He added Michaels complimented the crew member by saying your stuff was funny. Hader finished off by saying, besides being “funny” their comedy was so genuine.

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The comedian added he finds his friends who are not even fans of basketball share the clips of ‘Inside the NBA.’ Bill Hader pretty much self-explained the reason for them being one of the best shows along with praising them.

Bill Hader and his connection with SNL

Bill Hader is one of the most famous comedians in the country. He rose to fame after joining as one of the cast members of ‘Saturday Night Live’. He was one of the best actors in SNL and even got the tag of the best performer in SNL by many. However, despite getting all the fame with SNL, he decided to leave the show in 2013 after working for almost eight years.

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What are your thoughts on the words of Bill Hader? Do you also consider the comedy of ‘Inside the NBA’ as the best? Do let us know in the comments below.

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Ayush Roy

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Ayush Roy is an NBA writer at Essentially Sports. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Accounting and Finance from the University of Calcutta. Capitalizing his background in finance, Ayush likes to dive deep into the economics of the NBA.
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