Awkberg! Mark Zuckerberg, Jesse Eisenberg "poke" fun on 'SNL'

Rumors circulating that Mark Zuckerberg may appear on Saturday Night Live proved true last night when the 26 year old made a cameo on the NBC staple comedy show, meeting Jesse Eisenberg for the first time.

Jesse Eisenberg, the host for the evening, took the stage with his monologue claiming that he's not shy, he's actually assertive and "cocky" but people don't see that because he misrepresents himself. In comes Andy Samberg with his Zuckerberg persona to proclaim that "misrepresenting people is something [he] has a lot of practice with," in reference to The Social Network. Andy's Zuckerberg was disappointed for being made out as a different guy in the movie, to which Jesse quipped, "Isn't Facebook valued at $50 billion?" That seemed to shut Andy's Zuckerberg up.

Or it would appear that way until the shot changed to an indignant Mark Zuckerberg backstage, pleading to Lorne Michaels to let him confront the two faux Zuckerbergs: "That guy [Eisenberg] is like my evil twin and that's just Andy Samberg. Those guys are nerds; I invented poking!" Michaels wouldn't let him on stage but the Facebook CEO had his way in the end, finally meeting Jesse Eisenberg for the first time, a moment Andy Samberg labeled as "Awkberg!"

When asked what he thought of The Social Network, which he has widely discredited as being inaccurate: "It was interesting..." Zuckerberg said dryly and with a laugh.

(If you prefer, you can watch this video in a little bit better quality on Hulu. Hulu is only viewable to residents in the United States.)

Zuckerberg was able to start the show and even reappeared during the closing credits where he shared a hug with Eisenberg, but that's as far as the Facebook gags went. And while the awkberg meeting may have been comedic enough, strangely missing were gags about recent privacy issues and other normal satirical confrontations that usually come with the SNL cameo cachet. Was the Mark Zuckerberg, who seemed calmer than Jesse Eisenberg, cameo justified?

Updated to include YouTube video instead and a screen cap of the video.

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Tidbit of the day: Aaron Sorkin, writer of The Social Network, also wrote and created Studio 60 On The Sunset Strip, about a fictional live comedy show, modelled after SNL.

The whole constant grinning at the audience after every line thing was driving me nuts. I don't expect a CEO to be a professional performer, but you'd think he would've rehearsed the bit enough not to wear the "OMG GIZE, GIZE THIS IZ FUNNY RITE?" face.

yeah cheers neowin, sorry we can't show you this embedded video if your not in the states but can be found on youtube..

why not just put the you tube embed!?!

xXTOKERXx said,
yeah cheers neowin, sorry we can't show you this embedded video if your not in the states but can be found on youtube..

why not just put the you tube embed!?!

The still on the Hulu video provided a better visual with Zuckerberg and Eisenberg than the YouTube thumbnail. Also, I thought the quality of video was a bit better.

Michael Collado said,
The still on the Hulu video provided a better visual with Zuckerberg and Eisenberg than the YouTube thumbnail. Also, I thought the quality of video was a bit better.

wish I could compare it for you, but unfortunately I can't, personally think the "international" version should be used.

No biggy

xXTOKERXx said,

wish I could compare it for you, but unfortunately I can't, personally think the "international" version should be used.

No biggy

I switched the Hulu video with the YouTube one shortly after reading your comment

(Then they took it down and I had to find another YouTube video just now)

Michael Collado said,
I switched the Hulu video with the YouTube one shortly after reading your comment

(Then they took it down and I had to find another YouTube video just now)

Lol maybe you should put the hulu one back on since it looks like this one went down too !

Unix2 said,

Agree, hate facebook and his creator.

Sure you're not getting hate mixed up with jealously? Or do you personally know him?

MightyJordan said,
Hmm, sorry, but that was just wasn't funny for me.

SNL hasn't been funny in decades! Waynes World was the last gasp of funny from a show that's been on life support since 1991.

DATmafia said,

SNL hasn't been funny in decades! Waynes World was the last gasp of funny from a show that's been on life support since 1991.

+1

Well, maybe the recent years