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SNL's Bowen Yang Reveals Story Behind His Titanic Iceberg Sketch!

SNL's Bowen Yang Reveals Story Behind His Titanic Iceberg Sketch!

Bowen Yang is opening up with the backstory to his hilarious Saturday Night Live sketch in which he played the iceberg hit by the Titanic.

The sketch aired in April to mark the anniversary of the Titanic’s sinking.

Bowen opened up about the “Weekend Update” segment while appearing on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Friday (May 21) in New York City.

Click inside to find out what he said about the sketch…

He credits the idea of the sketch to SNL head writer Anna Drezen. He said, “She texts me in February, ‘Hey, maybe for the April 10 show, for the Titanic anniversary, you can play the iceberg who sank the Titanic.’ And I was like, “Yeah… Cool… Maybe. Sure.’ April rolls around I text her, ‘Hey, were you serious about that iceberg idea?’ And she was like, ‘I completely forgot about it. Let’s do it. Why not?’”

While rehearsing the sketch, Bowen did not think the audience would ever see the moment.

“The entire week we did it, we were losing our minds a little bit, because we just kept looking at each other and bursting out laughing,” he said. Well, we did see it!

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