|Even if Peyton has the acting chops, Eli more than held his own on SNL. (Hulu.com)|
As far as Saturday Night Live monologues go, Giants quarterback and two-time Super Bowl champ Eli Manning more than held his own. Of course, as always, his performance will be compared to that of his brother, Peyton Manning. But even if Peyton has the edge in acting chops, Eli holds a 2-to-1 lead in Super Bowl rings.
"You know, I grew up in New Orleans, went to school in Mississippi but I gotta say, I finally feel like a real New Yorker," said Manning. "It took a few years, but now I'm an expert." And with that, he dispensed with the recommendations for advice-seeking audience members. The best place to get a Italian food in New York? "Well, there's a great place called the Olive Garden … you gotta go to New Jersey but it's worth it."
Want to see a Broadway show? Eli's got you covered: "You gotta see 'Cats.' It's cats who can sing! … You know what, even if it's not playing, do what I do: put the 'Cats' soundtrack on your iPod, then go to the pet store and look at some cats. It's like you're watching a bunch of singing cats!"
For a proper review of Manning's performance, here's more from the Hollywood Reporter.
And because we're always drawing parallels between the Manning brothers, here's Peyton's SNL monologue from March 24, 2007, a month after the Colts beat the Bears in the Super Bowl.
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