In a new interview with Uproxx's Mike Ryan, Saturday Night Live's Kyle Mooney suggests that a Bruce Chandling movie may be in the cards. You have no idea who Bruce Chandling is and may not even be familiar with Kyle Mooney, but guess what? We're doing this, anyway.
Here's the exchange:
Please tell me the Bruce Chandling movie is next.
[In a Bruce Chandling voice.] People are talking. I do have some ideas.
Are you being serious?
Admittedly, this is very slight. Borderline non-existent. But if you're one of the nineteen people with a deep and abiding love for Mooney's Bruce Chandling character (which I most certainly am), this is very exciting almost-news, indeed.
The appeal of Chandling is hard to describe. As performed by Mooney, the character is a charmless, profoundly unfunny career-comedian who will never, ever find success. He's a pathetic, tragic figure, and would be worthy of our sympathy were he not so obnoxious. For the most part, Chandling's been a fixture on SNL's Weekend Update, but he once famously appeared in the following pre-taped sketch, which I will go to my grave defending.
In between the fact that the above sketch never made it to air (it popped up online after Hart's episode) and the fact that I have been consistently yelled at whenever I've shared it with people, it's clear that Bruce Chandling has - to put it mildly - a limited appeal. If I'm being honest, the idea of constructing an entire film around the character sounds like a very good way to lose money. But if I'm speaking personally: I will be there day one for this, Kyle Mooney. You have my sword.
You can shout about how unfunny Bruce Chandling is in the comments below, but I'm not listening.