This piece of comedic brilliance took place on last night’s West Coast live episode of “30 Rock.” I have always adored Jon Hamm, but this little skit showed his talents in a whole new light.
It’s impressive that “30 Rock” even got away with this beat, in which Hamm wears exaggeratedly awful black face as he plays an actor on “Alfie and Abner,” a fictional old television show on NBC. He acts alongside Tracy Morgan, who does a surprisingly strong job of playing the offended straight character. I actually think this sketch wouldn’t have worked with anyone except our beloved Don Draper playing Abner - his timing and facial expressions are perfect.
Perhaps the smartest and most daring bit “30 Rock” has produced all season, this is not to be missed.