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Assessing This Year's Painful, Disastrous Season of 'Saturday Night Live'

By Brian Byrd | Saturday Night Live | May 14, 2014 | Comments ()


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This isn’t a piece I wanted to write.

For two years I’ve put it off, rationalizing procrastination behind statements like “It’s early yet; give the crew a chance to find its legs,” and “The cast and writers just need time to adjust to all the changes.” Yet the line between cautious optimism and outright delusion can be a thin one. After watching last week’s Charlize Theron-hosted “Saturday Night Live,” pretending that a longer timeline can pull the show from its tailspin is beyond foolish.

“SNL” is now about as funny as Bryan Singer dressing up as a scoutmaster for Halloween. Most “SNL” fans anticipated a rough 39th season given the veteran talent exodus (Bill Hader, Jason Sudekis, Fred Armisen, Kristen Wiig, Andy Samberg, and Seth Meyers all turned in their 30 Rock badges in the last two years). Yet even the most jaded watcher couldn’t have imagined the depths to which the show has sunk. The 2013-14 campaign featured three of the worst episodes the show has aired in over a decade (“Edward Norton/Janelle Monae,” “Jim Parsons/Beck,” “Charlize Theron/The Black Keys”), and a few more (“Bruce Willis/Katy Perry,” “Lady Gaga,” “Josh Hutcherson/HAIM,” “Seth Rogen/Ed Sheeran”) that the CIA screens for Gitmo detainees who prove resistant to waterboarding. I tried to come up with 10 legitimately hysterical sketches from this season and gave up 20 minutes later to teach myself quantum theory because it was easier. Outside of event episodes - premiere, finale, the Christmas show, and former cast member hosting - the 2013-14 season is a comic wasteland.

It’s tempting to blame one party - cast, writers, producers - but everyone is culpable here from Lorne Michaels all the way down to the newest staff writer. “Weekend Update,” once a reliable lynchpin even in the weakest seasons, is presently a lurching, awkward mess. Whatever horrendous Lorne-involved scandal Colin Jost used to leverage his way into the co-anchor spot must make the mortgage crisis seem like littering. I almost hope Jost has HD footage of Michaels fisting a baby seal while wearing a homemade Hitler costume and snorting a Holocaust victim’s cremated remains. At least that way there’s an explanation for his seat at the desk. Otherwise, Jost’s ascension to the show’s most high-profile position remains the biggest “SNL” head-scratcher since another Colin (Quinn). How did he survive tryouts? And then rehearsals? Yes, Jost is earnest and appears to genuinely appreciate his opportunity. But he looks and delivers punchlines like a dead-eyed Robert Zemeckis mocap character. He’s the unfunny valley, and he’s killing whatever enthusiasm and comic timing Cecily Strong brings to “Update’s” increasingly weak material.

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In fairness to Jost and his fellow castmates, this crew isn’t exactly defiling a Monet. Cold opens have been agonizing enough to make viewers yearn for horrific hometown massacres that extend their local news coverage an extra 10 minutes. The number of utterly unbearable sketch concepts this season has to be a record. Die, “Undercover Sharpton.” Throwing ideas at the wall to see what sticks is a sound strategy in sketch comedy. Beloved SNL skits - “Bill Brasky,” for one - were grown in the 10-to-1 incubator. Somehow, the writers under Jost’s stewardship seem incapable of churning out even intermittently funny content let alone consistent knee-slappers.

Worse, they’re actually doubling down on terrible ideas. Writers aren’t just going back to the well too often. They’re drawing from a well filled with fetid water and rotted goat carcasses. “Girlfriends Talk Show,” “Waking up with Kimye,” Shallon, Jacob the Bar Mitzvah Boy - these sketches and characters are trotted out multiple times a year despite zero clamoring for their return. Why not bring back Gilly and “The Californians” while you’re at it? You’d need the “Cosmos” dildo ship to traverse the gap between what’s funny, and what the writers believe is funny.

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Granted, writing for “SNL” must be a chore in the modern age. Where “SNL” was once one of the few destinations for biting topical humor, everyone from Jon Stewart to @LovesTittatys69 floods the zone with jokes on a near-perpetual basis. I’d wager a substantial amount of money that at least one person in the writers’ room spends hours scanning social media to see if a proposed zinger is already in the ether. Crafting witty sketches and hilarious one-liners on a weekly basis is difficult enough without having to worry about being beaten to the punch by some cube drone farting around on Twitter during a boring meeting.

But that excuse only flies so far. Competition is nothing new to comedy. Daily late-night shows have existed for more than 60 years. “SNL” used to be the standard bearer. The producers have the exposure, money, and cache to hire almost anyone they want. If these scribes aren’t cutting it after a reasonable interval, find new ones.

This isn’t exclusively on the writers. Talented “SNL” casts and hosts have elevated thin material before. Drake screaming “HIT HIM WITH THE WHIP, RAHAT!” 40 times in succession while wearing three-inch shorts should have resulted in an all-time terrible sketch. But the Raptors/Heat/Nets/Clippers/UConn/Kentucky fan didn’t just save a paper-napkin concept through passion and delivery; he actually turned it into a relatively enjoyable experience. Unfortunately, Drizzy is an outlier. Outside of Taran Killam, Jay Pharaoh, Kate McKinnon, and Vanessa Bayer, the 2013-14 group simply can’t save disastrous ideas, one-joke concepts, and groan-worthy lines through sheer charisma and talent.

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Claxons should sound in the Michaels mansion when a rapper outperforms three-quarters of his cast with less than a week to prep. Of the 11 newbies hired since Wiig and Samberg departed in 2012 - Jost, Strong, Aidy Bryant, Tim Robinson, Kyle Mooney, Beck Bennett, Noël Wells, Mike O’Brien (a former “SNL” writer), Brooks Wheelan, John Milhiser, and Sasheer Zamata - only Strong, Bryant, Mooney, and Bennett have distinguished themselves in any meaningful way. Wheelan’s career highlight is being tied up in the back of a car awaiting his own murder. Robinson returned to the writer’s room, Zamata started strong and then mostly disappeared, and Milhiser could be sitting in my lap and I wouldn’t have the first clue who he is. Wells and O’Brien are just sort of there, existing in the periphery and rarely adding any value to sketches. Not that it’s necessarily their faults. How exactly these freshmen players should carve out a niche when each is competing with 16 fellow cast members for airtime is a question Lorne should be asking himself in the offseason.

Mooney, a quirky poor man’s Samberg (who’s a poor man’s Adam Sandler, who’s in turn a poor man’s syphilis-ridden court jester), was tasked with filling the digital content chasm created when Lonely Island walked away in 2012. His often-bizarre efforts occasionally yield positive results (“The Beygency” was fantastic), but Mooney’s work has a frustrating tendency to spend far too much time on a joke’s setup. “Ooh Child,” and “Flirty Neighbors” put viewers through minutes of bland repetitive banter before reaching an admittedly funny kicker that didn’t pack the punch it should due to the excruciating build. Mooney and Co. need to mix some sustainably funny pre-taped concepts - movies are always ripe for parody - with their more esoteric concepts.

“SNL” does have a few highlights this year and shouldn’t get overly lambasted for its whiffs on a weekly basis. In sketch comedy, batting .300 during a 90-minute episode is outstanding. There’s a difference between aiming high and sporadically failing, however, and consistently churning out mediocre-to-embarrassing work. “SNL” is mired in the latter swamp with no easy exit strategy. Both the cast and writers’ room could benefit from fresh - and fewer - voices. There’s certainly precedent: the 1994-95 season also featured a bloated ensemble with similarly disastrous results. Michaels cleaned house in the summer and retooled with a comparatively miniscule 11-person crew. A few of them - Will Ferrell, Darrell Hammond, Jim Breuer, Cheri Oteri - turned out all right.

If Michaels is hesitant to swing the ax, there are other options. Attempt more impressions, replace Jost on the “Update” desk, and get a little nasty every now and then (particularly during political segments). Lorne should also be more circumspect with who he brings in to host. Tapping an ill-suited movie star for the gig simply because his or her tentpole opens the same weekend may draw eyeballs, but at what long-term cost to the series? Since hitting a 5.4 on Seth Meyers’ farewell episode, ratings have dropped each week for seven consecutive weeks despite major hosting star power (“SNL” remains NBC’s highest-rated scripted comedy series). If Michaels wants to up the celebrity quotient while booking great comedic hosts, bring on a slew a guest stars whenever someone less famous is onstage. Anyone up that late on a Saturday probably uses social media. Even if they’re not tuned in, they might hear the buzz and flip over.

“SNL” will survive this period. The show always does because it’s an important pop-culture institution. How much of the audience will wait for Michaels to right the ship remains to be seen.

Brian Byrd criticizes comedy writers yet isn’t funny on Twitter.



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  • Tracey Harrington McCoy

    I don't think the show is nearly as bad as this article suggests.

  • e jerry powell

    Okay, but is it as good as earlier seasons?

  • Tracey Harrington McCoy

    Every season is uneven. I think people forget that people complain about SNL every single season. Even the ones staring Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler and Mike Myers and Chris Rock and Adam Sandler and on and on. It's just part of the show.

  • e jerry powell

    A valid point, yes.

  • TheOriginalMRod

    It's a tragesty.

  • Halbs

    The Mooney/Samberg comparison made me sad. Samberg gave me Lazy Sunday, I'm on a Boat, Hot Rod, Brooklyn 99, D in a Box, Say Hi to Your Mother for Me, Nic Cage, etc.
    I don't doubt Mooney is a good person, his comedy just isn't for me. It's not even that I don't like "weird" stuff. Like someone else said, Will Forte did a lot of weird stuff, and I liked a lot of that. "Potato Chip" is one of my all time favorites, but I also liked his inspirational dancing, his political candidate, the registered offender, etc.
    Maybe next year we'll have a tighter cast? I believe in you, SNL!

  • Shane

    I honestly don't know what everyone is suckling at the teat of The Beygency for - not only is it not the best skit of the season, but it wasn't even the best of its episode (nope - that award goes to the awkward wedding toast).

    That said, this season has had some real winners - e-meth cigarettes, Boy Dance Party, Ooh Child, 50 Shades of Gray auditions, most of the Louis CK ep, We Can Stop, the Wes Anderson horror film, and a whole bunch of others stuff that I can't be bothered rehashing right now.

  • Brett

    "(Bill Hader, Jason Sudekis, Fred Armisen, Kristen Wiig, Andy Samberg, and Seth Meyers)"

    I think it's kind of funny that you thought those people were funny.

  • wonkeythemonkey

    If you didn't think any of those people were funny, then I suspect you aren't the kind of person who finds SNL funny in general.

  • Brett

    Other than a little Darrell Hammond and Cheri Oteri now and again, haven't laughed at it much since 1994.

  • Nathan Convey

    I think Bill Hader has left a void that they're not even close to filling. The guy was so consistently brilliant at everything that his absence was always going to be keenly felt.

  • e jerry powell

    Back in '75, when the show was struggling to find a foothold, things were more purely adventurous in the most entertaining sense, even if they couldn't get away with most of what they were trying to do then forty years later.

  • e jerry powell

    "I almost hope Jost has HD footage of Michaels fisting a baby seal while wearing a homemade Hitler costume and snorting a Holocaust victim’s cremated remains."
    That came to you a little quickly, Dustin...
    ;-)

  • Actually wasn't Dustin who wrote that line. It was Courtney.

  • e jerry powell

    You're all twisted. It's what makes you so much fun.

  • wonkeythemonkey

    Maybe he got an early look at one of Mooney's upcoming pre-taped segments, and he's just describing it.

  • Bad Superman

    I think it's time Lorne stepped down.

  • Robb Ludwig

    Having watched since the seventies, I think there's a much simpler diagnosis. The show's become way too safe. It used to be the cutting edge. Now it's just a PR vehicle for the latest movie.

  • dizzylucy

    I've watched since the mid 90s (which has only been 10 years, right? 1994 CANNOT be 20 years ago) and there have always been bad sketches, episodes, and probably even seasons in that time.

    There has been some stuff I really enjoyed this season - Tina Fey as Blerta in GIRLS, the Wes Anderson spoof, and most of Kerry Washington's episode. Drake was a pleasant surprise, and I loved the ladies "Twin Bed" video.

    But what I noticed this season was that there were more episodes that fell completely flat with no redeeming moments, and that hosts I thought I'd really enjoy (McCarthy, Paul Rudd) didn't have much to do. There were more than a few episodes I watched that felt like a total waste of time.

  • Matt C.

    I'm going to go ahead and disagree with almost everything said in this article (starting obviously with its attempts at being funny itself ie. Hitler/Gitmo/Bryan Singer jokes). First of all, there's the obligatory mention of hindsight just sort of forgetting the bad and elevating the good, so when we look back on past years we often overlook what doesn't land in favor of the memorable things. It usually erases previous poor sketches, making those years seem stronger in retrospect. Second of all, in my personal opinion, I think that weirder is better in comedy, almost always, and this season has been weirder than usual. I understand that the specificity and the oddball-ness of some of the humor this year isn't always for the mainstream comedy/SNL fan, so I understand that you're not crazy about it, but at least give it its props for doing it. This is also the perfect place to bring up what I feel has been a growing problem at Pajiba and that's this site's (Dustin's in particular) inability to talk about SNL rationally. The write-ups mostly covet sensationalism over tightness, praising things like big unexpected cameos and "in" jokes based on that week's host. Dustin usually fawns over the Pajiba darlings no matter how well they do on the show, and lambasts the people who he doesn't like, which is understandable but also not expected of a professional-ish website. Your suggestion to "bring on a slew a guest stars whenever someone less famous is onstage" is an awful one, one that is usually evident of a lack of ideas rather than a lack of fame. What's great about this season has been it's commitment to a more classic sketch structure (and subsequent twisting of that structure) rather than silly fan service moments (when the fans being serviced are the lowest common denominator). The Jim Parsons episode that this site called the worst of the decade was full of clever conceits that would work on almost any stage - classic sketch premises and games that are perfect to play and heighten in strong ways, ie the Murder Mystery sketch/Bird Bible spot. That's what makes a well-written sketch (along with other things like funny lines) not call-backs and surprise cameos. Dustin is also constantly calling sketches "one-note jokes" which they often are, only, of course, they are by design. That's what a sketch is, really. It's one joke that elevates in different ways, but one joke all the same. If you start changing around the central joke of the sketch, you lose the audience because they don't know which game you're playing slash what the rules of this sketch's universe are. Calling a sketch "just one joke" and they being done with it, as if that's a real criticism of it is just lazy and also wrong. It seems like you would have said all the same things for a Jack Handy sketch had you had access to the internet back then...only thank god you hadn't.

    Also, the supporting players aren't supposed to be constantly on screen. They are the supporting players. The newbies. That's how it works.

    Also also, Mike O'Brien is awesome, you're also wrong about that.

    There, that's all the things you were wrong about (in my opinion). Sadie voice: you're welcome.

  • tuppick

    Agree with you. I love the weird shit. I think it actually reflects where comedy is now and I like it: it's OK these days for things to be rough around the edges and guerrilla, that's what YouTube has done for us all. SNL is after all based on the concept of live - shakey and out-there is a perfect fit.
    I'm a bit of an odd case though. I don't come from the US, and SNL is only something I discovered in the last year (not much of a thing over here). Since then, I've become a bit of a weirdo about it, and have viewed as many seasons as I could lay my hands on. Lack of nostalgia or any useful context might give me an advantage I think. To me, fresh from viewing a shit of a LOT of archive SNL in one go, the new cast seem to be unremarkably fine. A little green, but it's actually quite exciting seeing the little glimmers of new talent. Forgive me, but I thought that's why people liked SNL? The 'produced on a shoestring effect, tune in to see how much of a disaster it is, champion new talent' thing. Because, frankly, if you're after slickly produced comedy, it seems like the wrong place... whole episodes of the show, seen all the way through, are often unwatchable. I watched some 'classic' 80s and 90s stuff and thought it was fucking awful.
    (Side point: the point of Weekend Update just escapes me...? Does it consider itself to have some kind of serious remit? I can't see why else they seem to present it with that weird humourless set of idents. Seth Meyers (again must be that lack of nostalgia thing) seemed to fit the Jost mould as well (same 'happy to be there' vibe). I just don't get it. If I were Lorne Michaels (a commonly repeated refrain in SNL reviews) Jost would be the main target on my cross-hares. But I'm not Lorne Michaels. So that's fine...)

  • Will Forte's contributions to the show were almost 100% weird. They were also almost 100% funny. There's common ground there that I don't think this crew has found yet (the ice cream cone pre-tape from early in the season being about as close as they got). Being weird for weird's sake isn't all that great most times, but being weird with a point of view or with something to say is aces.

  • That's fair. Comedy is inherently subjective (although the Parsons episode was objectively terrible). That said, I believe I'm a decent arbiter of what's funny, and while I appreciate SNL trying some new things, and some point those new things need to be successful. While Mooney's stuff and some of the more bizarre attempts this year may work for some, SNL can't be a niche show. It's needs more broad humor.

    Cameos work for me. They can save bad sketches, enliven poor hosts, and invigorate the audience. The "L" stands for "Live." No reason not to embrace that, especially in a season with writing/performances this poor.

    As for sketches being one-joke premises...well, kinda. But even if one-joke premises have always ruled sketch comedy, it's impossible to pretend these particular jokes are equal to what's come before. Execution matters a lot, and this crop can't execute. Perhaps a better cast could elevate the material. Think back to some of the classic SNL sketches of recent years, and then try and imagine this cast making those sketches as great with the same exact lines. There's a talent problem and a writing problem, and I'm still not sure which one is the chicken and which one is the egg.

  • Matt C.

    I don't mean to call you out, but I feel like you're only real argument boils down to so-and-so/this isn't funny. Comedy is subjective and you're mostly pretending that it's not. In my opinion, and plenty of other people who I've talked to, this crop can execute, and they can elevate the material, and I don't have to pretend anything.

    Just because "Live" is in its name doesn't really mean that they have to do cameos. "Saturday" is also in its name and they don't take full advantage of that. "Night" is in the name, and most of it is early morning. Even if that were a thing (imagine Modern Family doing hyper-topical jokes because "Modern" was in the title), there are other ways to take advantage of putting on a live show.

    And I again disagree that SNL can't be a weird show. Remember early SNL? Paul Simon playing basketball, Richard Pryor or George Carlin doing extended stand-up bits in the middle of the show, Andy Kaufman's Mighty Mouse bit, Andy Kaufman getting voted off the show, Jim Henson puppet segments, Anthony Perkins' Butt County Dance Party, etc.

  • wonkeythemonkey

    I love weird, but even good weirdness doesn't always "click" with the show it's on. Two of the examples you mention in your last paragraph, the stand-up bits in the middle and the Henson segments, didn't last beyond the first season because they didn't fit with the direction the show was going.

    I believe that one of SNL's strengths throughout its history, and the reason it's still around, is the ability of the producers and writers to recognize when something isn't working and change things up. Sometimes it takes a couple of seasons, but eventually the failed experiments get put out to pasture. I suspect that will eventually happen with this new crew as well.

  • barlowjk

    Hear, hear. Weird over broad every time. And of course in order to criticise this season and last you had to completely ignore Louis CK.

  • Robert

    "Mooney, a quirky poor man’s Samberg (who’s a poor man’s Adam Sandler, who’s in turn a poor man’s syphilis-ridden court jester)"!!!

    That phrase alone is funnier than anything on SNL this year.

  • I've been thinking about this season and how it's probably the worst I've ever seen since becoming a dedicated SNL fan around the time Dana Carvey and Phil Hartman's cast started. It's a shame because I like a lot of the talent, but there just doesn't seem to be the chemistry there with this group. 15 years ago everyone knew Will Farrell was going to be a star (maybe not a mega-star, but a star). Tina Fey and Amy Poehler always felt like major talents on the show. From her first season Kristin Wiig was clearly on another level. Sudekis and Samberg even felt like guys who would eventually outgrow the show. I'm trying to think of anyone on the current cast that feels like they should or could be doing other things. I guess it's Taran Killam (who is amazing), but I for whatever reason it doesn't feel like "his show" as much as it felt like Amy's show her last 2 seasons or Kristin's show the last few years (and partially Seth Meyers' as well). This season, more than anything, felt a lot like MadTV, which is about as scathing a review as I can come up with.

  • Individually the casts members' skill set is too similar. Other than Bennett (best straight man) and McKinnon (best impressionist), the primary strength of the rest of the cast is musical comedy. The bulk of the memorable sketches from the season are all musical in nature. A housecleaning is in order and the recasting needs to focus as much on a diversity of talents as a diversity of faces.

  • I think if you give Taram Killam one more year, he's going to become the new Sudekis - a reliable, mutli-disciplined player.

  • Sean

    Wait, there is still one more show for them to redeem themselves.

    I know, not going to happen.

    Pretty much everything you said was correct. Obviously, the cast is bloated. They need 8-10 cast members tops. That vast cast creates problems with the guest hosts. Someone in the cast can do what they are bringing in a host to do. Melissa McCarthy is hosting? Well, Aidy Bryant won't be in any sketches, as you only need one desperate fat woman.

    I think if I were Lorne, I would keep Taran Killam, Jay Pharaoh, Kate McKinnon, and Cecily Strong. Cecily only gets the news. I don't know if any of the other cast is interesting enough to keep. I would reach out to the vast number of former cast members, and have them pop up every week. Not host, just ask if they have any interesting sketch ideas, and bring them in for one or two. Glorified cameos.

    Of course, if i were NBC, I would fire Lorne. I would also create a SNL West. And rotate them weekly. Instead of the bullshit two shows, a month of reruns, two shows, three weeks of reruns they have now.

  • I'd make the case for Bayer, Moynihan, and Bennett as well. Maybe Bryant. Hire 3-4 more members and give everyone a year to gel.

    Cant fire Lorne. One, I dont think its merited. And two, he has his tendrils in almost every property NBC relies on. I like the idea of an SNL West or SNL Chicago, but you need to give the writers time to find really great ideas. I think part of the reason the writers have struggled lately is the 21/22-episode season. That's a LOT of material to be responsible for.

  • I would argue that Bobby Moynihan does well for himself with the little material they give him. He's usually the highlight of a sketch or at least a solid player. He's not as eyeroll worthy as Kenan Thompson, who's just kind of there and doing the same schtick he's been doing since All That, but is inexplicably still on the show.

  • Lord Inferno

    I almost hope Jost has HD footage of Michaels fisting a baby seal while wearing a homemade Hitler costume and snorting a Holocaust victim’s cremated remains.

    Goddamn!

  • Come on man, chill with the blasphemy. This is a family place.

  • Sara_Tonin00

    I read that line and sighed, ah, the bitch and scathe is still in there somewhere.

  • LL

    Mooney didn't write "The Beygency". He had absolutely nothing to do with it.

  • John W

    This year's?

    When's the last time they a had a good season as opposed to flashes here and there?

  • Repo

    Good read, especially the second half. Lots of points resonate. I realized the depths we've seen when you name dropped "The Californians", a sketch I thought was the worst but realized I would rather watch that than most of we are now getting weekly. Also, I like Mooney but the mumblecore eccentric videos he seems to favor are a poor fit.

  • The Califorinians is one of those sketches that they repeated only because it made Hader break. For that reason alone, the first Californians was awesome. But the Law of Diminishing Returns beat it into submission by the time it was over.

    Debbie Downer was the same way. I've never laughed harder at a sketch running off the rails like that one did. But whenever they revisited the character, the was just no joy in it.

  • The Lohan Debbie Downer is one of my all-time favorite SNL sketches. The entire table completely loses their shit, and it takes Lohan of all people to get it back on the rails.

    https://screen.yahoo.com/debbi...

  • _Alexander_

    I have never watched SNL in my life(although judging by the huge length of your post you seem to be a great fan). I was thinking about checking the episode with Emma Stone because I love Emma Stone but I am not sure if I should do it if it's as crappy as you say

  • bonsi

    You should definitely check out the Emma Stone episodes, they are both really funny, she's a very good host

  • The length got away from be a bit, partly because I am a fan and partly because there are so many complex problems right now.

    if you watch an episode from this season go with Jimmy Fallon or Drake. Both did very well. Martin Short also killed it last year.

  • wonkeythemonkey

    If you're into surreal humor, you could do worse than the Louis C.K. episode.

  • Wrestling Fan

    Colin Jost isn't just the painfully unfunny co-anchor of Weekend Update, he's also the painfully unfunny head writer of SNL.

    That, far as I'm concerned, says everything about the current state of the show.

  • When it comes to SNL, I am The Eternal Optimist. No other show in the history of television has consistently produced the stable of comedians we enjoy in nearly every other form of media like SNL has.

    THAT SAID... I tend bar and recently started working on Saturday nights. I accepted that this season was a dog when it didn't become a priority for me to watch my DVR'd recordings of the show. I still haven't watched the Andrew Garfield or Charlize Theron episodes yet.

    I'll get to them. But, yeah... it's been a bad season. An awkward transition year with - frankly - too many people in the cast to be effective.

  • vic

    Oh hey, you do [did? :( ] Theater Hopper. I didn't know you read Pajiba! That's awesome.

  • Yeah, I'm that guy. Love Pajiba. It's mah jam. ;)

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