Add your rating What’s the story? From the moment it debuted on Oct. Mixing sketch clips, real-life news footage, and interviews with everyone from creator Lorne Michaels to past and present writers and cast and crew members to well-known personalities like Tom Brokaw and Rudy Giuliani, the film examines the show’s history, evolution, and cultural impact. Continue reading Show less Is it any good? And the filmmakers rounded up an impressive list of talent to interview, from early cast members like Chevy Chase and Jane Curtin to more recent stand-outs like Will Ferrell , Tina Fey , Amy Poehler , and Andy Samberg , as well as politicians Giuliani , journalists Brokaw, Soledad O’Brien , and — of course — show patriarch Michaels. The interviewees offer their thoughts on everything from the series’ initial conception as a “cross of 60 Minutes and Monty Python” to the notion that the way cast members portrayed Al Gore and George W. Bush could have influenced the results of the election. That said, Live from New York!
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Senate in On January 29, , Franken announced his departure from Air America Radio ,  and on the day of his final show, February 14, he formally announced his candidacy for the United States Senate from Minnesota in But he understands the difference between what you say as a satirist and what you do as a senator. And as a Senator, Norm Coleman has disrespected the people of Minnesota by putting the Exxons and Halliburtons ahead of working families.
And there’s nothing funny about that.
The Saturday Night Live alum is now starring in his first solo hour-long comedy special directed a comedic look at dating based I was a cast member, but we used to catch total hell. Just.
In fact, the E! Network sketch in this episode understands that dilemma, as intentionally vapid as it is in getting that point across. For a substantial amount of time. With Gal Gadot getting really into it, consummate professional that she is. Is Themyscira not-so-secretly a haven for lesbians? But based on the reaction to this sketch, the answer is now going to be remembered as yes. Best Sketch of The Night: An understated part of what makes First Date such a successful sketch is just how much the early bits pre-OJ reveal determine everything.
The pre-reveal part is even better on rewatch, especially the little touch about the rude service from the white waitress, which initially seems unrelated. Worst Sketch of The Night:
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It felt sad, to be quite honest. We accelerated all those New York stories, and I think that was the right choice. I think that gave the show a burst of new energy.
In its 44 seasons, SNL has not only never had a female Asian cast member, but also has never featured a full-time Asian cast unately, Hollywood has become known for its lack of Asian.
Dec 06, Marnie rated it it was ok I would probably give this book a 2. I found the first half of this book more interesting than the latter half. Mostly, I think my problem is that I found Dratch less and less relatable as I moved further into the book. I can relate to struggling to do well in a career. I can relate to bad dating experiences and social awkwardness and I can relate to having strangers ask uncomfortable questions.
Those aspects of the book were funny and wry and I looked for I would probably give this book a 2. Those aspects of the book were funny and wry and I looked forward to reading more. The latter half of the book starts getting more into her experiences with psychics and spirit guides and shared dreams with her boyfriend and chiropractic and spells to turn her breech baby around. It becomes a story of a women who doesn’t appear to have to reconsider her career path when her old one is fizzling out, but who can live in NYC and possibly raise a child on her own.
These are her experiences and that’s fine, it just wasn’t written in a way that I could relate to and by the end, I found myself almost skimming, to get to the end. I’ve read a couple other books by smart and funny women.
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SNL lacked oversight when they mocked this New York governor. NBC Any comedy show that pokes fun at politicians is bound to step on some toes sometimes. Paterson as a bumbling idiot who has difficulty seeing when a chart is being held upside-down. The only problem is, Paterson actually is legally blind, and the skit seemed to mock his disability and suggest that visually-impaired people have trouble performing simple tasks.
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A public conversation about the longtime absence of Black women on Saturday Night Live led to the casting of Sasheer Zamata and the hiring of not one, but two Black women writers: Leslie Jones and LaKendra Tookes. I was, of course, horrified. My anger changed shape over the course of the day. At first, I was disgusted that Jones dared make light of slave rape AND dismiss the significance of The Lupita Moment all in one fell swoop—and that she jumped and hollered like some sort of banshee while doing it.
Leslie Jones is not a slave. She chose to both develop and perform this skit and for that reason, she should be ashamed of herself, but put her to the side for a moment.
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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Las Vegas. It’s a hosting choice that has raised questions over whether TV stations will be required to give equal time to other candidates — and raised eyebrows, because of Trump’s controversial statements about Mexican immigrants. On one level, Saturday Night Live is a good example of how TV shows can address concerns about racial diversity.
Last year, after a growing chorus of complaints about the lack of black women on the show, the program hired three African-American women and wound up making two of them — Sasheer Zamata and Leslie Jones — on-camera performers. Then they promoted Michael Che, a young black comic who also briefly worked on the Daily Show, as co-anchor of its Weekend Update segment.
Davidson has been in the spotlight over the past few months more than any of the other SNL cast members — even Michael Che and Colin Jost, who hosted the Emmy Awards, and Kate McKinnon, who.
Chris was on SNL for about a year in the 90s. Armisen might be funny and a very talented drummer, but he is completely fug. I guess he gets laid a lot because he’s rich and famous, because if he was an Average Joe driving a truck for a living, I’m sure he’d be frequenting hookers for his sex addiction! Speaking of SNL, has anyone caught the gossip about that mental case Tracey Morgan refusing to help his mom out? She lost her job, then took ill and needs help with her mortgage. His sister had some comments about this situation, she stated Morgan has always been a nasty and angry person, so she was not surprised by his refusal to help their mom.
She also stated that most of his book was filled with lies. Women love me who can talk.
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Prosecutors say in April, Tekashi waited in a car outside an NYC office building and recorded while his manager and other associates robbed some of Tekashi’s rivals. The incident where shots were fired at Barclays Center is also detailed Finally, the docs describe an incident in July where Tekashi allegedly ordered a hit on a rival
Cast Changes and notes. The entire cast from last season returned for another year. Jimmy Fallon, Chris Parnell and Horatio Sanz were all promoted to repertory status, with the cast otherwise unchanged at the start of the season. As the season progressed, the show added two new cast members.
The “horror” film Night of the Lepus has only one black character Dr. Leopold , and amazingly, he doesn’t die. Everyone’s white in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off except for a few incidental characters. Nearly everyone in The Hustler is Caucasian — the only exception is a mute black man at Ames’ pool hall who sweeps the floor. For a film featuring Loads and Loads of Characters and set in s Chicago by then already a multiracial city , there is exactly one visible minority in Dick Tracy: There’s also the radio report about the presumably Negro bootblack who is murdered at the very beginning of the film, but we never actually see him, so we can only speculate.
The Wiz , being set first in Harlem and then in a Harlem-ized version of Oz, contains absolutely no non-black characters.