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Monday, May 06, 2019

Make SNL Funny Again

Adam Sandler returned to “Saturday Night Live” this weekend and brought his Opera Man bit with him. He used it to roast President Donald Trump, sure, but Sandler also went after Democrats because he was seeking laughs not political brownie points.

The skit was a reminder that Sandler was part of a cast in the early 1990s that included Dana Carvey, Phil Hartman, Mike Myers and Kevin Nealon -- as well as Dennis Miller and Victoria Jackson -- and of course Chris Farley, Tim Meadows, Chris Rock, Adam Sandler, Rob Schneider, David Spade, and Julia Sweeney.

That may have been the most talent the show had all at once.

NBC fired Sandler who went on to make movies that combined hauled in $4 billion at the box office. The world would be a sadder place without "The Waterboy."

But this is not about how funny Sandler is.

This is about whether SNL is going to do political humor right.

Tributes to Hillary in 2016 failed to elect her and more importantly, failed to be funny. How can you ignore her being a bitch that more than half the country hated? I mean, there was a reason Harry Reid convinced Obama in 2008 not to wait to be the first black president.

(Alas the days when you could call the Democrat decision bros before ho's are over.)

Making people laugh is difficult. Nearly 30 years ago, SNL could do that. Maybe management wants to make it a comedy show again

9 comments:

  1. Must have been tough on Hillary when she found out that instead of her, the country and her own party chose some black guy nobody ever heard of.

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    1. But Doc, who would deprive Chris Matthews of the tingles up his leg?

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  2. Don't forget the early days of SNL: John Belushi, Chevy Chase (now an idiot), Dan Akroyd, Bill Murray, Gilda Radner, Jane Curtin, Garrett Morris, Larraine Newman, frequent appearances by Steve Martin....

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    1. This was when SNL was worth watching. Later it became snl and not worth anything.

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  4. I do not watxh the show and havent since the days of Carvey, Meyers, Miller, etc.

    I would think that if the producers want the show to be funny again, they would have to fire the entire cast and start over with an enormous search for talent. Most of Today’s “comedians” are simply not funny.

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    1. I agree that the current crop of "comedians" are definitely not funny.

      An honest talent search might have surprising results, though. Actual talent springs up naturally, but people with that skill set see that they have been frozen out by the PC idiots for the past 15 or so years.

      Open the door, some may come back. I think there is a hunger out there for real humor (just like there is a hunger for decent movies and TV shows). The vacuum may pull a bunch of real talents in. I hope, anyway.

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  5. Can't say I've ever been a fan of Adam Sandler, but that was a funny clip.

    Even his Trump roasting wasn't mean-spirited, and it was kinda funny; he nailed some Democrats just as well if not better, particularly Joe "Sniffa" Biden!

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  6. The Rectix "pill" was pretty funny, too ...

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