Saturday Night Live (1975– )

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 Himself - Announcer / ... (727 episodes, 1975-2014)
Lenny Pickett ...
 Himself - Bandleader / ... (416 episodes, 1985-2012)
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 Various / ... (295 episodes, 1995-2015)
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A late-night comedy show featuring several short skits, parodies of television commercials, a live guest band, and a pop-cultural guest host each week. Many of the SNL players have spun off successful independent comedy and/or movie careers from here. Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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Live from New York, it's Saturday Night! See more »

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In November 2013, Kenan Thompson stated in a TV Guide interview that the lack of black females in the cast was because "in auditions, they just never find ones that are ready." Jay Pharoah publicly stated that the show was not trying hard enough to find a black female and recommended Darmirra Brunson. Lorne Michaels acknowledged the controversy and special auditions were held in December 2013 to find a black female cast member. The candidates were Brunson, Nicole Byer, Gabrielle Dennis, Azie Mira Dungey, Tiffany Haddish, Leslie Jones, Misty Monroe, Beth Payne, Amber Ruffin, Simone Shepherd, LaKendra Tookes, Bresha Webb, and Sasheer Zamata. Zamata was hired to join the cast while Jones and Tookes were hired as writers. See more »

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[on the new TV ratings system affecting SNL]
Lorne Michaels: There was a time where I would have condemned this ratings system as censorship. But I have children. Two adorable boys. And frankly, I don't want them watching this crap.
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More Arrogant than Funny
8 November 2012 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This is my first review, and I write it with great sadness, about a show I've been watching and enjoying since I was a kid, in the 80's. It seems this show has been getting worse in the past few seasons, to the point where I now find it almost unwatchable. Of course, no comedy show can be funny every time, with every single sketch, but that's the beauty of a live show. My problem is not with the comedic aspect but the political and social messages that now completely overwhelm the comedy. It is blatantly left wing, portraying anyone that would disagree with it's points a nut. If I wanted that kind of show I'd watch Stewart or Colbert. Weekend Update is particularly one-sided. The point of the show now seems to be to preach to its viewers rather than to entertain. Seth Meyers comes across as the kid you hated in high school, you know, the one that always kissed the teachers' you-know-what, and ran for every student election, while having all the cool toys because his parents are filthy rich. Yeah, that kind of guy, completely unpalatable and full of himself. Furthermore, in just about every episode now, there is at least one scene which involves men kissing. I have no problem with homosexuals doing that in their private lives, but it's frankly disgusting, not at all funny, so don't throw it in the viewer's face. There are some bright points, like the new guy that plays Obama, he's an amazing impressionist. It's a shame Kristen Wiig left, she was Hilarious. I fast forward through the music acts so can't comment on those. Overall, watch the first 2 skits, then flip to some other show.


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