Saturday Night Live (1975– )

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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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Norm MacDonald was removed from Weekend Update in the middle of the 1997-1998 season at the insistence of NBC executive Don Ohlmeyer who said MacDonald was "not funny". MacDonald left the show at the end of the season. Rumors spread that Ohlmeyer did not like MacDonald's jokes about 'O.J. Simpson' who was a friend of Ohlmeyer's. But MacDonald has stated that he does not believe that was the reason he was fired. See more »

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George W. Bush: I'm gonna be around for a long time. On the job, making the tough decisions 24/7. That's 24 hours a week, 7 months a year.
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Funny sometimes
27 July 2002 | by (Near You) – See all my reviews

Personally, I would take Lorne Michaels other sketch comedy production, The Kids in the Hall, over SNL any day. But I guess that's just me. SNL is funny sometimes but they go for the cheap jokes like imitating celebrities and politicians. Also, they wear their recurring characters to death. Whereas the KITH never imitated a celebrity or politician and always kept their jokes original (with the exception of the queen) and they only used their recurring characters sometimes, making sure they didn't overuse them. It's a shame that brilliant KITH went off the air, while other, less original sketch comedy shows like SNL and MADTV are still on.


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