The evening of his second inauguration, Obama has an unexpected visitor:
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Now that was funny! …And creative! … Why can’t SNL be more consistent in its writing and sketches?
This comment, read as sarcasm, is brilliant.
If you were sincere, however, it is the most pathetic thing I have ever read.
That was the most painfully unfunny, banal, anodyne sketches I have ever seen. It’s embarrassing how afraid “comedy” writers are to make fun of a president so ripe for parody.
That SNL is amateurish and unfunny is not up for debate. I do wonder, though, how it’s fallen so far. You know what’s well written? The Colbert Report. Why does their writing team have a lock on funny? I don’t mean to be sarcastic. I don’t work in the industry, and I actually have no idea why it is that a show like Colbert has such great writers and another show like SNL (with an obviously valuable brand) has atrocious, embarrassing writing. Can someone explain to me how this happens?
Being on NBC means big money which means more people to placate, which leads to taking less chances, which is always less funny. Being on Comedy Central on the other hand… means do anything for ratings which leads to taking more chances which ups the odds on finding the funny.
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