I'm hoping they move on from him ( and Jost as well tbh) as their writing is so bland and dull and neither are very funny as tv performers. Che especially seems like a massive asshole. Snl obviously has been more bad then good for a long time, but the political humor that they rely so much on now is so lame and safe. Are there even any recurring characters any more? Every time I watch it's bad Baldwin Trump stuff or a celeb showing up to play a political figure.
Lorne is there till he passes away or steps down. The head writers seem to be a solvable problem. The show has been spinning it's wheels forever, but feels somehow more samey recently. It feels the same as five years ago. I barely watch and the show isn't really for me I guess so I get it. It's basically a slightly more edgy late night Ellen to me anymore.
I actually think Michael Che can be a fairly funny dude (definitely much more in his stand up than SNL) but he shows tinges of sociopathy.
But then again, so do a lot of comedians so Idk. Not even necessarily in a malicious way like Che but I watched David Chang's Netflix travelogue show last night with Kate MacKinnon as guest and she just straight up seemed like she had no idea how normal human beings acted.
To no one's surprise, I'm 99.9% sure that Che is the one that went to bat for Shane Gillis.
I felt Yang was funny in his first appearance or two but I really feel like he plays every character identical. Even when he plays Andrew Yang, it is no different than whatever random character he plays in a sketch.
It’s just his every day speaking voice. Kinda like when Fred was doing Obama, but with less effort. If he’d just deepen his voice a tiny amount it’d resemble something like an impression. Sudeikis doesn’t have a great Biden, but he’s trying and stands out because of it. Hopefully he gets better.
It was marginally better than average but kind of a letdown for a Mulaney episode. I think Mulaney starting his monologue by talking about how it hadn't been that long since he had been there and didn't have anything to promote for the night kind of set a tone for the night.
David Byrne was unsurprisingly one of the best musical guests in years.
I don’t think any of the sketches were truly live last time. My guess is some of the cast have been recording stuff that will get used whenever they decide they have enough to fill up an episode, then just film a Weekend Update that day - which was really uncomfortable with them having the cast laugh in the background.
Hooo boy. Wait until these intrepid right wing Twitter detectives find out how many people have worn blackface on SNL over the years (I mean they had Fred Armisen play Obama in the past 10 years for cripes sake). They might still like SNL!