Other than Cecily’s performance as the drunken Michigan fraud witness (who I keep thinking looks like bad WMMA fighter Heather Hardy) it’s a complete miss of a show. The Stu pretape was alright I guess. Some people seemed to really like it online.Went to watch this on my DVR last night and apparently my local NBC affiliate is having a dispute with DirecTV and pulled their programming. I was going to see if either the OnDemand or Hulu would be serviced by NBC itself instead of the local clown show but sounds like I’m not missing much if I don’t.
One of the biggest problems I have with SNL's political humor is that it feels so toothless. They'll go after Trump and the people in his administration, but in the most predictable way imaginable. They never really take chances, and it all just feels like they want to piss off Trump without alienating it's viewers too much. With Biden, I doubt they'll try and piss him off, but that's because most of the staff is mostly a bunch of white, liberal writers who are too concerned with "decorum" or whatever. Also, having Colin "we should totally have an Amazon building in New York" Jost as a writer and host of Weekend Update doesn't help.I'd like to see what SNL looks like with minimum political humor. After just exhausting the Baldwin Trump, take the 25 minutes they used on that and try to make some new stars like they did with Samberg, Forte, Wiig, Hader, Sudeiikis, etc 12-15 years ago. There's not many people on the current cast I think that are close to that crop, but it would be nice to see them try. The last few times I've watched most of the jokes for the male cast members are that they either all look alike or are all bland white guys.
I feel like a lot of political humor suffered in the age of Trump. John Oliver can be hit and miss (I feel like he does his best when he takes on issues that the media doesn't talk about much -the Militarization of the Police and the likes of Dr Oz and other snake oil salesmen), and then you had things like Samantha Bee sitting down with Glenn Beck. Honestly, some of the best political humor nowadays comes from podcasts and the likes of The Onion.Agree with you both. Biden isn’t going to pick fights or start Twitter beefs with everyone like Trump. So the politics should get turned way down in the near future. Defiantly best for the show. They’ve got a good cast now, but they’ve been so tied to Trump bits for the last few years and it’s hurt the show.