My wife and I have a Sunday morning routine that involves watching Saturday Night Live from the night before. Like any sort of sketch comedy show, some are better than others because of what’s happening in the news, the musical guest, and the guest host. If you have a comedian like, say, John Mulaney as your host, their writing contributions can really elevate the entire show.
For some reason, SNL took a lot of heat for booking Elon Musk this past weekend. He actually did fine. I laughed out loud a couple of times. Miley Cyrus as the musical guest? She did okay, too. Weekend Update–our favourite segment–was also good. In fact, most shows from the past couple of seasons have been fine–in our opinion, anyway.
But SNL is again under fire for being irrelevant and out of touch. There’s also criticism that a musical guest appearance does nothing to further the fortunes of the act. I don’t know about that. Did you see all the press Phoebe Bridgers got for smashing her guitar at the end of her performance?
So I’m curious about where you stand on SNL these days. Take the survey.
What are your feelings on Saturday Night Live these days? Is it for you?— Alan Cross (@alancross) May 10, 2021