The “way it’s always been done” half is true sufficient — however these unique solid members have been additionally doing copious quantities of stuff that retains you awake, and nobody thinks that’s a good suggestion anymore. As Al Franken confirms, “cocaine was mainly used just to stay up.”
“All the work was done between eleven o’clock at night and six o’clock in the morning,” remembers Julia Louis-Dreyfus. “And that wasn’t, in my view, conducive to comedy.”
Martin Short drastically most popular the method over at SCTV, the place the gang would write for six weeks, then carry out for six weeks. (Take a be aware, Marcy, we’d revisit this.) If nothing else, if you happen to went a day or two with no killer thought, you continue to had time to contribute greatness.
Even within the Nineteen Seventies, Franken referred to as the entire writing course of “undisciplined,” so what precisely are we making an attempt to protect right here? In the ComedyNerd world of SNL, we’ll wander in on Tuesdays round ten within the morning, goof round and write humorous sketches all day, then possibly knock off for sushi round eight.
Doesn’t that sound higher?
Sayonara, celeb cameos
Alec Baldwin, you do an awesome Donald Trump. But Darrell Hammond does a greater one and he’s sitting ten toes away.
The Trump administration was awful for lots of comedy, however one development we’d put a cease to is the SNL celeb cameo. Jim Carrey’s Joe Biden, Maya Rudolph’s Kamala Harris, Robert De Niro as Robert Mueller, Ben Stiller as Michael Cohen, Steve Martin as Roger Stone. For some motive, Woody Harrelson confirmed up as one other Joe Biden!
Look, we don’t have time for our bloated solid as it’s. What if Lorne Michaels had introduced in Rich Little again within the Nineteen Seventies to play Gerald Ford or Jimmy Carter? Chevy Chase and Dan Aykroyd didn’t significantly look or sound like both President, however the roles have been star-makers. And it’s not like a shock Woody Harrelson look goes to ship the rankings by the roof.
Since we scoured the nation looking for the brightest younger comedian abilities, let’s give them the stage and see what they’ll do.
So there are 4 Day One modifications, and actually, we’re simply getting began on our SNL renovation concepts. Can somebody please make some popcorn? We could be right here all night time.
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