Commentary and Philosophy Non-Fiction posted April 10, 2021

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Comedy show devolves to new low

Some Things Just Aren't Funny

by Elizabeth Emerald

I've just about given up on the formerly (albeit intermittently) funny comedy show Saturday Light Live (SNL).

While Trump was campaigning in 2016, SNL featured weekly skits, in which actor Alec Baldwin did a spot-on rendition of Trump. The skits were hilarious, as were the sundry political satirical skits over the 40-plus years since SNL's inception; the actors who impersonated the candidates nailed their mannerisms. 

Once Trump was elected, the fun stopped; for the past four years SNL has spewed snark sans humor.

Tonight's show, which I turned off in disgust, featured a discussion panel on the Derek Chauvin murder trial. I was mortified; their pitiful attempt at dark humor fell offensively flat.

Newsflash: There is nothing remotely funny about a murder trial; give it up, SNL.

Or I shall give you up.



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