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Apparently, much internal politics goes into choosing the scripts that are used. Often those chosen are not funny IME. Also, some of the current cast members have very limited range. Too bad :(
This sketch on last week's show was one of the funniest things they've shown in years.
NBC controls what is said and about whom it is referred.
This is news to you?
"To Learn Who Rules Over You, Simply Find Out Who You Are Not Allowed to Criticize."
Go on youtube and look at the original cast's skits. Remember the advertising for "The God's Must Be Crazy"? Hilarious! Side-Splitting Funny! I was never more betrayed and it popped my marketing cherry... as in I learned that night everything is bullshit.
ANL has it's moments that are funny... but 80% is them trying stuff out and seeing what sticks. Most doesn't.
Tell you what... YOU write even one skit a week and make it hilarious... go ahead try.
Sure thing- Jay.
Because Obama is to blame for this (and too many other things/issues to list here), the same can be said for all of the late-night programming as well. I only catch each program's musical act for that night.
The Sarah Palin/Donald Trump skit last night was pretty funny!
They don't know when to end a skit. They mostly go on too long, I assume to fill a time slot. It's hard to believe that such experienced people involved in the production don't know about timing (such a small thing in comedy...). If the skits were half as long and they had twice as many, the show would be hugely better. But twice the pain (and cost?) to produce.
In general they don't seem to be as funny as they were in the 80's and 90's but there is still some pretty funny stuff. I think part of it is because of generation changes.
I didn't find Andy Samberg even remotely entertaining and could not figure out how he got on there.
Can't say I liked EVERY thing he did on the show, but his "Dick in a Box" video with Justin Timberlake was pretty classic.
Never saw that one and I have to admit that that is pretty funny.
"The song won the Creative Arts Emmy Award for Outstanding Music & Lyrics in 2007."
Not sayin' EVERYTHING Samberg did was great, but he had his moments.
The skits became quite bland.
They are usually very funny with the caveat that you have seen the movie etc. -- Also if you belong to the Tea Party, you may not like the New York attitude. Also, the older you get, the more 'out of touch' you get and hence "may not get it".
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