Why ‘SNL’ might be irrelevant

An open letter to “Saturday Night Live”: Diversify your cast. How freakin’ hard could it possibly be? This let’s-just-hire-white-male-actors schtick season after season is getting old. Diversify your cast because if you fail to do so, you fail to be relevant to America. Hire a black woman. For your 39th
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Stand-up comedian proves that wit can be classy

Cobb’s Comedy Club’s two drink minimum policy may be intended to liquor up its audience — thereby rendering every comedian side-splittingly funny — but no social lubrication was required for John Mulaney, former “Saturday Night Live” writer (remember Stefon, anyone?) who performed standup on July 13 in the North Beach
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Tom Hanks Tuesday: Saving Saturday Night Live

Here’s a new math formula for all y’all out there studying for midterms that involve numbers: (T) + *LT* = BSNLE I’ll break it down for those who are unfamiliar with my specific brand of mathematical notation. 1. The “T” stands for a celebrity whose first name or last name
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Custom Screening: Notes from a mad ad man

I must confess that until this summer — when I was lucky enough to spend three nights in a hotel — I had not watched an entire TV program on an actual television in America.In February, I managed to squeeze in the last half hour of the Super Bowl. I’m
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Seth Meyers performs at Zellerbach Hall

People can only handle so much wit; Seth Meyers’ performance at Zellerbach Hall had much of the audience in tears. The “Saturday Night Live” head writer and anchor of the “Weekend Update” sketch was simply too funny. It was as though he walked on with a sash full of comedy
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TV Land: The Life and Death of Saturday Night Live

The year was 1975. The country, still a fresh-faced youth barely 200 years old, was experiencing perhaps its proudest moment in history — the Watergate scandal. Everyone’s favorite lady-in-a-dress-touching-letters game show, “Wheel of Fortune,” premiered on NBC and, according to Wikipedia, my new favorite Great Lakes region orchestra, the Chippewa
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