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Old 05-22-2018, 03:43 PM   #1
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Default SNL's celebrity cameo-filled 43rd season highlights the problem of having few cast me

...mbers who are stars

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"Since the departure of its prior core group of stars (the last of whom, Seth Meyers, departed midway through Season 39), SNL has struggled to build a major identity around its newer ensemble," says David Simms. "(Kate) McKinnon, the show’s one bona-fide star, and Kenan Thompson, its longest-running cast member, are two hall-of-famers. Everyone else is a mix of solid but unspectacular performers, some of whom (like Aidy Bryant and Cecily Strong) have been with the show for six years without ever quite making it their own." Simms notes that Saturday Night Live is doing fine, ratings-wise. But, he adds, "beyond the growing staleness of its Trump material, SNL struggled to really address some of the biggest news stories of the year, especially the #MeToo movement." The one standout episode was the one hosted by Donald Glover, he says. "There’s a lesson to be learned from Glover’s episode: Its distinctiveness is what made it work, and helped so many of its sketches travel online in the days following," says Simms." More often than not, SNL succeeds when its cast members and writers build up recognizable brands of humor that can recur throughout the show. That’s never been true for much of SNL’s current cast, partly because they’re not given enough air time to define themselves onscreen, and some of the longer-serving veterans may have missed their chance to do so entirely. It’s a problem the show knows that it has—and a mistake it should steer clear of when it begins its next rebuild around newer stars."

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SNL is in another Dark Ages...maybe after 45 years, they can ditch SNL.

Is there a way you can be part of the cast of SNL?

Because not only I can write...but I can do many character actors and celebrity voices. Plus...if I live in New York, I'll bunk with a friend of mine who lives there, we used to go to church together.
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SNL is in another Dark Ages...maybe after 45 years, they can ditch SNL.

Is there a way you can be part of the cast of SNL?

Because not only I can write...but I can do many character actors and celebrity voices. Plus...if I live in New York, I'll bunk with a friend of mine who lives there, we used to go to church together.
try making a film of your self and putting it on youtube that how a number of writers/cast members were found
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try making a film of your self and putting it on youtube that how a number of writers/cast members were found
Me and my brother are planning on making a late-night style TV Show which combines SNL, MST3K, and a Cleveland TV Show called Big Chuck and Lil' John.

It would be interesting that one of us gets a gig to try out on SNL. Plus, I'm a good writer.
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[QUOTE=MrCleveland]Me and my brother are planning on making a late-night style TV Show which combines SNL, MST3K, and a Cleveland TV Show called Big Chuck and Lil' John.

It would be interesting that one of us gets a gig to try out on SNL. Plus, I'm a good writer.[/QUOTE i wish you and your brother the best of luck with the show
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Honestly, the only reason I watch SNL is for the cold open, opening monologue and the weekend update. That's really the old good parts of the show. The other sketches are just flat out terrible or incredibly stupid. So I fast forward through a lot of the show
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Honestly, the only reason I watch SNL is for the cold open, opening monologue and the weekend update. That's really the old good parts of the show. The other sketches are just flat out terrible or incredibly stupid. So I fast forward through a lot of the show
Yeah, all I usually watch anymore is the cold open and the weekend update.
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