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Old 11-11-22, 11:46 AM
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Old 11-11-22, 12:13 PM
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Deceptive headline. Sounds like no writers will work with him, the article only sites one writer who doesn't even state that they won't, just that transphobia is murder, apparently protesting Chappelle.
I never got the outrage. He's a comedian doing some transphobic material in his act. He does lots of offensive stuff. Such is the nature of stand-up. I don't always agree with him, but he's pretty funny usually.
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A lot of comedians are funny without resorting to trans-hate. He can be just as funny without it. But he wants to continue doing it.
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Old 11-11-22, 02:10 PM
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A lot of comedians are funny without resorting to trans-hate. He can be just as funny without it. But he wants to continue doing it.
No doubt. I wish he would drop that stuff. But he's gonna do whatever he wants as long as Netflix keeps paying him.
For the record, I saw him on that tour he did that became his last Netflix special. They edited some of his material out and without it, his routine seemed far more trans-centric than it did in person. At least it did to me. My son who didn't go with us watched it and was horrified, which wasn't the reaction of my super-woke daughter who did go to the concert.
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Deceptive headline. Sounds like no writers will work with him, the article only sites one writer who doesn't even state that they won't, just that transphobia is murder, apparently protesting Chappelle.
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Deceptive headline is not strong enough.

This is total BS coming from agenda-driven online media. Only one SNL writer has even spoken publicly about this, and does not even address Chappelle's hosting directly. There is no boycott. It's all a fiction spun based on one staff writer's social media post.
Old 11-14-22, 12:37 PM
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So I see comments, here and elsewhere, that Sarah Sherman should be promoted to Update anchor, usually accompanied by comments that Jost and Che should be ready to "move on."

If one assumes, and I do, that Lorne Michaels just wants to keep the ship afloat until 2025, then there is no reason for him to want Jost and/or Che to go.

And maybe Michael Che has an itch to spread his creative wings, but why would Colin Jost want to leave SNL?

Unless something happens to Seth Meyers, there's not a better job waiting for Jost out there. He doesn't want to live somewhere else. And he doesn't need more money. He gets 3-4 months off every year. He gets to be famous but not too famous. He's secure enough in his job to happily let other cast members mock him
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After watching this week's WE with Sarah having her own background and pretty much killing it for her segment, I almost felt like Che had an 'oh shit' look on his face as they wrapped up the segment. She may be one of the strongest players on the show right now.
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After watching this week's WE with Sarah having her own background and pretty much killing it for her segment, I almost felt like Che h.ad an 'oh shit' look on his face as they wrapped up the segment. She may be one of the strongest players on the show right now.
Weekend Update has been a specific kind of segment, with a specific style and sensibility, for over 20 years.

What Sarah Sherman does is funny and disruptive, but if they tried that every week and for more than a few minutes, it would wear out its welcome fast.
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What Sarah Sherman does is funny and disruptive, but if they tried that every week and for more than a few minutes, it would wear out its welcome fast.
This. They were among the funniest Weekend Update "guests" of all time, but I couldn't stand it if the entire WU segment featured Roseanne Rosannadanna, Raheem Abdul Mohammed, Joe Piscopo's Saturday Night Sports, Operaman, or David Spade's Hollywood Minute.

Part of the appeal of a character like Rosannadanna was how she played off of Jane Curtin's straightwoman, and Sarah Sherman's WU bits are the same; she's playing off Colin Jost. You need both for it to be funny, and not annoying.
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This was a awkward interview

Don't follow Ziwe but guess this is part of her shtick?


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This was a awkward interview

Don't follow Ziwe but guess this is part of her shtick?
You just post random videos of people you don't know about?
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What she is doing is like the Colbert Report, but leaning heavily into cringe comedy, but where Colbert was satirizing right wing conservatives, Ziwe is satirizing aggressive wokeness and race consciousness. And there's a little bit of Jiminy Glick, as she is editing the interviews, not going live to tape, so she maybe sat with Che for 20-30 minutes to mine the much shorter segment that the public will see.
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She did a interview with Julia Fox in the same show Kanye's ex.

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