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Old 02-21-24, 08:32 AM
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^^ Well they've had the other two "stars" on more recently.
Old 02-21-24, 12:01 PM
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But he is not the main star of that movie
I doubt that SNL turned downed Tim C or Zendaya. They took what they could get.
Old 02-21-24, 12:04 PM
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I doubt that SNL turned downed Tim C or Zendaya. They took what they could get.
Timmy already hosted this season.
Old 02-21-24, 12:17 PM
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Timmy already hosted this season.
So they will just rerun that one near the D2 release date.
Old 02-21-24, 06:28 PM
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https://www.thedailybeast.com/why-do...niers?ref=home

Aside from wondering why they're even giving this asshat a platform, if I were a writer on this episode, I'd troll the fuck out of him all night.
Old 02-21-24, 06:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Josh-da-man
https://www.thedailybeast.com/why-do...niers?ref=home

Aside from wondering why they're even giving this asshat a platform, if I were a writer on this episode, I'd troll the fuck out of him all night.
Thats behind a paywall but I was able to stop it from loading to read most of it.

That guy Gillis was an actor that was hired then fired in a couple months for racism?
Now they hired him to host?
Old 02-21-24, 06:47 PM
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Was hired to be part of the cast but fired for a racist bit on a podcast he did.
Old 02-21-24, 07:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Josh-da-man
https://www.thedailybeast.com/why-do...niers?ref=home

Aside from wondering why they're even giving this asshat a platform, if I were a writer on this episode, I'd troll the fuck out of him all night.
What do you have against Josh Brolin?
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What do you have against Josh Brolin?
Motherfucker killed Iron Man.

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Originally Posted by Josh-da-man
Motherfucker killed Iron Man.
I thought Tony sacrificed himself
Old 02-21-24, 09:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Josh-da-man
Motherfucker killed Iron Man.
And Harvey Milk.
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If Pete Davidson, Dana Carvey, and David Spade are cool with Shane Gillis I assume he is welcome in the comedy community.
Old 02-25-24, 08:34 PM
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Too bad Mark Ruffalo will never host SNL unless he changes his mind

Mark Ruffalo has never hosted “Saturday Night Live,” and he doesn’t think he’ll be asked to again after turning down Lorne Michaels.

On Marc Maron’s “WTF” podcast on Monday, Ruffalo told the host that he’s “scared” to take up the gig and he’ll probably “never be asked back” after he rejected Lorne Michaels’ invitation to Studio 8H.

“I’ll never be asked back,” Ruffalo said. “I don’t think Lorne Michaels likes it when you say no. It just scared the living s–t out of [me]. I don’t know.”

Ruffalo specified that reading live on-camera from cue cards is what causes him the most anxiety.

“It scares me. I’m dyslexic. I’m not gonna lie. You don’t lie on this show,” the actor said, and Maron asked him how dyslexic he was. “I’ll lose where I’m at on the page. When I hear about how that show works, changing things at the last second, and I want to be good at it. I’ve been watching that my whole life and like, I don’t want to be the guy, the host who sucks. I owe Lorne Michaels more than that.”

Trying to find a silver lining, Maron suggested that Ruffalo might be better memorizing lines instead of reading them from the cards — but no dice.

“I have the double whammy. I’m dyslexic, and I have a hard time memorizing stuff. Like, I have to start so early,” Ruffalo said.

“What am I going to do? Ginkgo, now it’s wasabi. I chase all the memory s–t,” Ruffalo said. “I try everything. I’ve tried everything across the board.”

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Perfectly reasonable explanation that he is dyslexic and doesn't think he can perform live reading off cue cards. It doesn't have to be for everybody.
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Besides he'd probably blurt out all the punchlines half way through the sketches.
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Originally Posted by Decker
Besides he'd probably blurt out all the punchlines half way through the sketches.
that is more a Tourette syndrome thing
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I wonder if they would or try to get Jenny Slate to host the show?


She like Sarah Silverman both had more success when they left the show.

Jenny said it was not a right fit and she did not get fired for dropping a F bomb.
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Old 03-13-24, 03:27 PM
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Yay to both
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Dana Carvey apologized about this 1992 sketch with Sharon Stone on his podcast with David Spade


I want to apologize publicly for the security check sketch where I played an Indian man and we’re convincing Sharon, her character, or whatever, to take her clothes off to go through the security thing,” he said, adding, “It’s so 1992, you know, it’s from another era.”

Stone said she wasn’t bothered by the sketch, but agreed it was created in a different time.

“I know the difference between a misdemeanor and a felony,” she said. “And I think that we were all committing misdemeanors [back then] because we didn’t think there was something wrong then. We didn’t have this sense. I had much bigger problems than that, you know what I mean? That was funny to me, I didn’t care. I was fine being the butt of the joke.”

“When I was doing the Indian character… there was no malice in it,” Carvey replied. “It was really me rhythmically trying to get laughs. So I just want to say that watching it — comedy needs a straight person and you were perfect in it. You were completely sincere and you made us funny.”
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Do performers need to go back and apologize for comedy that was accepted when it was presented, but is now considered inappropriate or offensive?

Especially if their explanation is just going to be that it was a different time and sensibilities have changed since then? Shouldn't people just be able to figure that out without an apology being required?

I listen to the Carvey/Spade podcast, so I know Carvey means it when he regrets it. But I wonder how much it affects current comedians doing new material and trying to move forward in their careers to see the past being examined like this.

Of course, my white, male, cisgendered privilege makes it easy for me to say things were just a joke.
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Old SNL:


Martin Short playing a person with albinism, Christopher Guest playing a gay camp immigrant, Billy Crystal playing Sammy Davis Jr in blackface, and Jim Belushi playing Captain Kangaroo physically assaulting a woman -- in the same sketch!
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13 other controversial sketches

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Originally Posted by Count Dooku
Do performers need to go back and apologize for comedy that was accepted when it was presented, but is now considered inappropriate or offensive?

Especially if their explanation is just going to be that it was a different time and sensibilities have changed since then? Shouldn't people just be able to figure that out without an apology being required?

I listen to the Carvey/Spade podcast, so I know Carvey means it when he regrets it. But I wonder how much it affects current comedians doing new material and trying to move forward in their careers to see the past being examined like this.

Of course, my white, male, cisgendered privilege makes it easy for me to say things were just a joke.
I assume this came up for a reason (someone found it and caused a stir) and he's not just going through his catalogue and looking, right? I think it's perfectly fine for a comedian to explain (if brought up) that he wouldn't do the sketch again today and understands why it would be considered inappropriate now.
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Originally Posted by Count Dooku
Do performers need to go back and apologize for comedy that was accepted when it was presented, but is now considered inappropriate or offensive?

Especially if their explanation is just going to be that it was a different time and sensibilities have changed since then? Shouldn't people just be able to figure that out without an apology being required?

I listen to the Carvey/Spade podcast, so I know Carvey means it when he regrets it. But I wonder how much it affects current comedians doing new material and trying to move forward in their careers to see the past being examined like this.

Of course, my white, male, cisgendered privilege makes it easy for me to say things were just a joke.
I thought it was funny but some or a lot of people get offended

blame the Twitter generation for making a big fuss.

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