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Old 04-17-24, 10:00 AM
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I know everyone wants to shit on this guy and what has become of his career, and I have comment on whatever his current "comedy" is, but people are willing to pay him $50K for a one hour set, so I guess he is laughing all the way to the bank, as they say.
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Sandler got him a lot of movie roles and he did have a brief run of success being the lead in the Deuce Bigalow and other movies in the late 90's to the early aughts.
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Originally Posted by Count Dooku
I know everyone wants to shit on this guy and what has become of his career, and I have comment on whatever his current "comedy" is, but people are willing to pay him $50K for a one hour set, so I guess he is laughing all the way to the bank, as they say.
He's a conspiracy theorist and a vehement anti-vaxxer. Fuck him.
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Old 04-18-24, 12:59 AM
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Originally Posted by Count Dooku
I know everyone wants to shit on this guy and what has become of his career, and I have no comment on whatever his current "comedy" is, but people are willing to pay him $50K for a one hour set, so I guess he is laughing all the way to the bank, as they say.
Originally Posted by Decker
So you're saying he's a standard issue right-wing nut job. And I'm saying he can earn as much in an hour as the average person makes in a year. And those two things have what to do with each other?
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Originally Posted by Count Dooku
So you're saying he's a standard issue right-wing nut job. And I'm saying he can earn as much in an hour as the average person makes in a year. And those two things have what to do with each other?
He can only earn that much if someone is willing to pay him. And it sounds like the Repubs won't want him again. So, who'd be willing to hire him now?
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Originally Posted by Decker
A disturbing number of the late 1980s/early 1990s SNL cast ended up becoming wingnuts: Rob Schneider, Dennis Miller, Victoria Jackson, (possibly) John Lovitz.
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Originally Posted by Josh-da-man
A disturbing number of the late 1980s/early 1990s SNL cast ended up becoming wingnuts: Rob Schneider, Dennis Miller, Victoria Jackson, (possibly) John Lovitz.
It's one thing to start having right wing political leanings and pal around on the Hannity show, it's quite another to show up to testify in the California legislature against school vaccine mandates like Schneider did.
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Originally Posted by TheBang
He can only earn that much if someone is willing to pay him. And it sounds like the Repubs won't want him again. So, who'd be willing to hire him now?
If he can agree to cut down on the profanity and lean more into "owning the libs," he'll get hired again. There aren't that many recognizable name comedians to do those right wing gigs. Plus at $50K a pop, he only needs to get a few of those jobs a year to be doing well.

Look, I'm not a fan, but the tone of "look how far this guy has fallen" strikes me as odd when the story is revealing that he is doing these high-paying corporate gigs.
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Politics aside, Rob Schneider has never been funny... not sure what corporations are hiring him, but I'd question the Executive team who thinks he's a good choice.
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Originally Posted by Rob V
Politics aside, Rob Schneider has never been funny... not sure what corporations are hiring him, but I'd question the Executive team who thinks he's a good choice.
Yeah, you know someone is not funny when their career only consists of several years on SNL and then 30 years of appearing in comedy movie and TV roles.

Again, I'm not a fan, but he has a career.
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I think Dennis Miller has changed hi spolitical views and might not be a Trump guy and I heard he does not appear on Hannity anymore.

I liked his HBO show since he went after both parties which you should do

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Mod Note: This thread has walked the political line the last few days and is starting to dip over. Please watch it. Someone is always welcome to start a "celebrities and their politics" thread in Politics.

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Yeah, everyone knows SNL stays away from politics.
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Originally Posted by Cellar Door
Yeah, everyone knows SNL stays away from politics.
I hear you, I do.

On the other hand, I edited a comment that was an outright political statement that has nothing to do with the show. One could argue discussing former cast members' politics has little to do with the topic of the thread. Either way, this isn't SNL, and this isn't the forum for politics.
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I agree with you, story. And the comment you edited was especially moronic.
As I said, SNL cast members are entitled to have their own political leanings.
But when they start showing up at state legislatures, arguing against mandatory school vaccine policies, then they have crossed the line and no longer discussing politics. At that point they are willfully endangering public health, just like if they were driving drunk.
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I agree with you, story. And the comment you edited was especially moronic.
As I said, SNL cast members are entitled to have their own political leanings.
But when they start showing up at state legislatures, arguing against mandatory school vaccine policies, then they have crossed the line and no longer discussing politics. At that point they are willfully endangering public health, just like if they were driving drunk.
They are entitled to their political opinions, but if you don't share those opinions, then they should keep their opinions to themselves. Makes sense.
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Honestly I wish SNL in general would move a little off the politics. Nothing to do with the politics themselves, I just find it extremely repetitive at this point.
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Originally Posted by RichC2
Honestly I wish SNL in general would move a little off the politics. Nothing to do with the politics themselves, I just find it extremely repetitive at this point.
So is actual politics.
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The hosts and musical guests for the final two SNL shows of the season have been announced.

Looks like a good lineup.

“Saturday Night Live” has set Maya Rudolph to host its May 11 episode alongside Vampire Weekend as musical guest, while the May 18 episode will by headlined by Jake Gyllenhaal with performances from Sabrina Carpenter.

Rudolph was an “SNL” cast member for seven seasons from 2000 to 2007 and returns to the late-night sketch show for her third time as host, having previously hosted in 2012 with musical guest Sleigh Bells and in 2021 alongside Jack Harlow.

Gyllenhaal will host the “SNL” Season 49 finale as a third-time host, having previously led episodes in 2007 with the Shins as musical guest and in 2022 opposite Camila Cabello.
https://variety.com/2024/tv/news/snl...er-1235989996/





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Vampire Weekend is one of my very favorite bands. Excited for that one.
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Another year without The Linda Lindas appearing as MG. I guess they're too small time and obscure to be on a big show like SNL. I mean, whoever even heard of the bands they're playing with this summer? Green something. Smashing Jack-O-Lanterns I think. Rotating Stones. Bunch nobodies, am I right?
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There's a rumor out there that they've already started lining up hosts for SNL Season 50, and the season opener host is
Spoiler:
ME! I get to host! Thank you for your support!




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There's a rumor out there that they've already started lining up hosts for SNL Season 50, and the season opener host is
Spoiler:
ME! I get to host! Thank you for your support!






Who? Why can't they ever get guests I've heard of before.
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Another year without The Linda Lindas appearing as MG. I guess they're too small time and obscure to be on a big show like SNL. I mean, whoever even heard of the bands they're playing with this summer? Green something. Smashing Jack-O-Lanterns I think. Rotating Stones. Bunch nobodies, am I right?
The Linda Lindas?
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Originally Posted by Paff
Another year without The Linda Lindas appearing as MG. I guess they're too small time and obscure to be on a big show like SNL. I mean, whoever even heard of the bands they're playing with this summer? Green something. Smashing Jack-O-Lanterns I think. Rotating Stones. Bunch nobodies, am I right?
I'm pretty sure that Lorne would welcome Green Day and The Rolling Stones to be MG on any show they were willing to appear. Less certain about Smashing Pumpkins since it has been relegated to opening for Green Day.

You do realize that The Linda Lindas have never had a hit song . . . or been nominated for a major industry award . . . or been on the cover of a major music magazine.

You've been watching SNL for a long time. You still have no idea how they choose their MGs?

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