Once again, Dave Chappelle proved to be poignant, cynical, straight-forward, and most importantly, downright hilarious in between smoking a cigarette, live on-stage while hosting “Saturday Night Live.” If white America thought life was going to get any easier now that Joe Biden was declared the winner of the 2020 Presidential Election, Chappelle politely reminds them of the misery and despair that was conveniently forgotten prior to the Trump campaign.
SNL VP debate sketch cleverly roasts both sides
‘Saturday Night Live’ (SNL) performed a skit of the Vice Presidential debate on October 10. Now, even if the VP debate was slightly less painful to watch than the Presidential debate a couple of weeks back, the SNL crew made light of a situation where much conflict lies.
SNL debate satire almost as absurd as real life
“Saturday Night Live” (SNL) premiered it’s 46th season impeccably timed to feature Hurricane Biden V. Trump as it’s cold open. The show’s first live broadcast, after a 6-month break spurred on by COVID-19, did not fail to amuse. Alec Baldwin reprised his role as Donald Trump while the wacky Jim Carrey starred as Joe Biden during the skit. From Baldwin’s constant interruptions and Carrey’s depiction of what can only be interpreted as Biden’s internal struggle to keep composure, the performance certainly captured the disaster of …
Get over it: Purge the outrage from American discourse
Earlier this month Saturday Night Live’s (SNL) Pete Davidson made a rather crass and insensitive joke about then Republican candidate Dan Crenshaw, now the U.S. Representative-elect of Texas’s second congressional district.
And the Emmy goes to … another white dude
The Emmys ironically opened with a musical number “We Solved It” to celebrate that they had solved diversity, but as the show progressed through the night, the winners seemed to be primarily white.
Lebron cements himself amongst the greats
Whether you like him or not, Lebron James is going to the NBA Finals for the eighth consecutive year. Only three other players in history have gone more times in a row than James, which is absolutely absurd.
Comedians must hold peers accountable for sexual misconduct
It’s been a couple of weeks since the New York Times published an explosive article that detailed five accounts of sexual misconduct against renowned comedian Louis C.K. Despite the horrific tales, other male comedians such as Weekend Update anchor Colin Jost, Stephen Colbert and Seth Meyers have taken small jabs when it’s come to criticizing their fellow comedic friends. When Colbert brought up Louis C.K. in his opening monologue, he did so with a delicate and rehearsed explanation—it was less of a criticism and …
Representation matters in mainstream media and culture
Sexy Latina, angry black girl, nerdy Asian, and exotic are labels the majority of marginalized folks have been thrown into due to how the mainstream culture has portrayed them. “’You have no idea how difficult it is to get a bunch of black and Hispanic kids to watch ‘SNL’ over ‘In Living Color,” said ‘Girls Trip’ actress and comedian Tiffany Haddish in her opening monologue on Saturday Night Live (SNL) after making history by becoming the first female black stand-up comic to host SNL in …
Katy Perry: ‘Witness’ is purposeless pop at its finest
Katy Perry decided to morph into Miley Cyrus for her fifth studio album, “Witness.” As groan-inducing as Cyrus was while parroting stereotypical hip-hop culture for a buck, she made quite a profit from it. However, Perry’s attempt fails to capture the same lightning in a bottle.