A clear sign you’re getting old…

…Saturday Night Live isn’t funny anymore.

Or maybe it’s just because SNL didn’t recover well from the writers’ strike.

It does seem to be a rite of encroaching age, though… everyone reaches a point where SNL becomes tiresome instead of funny.  I officially got there last night — OK, I got there today when I flew through SNL in about 15 minutes on DVR (and I really didn’t find much entertaining in those 15 minutes).

You could see the signs of creative bankruptcy in the first three segments — another unfunny Hillary/Obama segment, a monologue built on the idea that guest host Amy Adams closely resembles regular Kristen Wiig (yes, she does), followed by a sketch built on the idea that guest host Amy Adams closely resembles regular Kristen Wiig.  No, *I* didn’t repeat myself, SNL did. 🙂

The Digital Short was cute (if it ended in overkill), and Weekend Update has gotten far too full of itself.   Update needs to get back to the concept that the anchors (in character) don’t know they’re being funny.   And yes, that means the Poehler/Meyers team would have to go.  Sorry.  I liked Fey/Poehler as much as anyone, but without Tina Fey to moderate the cutesy silliness, it’s out of control now.

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Author: Rob Hoffmann

Occasional blogger, full-time computer techie, radio producer (basketball, mostly), improv tech guy, generally nice person (if you ask me).

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