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    “By the beginning of its second season, Saturday Night Live was the talk of television, a national sensation both hot and cool, and the first hit any network ever had at eleven-thirty on Saturday night” (Shales, Miller, 95). From young adults to the senile, Saturday Night Live has had people laughing for nearly forty-one years! This weekly show will go down in television history as one of the most iconic productions of the twentieth and twenty-first century. With every great show comes a great producer. Lorne Michaels was born on November 17, 1944 in Israel. Shortly after, his family immigrated to Toronto, Canada. At a young age, he was very focused on his creative writing. Graduating from the University of Toronto, he set off for the show business. In 1968, he moved to Los Angeles, California to write and broadcast for CBC Radio. Michaels was employed by NBC at the age of 27, in 1975, to create a show that would replace reruns of The Tonight Show on Saturday nights…

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    When a regular viewer tunes in the hit comedy show, Saturday Night Live, what might they examine on their screen? A viewer would be watching a comedy show with primarily young white men, some white women, and very few African Americans. There is a problem with the low levels of diversity within Saturday Night Live, otherwise called SNL. Since the show’s beginning, Saturday Night Live has had a very long history with not displaying actors from a variety of races and backgrounds. I, Hannah…

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    On Sepetember 27, 2008, Saturday Night Live (SNL) performed a cold open sketch of Katie Couric interviewing Sarah Palin during the presidential election of 2008. Tina Fey impersonates Sarah Palin, while Katie Couric is portrayed by Amy Poehler. The two comedians mock an actual interview done by the potential vice president and journalist that was performed a few weeks prior. The 7 minute cold open, which is longer than most of their sketches, contains a plethora of communication methods to…

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    Saturday Night Live

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    People snack on television clips on some websites. I have no idea whether “Saturday Night Live” is still broadcast on Saturday night or if it’s ever really filmed before a live audience, but I do know that you can see each of the skits in a separate clip at a website. Does it still have an opening monologue? Is there still a guest host? Who…

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    Darrell Hammond

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    There are many impressionists who have been on Saturday Night Live. One of the longest running impressionists is Darrell Hammond. Darrell has played over a hundred characters on the show. Besides that he has appeared in many popular films and events. Darrell Hammond is the best impressionist who has been on Saturday NIght Live. Darrell Hammond is a comedian who was on the late night television show Saturday Night Live. He is known for doing impressions on the show, in comedy clubs, and in…

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    Tina Fey's Comedy Style

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    Tina Fey Tina Fey is an actress, comedienne, writer and producer, probably known best for Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock. Her well-rounded comedy style appeals to many people. Fey’s special style is one of the things that makes her considered to be one of the greatest comedians of all time. She was born in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania and started comedy with an improv group called The Second City in Chicago. She went on to become a writer and performer on Saturday Night…

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    Methodology The aim of the analysis is to study the effects that late night political comedy has on politics. While these are both different and well-respected programs that provide viewers with a hardheaded and a playful understanding of current affairs, there is a body of a political frame of mind that can be searched and characterized in a style that can be looked at as information and still seem entertaining. The quantitative analysis, which will be in the shape of an online survey, will…

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    with seeing a sexual act, and now sexuality will have a negative connotation in his mind. While this was Charlie’s likely first time seeing something sexual, it was long before that he experienced sexuality. Charlie’s Aunt Helen died in a car crash when he was young, around seven. The two were extremely close, closer than anyone else in the family, since Aunt Helen lived with them. She would often babysit him on Saturday nights, and the two would stay up watching Saturday Night Live. Charlie…

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    “left-wing student activism aimed at shutting down the expression of contrary viewpoints” (Chait). Chait claims that political correctness is very present in social media, and often is supported by professionals, which only adds fuel to the fire. “[Political correctness] is the expression of a political culture with consistent norms, and philosophical premises that happen to be incompatible with liberalism” (Chait). Many protesting students believe they are representing anti-racism, and…

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    The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Last week Tonight with John Oliver and The Daily Show to political parodies that Saturday Night Live put on every Saturday, there is a body of political humor that can be explored and characterized in a way that can be informational to us and still seem entertaining. While these are well respected programs that provide viewers with a practical and playful understanding of current affairs, late night political humor has the ability to undermine and persuade how…

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