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SNL + JGL?

Posted: October 2, 2012 by jerkmagblog in WATCH -- TV
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Saturday night, Joseph Gordon-Levitt hosted SNL. As usual, he was charming and entertaining, but there was one issue: he wasn’t funny. No, JGL isn’t a comedian, but his appearance on SNL confirmed something I’d long suspected. With each passing season, SNL becomes less and less funny.

From the cold opening to the odd sketch with Keenan Thompson as a hip-hop star turned fashion expert, I quickly found myself questioning the direction of the show. There are new cast members this season and to some degree, I expected them to revitalize the series, but that was clearly a wasted dream. Seth Meyer’s “Weekend Update” still remains the best part of SNL, but no matter how great that segment is, it’s not enough to keep the show afloat.

I don’t want to say that there’s no hope for this show, but when JGL’s appearance failed to amuse the audience and there was nothing to redeem the episode, I don’t know if anything else can be said. I know why I originally tuned in, but when that wasn’t enough, the cast of SNL should have been enough to keep me laughing and engaged. Unfortunately for all of us, they weren’t. If this trend continues, SNL will soon fall by the wayside like so many comedy shows of the not-so-distant past.

-Tenaysia Fox

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It’s been a whirlwind week for the most important female comedian in the business: the one and only Tina Fey. Fey is not just a comedian, she is a comedy tycoon. From her stellar tenure at Saturday Night Live, to penning Mean Girls, to creating NBC’s hit sitcom 30 Rock, Fey has had a strong hold on the comedy world for over a decade.

While you might be inclined to think she has done it all, Tina’s career is showing virtually no signs of stopping. This past week alone has seen the release and subsequent book tour for her new memoir aptly titled Bossypants (a must read, critics say). When taking her book tour to The Oprah Winfrey Show, Fey revealed that at age 40, she is pregnant with her second child. In case you had any doubt, she is indeed Superwoman. (more…)

Comedian Ralphie May was approached by a cute pooch on October 4, in the Guam airport. Thinking the dog just really liked him, May pet the dog and did not walk away. Turns out, Fido was a customs dog, and Ralphie was a stoner. Yup! Ralphie May was caught with some tree.

Teen Queen Miley Cyrus was dissed last Saturday night on SNL by newbie Vanessa Bayer, who got her raspy voice, hyper confident, “pretty cools” down pat. Cyrus was made to look like a complete idiot, no doubt.

Real life teen mom Bristol Palin finally called it permanent quits with ex-fiancé Levi Johnston, who starred in a music video that unfairly dramatizes Sarah Palin’s disapproval of the teen’s relationship with her baby daddy. Well, if you haven’t guessed by now: Palin. Is. Pissed. Not to mention, how embarrassing is that!? If my boyfriend ever mocked out my family he’d be history! Whoever this singer is needs to pick up a couple of hours at her local Kmart and call it a day.

~Julia Fuino

I probably should be ashamed to say so, but I still can’t get enough of the Tiger Woods drama.  I’ve been known to stand in line at the supermarket browsing for the latest scoop (or made up BS, you be the judge) about the whole debacle since his little car accident turned into a major event.

In the spirit of his greatly anticipated press conference/public statement last Friday let’s talk about the most patheticaly exectued public apologies from the past year or so.

1) Governor Sanford: The hiking trip that actually wasn’t, followed by the press conference, the emails and the gracefully pissed off wife.

2) Mark McGwire: Hulk like muscles.  Single season home run leader.  Lying under oath.  Forced apology at the hands of Bob Costas.  At least it got him a job.

3) U.S. Senator Ensign: I’m a family man supporting high morals and family values.  Oh wait.

4) Blagojevich: Did he actually apologize?  Who cares.  It’s all about the hair.

5) New York State Government: New Yorkers are still waiting for the apology.  In the meantime we have this.

~Anne Pomeroy