Tina Fey was on a stand-alone version of SNL‘s Weekend Update last night and the Internet seems to be divided on whether the point she made about the growing white supremacist movement was pure genius or pure idiocy. Having watched her appearance, which you can see below, I’m inclined to say it was a bit of both.
During the course of her appearance, Fey made some great points about the state of American politics. Tina Fey is a very funny person and she has a gift for blending humor and political discourse. My personal favorite line of the night, delivered with her trademark timing and wit, was when she compared the police reaction to the Nazi protesters to that of the NoDAPL protesters at Standing Rock.
“Next time when you see a bunch of white boys in polo shirts screaming about taking our country back, and you want to scream, ‘It’s not our country; we stole it from the Native Americans, and when they have a peaceful protest at Standing Rock, we shoot at them with rubber bullets, but we let you chinless turds march through the streets with semi-automatic weapons!’ When you want to yell that, don’t yell it at the Klan, Colin—yell it into the cake. Then when Ann Coulter crawls out of her roach motel and says, ‘Antifa attacked Republicans in Berkeley,’ and you’re like ‘O.K., yard-sale Barbie, but the other side is Nazis and Klansmen.'”
However, the main thing most people took away from the segment was Tina Fey’s advice to stay home and stress eat sheet cake instead of counter-protesting. This message was seemingly tailor-made for the champagne liberals that made up Hillary Clinton’s support base, the rich elites of the Democratic Party who look down their noses at the activist left. I’m talking about people like J.K. Rowling, who calls herself left-wing but spent more time attacking Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn than Conservative Prime Minister Theresa May during the June snap election in the U.K.
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) August 18, 2017
— The Hill (@thehill) August 18, 2017
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) August 18, 2017
Left Twitter, however, wasn’t having it, pointing out that Fey was advocating slackitivism in the face of an actual threat to actual people. This is an excellent point, especially considering that these Nazi chucklefucks have already actually killed someone. Some people, specifically marginalized people, don’t have the luxury of locking themselves in the penthouse of their high-rise and hoping these people just get bored and stop trying to create a white ethno-state.
guys tina fey is a comedian not an activist
eating a cake is not enough to end racism eating cake is just a fun thing to do
— Dana Schwartz (@DanaSchwartzzz) August 18, 2017
leftists: we must organize a mass movement of solidarity to defeat the literal nazis/KKK marching in our streets
liberals, led by tina fey: pic.twitter.com/Xs1VgXUzDp
— Lana Del Raytheon (@LanaDelRaytheon) August 18, 2017
"How can you judge the Tina Fey on SNL bit if you haven't watched it?" Buddy, I don't need to contract Ebola to know it's bad
— Pixelated Boat (@pixelatedboat) August 18, 2017
tina fey: eating cake and not paying attention is actually a form of activism!
white feminism: YASSSS QUEEN!!
— jack wagner (@jackdwagner) August 18, 2017
The question is who is actually right on this? Should we let Nazi marchers yell into the void unchallenged or should we meet them head-on and counter-protest, even if that means we’ve got to wash some blood out of our clothes the next day? I strongly believe that it’s the latter. While the less intelligent people among us, such as President Donald Trump, will use any violence that may happen as an excuse to equivocate and say that the left are the actual violent ones, they’re going to do that anyway, no matter how much of a stretch it is. Before the violent protests at Berkeley this year, whataboutism usually brought up Bill Ayers and the Weather Underground, the 1970’s era left-wing terrorist group.
Another thing to remember, and I can’t stress this enough, these racist little manlet pricks are gigantic pussies. Look at Chris Cantwell, one of the Nazis at the Charlottesville rally. When interviewed by Vice News, he showed off his arsenal of weapons and said “We’re not non-violent, we’ll fucking kill these people if we have to.” When reports came in that there might be a warrant out for his arrest, he uploaded a video of him pissing his pants and literally crying, saying how scared he was. Oh, and he got kicked off of OK Cupid.
If you watched the Saturday Night Live episode hosted by Donald Trump prior to the election, you probably hated yourself after the show.
It truly may have been the worst episode in the show’s history, which covers a lot of ground. Not only was Trump a terrible host who barely said anything and clearly didn’t want to be there. He was babied by the SNL writers and cast members who didn’t want to upset him. Instead of focusing on the issues and statements of Trump, they acted like it was an honor to have him on the show and that he had never done anything wrong.
Like so many cast members have done since that episode, Taran Killam placed the blame on Trump.
Killam told Brooklyn Magazine that Trump, “struggled to read” and then flat out said, “The President is a moron.”
Yeah. Man, I just remembered that you were on last year when he hosted—I don’t even wanna ask about that.
It was not fun, and most of the cast and writers were not excited to have him there. I didn’t get the feeling that he was excited to be there, and it felt like a move for ratings from both sides. He was…
He was… everything you see. What you see is what you get with him, really. I mean, there was no big reveal. He struggled to read at the table read, which did not give many of us great confidence. Didn’t get the jokes, really. He’s just a man who seems to be powered by bluster.
This might be true, but it still doesn’t excuse SNL from having him host the show in the first place. They knew what they were getting into when they invited him to host, but they ignored it for ratings and publicity.
Trump hosting SNL was a 90-minute campaign ad for him. He knew it and he took advantage of it. Who is the real moron in this situation?
No fancy send-offs this time.
If you’re surprised about the news, Taran Killam is too.
“I don’t know the other side of it. You sign for seven years, so I had one more year. I had sort of had it in my head I would make this upcoming year my last year, but then heard they weren’t going to pick up my contract. I was never given a reason why, really,” the actor tells Uproxx.
This comes off E! News’ confirmation that he’s not returning for the next season, alongside co-star Jay Pharoah, which he himself guess to be caused by his directorial commitments on the upcoming Arnold Schwarzenegger comedy “Why We’re Killing Gunther.”
Joining the show on 2010, Killam can’t help but be a bit sappy ’bout it:
“It’s always hard and sad to say goodbye, but it feels like an appropriate time and I am so, so grateful to have been a cast member on Saturday Night Live.”
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are undeniably comedy’s best power duo. They’ve co-starred in some of our favorite and funniest movies (Baby Mama, anyone?) and have proven they can co-host award shows with grace, aplomb, and a huge helping of belly laughs. Because they’re the shining stars of comedy and can basically do no wrong, the two SNL alums will return to the show for this season’s holiday episode, one that anyone can safely predict will be an instant classic.
According to Vanity Fair, this season’s holiday episode will air on December 19. The show has a short history of bringing back old SNL alums for the holiday episode in an effort to draw a wider audience. The show, according to many, has suffered in terms of quality over the past few years, so bringing in ringers for a high-profile episode is a good way to appeal to old viewers. Something similar occurred when 2013’s holiday episode featured fellow SNL alum Jimmy Fallon.
SNL is also bringing out the big guns with their musical guest for the same episode. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will perform on December 19.
SNL has booked some other excellent audience favorites for the holiday season. Ryan Gosling will make his SNL hosting debut on December 5, while Chris Hemsworth will appear for the second time on December 12.
That’s all well and good, but I personally just can’t wait to see Tina and Amy back in action!
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Demi Lovato just rocked the socks off everyone in SNL!
In support of her impressive fifth disc, “Confident,” goddess Demetria is invading the Saturday Night Live studios to bless us with some new jams. First up is a medley of her smash “Cool for the Summer” and the follow-up “Confident,” and she just totally slayed it!
On her second time on the stage, the former Disney star trades her self-assured persona for a vulnerable one for a dramatic performance of the album cut “Stone Cold.”
Recently, too, we saw Demi kicking a*s back-to-back with Michelle Rodriguez on the music video to “Confident.” There’s just no stopping her to the top of the charts!
Known for her acerbic wit, Amy Schumer didn’t disappoint when she hosted “Saturday Night Live” on October 10th. But her monologue contained the now-standard diss at the Kardashians.
She said, when referring to the fact that little girls don’t have good role models:
“All they have, literally, is the Kardashians… And is that a great message for little girls? A whole family of women who take the faces they were born with as, like, a light suggestion? Is that great? No!”
“We used to have Khloé, you know? Khloé was ours, right?… But then Khloé, she lost half her body weight. She lost a Kendall, and we have nothing! I want good role models!”
Amy Schumer has set herself up as a role model for young girls because of her body type, her healthy approach to body image, and the fact that she prides herself on not succumbing to pressure to be skinny in Hollywood. She finds fault with a system that tells women they have to get plastic surgery to “fix flaws” on their body, to lose weight constantly, and to always look perfect. And she’s right—up to a point.
Obviously, this was a joke, and likely it wasn’t meant to be taken seriously. But Amy’s remark does nothing to promote healthy body image, and actually just body-shames a woman for wanting to be thinner, and for wanting to be healthy. Is that so wrong?
Khloe thought so, and on October 11th, she tweeted a classy message not directly aimed at Schumer, but pointed enough that the world knew exactly whom she was targeting. She wrote:
No need 2 tear down others just 2 make urself feel bigger. It actually makes u quite small. I’m on a healthy journey. I don’t care 4the hate
— Khloé (@khloekardashian) October 11, 2015
Should Khloe have responded at all? Or was the comment harmless, and meant for a laugh?
Personally, I find it ironic that Amy Schumer is so intent on setting herself up as a role model, despite her frequent cursing and outlandish behavior. I’m sure she’s a wonderful person and someone to look up to, but when you compare Khloe and Amy (two women who actually have a very similar sense of humor), who’s actually the better role model? Does it matter?
We’ve talked before about how Hollywood actresses probably shouldn’t be the people your children look up to, especially the Kardashians. You can be a successful woman in Hollywood and not want to be a role model, and not want to tailor your behavior to suit young children who probably shouldn’t be watching reality television anyway, or ‘Saturday Night Live.’
Khloe is right: you don’t have to criticize others to make yourself look better in comparison. Khloe is, in fact, a huge inspiration to women who have made a healthier life and fitness their ultimate goal. If she did it, why not they? She is a role model for her healthy choices, not despite them.
On the other hand, Amy’s idea of a role model is someone who doesn’t care about beauty [...]
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Dark humor, never seen SNL sketch, prepare yourself people who already chuckled and know there is a warm cozy bed in hell with your name on it.
Michael Keaton delivers a Blue’s Clues-style production that looks through the lenses of realism. Remember Steve being a grown man in a house full of animated inanimate objects? This delves into what that would really be like, looking at the show through the eyes of an adult who has to pay for friends, has no job, and subsequently falls behind on his bills. AKA Steve. Hmm and sex, adults have sex… what would that have been like for our good friend Steve?! Keaton tackles that too. The sketch was originally supposed to air during Keaton’s April episode but was cut for time. Thank goodness for the Internet.
It's a battle of the Amys!
Well it looks like some other funny ladies from Hollywood wanted to get in on the pyramid-based fun!
Keep havin' fun, y'all!
[Image via Amy Poehler/Instagram.]