I love Jerry Seinfeld, Jim Gaffigan, Brian Regan, Lenny Clarke, Henry Cho, and a dozen other comedians. I have a great sense of humor, and always cracking jokes, lightening up situations with humor, and enjoying life and the fun situations that come along from time to time.
However, the SNL sketch that everyone is raving about…where Tina Fey plays Sarah Palin…is not that funny. I watched it, because everyone was cracking up at it, and didn’t even smile once. SNL has been imitating characters for years, and creating very good renditions of people. Like Daryl Hammond’s Jesse Jackson, or the same actors impression of Sean Connery. Will Ferrell’s George W. Bush, or Dana Carvey’s George Bush Sr. 50% of SNL sketches are impressions and impersonations, and they are usually dead-on…I don’t see why this one was any more funny?
In fact, I don’t see how it measured up to old-school SNL humor at all. It was not that funny, and definitely not worth talking about days after in the news. I laugh at TONS of stuff and watch a LOT of comedian acts, and this was just sub-par. Like I said, I didn’t even crack a smile…they were just being goofy, it wasn’t real humor to me.