Thankfully, Lorne Michaels announces "it's still a rebuilding season"
. More cast changes coming, thankfully.
This past season was really dreadful all around, and pretty much absolutely none of the male rookies performed well enough when given a sketch role to earn staying around past freshman year (in my opinion). Though much is obviously due to severely defective writing this past season (along with the loss of ALL the major male players of the past 5-7 years all at once), newcomer Sasheer Zamata never lived up to early expectations following her initial appearance. And neither did Noel Wells following her debut Lena Dunham impression in the season opening pre-filmed "Girls" parody which was so amusing, as well as the unfortunately far too occasional opportunities given her to show off her Zooey Deschanel impression.
Looks like for sure Nasim will not be back
, although it's not officially official yet. But since FOX has now ordered a total of 16 episodes of new comedy "Mulaney"
(in which Nasim co-stars) and since she's "got an apartment in LA", it looks like we won't be seeing her Kardashian impersonation again any time soon, if ever again.
Taram Killam cannot carry the show all by himself, and Keenan Thompson is not a "lead actor". Colin Jost is the worst thing that's happened to WU in decades. His timing and delivery is simply terribly awkward and unfunny. He's not a stand-up. He belongs back in the back room again, if anywhere.
Most striking is the HUGE difference between pre-filmed pre-written pieces (e.g. the fake commercials which are almost guaranteed HILARIOUS, as they best capitalize on the comedic skills of Kate McKinnon and Vanessa Bayer when actually given something terrific to perform in) and the live sketches, which are inevitably too long and unclever and unfunny with maybe one joke that gets done over and over again.
And please... delete Jay Pharoah. He is NOT funny, and his characters and impressions are NOT funny. A true one-trick pony, who has become very very very tiresome. time to FF when he's onscreen.