WHEW... what a stinker! Worst show I can remember in a very long time. HORRIBLE! Did I smile once at the live stuff? I don't think so (other than at the usual gems from WU, and the well-made well-written well-edited pre-shot on-film bits).
This now seems to be the Vanessa Bayer / Taram Killam show, closely followed by co-starring roles by Kate McKinnon, Cecily Strong, and Noel Wells (the "new girl"). Seems like impressions are the name of the game now, with comedy writing that produces true laughter for sketches gone by the wayside. No matter that they've brought in "squealing shrieking" audience members to close out each bit with "hysterical screaming laughter" (as if this was funny, and was to represent applause for a job well done)... like many other shows are also doing. SQUEALING IS OFFENSIVE TO ME!! And when I couldn't wait to see the end of the sketch, fake applause and squealing is the LAST thing I want to then be subjected to.
Thankfully, they gave Nasim several things to do. I really enjoyed her Aziz Ansari and Kristin Chenoweth impressions last week in the "50 Shades of Grey" audition tapes sketch.
I hope they fire Kyle Mooney fast. His continuing mumbling delivery no matter what they give him to do makes it simply impossible to understand what he's saying, and thus nothing he does can possibly be funny. Even the audience is baffled. DREADFUL!!
Can't decide what the worst bits were last night, but it was just an AWFUL show. Bruce Willis is a HORRIBLE HOST. And he is NOT FUNNY.