SNL creator: Republicans can take a joke, Democrats 'take it personally'

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“Zuzu's Petals”

Since: Sep 10

Bedford Falls

#1 Feb 5, 2014
2/3/14

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(CNN)– The creator of "Saturday Night Live" indicated in a interview that Republicans have a better sense of humor than Democrats.

"Republicans are easier for us than Democrats. Democrats tend to take it personally; Republicans think it's funny," Lorne Michaels told New York Magazine in an article published online Sunday.

The sketch comedy show, now in its 39th season, has long been known for delving into politics on Saturday nights, turning the latest gaffes or debacles into a parody–especially in election years.

While the current season has poked fun at the rocky Obamacare rollout as well as the government shutdown, Michaels acknowledged that the show doesn't feature as many policy debates as it used to.

He pointed to an example of a Piers Morgan parody in which the character interviewed A-Rod, Chris Christie, and Justin Bieber.

"We're doing more of that kind of thing than stuff about Benghazi or the new budget agreement," Michaels said. "The country has lost interest in it. I can't tell you why. It's no less important, but in some way you can't do health care more than twice, at which point there's just nothing left."

He also said President Obama, who's played by Jay Pharoah, "is probably the first president in a long time that we've been doing less of."

"Reagan was that way, too, oddly enough, until Jim Downey and Al Franken figured out that Reagan mastermind sketch," he continued. "(Reagan) was an actor, and the public already knew that, and they voted for him anyway. We couldn't find a way in."

CNN's Ashley Killough contributed to this report.

“Zuzu's Petals”

Since: Sep 10

Bedford Falls

#2 Feb 5, 2014
He also said President Obama, who's played by Jay Pharoah, "is probably the first president in a long time that we've been doing less of."

Could it be because he is a cry baby?

“Bullsh*% Detector Enabled”

Since: Dec 08

Brooklyn, New York

#3 Feb 5, 2014
Zoe Regen wrote:
2/3/14

politicalmugshot
Posted by
CNN Political Unit

(CNN)– The creator of "Saturday Night Live" indicated in a interview that Republicans have a better sense of humor than Democrats.

"Republicans are easier for us than Democrats. Democrats tend to take it personally; Republicans think it's funny," Lorne Michaels told New York Magazine in an article published online Sunday.

The sketch comedy show, now in its 39th season, has long been known for delving into politics on Saturday nights, turning the latest gaffes or debacles into a parody–especially in election years.

While the current season has poked fun at the rocky Obamacare rollout as well as the government shutdown, Michaels acknowledged that the show doesn't feature as many policy debates as it used to.

He pointed to an example of a Piers Morgan parody in which the character interviewed A-Rod, Chris Christie, and Justin Bieber.

"We're doing more of that kind of thing than stuff about Benghazi or the new budget agreement," Michaels said. "The country has lost interest in it. I can't tell you why. It's no less important, but in some way you can't do health care more than twice, at which point there's just nothing left."

He also said President Obama, who's played by Jay Pharoah, "is probably the first president in a long time that we've been doing less of."

"Reagan was that way, too, oddly enough, until Jim Downey and Al Franken figured out that Reagan mastermind sketch," he continued. "(Reagan) was an actor, and the public already knew that, and they voted for him anyway. We couldn't find a way in."

CNN's Ashley Killough contributed to this report.
Where did you get this, son?
d pantz

San Antonio, TX

#4 Feb 5, 2014
Obama has to totally mess up before they finally poke at him on the daily show...

“Bullsh*% Detector Enabled”

Since: Dec 08

Brooklyn, New York

#5 Feb 5, 2014
d pantz wrote:
Obama has to totally mess up before they finally poke at him on the daily show...
That should send a signal to your brain after saying that...

On second thought...
d pantz

San Antonio, TX

#6 Feb 5, 2014
Black Rhino wrote:
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That should send a signal to your brain after saying that...
On second thought...
that the show is biased I know... but when they do its hilarious.. http://www.google.com/search...
Its not just jon reading a piece of news and scruntching his eyebrows like he's constipated and a bunch of idiots laugh..
d pantz

San Antonio, TX

#7 Feb 5, 2014
Black Rhino wrote:
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Where did you get this, son?
http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2014/02/...
"BS" detector"???? All I had had to do was cut and paste the top part of Zoe's post. Not hard at all...

“Zuzu's Petals”

Since: Sep 10

Bedford Falls

#8 Feb 5, 2014
Black Rhino wrote:
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Where did you get this, son?
Can you read?

“Zuzu's Petals”

Since: Sep 10

Bedford Falls

#9 Feb 5, 2014
d pantz wrote:
<quoted text> http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2014/02/...
"BS" detector"???? All I had had to do was cut and paste the top part of Zoe's post. Not hard at all...
Too difficult for a democrat!

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Since: Dec 08

Brooklyn, New York

#10 Feb 5, 2014
Zoe Regen wrote:
<quoted text>Can you read?
Show me where Lauren Michaels said this...

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Since: Dec 08

Brooklyn, New York

#11 Feb 5, 2014
d pantz wrote:
<quoted text> http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2014/02/...
"BS" detector"???? All I had had to do was cut and paste the top part of Zoe's post. Not hard at all...
That story is bullshit. Grow up, puppet.
Rob

United States

#12 Feb 5, 2014
Black Rhino wrote:
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That story is bullshit. Grow up, puppet.
Easy son, don't take it so personally. I'm sure you have a sense of humor, you've already made me laugh.

“Zuzu's Petals”

Since: Sep 10

Bedford Falls

#13 Feb 5, 2014
Black Rhino wrote:
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Show me where Lauren Michaels said this...
Can you read? Boy, democrats are dumb!

"Republicans are easier for us than Democrats. Democrats tend to take it personally; Republicans think it's funny," Lorne Michaels told New York Magazine in an article published online Sunday.

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#14 Feb 5, 2014
Rob wrote:
<quoted text>Easy son, don't take it so personally. I'm sure you have a sense of humor, you've already made me laugh.
Do I amuse you? Am I a fkn clown to you? What tha fk is so funny about me?

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#15 Feb 5, 2014
Zoe Regen wrote:
<quoted text>Can you read? Boy, democrats are dumb!

"Republicans are easier for us than Democrats. Democrats tend to take it personally; Republicans think it's funny," Lorne Michaels told New York Magazine in an article published online Sunday.
That's bullshit. He will make enemies in the business with that statement. I thought he was smarter than that.

“Seven Days In May”

Since: Oct 13

Hilliard, OH

#16 Feb 5, 2014
Black Rhino wrote:
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That's bullshit. He will make enemies in the business with that statement. I thought he was smarter than that.
Are you really that stupid? This is a real story, from legitimate media outlets. Here's the New York Daily News:

‘SNL’ creator Lorne Michaels says Republicans take a joke better than Democrats
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/lorn...

Here's New York Magazine:
http://www.vulture.com/2014/01/lorne-michaels...

Yet you call us liars and you deny what's in front of your face. Is it any wonder you're considered one of the two biggest jokes here, along with Wide Rider?
You're mentally ill, boy.

“Where did I put my tiara?”

Since: Dec 11

Lewis Center, OH

#17 Feb 5, 2014
Trayvonius Martinez wrote:
<quoted text>Are you really that stupid? This is a real story, from legitimate media outlets. Here's the New York Daily News:
‘SNL’ creator Lorne Michaels says Republicans take a joke better than Democrats
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/lorn...
Here's New York Magazine:
http://www.vulture.com/2014/01/lorne-michaels...
Yet you call us liars and you deny what's in front of your face. Is it any wonder you're considered one of the two biggest jokes here, along with Wide Rider?
You're mentally ill, boy.
Rhino doth protest too much when looking like a fool. You gotta know when to fold 'em....

“Seven Days In May”

Since: Oct 13

Hilliard, OH

#18 Feb 5, 2014
GlitterSucks wrote:
<quoted text>Rhino doth protest too much when looking like a fool. You gotta know when to fold 'em....
He can't...he's fighting whitey.

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Since: Dec 08

Brooklyn, New York

#19 Feb 5, 2014
Trayvonius Martinez wrote:
<quoted text>Are you really that stupid? This is a real story, from legitimate media outlets. Here's the New York Daily News:

‘SNL’ creator Lorne Michaels says Republicans take a joke better than Democrats
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/lorn...

Here's New York Magazine:
http://www.vulture.com/2014/01/lorne-michaels...

Yet you call us liars and you deny what's in front of your face. Is it any wonder you're considered one of the two biggest jokes here, along with Wide Rider?
You're mentally ill, boy.
Well, if it ain't old "Show me Boehner is a conservative" himself to the rescue. Get lost, dink. You're about as credible as Ted Cruz, dumbass.

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Since: Dec 08

Brooklyn, New York

#20 Feb 5, 2014
What a dumb move, Michaels. I guess that's why SNL isn't funny anymore.

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