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

Posted in the Columbus Forum

First Prev
of 3
Next Last

“Zuzu's Petals”

Since: Sep 10

Bedford Falls

#1 Feb 5, 2014
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.

“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:
<quoted text>
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:
<quoted text>
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:
<quoted text>
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!

“Bullsh*% Detector Enabled”

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...

“Bullsh*% Detector Enabled”

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:
<quoted text>
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:
<quoted text>
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.

“Bullsh*% Detector Enabled”

Since: Dec 08

Brooklyn, New York

#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?

“Bullsh*% Detector Enabled”

Since: Dec 08

Brooklyn, New York

#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:
<quoted text>
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.

“Bullsh*% Detector Enabled”

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.

“Bullsh*% Detector Enabled”

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.

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker
First Prev
of 3
Next Last

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Columbus Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
Marriage Vows 22 min They cannot kill ... 2
Is Barack Obama Doing a Good Job as President? (Aug '13) 44 min Pope Che Reagan C... 4,983
Joe Cocker is dead. 1 hr Politics anyone 70
African American Male Initiative seeks to help ... 7 hr Truthful 22
COPS lives MATTER 8 hr Police Crimes 227
Critics ignore benefits of cameras 10 hr zep 11
Who do you side with in New York and why? 12 hr d pantz 27
Columbus Dating
Find my Match
More from around the web

Columbus People Search

Addresses and phone numbers for FREE

Columbus News, Events & Info

Click for news, events and info in Columbus

Personal Finance

Mortgages [ See current mortgage rates ]

NFL Latest News

Updated 5:05 pm PST

NBC Sports 5:05PM
Ben Roethlisberger has upset stomach, hasn't warmed up
Bleacher Report 5:15 PM
NFL Playoff Bracket 2015: Postseason Format and Super Bowl Odds for All 12 Teams
NBC Sports 6:17 PM
Steelers, Bengals tied at 7 after first quarter - NBC Sports
Yahoo! Sports 6:27 PM
Seahawks take NFC top seed, Packers and Panthers win
NBC Sports 6:36 PM
Dalton picked again, Steelers take advantage