I get that Kate McKinnon may feel the need to overcompensate. Her impersonation of Hillary Clinton (see SNL’s Finale Just Brutal on Hillary Clinton and Even SNL Mocks Hillary Clinton’s Brutal String of Losses) was more devastating to the Clinton campaign than any attack the Republicans devised. Kate McKinnon helped take Hillary down. For that, Kate, we thank you. But this KellyAnne Conway sketch really misses the mark. So much so that even the left has been conceding just how truly awful it is. Now, I should note, that this sketch was meant to be a “Fatal Attraction” parody. If that helps…
It was bad enough that the left cringed…
This Kellyanne Conway sketch is a legit atrocity
— Benjy Sarlin (@BenjySarlin) February 12, 2017
SNL just gave a gift to the White House with this sexist, unfunny Kellyanne Conway skit.
— Olivia Nuzzi (@Olivianuzzi) February 12, 2017
But Shapiro put it best…
That Tapper-Conway sketch was Funny or Die-level awful. Also actually offensive. Ill-considered.
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) February 12, 2017
Maybe not the offensive part, other than offensively bad. But he touches on another point in that Will Ferrel’s once hilarious “Funny or Die” has simply become a propaganda mouthpiece for today’s leftist establishment. Which is a congruent theme with today’s general state of comedy. It’s sad to see what it’s become.
Look, we get it leftists. You don’t have much left to live for. You’ve been wrong about everything and you’ve lost every single political battle you’ve waged in the last two years. You can only find solace in celebrities and comedians confirming your worldview. Some of you even criticized McKinnon for not playing KellyAnne evil enough. Well, ask and ye shall receive.
How’s it feel?
But protip? At least Melissa McCarthy lampooning Sean Spicer is actually funny. Why? She gave comedy the priority over a political agenda. At SNL, the inverse is the rule, rather than the exception. I wrote about this at Breitbart (back when it was still “BigHollywood” under the real Andrew Breitbart) and coined it the “Tina Fey Doctrine.” See, Tina Fey was the first head writer at SNL to not only give political influence the right-of-way over comedy, but in the face of influencing an election, she was the first to actually forgo comedy. Unfortunately, SNL has continued the tradition ever since.
Speaking of leftists who aren’t funny…