It’s fun to make fun of inspirational sayings. They’re superficial. They don’t offer real solutions. They’re often divorced from reality.
In some cases, they’re actually harmful. If they work for you, great. They might not work for your friend or family member who’s depressed.
Finding the right words to say isn’t easy. …
Issa Rae was thrilled to be there. And SNL was surely thrilled to have Issa Rae.
The show is still working out some bugs. Sketches with good premises, like the 5-Hour Empathy sketch (on avoiding racial issues) and the militia sketch, just aren’t connecting, whether it’s due to unpolished writing or lack of rehearsal time. …
It was one of the most glorious moments of serendipity in television history.
Country singer Morgan Wallen was uninvited as Saturday Night Live’s musical guest after they discovered Wallen had been partying sans mask. To his credit, Wallen handled the decision gracefully.
Left with a short-notice vacancy, SNL put called in Jack White, a proven veteran of the Studio 8-H stage.
And he tore … it … up.
Pity Wallen, who wound up being thanked for torpedoing his own performance so that White could take his spot.
His opening medley stitched together a song he did with Beyoncé, a White Stripes song and a gospel blues song by Blind Willie Johnson, who died in 1945. He later performed his solo tune Lazaretto on a custom guitar Eddie Van Halen had helped to design for him, and he tossed in a bit of two-handed tapping as another salute to the rock guitar pioneer who recently passed away. …