Laughing Matters — Saturday Night Live, “White Like Me”

Sometimes comedy illuminates hard truths with a pointed urgency that other means can’t quite achieve. Sometimes comedy is just funny. This series of posts is mostly about the former instances, but the latter is valuable, too. A few years ago, Neal Brennan was interviewed by The A.V. Club about his comedy touchstones, and he recalled watching a certain 1984 Saturday Night Live sketch with a statement that should be absurd, but I suspect holds true for a lot of white people who grew up part of Generation X. “I think that is probably the first time I thought, “Oh. Being … Continue reading Laughing Matters — Saturday Night Live, “White Like Me”