At different points in the last four decades, "Saturday Night Live" ranged between passable to poignant and everything in between.
In some instances, SNL spoke to the world, and they were the standard bearers on taking world news and making it their own, and giving it the kind of skew that was equal parts laugh but with something very important to say.
Other times, SNL was more gimmicky and mundane, when characters and catch phrases often played more than trying to be funny and contemporary.
The newest season of SNL seems to be headed more toward relevancy than it has been in recent years. Now granted, SNL shouldn't be devoid of laughs or all of a sudden turn into "Meet The Press," but that doesn't mean it can't take pot shots or jabs at serious issues with more of a serious tone, while still being tongue firmly planted into their cheek.
This past week, Amy Schumer told tall as the host of the show and the program hit more than just a few nerves. The show took on everything from the Kardashians and that family to gun control.
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