Welcome to our new series Tragedy Plus Time. Each segment will focus on a particular ‘life crisis’ — sometimes globally tragic, sometimes more of a personal affair — and we’ll explore how many of the comedians we know and love have dealt with it.
Cancer is the disease that perpetually reminds us that we are all a bunch of vulnerable, fleshy meat sacks, and that everything we touch, eat, breathe or spend too much time standing near is eventually going to kill us. It affects millions of people every year. A late diagnosis is effectively a death sentence, and the variety show of pain it has provided humanity [...]
Saturday Night Live has been home to over a hundred cast members throughout the past 35 years. In our column Saturday Night’s Children, we present the history, talent, and best sketches of one SNL cast member each week for your viewing, learning, and laughing pleasure.
She was one of the original Not Ready for Prime Time Players, the first Saturday Night Live actress to win national adoration, and unarguably one of the biggest legends in the show’s history. Whether it was her nasal-nerdy Lisa Loopner, the gross tangents of Roseanne Rosannadanna, or the shitfaced rocker Candy Slice, Gilda Radner brought a magnetic, childlike energy and a needed mix of [...]