Does anyone still care about Weekend Update?
That's the question the Los Angeles Times is asking. With the speed of the internet and the sheer number of comedy news sites and The Daily Show, is there still a place for a comedy news sketch in the middle of Saturday Night Live? (Seth Myers takes over as co-anchor with Amy Poehler this season.)
I say, why not? It's not the concept - a fake news broadcast - that's stale, it all comes down to the writing. Like most comedy does, if the jokes work then it should stick around. But if the writing remains lame, and they constantly include these "guest commentator" characters that are unfunny, or if they're just doing it, well, because there's always been a Weekend Update on SNL, then it should be put to bed. But it's the writing.
What do you think?