5 episodes

Award-winning radio personality, podcaster, and SNL fanatic/historian NICK DIGILIO hosts this weekly deep dive into the world of the granddaddy of all sketch-comedy shows.



Nick, a Second City grad and veteran of Chicago comedy and theater, has watched every single episode of SNL since George Carlin hosted the premiere on October 11th, 1975.



Consisting of new and old episode analysis; SNL-relates guests; historical impact; and even entire episodes dedicated completely to just one sketch...this is every SNL fan's dream podcast, and proof that that tired, cliched statement: "That show hasn't been funny in years," is simply NOT true.

That Show Hasn't Been Funny In Years: an SNL podcast on Radio Misfits Nick Digilio / Radio Misfits Podcast Network

    • TV & Film
    • 4.5 • 22 Ratings

Award-winning radio personality, podcaster, and SNL fanatic/historian NICK DIGILIO hosts this weekly deep dive into the world of the granddaddy of all sketch-comedy shows.



Nick, a Second City grad and veteran of Chicago comedy and theater, has watched every single episode of SNL since George Carlin hosted the premiere on October 11th, 1975.



Consisting of new and old episode analysis; SNL-relates guests; historical impact; and even entire episodes dedicated completely to just one sketch...this is every SNL fan's dream podcast, and proof that that tired, cliched statement: "That show hasn't been funny in years," is simply NOT true.

    That Show – Brooks Wheelan

    That Show – Brooks Wheelan

    Nick has a hilarious and very lively conversation with SNL Season 39 cast member Brooks Wheelan. Stories include: how he got the gig by sending in an audition tape that included an imitation of Hitler playing with Troll dolls, working with Edward Norton on a sketch involving racoons with switchblades (and how Norton became a huge fan), writing a sketch in which he is raped by King Kong and Jimmy Fallon plays his brother/lover (it never made it to air), and standing next to R. Kelly on stage during 'Goodbyes' as Kenan Thompson tells him: "Stay away from him...he's a bad man." Plus they talk about his stand-up career and his appearance on MTV's "Ridiculousness." And much more! [EP4]

    • 53 min
    That Show – Wait, They Were On SNL?!

    That Show – Wait, They Were On SNL?!

    Nick talks about 20 very famous performers who, at one time, were actually cast members on "Saturday Night Live." You might remember a couple, but, for the most part, their days on SNL are all but forgotten. You'll hear stories about the time they spent on the show, some of the bits they did, and the sketches they starred in, and some of the memories they have about SNL. Some of these famous folks were on for several seasons, others for just one season, and, in one case (with a huge Chicago connection), the person only appeared on ONE SHOW. Find out who by listening to this latest episode. [EP3]

    • 55 min
    That Show – Jon Rudnitsky

    That Show – Jon Rudnitsky

    On episode #2 of this SNL podcast, Nick is joined by comedian, writer, and actor Jon Rudnitsky, who was a cast member for one season of "Saturday Night Live," and it was a very memorable season indeed. Jon talks about how he was discovered at a comedy festival, what he did for his SNL audition, and what it was like to work those grueling, no-sleep-having hours at 30 Rock (without the cocaine they had in the 70s). They talk about his first moments on the show (Miley Cyrus licked him), the nightmare of working on the episode that Donald Trump hosted during the Presidential campaign (we're not sure if Trump can read), and the bond he had with cast members like Kate McKinnon, Bobby Moynihan and Kenan Thompson. Jon also talks about what it's like to work with George Clooney, be inspired by the Marx Brothers and Sid Caesar, and the joy of working with Larry David on "Curb Your Enthusiasm." A must listen for all SNL fans. [EP2]

    • 48 min
    That Show – The “Potato Chip” Sketch

    That Show – The “Potato Chip” Sketch

    The debut episode of this new podcast about "Saturday Night Live" is all about the classic/insane/weird/hilarious "Potato Chip," written by Will Forte and John Solomon that aired in December of 2009. In this sketch, Jason Sudeikis plays a southern gentleman who wants to be an astronaut, but makes a fatal error during his interview with NASA official Will Forte: he eats one of Forte's potato chips...and all hell breaks loose. Nick talks about the history of the sketch (the creation, the writing, the first read-thru, etc.), analyzes it beat by beat, and discusses the impact it has made over the years...you also find out what a "12:50 sketch" is, and how this particular one inspired such praise and utter confusion. A deep dive to start off THAT SHOW HASN'T BEEN FUNNY IN YEARS. [EP1]

    • 45 min
    That Show – Teaser

    That Show – Teaser

    'That Show Hasn't Been Funny In Years: an SNL podcast'

    Award-winning radio personality, podcaster, and SNL fanatic/historian NICK DIGILIO hosts this weekly deep dive into the world of the granddaddy of all sketch-comedy shows.

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Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

kalooney ,

I hate when people dis SNL, too

Nick is the perfect person to do this podcast, a real fan. I loved the first podcast episode which prompted me to go find and watch the potato chip sketch. I can’t wait to hear the upcoming episodes.

KellaC ,

Perfect!!

Yes! No one better to unpack the sheer greatness of SNL! Nick D is pure fun.

Todd the Trivia Guy ,

Can’t wait!!!

Anxiously awaiting the first episode. Confident in the 5 star rating before even hearing an episode. If it’s anything from Nick Digilio it’s guaranteed to be awesome!

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