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“Saturday Night Live” alum and comedy legend Rob Schneider explains the exact moment when he knew it was “over” at SNL.
The moment occurred when SNL featured a comedy skit reacting to Hillary Clinton’s presidential loss — but it included no punch line.
“When Hillary Clinton lost, which is understandable, that she’d lose,” Schneider said. “Not exactly the most likable person in the room.”
“And then when Kate McKinnon went out there on ‘Saturday Night Live’ in the cold opening,” he continued. “She started dressed as like Hillary Clinton. And there was no joke at the end, and I went, ‘It’s over. It’s over. It’s not gonna come back,’” Schneider continued.
“And she started playing ‘Hallelujah’ [as Clinton] …I literally prayed, ‘Please have a joke at the end. Don’t do this. Please don’t go down there.’”
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During the 58-year-old actor/comedian’s appearance on the The Blaze’s “The Glenn Beck Program” podcast, the “Grown Ups” star talked about how he had always believed that his job was to entertain people at comedy clubs — and he compared that philosophy to “some comedy shows” that seemed to be more interested in “indoctrinating” people.
Beck said sarcastically, “not ‘Saturday Night Live,’” and the comedian said he hated to “crap on” his own former show. He then proceeded to identify the exact moment when he had realized that his former show was no longer the same place he had once called home…
“The Animal” star then called out the “comedic indoctrination process happening with each of the late night hosts.” He said they are basically interchangeable and there’s no longer “an independent voice anymore.”