Saturday Night Live was once the premier comedy show in America. It was so funny that it influenced how we spoke and made us laugh out loud on a weekly basis. SNL is still funny, but does it make us laugh anymore? Let’s take a look at some of the reasons why SNL has changed over time and see if we can figure out what happened with this once great comedy show.

Once upon a time, SNL was funny.

SNL has always been funny. It was funny in the 1970s and 80s, it was funny in the 1990s, and it’s not as funny now.

The thing about SNL is that it changes as times change. If you were alive during an era when SNL was good–say, from 1975 to 1985–you probably think of those years as being “the golden age” of comedy television shows (and maybe even all television). But if you weren’t born until after 1999 or so? Then those same years may seem like a wasteland of unfunny garbage compared to what we have today!

Nowadays, not so much.

The show has become more political, and it’s not as funny.

It’s also losing cast members left and right.

The cast is leaving?

The cast is leaving?

It’s no secret that SNL has been struggling in recent years to keep its roster of talented performers happy, with many stars leaving the show after only one season. Is it because they’re not being paid enough or too much?

What happened?

SNL used to be a place where you could go to see a variety of comedy. They had the SNL writers, and they also had guest stars who were great at doing impressions and making jokes. Now, it feels like all we get is political commentary that isn’t funny at all.

They used to have characters like Tina Fey as Sarah Palin or Will Ferrell as George W Bush – but now they just have Alec Baldwin playing Donald Trump (who isn’t even funny at all). Is this what Saturday Night Live has become?


The show is still funny in some ways, but it’s not what it used to be. They have lost touch with the American people and their sense of humor about politics has become stale. The cast is leaving because they don’t think there are any roles left for them on this show that doesn’t reflect their values anymore. We all remember when SNL was relevant and funny; now it seems like just another political platform where the writers try too hard to please everyone—and ultimately nobody gets what they want!