New York City has had a rough week. Hurricane Sandy hit and was a bigger asshole than many were anticipating. Thousands and thousands of people without power, a number of people lost their lives, neighborhoods and transit systems destroyed.
If all of that weren’t enough, there was still an episode of Saturday Night Live to come at the end of it. Ugh, SNL, have you no decency? The show has settled into an uncomfortable routine of being a predictable pimento loaf of entertainment: general shit with bits of color. It’s generally not a good way to celebrate a weekend, particularly if that weekend is of the post-apocalyptic variety.
But this week…maybe this week will be better. We’ve already seen glimpses of the goodness in humanity, with people in NYC doing little things like providing power outlets so that people can charge devices and get in touch with loved ones. And Louis C.K. will host SNL.
Let’s be real: it could still suck. But if Louis C.K. gets to write a decent portion of the skits, then they’re bound to be funnier than the normal fare. Just watching his awkward shtick will be enough of a treat.
In fact, I’d be happy if Louis C.K. and Bill Hader just did an hour and a half of promos for the show.
Another treat (for me anyway) is that the musical guest is Fun. and their song “We Are Young” was one of my summer anthems.
A great coincidence like this makes me feel like, “Sure, things are bad right now. But I think maybe everything’s going to be okay.”