Episode 11: Matt Lewis (“You’re old enough to stay up late but you’re not going to get laid and you can’t get into a bar.”)

And we’re back! After a two-week hiatus, the Crummy Little Podcast returns to celebrate Saturday Night Live, which premiered 40 years ago this past weekend. Joining me to chat about it is friend of the program Matt Lewis. It’s especially topical for a political and cultural commentator like Matt, since this year’s season kicked off with a much-discussed cameo by Hillary Clinton.

Matt and I both enjoyed the show during our formative years, and we both now find it difficult to stay up late on a Saturday night to watch the program live. But SNL is a bit unique as a media property. As media has evolved over the past several decades – from the dominance of broadcast networks to the advent of cable to the rise of the internet and short-form, on-demand video – many cornerstones of the television schedule has decreased in importance. Not so for SNL, whose format was built for YouTube three decades before YouTube even existed.

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