Saturday Night Live
Benedict Cumberbatch & Solange
November 5, 2016
I so wanted this to be a great episode. I wouldn’t describe myself as a “Cumberbitch” but I do appreciate me some Benedict Cumberbatch, think that he has a gift for comedy and believed he would be a natural as host. But UGH, this episode.
In the last episode of the election, Saturday Night Live decided to tone down the politics and instead serve a bunch of sketches that were puzzling at best, down right terrible at worst, and fill the rest with guest appearances in the hopes that no one would notice that it was just flat-out not funny.
It didn’t work.
(But I don’t blame you, Benedict Cumberbatch. An actor can only do so much with the material he is given.)