Seth Meyers: SNL will mock Harvey Weinstein soon enough

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Saturday Night Live faced some criticism for not taking on the Harvey Weinstein story last week, but Seth Meyers is expecting that to change soon enough.

If you’re outraged that Saturday Night Live isn’t poking fun at Harvey Weinstein just yet, hold your horses. Former cast member Seth Meyers believes the jokes are incoming!

I’m going to rewind for a minute to fill in anyone not completely familiar. Late night talk shows and SNL both faced some heavy fire for apparently not making fun of Weinstein fast enough when he was fired last week from The Weinstein Company. The move came as a result of allegations of sexual misconduct (from harassment to rape) ranging over the past several decades.

Critics of the aforementioned shows like SNL acted as if they were trying to essentially protect Weinstein. According to the NY Daily News, however, Seth Meyers says that the real problem was they couldn’t come up with funny enough material for it, and/or the jokes were just too soon:

"“I know from doing that show, I guarantee they tried stuff,” Meyers told us at PaleyFest NY in Midtown. “I think it’s very possible that the audience wasn’t ready to laugh at what was a really dark story.”"

An article from Variety confirms Seth’s theory that SNL did try some Weinstein jokes. But after they fell completely flat during dress rehearsal, the choice was made not to use them. If it just comes across as tasteless and unfunny, they’re better off waiting a week to think of something better.

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