Seven South Florida Comedians Who Belong on Saturday Night Live
|Abby Elliott is the latest SNL cast member to announce she's leaving the show. Who should replace her? Miamians.|
As news breaks that yet another cast member is leaving Saturday Night Live next year, bringing the total to three (possibly four), you'd think that Lorne Michaels would be going through a mini breakdown. But even with the departures of heavyweights Andy Samberg and Kristen Wiig, upcoming star Abby Elliott, and the threats of fence sitter Jason Sudeikis, Michaels is probably still happily sitting high on his throne of late night comedy excellence.
Still, last season's SNL finale had below average ratings, indicating the show's due for a much needed make-over. Here at Cultist, we have an easy solution for the SNL team: Look no further than the Magic City.
Any local purveyor of comedy in South Florida will tell you there's a stockpile of untouched genius hanging around the region's clubs and Improvs. Here are our suggestions for Miamian SNL cast member replacements.
Cultist's own columnist is one of Miami's favorite comedians. The puppet's Twitter feed alone is enough to prove he has the comedy chops to make it past the lobby of 30 Rock. But his true genius is seen in his YouTube videos and surprisingly insightful weekly articles. Considering that there's grumblings that "Weekend Update" needs a new identity, why not put a smart mouthed Cuban made of felt at the helm? #PLP!
Pair of Nuts
Are these two not the perfect inheritors of the Digital Short reigns, now that Andy Samberg is leaving? Their mega popular gay-trilogy of "Gay-O," "Gaytorade," and "Colgay" are all the qualifications they need. These two would turn "Dick in a Box" into a song about Richard Nixon's funeral.