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Still Buffering: How to Sketch Comedy

An illustration of Teylor Smirl, Rileigh Smirl, and Sydnee Mcelroy. Sydnee is wearing a doctor’s coat and holding a giant Tardigrade. Encircling them is the name of the show, Still Buffering, with ovals between the letters. Beneath them its says “I am a teenager... and I was too.”

Very few pieces of culture seem to be able to transcend all boundaries of time and generational differences, but somehow Saturday Night Live is one of the few that has been able to for decades. So, what is it about sketch comedy shows that’s so appealing to young adults and grown ups alike that spans years? Let’s find out! Also, we’re sorry about the chicken.

Music: “Baby You Change Your Mind” by Nouvellas

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