With Pete Davidson's decision to leave, SNL needs to grab people that the younger generation can relate to. But, which ones have what it takes?
Brittany Broski rose to fame because of her viral taste test of kombucha. Flash forward 3 years later, and she is the proud leader of Broski Nation. Brittany has two TikTok accounts with a combined following of about 10 million followers. One thing about Brittany is that she is just herself on her accounts. She talks about virtually anything and everything in various accents and skits. I think because she has the creativity and innate ability to just produce content that makes people laugh. I think if she kept doing this in an environment of people who’s jobs are to do the same would help her thrive. Accents and silly skits come so natural to her and that is literally the environment of SNL. Brittany is funny on her own, but where she differs from other creators, is that I think she would thrive in character pieces on the show.
Ena Da is a content creator under the platform of @park_slope_arsonist. Ena is so satirical and has the ability to make light of any situation without it being disrespectful. Her comedic range is so broad as she can create humor from anything. One skit that showcases her ability to make simple things funny is a skit she did about being from Delaware. I think her vibe is satire and sarcasm, and this would be really beneficial in writing skits and performing them as she makes instagram memes in addition to videos. I could see her being a strong addition to the weekend update desk.
Fibula aka Connor Wood is someone who I could see working well with Please Don't Destroy being young comedians. Connor I think would be a great addition to digital shorts or having a weekend update character position similar to what Pete Davidson did. He is naturally funny as himself, and I think being able to play himself versus doing impersonations is where he would thrive. In writing sketches, I think he would be able to bring subtle humor to light. In his podcast Brooke and Connor Make a Podcast with Lady Efron, aka Brooke Averick, he shows his ability to bounce off of other comedians so well, that I think being on an ensemble cast would be a place where he would shine.
Courtney does skits on instagram and TikTok, and is over the top in the best possible way. She would thrive on an ensemble cast doing character work. She is an aspiring actress, and frequently posts bloopers from her self tapes. She has an ability to act, and that combined with her over the top comedy is a recipe for success. She has posted about collaborating on skits with fellow comedians, so I think her experience with this will benefit her in an ensemble setting. Courtney is hilarious in her own videos, but she does shine when she works with a group, which is obviously very important on a show like SNL. I could see her being able to appeal to the Gen Z humor and the young crowd, but she has a range that I think older fans would also find interesting.
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