We live in a network-TV landscape where hit shows like 2 Broke Girls behave as if “edgy” comedy means Asian stereotypes and saying vagina multiple times per episode. Then there’s the Parks and Rec gang, who thrive instead on jubilant comedy-dork experimentation and have turned the show into a mini SNL-style launching pad.
I was [at SNL] when Darrell Hammond was playing Clinton, and writers were tripping all over themselves trying to write Clinton pieces, because he was the best joke going. He was such a character. He was a super, super horny president. It doesn’t get better or funnier than that for a comedy writer.