WASHINGTON--While Sarah Palin and friends are bashing the mainstream media, NBC's "Saturday Night Live" wickedly funny spoofs are having as much political impact in the presidential campaign as the Sunday public affairs shows.
So with the Nov. 4 election looming, NBC announced it is adding on a three week prime time whistle stop, starting at 9:30 eastern this Thursday for a 30 minute live show. That means we won't have to wait until next Saturday to find out how the second presidential--this Tuesday--really went down. There will be a Thursday edition of the "Weekend Update."
"Saturday Night Live" takes its topical comedy to primetime starting this
Thursday, October 9 at 9:30 PM ET for three weeks of LIVE half-hours. "Saturday
Night Live Weekend Update Thursday" will air October 9, 16 and 23 (in addition
to two more Saturday episodes on October 18 & 25).