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Comedy New Year's Resolutions: What We Want To See More And Less Of In 2011

The Huffington Post     First Posted: 01/03/11 09:04 AM ET   Updated: 05/25/11 07:20 PM ET

2010 was a big year for comedy, but not for altogether funny reasons. We're looking forward to 2011, but first want to make some promises to ourselves, as well as give some advice to others, that will make us all happier, more satisfied fans of humor. Read over our 2011 comedy New Year's resolutions, and vote for the resolution you'll be sure to stick to!

No More Saying That "SNL" Used To Be Funny
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If you begin a sentence with some variation of "'SNL' used to be good, but...", then congratulations! You have entered into the most boring conversation about comedy that has been repeated since roughly 1976.

Remember when you were 13, and idolized [cast member] and [his/her] contemporaries and couldn't wait to see the recurring sketch with [The Sweeney Sisters/Matt Foley/The Spartan Cheerleaders]? The previous generation thought that was a disgrace to the spirit of John Belushi, because their "SNL" cast was the last good one, and it's been downhill from there. And guess what? Nobody is right or wrong. For better or worse, the show is an American comedy institution that has outlasted nearly every other outlet of humor, so they must be doing something right.

Not every sketch in a 90 minute show will be a winner, but that's hardly exclusive to any period of "SNL" history. Plus, one might argue that the Digital Shorts of today provide at least one consistently great sketch per episode.
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This Comedy Resolution
Not a big deal
Stick to it!

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