Sunday, November 17, 2013
Lady Gaga hosts SNL; the show as all about her clothes
Lady Gaga hosted Saturday Night Live on Saturday night, Nov. 16. I don’t know whether many bars and discos broadcast this, since she is so popular in the gay community.
As usual, the experience was sartorial. Rather than a lot of direct comedy, Gaga performed, often decked in a variety of costumes as if out of “Once Upon a Time”. The NBC link for the broadcast is here.
Lady Gaga’s real name is Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta and is known as much as a businesswoman (sort of along the lines of Aston Kutcher) as many other things. She pretty much adhere’s to “A+K”;s idea that it pays to be smart.
She was born and raised in New York City and much of her early career started in the East Village.
It seems that on SNL you can be a “host” and a “musical guest”. Not everyone is expected to act in comedy skits when they can sing and perform musical numbers. Not that many potential hosts can really do both.
But there's plenty for any young comedy prios to write skits about: Obamacare, piracy, NSA surveillance, Russia's bizarre anti-gay law in the face of the upcoming Winter Olympics. .
I’m told that if you want to go, you have to get in line for tickets at 30 Rock at 9 AM on Saturday morning of the performance. Does anyone know differently?
I worked for NBC at that address as a mainframe computer programmer 1974-1977.