Today’s Inside Radio labeled this past weekend’s SNL skit an “example of radio’s declining image.”
The skit was a spoof of the average zoo-dj, barfing into the mic with some seriously unfunny bathroom humor – the laugh-at kind, not the laugh-with kind.
But what does this spoof say about our industry really? After all, The Simpsons has been making fun of dumb radio morning shows for years.
I think, more than anything, it says that wise-ass New York comedy writers don’t dance to the same groove as the average mediocre morning show. For all their satire, the bit wasn’t terribly funny, regardless of whether or not you’re in the industry being lampooned.
Would radio be wise to do more comedy worthy of SNL’s standard? Absolutely. But SNL would be wise to do more comedy worthy of that standard, too. So far, this season is dreadful.
Make fun of radio all you want, boys and girls. There but for the grace of God go you.