Connect with us


Saturday Night Live Lambasted by Local Comedy Clubs Over COVID Exception

The rules just don’t apply to some people, it seems.

During this obnoxiously lonesome pandemic, there have been innumerable instances of the enhanced COVID-19 rules only being applied to the average citizenry of our nation, and not to the upper-crust that exist in their gated communities, or within the cult of celebrity.

One of the most famous examples came to us from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who was caught on camera flouting a local ordinance in California stating that hair salon customers would need to be attended to outdoors only.  Pelosi, almost unbelievably, blamed the salon owner for her behavior, suggesting that the entire debacle was a setup, meant to make her look bad.

In New York City this week, a local comedy club owner is furious now that Saturday Night Live is back to taping in front of a live studio audience while his business is still shuttered.

Trending: New Report Claims Blasey Ford’s Friend Was Threatened to Corroborate Christine’s Story

A Big Apple comedy club owner is angry that “Saturday Night Live” is shooting with a live audience, while the city’s comedy clubs remain empty because of COVID — and he says he’s disappointed that the city’s big-name comedians haven’t done more to help the ailing industry.

take our poll - story continues below

Should Congress Remove Biden from Office?

  • Should Congress Remove Biden from Office?  

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Completing this poll grants you access to Liberty Hub updates free of charge. You may opt out at anytime. You also agree to this site's Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Dani Zoldan, co-owner of Upper West Side comedy club Stand Up NY, told Page Six that it seems as if there’s one set of rules for the longrunning NBC show and another for local clubs.

Zoldan was furious.

He told us that comedy clubs in the city are being forced out of business by the lockdown, and said, “From the perspective of a comedy club owner, it’s frustrating, day in and day out, to bear witness to this loss and see that every Saturday night ‘SNL’ is allowed to produce their show indoors, seemingly in violation of the same laws crushing small businesses all over New York City.”

“They have a live studio audience and the cast members are not social distancing,” he said. “I was watching the show Saturday night and I was so upset that struggling comedy clubs are going out of business while they’re doing their thing and collecting a paycheck.”

And, in a fairly brazen act of obliviousness, last week’s episode of SNL featured a bit that mocked a Staten Island bar owner who has repeatedly refused to adhere to local COVID-19 regulations, portraying him as a rube of sorts.

Become an insider!

Sign up for our free email newsletter, and we'll make sure to keep you in the loop.

You Might Like

Join the conversation!

We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, profanity, vulgarity, doxing, or discourteous behavior. If a comment is spam, instead of replying to it, please mark it as spam. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain fruitful conversation.

You Might Like

Navy Makes Stunning Confession Regarding UFO Footage


Andrew Cuomo Scandals Having Major Impact on Brother’s Ratings


Nancy Pelosi Nancy Pelosi

Pelosi Pounces, Makes Mockery of ‘The Squad’ in New Book


World Rages as Japan Plans to Dump Fukushima Water into Ocean