By Justin Soto, Lifestyle Editor
Boston University’s Programming Council is planning a weekend full of fun with their annual inter-school pageant, Mr. and Mrs. BU on Thursday March 21 and Seth Meyer’s comedy show on Friday March 22. Since I am a huge fan of Saturday Night Live, I was thrilled to hear that Seth Meyers would be coming to perform on campus. As current head writer of the NBC show SNL and the host of its parody segment Weekend Update, he is an icon for comedy fans around the country.
Meyers got his improv comedy start as a member of the Northwestern University sketch group called Mee-Ow. He continued his career at ImprovOlympic with the group Preponderate as well as overseas as a cast member of Boom Chicago. Meyers joined the SNL team in 2001 and in 2005 he was promoted to writing supervisor. Once Tina Fey left the SNL show, Meyers became head writer for the 2006-2007 season. When Amy Poehler left the show in the 2008-2009 season he started anchoring Weekend Update alone. These experiences landed him a film role alongside in the 2004 film called See This Movie as well as the 2008 film Journey to the Center of the Earth alongside Brendan Fraser and Anita Briem. He has continued acting in films along with his job at SNL.
He is performing in multiple places in March including a stop at BU on March 22, Treasure Island Resort and Casino in Welch, Minn. on the March 23 and the University of Central Florida Arena in Orlando, Fla. on March 25. He seems to attract young audiences who enjoy his sarcasm and improv talents. I hope that fellow BU students will enjoy his comedy performance as much as I will.
His experiences include satire, political satire, news satire, improv and sketch comedy. These varying expressions of comedy awaken the senses of an audience member, especially with his witty tone and quirky smirk when presenting the news on SNL. BU students should be delighted to watch him perform this Friday, hopefully setting the pace for a great weekend.
By Heather Goldin, Staff Writer
The Lonely Island takes the popular phrase “Yolo,” to another extreme in their new song featuring Adam Levine and Kendrick Lamar. Although, The Lonely Island’s song is more accurately described as the anti-yolo. It’s actually a humorous guide to protecting your life as much as possible.
The satiric song sums up its message at the end: “You Outa Look Out,” which seems to be the band’s revised version of the acronym we are so used to hearing as a disclaimer to stupidity.
I suppose what The Lonely Island is getting at is that there is a balance between taking no chances in life, and throwing your life away by taking too large a risk. Though sung in jest, the song is actually right. You only live once, so in general, you should probably be more careful than careless.
Know your own limits, because YOLO.
By Samantha Tatro, Daily Free Press Staff Writer
The stand-by line is not for the light hearted. It’s like Saturday Night Live alumna Tina Fey said on 30 Rock, “concrete bunghole where dreams are made up. There’s nothing you can do.” Except, with proper planning, the will to wait 40 hours outside, and three ounces of good luck, you, too, can survive the SNL stand-by line, all for that glorious reward: sitting in the SNL audience. And for all the trouble and hours of ice-cold waiting and 40 hours of waiting we endured, it was – hands down – the best experience of my life.