It’s the end of the season, it’s May “sweeps,” and the last chance for “Saturday Night Live ” to boost its ratings.
Instead, the venerable comedy show will go out on a peculiar note. The host will be “Russian Doll” star Natasha Lyonne, and the musical guest is Japanese Breakfast.
What’s weird here is that Lyonne recently broke up with former “SNL” cast member Fred Armisen. And no one in the world has heard of Japanese Breakfast.
Lyonne said in an interview that she and Armisen ended their 8 year relationship because she wanted a swimming pool at her Los Angeles home and he didn’t. So maybe they’re still great friends even after that. Maybe they decided to get a pool.
And the Breakfast people? They can’t be divisive because no one knows them. Only their parents will tune in based on name recognition. They’re described on Wikipedia as is an experimental pop band headed by Korean-American musician, director, and author Michelle Zauner. Their most recent album, “Jubilee,” released in 2021, sold 77,575 copies including streaming. So God bless.
Their big single was last year’s “Be Sweet,” which looks and sounds like an MTV hit from 1984. I like it!