In both this class and my History of Television class, both required texts have strongly suggested that the birth of radio and television led to the ultimate demise of vaudeville. However, with the return of SNL, featuring guest star Margot Robbie, it is evident to me that although vaudeville may not be in surplus, it is certainly still successful. I think what leads to the consistent success of SNL in such an “outdated” and rare style of television is its ability to poke fun at the most serious issues in society. And, most recently, SNL’s fixation on American politics has kept it extremely relevant in multiple facets of our media. Throughout the years, SNL has always made fun of politicians, presidential candidates, and campaigns. In recent years however, SNL has made political satire a core element of the show. Almost every episode begins with a news segment, political speech, or presidential debate. The show’s ability to find humor in the most serious and important aspect of our society has allowed it to maintain significance in the lives of the American public. Even actual news networks will feature political sketches from SNL in their daily broadcasts. This success proves that in life before radio/television and in life now, people will always look to vaudeville and political satire in order to find humor and entertainment in daily life.