Day: February 24, 2022

Best-bets for Feb. 26: Saturdays are funny again

1) “Saturday Night Live,” 11:29 p.m., NBC. For three Olympic weekends, we’ve had laughless Saturdays. Now the drought is over and John Mulaney hosts a new episode. He was an “SNL” writer for four years, co-creating Bill Hader’s Stefon character. (They’re shown here.) This is his fifth time as host and his first since finishing drug-rehab a year ago. He’s also returned to do uncredited bits and to write for some hosts. The music guest is LCD Sound System, which won a Grammy for “Tonite.” Read more…

True stories focus on uberwrought young geniuses

TV sems to savor two kinds of real-life stories – true crime and true tech. Now come the tales of:
–Uber and Travis Kalanick. “Super Pumped” (shown here), 10 p.m. Sundays on Showtime, starts Feb. 27.
— Theranos and Elizabeth Holmes. First was an HBO documentary movie; next is “The Dropout,” a Hulu mini-series Thursdays, starting March 3.
Each depicts a hard-charging person, creating a billion-dollar business; still, there’s a key difference. “Travis isn’t a con man, said “Super Pumped” producer Beth Schacter. His idea worked. “We all walk around with Uber in our pocket; we don’t walk around with Theranos.” Read more…