The Peabody Awards

The Peabody Awards

Peabody Conversations: Saturday Night Live


Text by Margaret Blanchard, Video by Wes Unruh - 11/2/2018


“I think it’s important to keep people in power a little on their toes and afraid they’re going to be made fun of and what we’re going to say about them,” Chris Kelly, writer for “Saturday Night Live,” says about the role satire plays in politics. Kelly, along with fellow writer Sarah Schneider, accepted a 2017 Peabody Award for SNL’s comedic take on an exceptionally divisive election season and its aftermath.