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The Nose On Pete Davidson, Dan Crenshaw, Douglas Rain, Stan Lee, and 'Can You Ever Forgive Me?'

Nov 16, 2018

Last weekend, Saturday Night Live did a thing it rarely does: it apologized for a joke it had made in poor taste. Pete Davidson, the comedian behind the joke and the apology, is a unique figure in the history of SNL.

This week's biggest pop culture story is probably the death of Marvel Comics's Stan Lee. The Nose also wants to take a moment to acknowledge the death of the voice of HAL, Douglas Rain.

And: Academy Award-winner Melissa McCarthy? Is that a universe we're headed toward? Her turn as Lee Daniels in Can You Ever Forgive Me? just might get us there.

Some other stuff that happened this week, give or take:

GUESTS:

  • Rand Richards Cooper - Contributing editor at Commonweal; writes the "In Our Midst" column for Hartford magazine
  • Irene Papoulis - Teaches writing at Trinity College
  • Kate Rushin - A poet whose "The Bridge Poem" is featured in The Atlantic

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Colin McEnroe contributed to this show.