This viewpoint does not have solid evidence to back it up but the show continues to delve into politics especially with its portrayals of the Trump administration, especially President Trump.
Despite helping to ramp up its political coverage over the past ten years, former “Saturday Night Live” star Tina Fey doesn’t believe the show has as much sway over the public as people think.
Fey was a regular cast member on the sketch series from 1997 to 2006. In 2000 she joined Jimmy Fallon on the show’s “Weekend Update” desk before moving on to do shows like “30 Rock” and “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.” However, in 2008 she became an unexpectedly major part of the presidential race thanks to her guest portrayal of Sen. John McCain’s then-running mate Sarah Palin.
Tennant pressed his guest on the responsibility she feels as a political satirist. Fey explained that, while she always considers her comedy’s impact, she doesn’t think “SNL” will ever make or break someone’s political opinion.
“I don’t think that show can really sway people,” Fey said. “I think you can shine a light... You can help them articulate something they’re already feeling about a given person.”