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In an obscure spin-off of the Superfans, local product Beth Cahill plays Denise Swerski, giving make-up tips for South Side brides-to-be.
As much as we love the Blues Brothers, Harry Caray, Bill Swerski and Wayne, they did not top our list of the best SNL skits about Chicago
Though it is a New York City institution, Saturday Night Live might not exist without Chicago. Local theaters and Chicago comedy troupes like Second City, iO and the Annoyance have been a farm system for Lorne Michaels for four decades. (In fact, a whopping 40 SNL cast members have come from Chicago. We ranked them all.) Our city has proven to be fruitful fodder for sketches as well. Some of the show's most memorable comic creations have been Chicagoans—the Blues Brothers, Wayne Campbell and an absurdly science-obsessed Harry Caray. Here are the 12 greatest skits about Chicago from SNL's first 40 years.
October 9, 2013
Our dopey, crooked politicians are comedic gold. Blago's level of cartoonish villainy, and that wave of hair crashing over his forehead, made him an easy and appropriate target. Jason Sudeikis's impersonation shared our local joke with the nation. "It's like beating a dead whore," he says to Seth Meyers, who notes that is not how the saying goes. "Yeah, not where I come from."
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