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Eyewitness History

with Joshua Cohen

Legendary SNL Writer Discusses Working With Chris Farley, Norm MacDonald, and David Spade

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During his tenure as a writer for NBC’s Saturday Night Live alongside Will Ferrell, Maya Rudolph, Norm MacDonald, Tina Fey and Tracy Morgan, Fink not only earned a reputation for his fearless lampooning of pop culture, but also appeared as a commentator on the show’s Weekend Update. During his final season at SNL, Hugh Fink received the Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Program. Last year, he was brought back to SNL as a guest writer to share his expertise with the newer cast members and writers.

We discuss his time as a writer with SNL, his part in the infamous Eddie Murphy controversy, as well his experience writing the last sketch Chris Farley appeared in, in addition to a lot more.

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September 27, 2022
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Josh Cohen is a journalist and commentator living out of the Midwest.

He has written for a number of reputable publications.

His fascination with history is in the story of our existence and how it is told. Keeping the tradition of storytelling alive in Eyewitness History is what drives him.
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