VIDEO: ‘SNL,’ Kimmel and Conan pile on ‘Spider-Man’ musical

Dec. 06, 2010 | 9:44 a.m.

Over at Culture Monster, our refined sister blog and a must-read for followers of the arts, Lisa Fung surveys the jokes and jabs aimed at the troubled Spider-Man Broadway musical.

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"Saturday Night Live" (NBC)

It’s still more than a month before “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark” opens on Broadway Jan. 11, but print news outlets seem to be having a heyday with their reports (or reviews?) on the preview performance glitches, the exorbitant cost (reportedly $65 million and counting), problems with the book and several cast injuries.

TV news soon followed, starting with a “60 Minutes” behind-the-scenes segment, then various reports from “The Today Show” and others. Seems as if everyone wants a piece of the musical. Now that includes the late-night shows, with Jimmy Kimmel, Conan O’Brien and others joining the news media, bloggers, tweeters and others in the free-for-all.

The latest to take on Spider-Man is “Saturday Night Live,” which included a bit on “Weekend Update…”


— Lisa Fung


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