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Wiig Not in Same League as Belushi, Chase and Ferrell

Wiig Not in Same League as Belushi, Chase and Ferrell

Kristen Wiig got a sendoff worthy of royalty on “Saturday Night Live’s” final show of the season.

But why lavish so much praise on an overrated comic while two of her fellow departing “SNL” cast members – Jason Sudeikis and Andy Samberg – had far more impact on the sketch show?

It’s a question raised by Sonny Bunch at The Washington Times, and he makes some compelling arguments that Wiig is a fine, but over-hyped performer:

Don’t get me wrong: Miss Wiig is a talented writer. “Bridesmaids,” which she coscripted and starred in, was fresh and funny and nabbed her an Oscar nomination for best screenplay. And her appearances on the big screen are typically entertaining; she was a standout, for example, in Mike Judge’s “Extract.”

But her SNL characters were embarrassing — arch, one-note messes.

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