From an interview with Neal Brennan, co-creator of the Chappelle Show.
Yes people always slam SNL but I have a lot of friends over there and I like the show. The thing about them is that they have to do that show in a confined space and time. They have an hour and half to fill so they could only do eight sets. So each sketch has to be five to eight minutes long. They’re reliant on entrances and exits of characters and they have to repeat that ad nauseum because they can’t leave the set. Our sketches are more narrative because they can be. SNL is more like a theatre review and our show is a like a short film show.
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