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‘SNL’ Reveals the Brutal Truth of a Film Festival Q&A — Watch

Surprisingly, no one asks what the budget was.

If you’ve ever attended a post-screening Q&A, you already know that audience members aren’t typically known for asking insightful questions. (“What was the budget?”) After its New York Film Festival skit from a few weeks ago, “Saturday Night Live” once again returned to the festival circuit last night with a bit taking place at the Ann Arbor Short Film Festival. Watch below.

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Emily Blunt (who hosted last night’s episode) stars in “Qua,” a very short film in which she runs through the woods and discovers…herself. Afterward, the cast and crew of the short — which accounts for every single person in the audience except for one — take to the stage to field questions. This leaves Vanessa Bayer alone to ask questions like “what was that all about?” (answers: the Holocaust; why we wear makeup) and which filmmakers influenced the production (to which three different people have the same response of Richard Linklater and Charlie Kaufman, natch).

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Elsewhere in the world of audience members asking questions, last night’s episode began with a parody of the second (and highly contentious) presidential debate between Hillary Clinton (Kate McKinnon) and Donald Trump (Alec Baldwin) — a skit the Republican nominee for president has cited as an example of the media rigging the election.

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Zack Braff's cousin

Robot’s aren’t a joke. They are going to rule over all of us within the next century. Maybe the robots will think this sketch is funny as they look back at how un-aware we were at our impending extinction!

Zack Braff's cousin

Well if you think about it the sketch isn’t that funny. We deserve a painful death at the hands of the machines. :(


A cross between Pi and Donald Kaufman’s The Three from Adaptation, ok got it.


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