It’s Good to Be the King

September 18, 2017 at 3:06 pm 1 comment

Don Roy King’s already-packed trophy case added another Emmy on Sunday night. King ’69, a 2016 recipient of Penn State’s Distinguished Alumni Award, won the Emmy for Outstanding Directing for a Variety Series for his work on the April 15, 2017 episode of Saturday Night Live, the first in the program’s history that aired live in all four major American time zones.

After receiving his seventh Emmy since becoming the director of the long-running show, King took one question from the press about comedy’s place in America’s “fraught political climate.” Saying that he’s always been “proud of the show,” King said that the 42nd season of Saturday Night Live “felt different, more important” and that it mixed “holding people accountable” with “doing some healing.”

Bill Difilippo, online editor

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  • 1. Bob Krieger  |  September 18, 2017 at 3:53 pm

    Yes, of course. SNL has always been known for “doing some healing!” Irony is dead, and apparently parody is on life support.

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