History of SNL Firing Cast Members


This week, Saturday Night Live fired new cast member, Shane Gillis. Turns out he made racist comments on podcasts.


But there’s been numerous famous comedians who have been fired by SNL over the years. Adam Sandler. Fired! Chris Rock. Fired! Sarah Silverman. Fired! Not to mention, Norm Macdonald, Damon Wayons, Rob Riggle, Chris Farley, and of course, Iron Man: Robert Downey Jr….ALL FIRED!

In this episode of CH101 - we cover all the performers who have been fired by SNL over the years.

History of Monty Python's German Episodes


In 1971, the legendary comedy troupe, Monty Python, went to Germany to film two episodes of: Monty Python's Fliegender Zirkus.

The Pythons were reluctant to do the episodes - largely because they had to do the shows..in German. The only problem was - none of the members of Monty Python could speak German. The Pythons had to phonetically learn the scripts - to appear like they knew German - to very mixed results.

History of Traveling Salesman/Farmer's Daughter Jokes


Traveling salesman and farmer’s daughter jokes - are the product of a bygone era. When these two joke genres collide, it involves a farmer, his daughter, and a salesman who is stranded in the country. Without fail, the salesman is warned to stay away from the daughter. Comedy ensues.

Believe it or not - this joke has its origins in 13th century Iceland.. We give you the full traveling salesman/farmer’s daughter scoop in this episode.