How do you joke about the Sony hacking story? After all, it was an attempt at comedy that launched this whole sobering mess.
If you're Chris Rock, you joke about it cleverly but carefully. Promoting his new movie "Top Five" this week, he noted an added bonus: "My movie's very Korean-friendly. There are no jokes about North Korea in 'Top Five.' If you're Korean, go out and see 'Top Five.' You will enjoy it."
Given that the fallout over an unabashedly silly movie — "The Interview," which Sony shelved last week after a stunning cyberattack by hackers the U.S. has linked to North Korea — has escalated into a serious global situation, one would think comedy writers might be a wee bit skittish just now.
But they ARE in the business of satire, and this is one of the biggest entertainment stories in years.
And so, NBC's "Saturday Night Live" didn't wait long to bring up the scandal — in fact, it More