‘I Wanna Be the Next SNL Cast Member!’ creator Jake Novak speaks out

by News Update

Jake Novak is an actor and performer who posted a video on TikTok pitching himself to “Saturday Night Live” creator Lorne Michaels. But TikTok infamy came calling instead. Nightcap’s Jon Sarlin talks with Jake Novak about the dark realities that come with unwanted viral attention.

TikTok’s ties to China are once again under fire in Washington. Here’s why
By Catherine Thorbecke, CNN Business

Two years after then-President Donald Trump said he would ban TikTok in the United States through an executive order, the short-form video platform is once again under scrutiny in Washington. And the underlying issue remains largely the same: TikTok’s ties to China through its parent company, Bytedance.

A growing number of US lawmakers are calling for the Biden administration to take action against TikTok, citing apparent national security and data privacy concerns. The criticism stems from a Buzzfeed News report in June that said some US user data has been repeatedly accessed from China. The reporting cited leaked audio recordings of dozens of internal TikTok meetings, including one where a TikTok employee allegedly said, “Everything is seen in China.”

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‘SNL’ took on TikTok with brutal accuracy
By Megan Thomas, CNN

TikTok served as a source of hilarious fodder on this weekend’s episode of “Saturday Night Live.”

The show satirized people TikTok-trying-way-too hard on the social media platform and it was was brutally accurate.

The video sketch started with a text from a dad (Alex Moffat) asking his teenager to take out the trash, but they’re lost in their feed. What follows is an only slightly exaggerated four-minute scroll through TikTok.

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Astromech Jeremy August 6, 2022 - 3:27 AM

The internet feeds and nourishes bullies. This poor guy, Jesus?! He’s just making harmless videos, who in the hell has time and energy to “go after” him?

Frank August 6, 2022 - 3:29 AM

Socialists/Demorats/Zombie Corrupt Biden administration is being run by Activists loons.Helped by the mainstream media led by fake news CNN funded by the Chinese.

MR. Meeseeks August 6, 2022 - 3:30 AM

what a cry baby. yeah he belongs on snl

Dave Mulka August 6, 2022 - 3:31 AM

WOW. new ratings just came out. CNN you really do suck. Check out the ratings for tapper, lemon and cooper. Horrible scores. People are you really watching and listening to this pathetic channel?All the proof you need is in the ratings, unless of course your brainwashed or brain dead

Masterchief 2024 August 6, 2022 - 3:32 AM

👏 👏 👏 go for it Jake! U da man!

Akashats August 6, 2022 - 3:32 AM

Unfortunately I'm not surprised someone comes out being their authentic self and vulnerable not being negative or hateful at all and is viciously attacked on the internet. I keep saying the bad of social media outweighs the good everytime.

Cory Drybrough August 6, 2022 - 3:33 AM

Tic tok is super shitty

Candice D L August 6, 2022 - 3:33 AM

I think he would be a perfect addition to snl. So many people are bullies wow. Keep doing you! Youre on the right track

Gayle Thompson August 6, 2022 - 3:33 AM

I am sorry to hear what has happened. I commend Jake's courage for showing up and putting himself out there

Trial by Wombat August 6, 2022 - 3:33 AM

The kind of people who support Tik Tok are not the kind of people who should be part of SNL.

Rider 38 August 6, 2022 - 3:33 AM

SNL is still going?

Jesus it's like the Simpsons 🙄

Jons D. August 6, 2022 - 3:34 AM

What was hidden from us. Video not for children! Watch the video you will be shocked OVERDAY.ML

Mr.Dunn – respect for you.

Trial by Wombat August 6, 2022 - 3:34 AM

Tik Tok people are the kind of people that SNL makes fun of!

Honor Life August 6, 2022 - 3:36 AM

Give this guy a break and see what he can do

NeEd InPuT August 6, 2022 - 3:37 AM

Tik Tok, a platform full of dumbed down useless woke degenerates

Mike Howard August 6, 2022 - 3:37 AM

This is the joys of being a "public" figure. Expect about 80% of your interactions to be negative to soul crushing. You want the attention? This is what you get in the modern era.

J G August 6, 2022 - 3:38 AM

There Is only one God, God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. Three parts ONE God.
People have three parts, the body, the soul and the spirit, three parts, ONE person.
The Bible says that we are all sinners.
As it is written: There is none righteous , no not one. Romans 3:10
For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.Romans 3:23
But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousness are as filthy rags. Isaiah 64:6
For the wages of sin is death. Romans 6:23 (The word death in this verse means eternal separation from God in hell).
Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow. Isaiah 1:18
Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures and that He was buried and that He rose again the third day according to the scriptures. 1Corinthians 15:3-8
In whom we have redemption through His blood, even the forgiveness of sins. Colossians 1:14
For by grace ye are saved, through faith; and not of yourselves.
It is the gift of God, not of works, lest any man should boast. Ephesians 2:8-9
I do not frustrate the grace of God, for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain. Galatians 2:21
Your trust in Jesus and His shed blood on the cross to pay for your sins, is what saves you from hell.
The moment you trust in Jesus and only Jesus, you are saved.
The1n, you should be baptized in the name of the Father and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

Penelope Purple August 6, 2022 - 3:38 AM

I hope he gets a spot on SNL or at least a guest spot.

Common Tater August 6, 2022 - 3:40 AM

There seems to be a large number of people out there with nothing better to do than look for means to exercise their cruelest impulses. Sometimes I wish there was a smart bomb that would take them all out.

King Critical August 6, 2022 - 3:40 AM

I literally was just watching a video about how this guy had gone radio silent and then suddenly boom this video goes up

Gilena Simons August 6, 2022 - 3:41 AM

Cringy. Perfect word. Also. Desperate.

Tibore Goldberger August 6, 2022 - 3:43 AM

This is perfect for CNN this is exactly the kind of reporting that makes CNN what it is that this was one of the best all this year the best report political reports definitely the best political report the best Washington report this reporter is the king of CNN and CNN should be proud of this kind of news that is producing ladies and gentlemen CNN and it's very best in world news report domestic news report and Washington coverage report this is the greatest producer and of course the greatest reporter the CNN has thank you CNN

Linda Reed August 6, 2022 - 3:48 AM

I think he’s cute. Reminds me a little of John Cryer 🙂 Good luck Jake!

Kitten Quarantino August 6, 2022 - 3:49 AM

Joe Pera first.

Kevin August 6, 2022 - 3:51 AM

Didn’t SNL get cancelled like 15 years ago?

Kitten Quarantino August 6, 2022 - 3:53 AM

How do we know this isn’t actually Logic?

andersdroid August 6, 2022 - 3:53 AM

Oh for god’s sake. Those people are asshats!!! Jake is a decent guy… Hope he finds his niche.

Anthony Kelley August 6, 2022 - 3:55 AM

SNL is not even funny SNL has never been funny SNL should be canceled and taken off the air.

Callum nathan August 6, 2022 - 3:57 AM

The thumbnail looks like a cnn meme

Sun Dial August 6, 2022 - 3:58 AM

Donald J Trump is the GREAT Lord of America and Ruler of the Universe
Cassidy Hutchinson was proven to be a BIG FAT LIAR..by Secret Service
Jan 6th committee is nothing more than Democrats last desperate attempt to save the midterms and  being anihilated by GOP tsunami..
Putin would NEVER have invaded Ukraine if Trump was President..🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
Donald J Trump was one of our GREATEST Presidents and could be Almighty GOD himself…he came down to Earth from Heaven to SAVE Humanity from Obamas madness and anti Christ socialist policies…
He is the GREATEST man that has EVER lived PAST PRESENT FUTURE.
Trump should be President for LIFE
And should be KING OF AMERICA..
and should be on Mount Rushmore next to Lincoln…America should be renamed Trumperica in his honor.😍

Fletcher Reed August 6, 2022 - 3:58 AM

SNL sucks, and has sucked for more that a decade

Doc Holiday August 6, 2022 - 3:59 AM

Lock down lovers of man bunz to get above the curb and stop the spread of fudge packer pox!

UGG August 6, 2022 - 4:00 AM

Lawless genocide VIRUS weapons proliferation dictatorship China of bullying the weak nation! Threatened Taiwan with thousands of missile and created a state of war! The United States must urgently equip Japan with nuclear weapons! Don't make it a second Ukraine!

Henry Clark August 6, 2022 - 4:03 AM


CHRISTOPHER RAYMOND August 6, 2022 - 4:05 AM

Thank you Donald trump

paraglidingnut26 August 6, 2022 - 4:06 AM

Communist News Network, there's more important news out there.

Captain Jack Sparrow August 6, 2022 - 4:11 AM

He reminds me of Rick Moranis

GTN August 6, 2022 - 4:16 AM

Jake is quite right about how people can like you or dislike your content but stalking is illegal! The behavior he describes from some of these haters could certainly be legally defined as stalking behaviors.

Eddie Spartan August 6, 2022 - 4:20 AM

Stay strong. I loved the video.

JourneyMan Smitty August 6, 2022 - 4:32 AM

Well personally I'm not against anyone that wants to try to do better for themselves and that's all this guy is trying to do so why hate on him 🤔