Calgary Herald | 26Feb2011 | Orest Slepokura

SNL crew have their work cut out for them with Gadhafi

Re: "Noose tightens on Gadhafi," Feb. 25, 2011.

The Viennese satirist Karl Kraus owned that satire was a daunting challenge for him after Hitler and the Nazis came to power in Germany in 1933. He felt that all the elements of caricature were already in place and that there was little he could add to the subject matter to underscore a sense of the absurd.

How to caricature a caricature? That was his dilemma -- one that will no doubt confront the cast members of Saturday Night Live or other similar TV shows who take it upon themselves to lampoon the Libyan strongman Col. Moammar Gadhafi.

It's hard to "improve" on the original.

Orest Slepokura, Strathmore