"Saturday Night Live" is close to returning for an astounding 45th season, and the cast is preparing to take on whatever headlines come their way, even if it's harder than ever to satirize world events, according to cast member Kyle Mooney.
"It already is the weirdest, funniest possible version, just of reality, so what more can we do to it?"
Mooney knows in today's world, he needs to be ready for just about anything.
"Things are happening so quickly," he confessed, "We can have most of the show prepared by Friday, then there'll be some major news story, and we need to come up with something entirely new."
Still, it's not something the show can just ignore.
"The news cycle has been a crazy influence on the show, and it's something we have to deal with," Mooney said.
The writer and director of "Brigsby Bear" is getting ready for his seventh season on the iconic sketch comedy series, and unlike other comedians whose sense of humor has failed to keep them on for the long-run, like Zach Galifianakis and Sarah Silverman, he clearly has some staying power. Not that he seems to know why.
"I've just been fortunate in the sense that sometimes we get that stuff on the show, and people seem to like me. I don't know if there's a math to staying on the show, or what it is," he said. "I just try to be cool around people and have fun, and it's working so far."
Season 45 of "Saturday Night Live" premieres September 28 on NBC.