Tribute to Suzanne wright
By Robert Smigel
Suzanne and Bob Wright were always different. When NBC was bought by a light bulb company in the 80s, there was plenty to make fun of, and I reflexively assumed the new CEO would be a corporate automaton. But Bob would visit us at SNL and talk with us like a real person. Genuine listening, answers and laughter – I wasn’t used to this from a guy in his position. At the SNL 25th anniversary party, with 1000 more famous people in the room than this writer, he came up to me and thanked me for the job I’d done over the years.