'An Artistic Chernobyl': Documentary Tells Story of Alum Dana Carvey's Doomed 1990s Sketch Show

Wednesday, April 28, 2021
SF GATE -- The Hulu film, which premiered in 2017 but has resurfaced in their documentary section perhaps because of Carvey’s viral Joe Biden impression, chronicles the seven episode lifespan of Dana Carvey’s doomed sketch comedy show. Raised in San Carlos and reportedly still a resident of Marin County, one of Carvey’s earliest comedic successes came when he won the 1977 San Francisco Comedy Competition while a student at San Francisco State University. He joined the cast of “Saturday Night Live” in 1986. When he retired from the show in 1993, after appearing in two blockbuster “Wayne’s World” films, the news made the cover of Rolling Stone and he was offered David Letterman’s late-night time slot.