SPECIAL EXTENDED PREVIEW!
Adam Sandler’s rise from SNL castmember to one of the biggest movie comedy stars of all time - viewed through the context of the still-amazing five-film string of back-to-back 90s megahits that divided critics but won over a generation of fans - is the subject of the next long-awaited (too long… sorry!) episode of "REALLY THAT GOOD." But just as no success truly comes "out of nowhere," neither do many occur in a vacuum. In the episode, a broader analysis of the history of the post-1960s American comedy scene the rise of "Comedy Blockbusters" starring newly-minted superstars of the stand-up and sketch-comedy world places Sandler’s unexpected "Saturday Night Live" stardom and his breakout into features in the context of an ongoing evolution in the relationship between the audience and popular humor. This SPECIAL EXTENDED PREVIEW is edited from two segments focusing on these themes; in particular the question of why not every superstar of the 70s stand-up comedy and "intellectual humor" magazine booms found the Hollywood success some others did - and what later effect this would have on the subsequent wave of talent that Adam Sandler (and his films) came to be emblematic of.