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Groundlings: 'SNL' ripped off our Tina Turner sketch
Groundlings: 'SNL' ripped off our Tina Turner sketch

Some folks at the legendary Groundlings comedy troupe weren't laughing at "Saturday Night Live" this last week. NBC's late-night comedy show featured a sketch lampooning a trio of Tina Turner impersonators on a cruise ship, with one of the performers played by guest host Sarah Silverman. But to Ian Gary, the whole thing seemed awfully familiar. A teacher at the Groundlings, a famed Los Angeles-based improv comedy troupe, Gary wrote on his Facebook page that the "SNL" skit was a rip-off of a Groundlings sketch performed by Vanessa Ragland and Kimberly Condict. Both sketches featured Turner impersonators singing to "Proud Mary," one of the...

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