Saturday Night Live

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Saturday Night Live

About the Show

"Saturday Night Live," NBC's Emmy Award-winning late-night comedy showcase, enters its 43rd season for another year of laughs, surprises and great performances.

Since its inception in 1975, "SNL" has launched the careers of many of the brightest comedy performers of their generation; and, as The New York Times noted on the occasion of the show's Emmy-winning 25th Anniversary special in 1999: "In defiance of both time and show business convention, 'SNL' is still the most pervasive influence on the art of comedy in contemporary culture." At the close of the century, "Saturday Night Live" placed seventh on Entertainment Weekly's list of the Top 100 Entertainers of the past fifty years.

The program has won 64 Emmy Awards, the most for any show in television history.  "SNL" also holds the title for the most nominated television show in Emmy history with 243 nominations. "SNL" has been honored twice, in 1990 and 2009, with the prestigious George Foster Peabody Award and cited as "truly a national institution." "Saturday Night Live" was inducted into the Broadcasting Hall of Fame by the National Association of Broadcasters and continues to garner the highest ratings of any late-night television program, entertaining millions each week.

"SNL" is making headlines and influencing the political dialogue while skewering it at the same time.  Beyond politics, the show's cast of recurring characters and take on pop culture targets remains spot-on. The addition of the show's Emmy Award-winning SNL Digital Shorts continues to keep the show as current today as it was when it debuted.

"Saturday Night Live," which premiered October 11, 1975, is broadcast live from NBC's famed Studio 8H in New York City's Rockefeller Center. The program is a production of Broadway Video in association with SNL Studios. Lorne Michaels is the executive producer.

Episodes available for purchase.

CREDITS

Starring the SNL 2017–2018 Company
Beck Bennett, Aidy Bryant, Michael Che, Pete Davidson, Mikey Day, Heidi Gardner, Leslie Jones, Colin Jost, Kate McKinnon, Alex Moffat, Kyle Mooney, Luke Null, Chris Redd, Cecily Strong, Kenan Thompson, Melissa Villaseñor
 
Executive Producer
Lorne Michaels
 
Produced By
Steve Higgins and Erik Kenward
 
Director
Don Roy King
 
Supervising Producer
Ken Aymong
 
Head Writers
Michael Che
Colin Jost
Kent Sublette
Bryan Tucker

Writing Supervisor
Streeter Seidell
 
Writers
James Anderson, Kristen Bartlett, Megan Callahan, Steven Castillo, Michael Che, Andrew Dismukes, Anna Drezen, Claire Friedman, Fran Gillespie, Sudi Green, Steve Higgins, Sam Jay, Colin Jost, Erik Kenward, Nick Kocher, Michael Koman, Erik Marino, Dave McCary, Brian McElhaney, Dennis McNicholas, Lorne Michaels, Nimesh Patel, Josh Patten, Katie Rich, Gary Richardson, Will Stephen, Julio Torres
 
Film Producer
Justus McLarty
 
Musical Directors
Lenny Pickett, Leon Pendarvis, Eli Brueggmann
 
Musicians
The Saturday Night Live Band
 
Production Designers
Eugene Lee, Akira Yoshimura, Keith Ian Raywood, N. Joseph DeTullio
 
Costume Designers
Tom Broecker, Eric Justian
 
Announcer
Darrell Hammond
 
Production
Produced by SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video
 
Origination
NBC Studio 8H in Rockefeller Center

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