Saturday Night Live

Saturday Night Live (SNL) is a live American late-night variety show. The show premiered on the 11th of October, 1975 on NBC. The show shows various comedy sketches that are performed by a large cast of actors who keep changing as well as newer cast members.  The comedy sketches of the show usually parody contemporary culture and politics. For every episode, there is a celebrity guest who hosts the show. The host for the program delivers the opening monologue. Furthermore, they also perform comedy sketches with the casts. Lorne Michaels is the creator of this show. SNL is developed by Dick Ebersol.

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Seasons of Saturday night live

SNL has aired 871 episodes since its debut. The show is broadcasted from Studio 8H at NBC’s headquarters situated in the Comcast Building at 30 Rockefeller Plaza. Also, they concluded their forty-fourth season on the 18th of May, 2019. Therefore, it made SNL one of the longest-running network television programs in the United States. The show’s format has been developed and recreated in other countries as well. The recreation shows have also gained different levels of success. Successful sketches of the show have also been seen outside the show as feature films like

  • The Blues Brothers in 1980
  • Wayne’s World in 1992.


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Saturday Night Live has also been the recipients of various awards like following:

  • 65 Primetime Emmy Awards
  • 4 Writers Guild of America Awards
  • 2 Peabody Awards

National Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame inducted the show in 2000. TV Guide hence ranked them tenth on the “50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time” list. Time magazine also kept SNL on the “100 Best TV Shows of All-TIME” list in 2007.

The show has also received 252 Primetime Emmy Award nominations as of 2018. Therefore, it is the most received nomination by any television program.


Cast and Crew

Repertory players

  • Beck Bennett (joined 2013)
  • Aidy Bryant (joined 2012)
  • Michael Che (joined 2014)
  • Pete Davidson (joined 2014)
  • Mikey Day (joined 2016)
  • Colin Jost (joined 2014)
  • Kate McKinnon (joined 2012)
  • Alex Moffat (joined 2016)
  • Kyle Mooney (joined 2013)
  • Cecily Strong (joined 2012)
  • Kenan Thompson (joined 2003)
  • Melissa Villaseñor (joined 2016)

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Featured players:

  • Heidi Gardner (joined 2017)
  • Ego Nwodim (joined 2018)
  • Chris Redd (joined 2017)