Entertainment: Saturday Night Live

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Name
Entertainment: Saturday Night Live Gender: N/A
TV sketch comedy series
born on 11 October 1975 at 23:30 (= 11:30 PM )
Place New York, New York, 40n43, 74w00
Timezone EDT h4w (is daylight saving time)
Data source
News report
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 18°11' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 19°17 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 17°44'



Entertainment: Saturday Night Live (Logo)

Biography

American late-night live television sketch comedy and variety show created by Lorne Michaels and developed by Dick Ebersol. The show premiered under the original title NBC's Saturday Night. The show's comedy sketches, which parody contemporary culture and politics, are performed by a large and varying cast of repertory and newer cast members. Each episode is hosted by a celebrity guest (who usually delivers an opening monologue and performs in sketches with the cast) and features performances by a musical guest. An episode normally begins with a cold open sketch that ends with someone breaking character and proclaiming, "Live from New York, it's Saturday Night!", properly beginning the show.

In 1980, Michaels left the series to explore other opportunities. He was replaced by Jean Doumanian, who was replaced by Ebersol after a season of bad reviews. Ebersol ran the show until 1985, when Michaels returned; Michaels has remained since then. Many of SNL's cast found national stardom while appearing on the show, and achieved success in film and television, both in front of and behind the camera. Others associated with the show, such as writers, have gone on to successful careers creating, writing, or starring in TV and film.

Broadcast from Studio 8H at NBC's headquarters in the Comcast Building, New York City, SNL has aired 829 episodes since its debut, and concluded its forty-second season on 20 May 2017, making it one of the longest-running network television programs in the United States. The show format has been developed and recreated in several countries, meeting with different levels of success. Successful sketches have seen life outside of the show as feature films, although only two met with critical and financial success: The Blues Brothers (1980) and Wayne's World (1992). The show has been marketed in other ways, including home media releases of "best of" and whole seasons, and books and documentaries about behind-the-scenes activities of running and developing the show.

Throughout four decades on air, Saturday Night Live has received a number of awards, including 50 Primetime Emmy Awards, two Peabody Awards, and three Writers Guild of America Awards. In 2000, it was inducted into the National Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame. It was ranked tenth in TV Guide's "50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time" list, and in 2007 it was listed as one of Time magazine's "100 Best TV Shows of All-TIME". As of 2012, it has received 156 Emmy nominations, the most received by any TV show. The live aspect of the show has resulted in several controversies and acts of censorship, with mistakes and intentional acts of sabotage by performers as well as guests.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Relationships

  • associate relationship with Armisen, Fred (born 4 December 1966). Notes: Cast member, 2002-2013
  • associate relationship with Bayer, Vanessa (born 14 November 1981). Notes: Cast member, 2010-2017
  • associate relationship with Belushi, John (born 25 January 1949). Notes: Original cast member, 1975-1979, 1980, 1981
  • associate relationship with Carvey, Dana (born 2 June 1955). Notes: Cast member, 1986-1993
  • associate relationship with Chase, Chevy (born 8 October 1943). Notes: Original cast member, 1975-1976; host, 1978–1997
  • associate relationship with Curtin, Jane (born 6 September 1947). Notes: Original cast member, 1975-1980
  • associate relationship with Dratch, Rachel (born 22 February 1966). Notes: Cast member, 1999-2006
  • associate relationship with Fallon, Jimmy (born 19 September 1974). Notes: Cast member, 1998-2004
  • associate relationship with Farley, Chris (born 15 February 1964). Notes: Cast member, 1990-1995
  • associate relationship with Ferrell, Will (born 16 July 1967). Notes: Cast member, 1995-2002
  • associate relationship with Fey, Tina (born 18 May 1970). Notes: Cast member, 2000-2006
  • associate relationship with Fineman, Chloe (born 20 July 1988). Notes: Cast member, 2019-
  • associate relationship with Franken, Al (born 21 May 1951). Notes: Cast member, 1977–1980, 1985–1986, 1987–1995
  • associate relationship with Garofalo, Janeane (born 28 September 1964). Notes: cast member 1994-1995
  • associate relationship with Gasteyer, Ana (born 4 May 1967). Notes: Cast member, 1996-2002
  • associate relationship with Goodman, John (born 20 June 1952). Notes: Frequent host
  • associate relationship with Hartman, Phil (born 24 September 1948). Notes: Cast member, 1986-1994
  • associate relationship with Jones, Leslie (born 7 September 1967). Notes: Cast member, 2014-
  • associate relationship with Louis-Dreyfus, Julia (born 13 January 1961). Notes: Cast member, 1982-1985
  • associate relationship with Lovitz, Jon (born 21 July 1957). Notes: Cast member, 1985-1990
  • associate relationship with Murphy, Eddie (born 3 April 1961). Notes: Cast member, 1980-1984
  • associate relationship with Murray, Bill (born 21 September 1950). Notes: Cast member, 1977-1980
  • associate relationship with Newman, Laraine (born 2 March 1952). Notes: Original cast member, 1975-1980
  • associate relationship with Parnell, Chris (born 5 February 1967). Notes: Cast member, 1998-2006
  • associate relationship with Piscopo, Joe (born 17 June 1951). Notes: Cast member, 1980-1984
  • associate relationship with Poehler, Amy (born 16 September 1971). Notes: Cast member, 2001-2008
  • associate relationship with Prager, Emily (born 21 April 1948). Notes: Cast member, 1981
  • associate relationship with Quinn, Colin (born 6 June 1959). Notes: Cast member, 1995-2000
  • associate relationship with Radner, Gilda (born 28 June 1946). Notes: Original cast member, 1975-1980
  • associate relationship with Rock, Chris (born 7 February 1965). Notes: Cast member, 1990-1993
  • associate relationship with Rudd, Paul (born 6 April 1969). Notes: Host, 2008, 2010, 2013, 2019
  • associate relationship with Samberg, Andy (born 18 August 1978). Notes: Cast member, 2005-2012
  • associate relationship with Schneider, Rob (born 31 October 1963). Notes: Cast member, 1990-1994
  • associate relationship with Silverman, Sarah (born 1 December 1970). Notes: writer/occasional performer 1993-1994
  • associate relationship with Slate, Jenny (born 25 March 1982). Notes: cast member 2009 to 2010
  • associate relationship with Spade, David (born 22 July 1964). Notes: Cast member, 1990-1996
  • associate relationship with Sweeney, Julia (born 10 October 1959). Notes: Cast member, 1990-1994
  • associate relationship with Thompson, Kenan (born 10 May 1978). Notes: Cast member, 2003-
  • associate relationship with Wiig, Kristen (born 22 August 1973). Notes: Played various roles, 2005-2012
  • associate relationship with Wilson, Casey (born 24 October 1980). Notes: Cast member, 2008-2009

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes "Television," New York Times, 11 Oct. 1975, p. 63.

Categories

  • Notable : Awards : Emmy (50)
  • Mundane : Civic/Entertainment : Foundings (TV series)
  • Mundane : Misc. Mundane : Release dates (TV series)