A late-night comedy show featuring several short skits, parodies of television commercials, a live guest band, and a pop-cultural guest host each week. Many of the SNL players have spun off successful independent comedy and/or movie careers from here. Written by
Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>
Live from New York, it's Saturday Night!
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Did You Know?
Despite the show's core theme of live comedy, on a few rare occasions stand-up segments weren't truly "live", but broadcast on a 7-second tape-delay: 13 December 1975 (Richard Pryor
), 15 November 1986 (Sam Kinison
), and 12 May 1990 (Andrew Dice Clay
), each time to allow censoring any "accidental" expletives. See more
...almost everything. Live television is largely exempt from the usual rules of goofs. See more
[as radio DJ
... and we're back!
(closing theme song)
Composed by Howard Shore See more