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 (Series Cast [11])

Roseanne Barr ... Herself - Host (4 episodes, 1996)

Jennifer Coolidge ... Various (4 episodes, 1996)

Kathy Griffin ... Various (4 episodes, 1996)
Warren Hutcherson ... Various (4 episodes, 1996)

Heath Hyche ... Various (4 episodes, 1996)

Laura Kightlinger ... Various (4 episodes, 1996)
Carl LaBove ... Various (4 episodes, 1996)
Bob Rubin ... Various (4 episodes, 1996)

Jenny McCarthy ... Herself / ... (2 episodes, 1996)

Patti Smith ... Herself / ... (2 episodes, 1996)

Vendela Kirsebom Thomessen ... Herself / ... (2 episodes, 1996)

Series Directed by
David Grossman (2 episodes, 1996)
Troy Miller (2 episodes, 1996)
John Moffitt (2 episodes, 1996)

Keith Alcorn (unknown episodes)
Series Writing credits
Garry Campbell (6 episodes, 1996)
Robert Cohen (6 episodes, 1996)
Jennifer Coolidge (6 episodes, 1996)
Lauren Dombrowski (6 episodes, 1996)
Dana Gould (6 episodes, 1996)
Kathy Griffin (6 episodes, 1996)
Warren Hutcherson (6 episodes, 1996)
Heath Hyche (6 episodes, 1996)
Laura Kightlinger (6 episodes, 1996)
Chris Kletzien (6 episodes, 1996)
Bob Rubin (2 episodes, 1996)
Betsy Salkind (2 episodes, 1996)
Drake Sather (2 episodes, 1996)
Nancy Shayne (2 episodes, 1996)
Chuck Sklar (2 episodes, 1996)
Bob Dolan Smith (2 episodes, 1996)
Jonathan Leigh Solomon (2 episodes, 1996)
Ben Stiller (2 episodes, 1996)
Levi Taylor (2 episodes, 1996)

Series Produced by
Craig J. Nevius .... co-producer (6 episodes, 1996)
Roseanne Barr .... executive producer (2 episodes, 1996)
Joel Gallen .... executive producer (2 episodes, 1996)
Troy Miller .... producer (2 episodes, 1996)
Charlie Singer .... co-producer (2 episodes, 1996)
Allan Stephan .... supervising producer (2 episodes, 1996)
Series Original Music by
Taylor M. Uhler (unknown episodes)
Series Film Editing by
Eric Beetner (unknown episodes)
Series Production Design by
David Kelly (6 episodes, 1996)
Series Set Decoration by
Michele Spadaro (6 episodes, 1996)
Series Makeup Department
Kenneth Paul Schoenfeld .... makeup department head (6 episodes, 1996)
Yvonne Depatis-Kupka .... department head hair (2 episodes, 1996)
Series Art Department
Nick Gibbons .... painter (6 episodes, 1996)
Adrian Culshaw .... set painter (3 episodes, 1996)
Barry Grant .... lead painter (3 episodes, 1996)
Edwin McCormick .... carpenter (2 episodes, 1996)
Series Animation Department
Keith Alcorn .... character designer (6 episodes, 1996)
Paul Claerhout .... animator (6 episodes, 1996)
Nick Gibbons .... assistant animator (2 episodes, 1996)
Tim Hatcher .... animator (2 episodes, 1996)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Carla Shivener .... costumer: dayplayer (2 episodes, 1996)
Series Other crew
Laila Mae James .... production assistant (6 episodes, 1996)
Peter Margolis .... dga stage manager (6 episodes, 1996)
Ryan Stiles .... creative consultant (6 episodes, 1996)

Eric Mazer .... production coordinator (unknown episodes)

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Additional Details

USA:60 min

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Rival to Saturday Night Live, 27 November 2005
Author: (oxblood) from United States

This was an after-prime time show produced by Rosanne Barr-Arnold in the mid-90s. Similar but inferior to SNL, it premiered on FOX at the time slot a half hour earlier than SNL, hoping to steal away some of their fans. SNS was a lesson in overkill. Each hour-long ep featured two guest hosts, two musical guests, fly girl-type dancers, Lollapalooza act Jim Rose and his human oddities, and on top of all that would be their version of SNL's "not ready for prime-time" comedy ensemble (actresses like Jennifer Coolidge and Kathy Griffin were featured players). The skits were barely equal to SNL's worst. There were a few good ones and the best were usually dominated by the guest stars like Ben Stiller and Ice T and Tupac Shakur. Rosanne and occasionally, John Goodman would make a few insignificant appearances each episode. On the positive side, the musical performances were always top shelf. D'Angelo, Coolio, Alice in Chains, Patti Smith, Radiohead, Tupac all performed on the show live and kicking better than a lot of SNL's recent safe and "family-friendly" music performances. The show would only last about six or more eps before it went was canceled, joining the graveyard of dozens of other late night comedy/variety shows that have taken on the "emperor of weekend late nite", Saturday Night Live, and lost.

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