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.
Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>
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Did You Know?
In order to make Bill Hader
laugh, and break character during the "Stefon" sketches, John Mulaney
would change some of the jokes right before the live broadcast, meaning that when Hader was reading the cue cards, he was reading some of the material for the first time. His trademark gesture of covering his mouth with both hands, was his attempt to (often unsuccessfully) conceal fits of laughter. See more
...almost everything. Live television is largely exempt from the usual rules of goofs. See more
[on "Weekend Update", the FBI's sketch of the Unabomber is shown
Earlier this week, the FBI released this sketch of the Unabomber. Shortly afterward, a warrant was issued for the arrest of "Weird Al" Yankovic.
To avoid paying royalties, some syndicated versions remove the musical performances and the mention of the musical guests in the opening credits is also removed. See more
Featured in Waking Life
(closing theme song)
Composed by Howard Shore See more