Saturday Night Live

Saturday Night Live

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Saturday Night Live

Saturday Night Live (known simply as SNL) is an American late-night live television variety show created by Lorne Michaels and developed by Dick Ebersol. The show premiered on NBC on October 11, 1975, under the original title NBC's Saturday Night. The show's comedy sketches, which often 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 the opening monologue and performs in sketches with the cast as with featured 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.

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Also known as
  • NBC's Saturday Night (1975–1977)
  • Saturday Night Live '80 (1980)
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Genre
Variety show
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Created by
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Narrated by
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Country of origin
United States
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Original language
English
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No. of seasons
45
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PRODUCTION

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Production location
Studio 8H, NBC Studios, New York City
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Running time
93 minutes (with commercials)
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RELEASE

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Original release
October 11, 1975 (1975-10-11)
present (present)
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CHRONOLOGY

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