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?
In November 2013, Kenan Thompson
stated in a TV Guide interview that the lack of black females in the cast was because "in auditions, they just never find ones that are ready." Jay Pharoah
publicly stated that the show was not trying hard enough to find a black female, and recommended Darmirra Brunson
. Lorne Michaels
acknowledged the controversy, and special auditions were held in December 2013 to find a black female cast member. The candidates were Brunson, Nicole Byer
, Gabrielle Dennis
, Azie Mira Dungey
, Tiffany Haddish
, Leslie Jones
, Misty Monroe
, Beth Payne
, Amber Ruffin
, Simone Shepherd
, LaKendra Tookes
, Bresha Webb
, and Sasheer Zamata
. Zamata was hired to join the cast, while Jones and Tookes were hired as writers. See more
...almost everything. Live television is largely exempt from the usual rules of goofs. See more
[picture of Vice Presidential Candidate Dan Quayle
What's the difference between these two spherical objects? Eventually, the one on the left will have a light in it.
[laughter and applause, some ooohs
[turns to camera
Sorry, Dan-o, you make it too damn easy.
(closing theme song)
Composed by Howard Shore See more