Saturday Night Live

Sketch Comedy Show

Saturday Night Live (abbreviated as SNL) is an American late-night live television sketch comedy and 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 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 an opening monologue and performs in sketches with the cast) and features performances by a musical guest.

Many of SNL’s cast found national stardom while appearing on the show, and achieved success in film and television, both in front of and behind the camera. Others associated with the show, such as writers, have gone on to successful careers creating, writing, or starring in TV and film. SNL has aired 787 episodes since its debut, and concluded its fortieth season on May 16, 2015, making it one of the longest-running network television programs in the United States.

Where: New York City, NY

When: Stand-by tickets are distributed at 7am on the mornings of the show.