Why ‘Saturday Night Live’ Is Glorious

August 22nd, 2013 // Leave a Comment

Saturday Night Live is closing in on its 40th anniversary (the premiere episode aired on October 11th, 1975) and Lorne Michaels is spearheading the search for new talent to replace Bill HaderJason Sudeikis and Fred Armisen, who departed at the end of last season. 

The New York Times wrote an epic piece on Michaels, who co-created the show in 1975 with Dick Ebersol and Herb Schlosser, and the merry misfits who have taken the stage inside Studio 8H.

Originally called NBC’s Saturday Night, the title switched to SNL in ’77, generating some of the most talented comedians in Hollywood, including Chevy ChaseBilly Crystal, Kristen WiigWill Ferrell and Tina Fey.

The Times spoke with several cast members from the past 38 years, all of whom were forced to recall their dreaded auditions and devastating rejections at the hands of Michaels.

For the full article on CELEBUZZ, click here.

By Kelly Lynch

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