Saturday Night Live NBC’s Emmy Award-winning late-night comedy show, is currently in its 35th season for another year of laughs, surprises and great performances. Since 1975, SNL has launched the careers of many of the brightest comedy performers of a generation and as “The New York Times” noted on the occasion of the show’s Emmy winning 25th Anniversary special in 1999: “In defiance of both time and show business convention, “SNL” is still the most pervasive influence on the art of comedy in contemporary culture.” At the close of the century, “Saturday Night Live” placed seventh on Entertainment Weekly’s list of the Top 100 Entertainers of the past fifty years. Thus far, the program has won over 20 Emmy Awards and been nominated for more than 80. “SNL” has been honored with the prestigious George Foster Peabody Award and cited as “truly a national institution.” Most recently, “Saturday Night Live” was inducted into the Broadcasting Hall of Fame by the National Association of Broadcasters. The show continues to garner the highest ratings of any late-night television program, entertaining millions each week. Saturday Night Live is broadcast live from NBC’s famed Studio 8H in New York City’s Rockefeller Center. The program is a production of Broadway Video in association with SNL Studios. Lorne Michaels is the executive producer.

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Premiere Date: Oct/11/1975

Genre: Comedy, Sketch, Improv

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Air Date: May 11, 2019

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Air Date: May 18, 2019

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