On October 11…

On October 11, 1975 the late-night variety comedy show “Saturday Night Live” premiered on NBC. The show was created by Lorne Michael and developed by Dick Ebersol. The show is known for its parodies of pop culture, from politicians, to movie stars, to everyday occurrences. Every week the show is hosted by a celebrity guest, who takes part of the opening monologue and various sketches throughout that week’s show, as well as every week featuring a musical guest. Every opening monologue is ended when someone from the monologue (usually the celebrity guest host) breaks character and yells, “Live from New York, it’s Saturday Night!”

“Saturday Night Live” logo
NBC / Broadway Video

“Saturday Night Live” is also known for starting the careers of various comedians such as:  Chris Farley, Chris Rock, Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi, Chevy Chase, Tina Fey, Dana Carvey, Mike Myers, Will Ferrell, and the list goes on.

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