- Starring: Phil Hartman, Jan Hooks, Jon Lovitz
"Live from New York, it's Saturday Night!"
Saturday Night Live is a sketch comedy show that has run since the fall of 1975. Many now-famous actors and actresses such as Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi, Jane Curtin, Chevy Chase, Bill Murray, Gilda Radner, Paul Shaffer, Eddie Murphy, Joe Piscopo, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Martin Short, Damon Wayans, Joan Cusack, Robert Downey Jr., Dennis Miller, Phil Hartman, Jon Lovitz, Conan O'Brien, Mike Myers, Ben Stiller, David Spade, Chris Farley, Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, Rob Schneider, Norm MacDonald, Molly Shannon, Will Ferrell, and Tina Fey got their start from Saturday Night Live. SNL is still unique amongst other sketch shows because of the fact that it has always been live.
Also known as:
"NBC's Saturday Night" from October 11, 1975 to July 31, 1976.
"Saturday Night" from September 18, 1976 to March 19, 1977.
"Saturday Night Live" since March 26, 1977.
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- Genre(s): Comedy
- Show Type: In Season
- Season 15 premiere date: Sep 30, 1989
- Episode Length: 90
- Air Time: 11:30 PM
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The show, in short, is once again delivering laughs. So why, for a veteran fan, does the new Saturday Night Live still seem like a pale imitation of its old self? For one thing, the most popular bits -- Carvey's Church Lady, the body-building brothers Hans and Franz -- are the weakest parts of the show, crowd pleasers that depend on makeup gimmicks rather than nimble gags.