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Saturday Night Live (SNL) turning forty

Posted by elegant On June - 10 - 2014

We all look forward to “Live from New York, it’s Saturday Night.” The iconic late night show broadcast from Studio 8H of GE Building in New York City turns forty in October 2015. Premiered on October 11, 1975 with late George Carlin and musical guests Billy Preston and Janis Ian, the NBC networks Saturday Night Live is a variety show that includes comedy. Large number of talented cast involved with the show. Each episode of the show hosted by a celebrity guest supported by the SNL cast members and includes a musical guest. The show already conducted more than 760 shows and counting. The show is planning a big 40th birthday bash in February 2015.

The show won numerous awards including 36 Emmy Awards (156 nominations), three Writer’s Guild of America Awards, Peabody Award and inducted in to the National Association of Broadcast Hall of Fame. Many cast members of SNL gone on to do other things including TV and films. Recent notable cast members who left the show to do other things includes Tina Fay (30 Rock), Amy Phehler (Parks and Recreation on NBC), Seth Myers (the current host of Late Night on NBC) and Jimmy Fallon (current host of Tonight Show on NBC).

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