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Oct. 11, 1975
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90 min.
NBC TV Network

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"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

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Lorne Michaels is an Emmy Award-winning producer and writer, best known as the creator and executive producer of Saturday Night Live. Michaels is also executive producer of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and Portlandia. Beginning in 2014, Michaels will serve as executive producer of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and Late Night with Seth Meyers on NBC.
He executive produced 30 Rock, Up All Night, The Kids in the Hall, Night Music and Late Night with Conan O’Brien. On Broadway, he produced and directed Gilda Radner - Live from New York and produced the subsequent motion picture Gilda Live. He produced Mean Girls, Baby Mama, Wayne's World, Tommy Boy Three Amigos and The Guilt Trip.
He attended the University of Toronto. He started as a writer and producer for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and starred in the comedy series The Hart and Lorne Terrific Hour. He moved to Los Angeles in 1968 and worked as a writer for Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In. He left for New York in 1975 to begin SNL and in 1979, founded his production company, Broadway Video.
Michaels has personally won 13 Emmys as a writer and producer of television. In 2008, he was named one of Time Magazine's "Time 100," a list of the most influential people in the world. In 2013, he earned the rare honor of an individual Peabody Award.

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44x15 - Idris Elba / Khalid
Season 44, Episode 15
20x15 - Paul Reiser/Annie Lennox
Season 20, Episode 15
12x02 - Malcolm-Jamal Warner/Run DMC
Season 12, Episode 02
15x08 - Robert Wagner/Linda Ronstadt & Aaron Neville
Season 15, Episode 08
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