After it has been on air for more than three decades, the essential format of this show has not changed: Get a guest from the A list and throw it on the sketches with the set players, the likes of Will Ferrell, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Kristen Wiig, Jane Curtin, John Belushi, Chris Rock, Eddie Murphy, Chevy Chase, Bill Murray and Mike Myers. The weekly program also features two musical numbers from someone who is at the top of the list or who strives to reach it.


Release date: 11 October 1975
Genre: Comedy, Music
Network: NBC
Creator: Lorne Michaels
Stars: Don Pardo, Lenny Pickett, Darrell Hammond


A late night comedy show with several short sketches, TV commercial parodies, a live guest band and a popcultural guest every week. Many of the SNL players have left the successful independent comedy and / or film races from here. Beyond  politics, the occupation of recurring characters and the acceptance of pop culture goals remain intact. The addition of the award-winning Emmy Awards SNL Digital Shorts keeps the show as up-to-date as its release.