Live From New York, It's Saturday Night!
Written by Rebeka Knott
Saturday Night Live, a sketch comedy/variety show, first aired in 1975. The show was originally titled, NBC’s Saturday Night. Forty-two years later, the show is commonly referred to as SNL.
The show has always been known for being politically/culturally charged and most definitely inappropriate, much to our delight! There was always a regular cast that performed each week, along with celebrity guest stars and musical talent. Although, the show seemingly goes off without a hitch week after week, it also has had its challenges. Some of the guest stars and musical performers, have taken it upon themselves to use the show as a forum for their own political views.
Some of the early cast favorites included John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Gilda Radner, Laraine Newman, Garrett Morris, Jane Curtain, Chevy Chase, and Bill Murray.
Over the years, SNL has not only discovered but showcased mega talent.