Gilda Radner, Chris Farley, Tina Fey, Adam Sandler, Kristin Wiig, Chevy Chase, Jimmy Fallon… What do all these household names have in common? They got their big break as cast members of the now iconic Saturday Night Live (SNL). These fine comedians (along with countless others, Will Ferrell anyone?) were juggernauted to comedic infamy because of a legacy that started 40 years ago.
At the helm for pretty much its entire run is producer Lorne Michaels and thanks to the perfect recipe he’s a part of what started with humble beginnings has sky rocketed to the television staple it is today. Luckily for fans everywhere (young and old alike) there is an exhibit in New York City (specifically 37th and 5th) where you can soak in everything SNL. A joint exhibit to King Tut (that we reported about here) Saturday Night Live, The Exhibition gifts ticket holders the ability to walk through a visual and audio timeline of how it all started and what it has transformed into today.
Rooms filled with actual props used on set and the very costumes worn by classic characters are privy to all who visit this exhibit showcasing a treasure chest of comedic genius. Home to sketches like Wayne’s World, Coneheads, Debbie Downer, Mary Katherine Gallagher, Dick In A Box, and hilarious digital shorts…the list really goes on and on and it’s all under one roof for a limited time!
Additionally, as a visitor, one will be able to listen to exclusive content from the elite group of people that have given their life to SNL, both behind and in front of the scenes. Expect to be submerged in a world that is all about SNL including cast commentary, never before seen footage, and encased stage equipment and directions used to make sure it all came together seamlessly.
Don’t miss your chance to experience part of television history. You won’t regret it!