The addition of the show's Emmy Award-winning SNL Digital Shorts continues to keep the show as current today as it was when it debuted."Saturday Night Live," which premiered October 11, 1975, is broadcast live from NBC's famed Studio 8H in New York City's Rockefeller Center.The program is a production of Broadway Video in association with SNL Studios. CREDITS Starring Vanessa Bayer, Beck Bennett, Aidy Bryant, Michael Che, Pete Davidson, Mikey Day, Leslie Jones, Colin Jost, Kate Mc Kinnon, Alex Moffat, Kyle Mooney, Bobby Moynihan, Cecily Strong, Kenan Thompson, Sasheer Zamata, Melissa Villaseñor Executive Producer Lorne Michaels Produced By Steve Higgins and Erik Kenward Director Don Roy King Supervising Producer Ken Aymong Head Writers Chris Kelly, Sarah Schneider and Bryan Tucker Writers James Anderson, Kristen Bartlett, Jeremy Beiler, Zack Bornstein, Joanna Bradley, Megan Callahan, Michael Che, Anna Drezen, Fran Gillespie, Sudi Green, Steve Higgins, Colin Jost, Erik Kenward, Rob Klein, Nick Kocher, Dave Mc Cary, Brian Mc Elhaney, Dennis Mc Nicholas, Drew Michael, Lorne Michaels, Josh Patten, Katie Rich, Streeter Seidell, Will Stephen, Julio Torres Film Producer Justus Mc Larty Musical Directors Lenny Pickett, Leon Pendarvis, Eli Brueggemann Musicians The Saturday Night Live Band Production Designers Eugene Lee, Akira Yoshimura, Keith Ian Raywood, N., participants chose their date from three contestants hidden behind a screen.Their questions were banal and impersonal, no-one was humiliated, and though there was a winner, no-one lost. There is a huge amount at stake for the participants, and, in a different sense, for the viewers. Without the high stakes, without the losses, we wouldn’t be interested in watching.More importantly, no-one was expected to fall in love. Participants bare their souls, both to their potential partners and to the audience. We tell ourselves we tune into these shows to see people falling in love.
"Saturday Night Live," NBC's Emmy Award-winning late-night comedy showcase, enters its 42nd season in October for another year of laughs, surprises and great performances.
Since its inception in 1975, "SNL" has launched the careers of many of the brightest comedy performers of their generation.