Saturday Night Live immensely successful TV show that has been on air since 1975 and ticket links to the show

Saturday Night Live (SNL), is a weekly comedy television program that airs on NBC every Saturday night at 11:30pm. The show began in 1975 and continues to alternate between high critical success and lean years. The show garners excellent ratings for its time slot on Saturday night, but depending on the host the show can vary wildly between a 3.5 and 8.0 in Nielsen metered-market households. The show actively courts its audience and provides free tickets to fans to come and watch the show live in NYC. 'A-list' celebrities are drawn to the show by its tradition and irreverence, the past host list is a who's-who of Hollywood celebrities. With over 40 years on the air, Saturday Night Live continues to be another jewel on the NBC crown.

The hour and a half long comedy show, that broadcasts live from Studio 8H in 30 Rockefeller Center on Saturday nights, has become such a staple of American TV that it is often referred to as just 'SNL'. The show's skits are often office/water cooler conversation come Monday morning and each episode features a celebrity guest host as well as two musical acts. Occasionally the host and the musical act have been one in the same person, as was the case with Britney Spears, Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake who each performed on the show both in skits and as the musical guest. SNL is full of many ongoing traditions including the opening sketch which always ends with the famous phrase "Live from New York, it's Saturday Night!" and the closing scene where the players and guests make their goodbye's.

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Host of the SNL TV Show

The host varies every week for this show

Studio Location

NBC Studios, Studio 8H 30 Rockefeller Plaza New York City NY, 10112

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Noteworthy Show Dates:

October 11,1975 - Show premiere; George Carlin hosts
November 8,1975 - First woman to host; Candice Bergen
December 6, 2000 - TV Funhouse first episode
October 2005 - Show began airing in High-Definition
August 2014 - Long-time announcer Don Pardo dies
October 3, 2015 - Season 41 of SNL premieres with host Miley Cyrus
October 1, 2016 - Premiere of Season 42 with host Margot Robbie

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SNL Show Ticket Links:

Free advanced tickets to the show can be found here: SNL Show Page