Saturday Night Live Facts
American late-night live television sketch comedy and variety show
- The show was created by Lorne Michaels and developed by Dick Ebersol.
- The show premiered on NBC on October 11, 1975, under the original title of NBC's Saturday Night.
- Each episode is hosted by a celebrity who delivers an opening monologue and often takes part in sketches with the cast, and features a musical guest who also performs.
- The show is broadcast from Studio 8H at NBC's headquarters in the GE Building.
- SNL has aired 718 episodes since its debut and entered its thirty-seventh season on September 24, 2011.
- In 2009, it received 13 Emmy nominations bringing the show to a total of 126, giving it the most Emmy nominations in television history.
- The show is currently narrated by Don Pardo.