Saturday Night Live
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Saturday Night Live is a long-running comedy show that debuted on NBC in 1975. Created by Lorne Michaels, it runs on late-night Saturday with mostly live performances aside from pre-recorded skits (including animation and music videos) featuring a celebrity host, and also musical performances – on rare occasions, the performance musician is the host. In spite of week-long rehearsals, things will go wrong, often with hilarious results. It made stars out of the original “Not Ready for Primetime” cast (Bill Murray, Chevy Chase, Dan Aykroyd) and served to launch the careers of among others, Eddie Murphy, Adam Sandler, Jimmy Fallon, and Tina Fey.