Live From New York

Live From New York

When first published to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Saturday Night Live, Live from New York was immediately proclaimed the best book ever produced on the landmark and legendary late-night show.

Author: Tom Shales

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780316295079

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 800

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James Andrew Miller and Tom Shales's definitive oral history of Saturday Night Live, hailed as "incredible" (Vulture) and "required reading" (People). When first published to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Saturday Night Live, Live from New York was immediately proclaimed the best book ever produced on the landmark and legendary late-night show. In their own words, unfiltered and uncensored, a dazzling galaxy of trail-blazing talents recalled three turbulent decades of on-camera antics and off-camera escapades. Now decades have passed, and bestselling authors James Andrew Miller and Tom Shales have returned to Studio 8H. Over more than 100 pages of new material, they raucously and revealingly take the SNL story up to the present, adding a constellation of iconic new stars, surprises, and controversies.
Categories: Performing Arts

Focus On 100 Most Popular American Impressionists Entertainers

Focus On  100 Most Popular American Impressionists  Entertainers

36. ^ Flippo, Chet (October 11, 1982). "Eddie Murphy Live: The razoredged king of late night comedy". New York. Retrieved June 27, 2011. ... Live from New York: An Uncensored History of Saturday Night Live. Back Bay. ISBN 0-316-73565-5.

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Publisher: e-artnow sro

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A History of Television News Parody in America

A History of Television News Parody in America

C. Robert Paulson, Eng/Field Production Handbook (New York: Broadcast Management/Engineering, 1976). 21. ... Tom Shales and James Andrew Miller, Live from New York: An Uncensored History of Saturday Night Live (Boston, MA: Little, ...

Author: Curt Hersey

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781793637796

Category: Humor

Page: 297

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This book provides the first history of the television news parody genre, analyzing how these shows have functioned as critiques of television news, politics, culture, and American society, while entertaining and informing audiences. Each chapter features a case study and discussion of the genre during a particular decade.
Categories: Humor

Saturday Night Live and the 1976 Presidential Election

Saturday Night Live and the 1976 Presidential Election

A New Voice Enters Campaign Politics William T. Horner, M. Heather Carver ... American History, American Television: Interpreting the Video Past. New York: Frederick ... Live From New York: An Uncensored History of Saturday Night Live.

Author: William T. Horner

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476630595

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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Two events in 1976 had enduring effects on American culture—the debut of Saturday Night Live and the presidential election pitting Gerald Ford against Jimmy Carter. With its mix of sketch comedy and music, SNL grabbed huge ratings and several Emmys in its first season and made household names of its seven original cast members. While fighting for the Republican presidential nomination (and his political survival) President Ford allowed his press secretary, Ron Nessen, to guest-host SNL—the first politician to do so. Ford also appeared on the show, via video tape, to offer a comic counterpunch to Chevy Chase’s signature line, “I’m Chevy Chase and you’re not." In the election seasons that followed, it became a rite of passage for politicians establishing a national profile to appear on SNL, while the show's treatment of them and their platforms has had a continuing impact on political discourse.
Categories: Social Science

Saturday Night Live

Saturday Night Live

9 Tom Shales and James Andrew Miller, Live from New York: An Uncensored History of Saturday Night Live (New York: Back Bay Books, 2002), 332. Ibid., 429. Alessandra Stanley, “Who Says Women Aren't Funny?,” Vanity Fair, April 2008, ...

Author: Arie Kaplan

Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books

ISBN: 9781467747950

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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In 1975 Saturday Night Live came out of the gate swinging, with a daring, bold, and rebellious vibe that was new to television back then. With a cast of comedic actors known as the Not Ready for Prime Time Players, television producer Lorne Michaels launched a style of live television comedy that appealed specifically to young viewers with a taste for questioning authority—and that style stood the test of time. From hilarious characters—the Conehead family, Wayne Campbell, the Spartan cheerleaders, the Target Lady, and Stefon—to impressions of US presidents and politicians performed with spot-on precision, the late-night comedy show has shaped American comedy for four decades. With millions of loyal fans across a wide range of viewership demographics, Saturday Night Live has made a significant impact on American culture. It introduced catchphrases such as "Well, isn’t that special?" and "More cowbell!" It influenced public opinion through satirical political sketches and news commentary. It provided rich material for box office hits such as The Blues Brothers and Wayne’s World. It created megastars out of dozens of comedians. And in the process, the show earned an impressive roster of accolades including thirty-six Primetime Emmy Awards, a Peabody Award, and three Writers Guild of America Awards. It's been ranked as one of the greatest shows of all time and has been inducted into the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Broadcasting Hall of Fame. Discover how the SNL brand of raucous humor has stayed meaningful and fresh over the years and continues to draw audiences today.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Saturday Night Live Hollywood Comedy and American Culture

Saturday Night Live  Hollywood Comedy  and American Culture

Doug Hill and Jeff Weingrad, Saturday Night: A Backstage History of Saturday Night Live (New York: Beech Tree Books, 1986), ... Saturday Night, 229–249; Tom Shales and James Andrew Miller, Live from New York: An Uncensored History of ...

Author: J. Whalley

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230107946

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 234

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Saturday Night Live, Hollywood Comedy, and American Culture sheds new light on the ways in which Saturday Night Live s confrontational, boundary-pushing approach spilled over into film production, contributing to some of the biggest hits in Hollywood history, such as National Lampoon s Animal House, Ghostbusters, and Beverly Hills Cop. Jim Whalley also considers how SNL has adapted to meet the needs of subsequent generations, launching the film careers of Mike Myers, Adam Sandler, Will Ferrell and others in the process. Supported by extensive archival research, some of Hollywood s most popular comedians are placed into the contexts of film and television comic traditions and social and cultural trends in American life.
Categories: Performing Arts

Saturday Night Live FAQ

Saturday Night Live FAQ

“'SNL' and the Censors: NBC Holds the Line Against Controversy.” Washington Post, October 7, 1987. —. “Zingers on Saturday Night.” Washington Post, November 8, 1975. —, and James A. Miller. Live from New York: An Uncensored History of ...

Author: Stephen Tropiano

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781480366862

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 400

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SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE FAQ:EVERYTHING LEFT TO KNOW ABOUT TELEVISION'S LONGEST RUNNING COME
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Saturday Night Live American TV

Saturday Night Live   American TV

“With All Due Respect: Satirizing Presidents from Saturday Night Live to Lil' Bush.” In Satire TV: Politics and Comedy in the ... Livefrom New York: An Uncensored History of Saturday Night Live. New York: Little, Brown, 2002.

Author: Nick Marx

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253010902

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 294

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Thought-provoking and “undeniably interesting” essays on this cultural institution of comedy and what it says about our society (Booklist). Since 1975, “Live from New York, it’s Saturday Night!” has greeted late night–TV viewers looking for the best in sketch comedy and popular music. SNL is the variety show that launched the careers of countless comedians, including Dan Aykroyd, Chevy Chase, Chris Farley, Will Ferrell, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, and Adam Sandler. Week after week, SNL has produced everything from unforgettable parodies to provocative political satire—adapting to changing times decade after decade while staying true to its original vision of performing timely topical humor. With essays that address issues ranging from race and gender to authorship and comedic performance, Saturday Night Live and American TV follows the history of this iconic show, and its place in the shifting social and media landscape of American television.
Categories: Performing Arts

Wild and Crazy Guys

Wild and Crazy Guys

“I became the second cop”: Tom Shales and James Andrew Miller, Live from New York: An Uncensored History of Saturday Night Live (Little, Brown, 2002), 110. “I'm a little bit concerned”: Bill Murray on “Weekend Update,” Saturday Night ...

Author: Nick de Semlyen

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9780752266572

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 336

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Wild and Crazy Guys is the larger-than-life story of the much-loved Hollywood comedy stars that ruled the 1980s. This paperback edition features never-seen-before bonus material. As well as delving behind the scenes of classic movies such as Ghostbusters, Beverly Hills Cop, The Blues Brothers, Trading Places and dozens more, it chronicles the off-screen, larger-than-life antics of John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, Eddie Murphy, Chevy Chase, Steve Martin, John Candy et al. It’s got drugs, sex, punch-ups, webbed toes and Bill Murray being pushed into a swimming pool by Hunter S Thompson, while tied to a lawn chair. It’s akin to Peter Biskind’s Easy Riders, Raging Bulls, following the key players through their highs and lows, and their often turbulent relationships with each other. Nick de Semlyen has interviewed many of the key directors such as Walter Hill, John Landis and Carl Reiner, as well as the comedians themselves. Taking you on a trip through the tumultuous ’80s, Wild And Crazy Guys explores the friendships, feuds, triumphs and disasters experienced by these iconic funnymen. Based on candid interviews from the stars themselves, as well as those who entered their orbit, it reveals the hidden history behind the most fertile period ever for screen comedy.
Categories: Performing Arts

Encyclopedia of Television

Encyclopedia of Television

Newsweek (September 25, 1989) Beatts, Anne, and John Head, editors, Saturday Night Live, New York: Avon, ... Tom, and James Andrew Miller, Live from New York: An Uncensored History of Saturday Night Live, as Told by Its Stars, ...

Author: Horace Newcomb

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135194796

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 2800

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The Encyclopedia of Television, second edtion is the first major reference work to provide description, history, analysis, and information on more than 1100 subjects related to television in its international context. For a full list of entries, contributors, and more, visit the Encyclo pedia of Television, 2nd edition website.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines