Saturday night: a backstage history of Saturday night live
Based on interviews with more than 250 people associated with the show--stars, producers, hosts, and others--this book provides an intimate backstage portrait of the comedy program, from its beginnings through its rise to the peak of popularity
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Focusing on the first ten years of the show (and really mostly on the first five years), this book is an insightful and inevitably somewhat gossipy history of how this comedy institution came to be. Be warned however, it is a surprisingly dry read, and its concluding chapters are severely outdated. (Disappointingly, this ebook edition does not include an update.) But the story it tells about those formative years are often fascinating, especially so when put into context of the global TV landscape at the time. The best compliment I can give this book is that it made me really want to watch some of those older shows, some of which I recall from highlights broadcast on MTV Europe ages ago. Unfortunately, almost none of SNL's content seems to be readily and easily available in Belgium at the moment, a shame because the show has produced some hysterical sketches over time.
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I read this one back when I was in high school in Germany.
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