Coming to NYC: The History of SNL on Exhibit

Posted on January 13, 2015 at 10:45 am

Premier On 5th, at 417 5th Avenue between 37th & 38th Streets has announced the first in a series of blockbuster exhibitions, in partnership with Broadway Video Enterprises.

Saturday Night Live: The Exhibition,” celebrates the NBC program’s 40-year history. In the Exhibition, SNL fans will be able to experience the excitement of the live show, which was the brainchild of writer/producer Lorne Michaels and became a cultural phenomenon within weeks of its debut on October 11, 1975.

“In addition to connecting visitors with the backstory of the show and affording an opportunity to relive the show’s most laughable moments and sketches, “Saturday Night Live: The Exhibition” goes even further to give people a sense of what it’s like to be part of the creative team, and the frenetic schedule and pace that is involved with each weekly episode,” said Mark Lach, Creative Director of Premier Exhibitions. “It can look so effortless on TV, but this exhibition illustrates that a lot of hard work and preparation undoubtedly goes into each and every laugh.”

Beginning with the scripts that start to take shape on Mondays and culminating with the live broadcast on Saturday, the exhibition illustrates a week in the life of SNL. Original scripts, set pieces, props, costumes, masks and interactive elements reconnect visitors with iconic moments from their favorite sketches as performed by some of the finest comedic artists of their generation. Etched in our psyches, “Cheeburger, Cheeburger,” “This place has EVERYTHING!” “Living in a VAN down by the river,” “I’m Gumby, Dammit!” and more have become touchstones of American culture. Order tickets now as it is sure to be packed.

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