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Saturday Night Live


Saturday Night Live (or SNL) is an evening of music-comedy series on the NBC channel. SNL show is one of the most popular and long-playing in the history of U.S. television. The premiere of the SNL show is dating back in 1975 when the program was conceived by Dick Ebersol and Lorna Maykolsom. The first music director of the orchestra program was the composer Howard Shore. The format of the SNL consists of a humorous musical reprises, most of them played live by comedy actors - members of the permanent cast, with the participation of a guest host (popular celebrities) and some musical guest or quests. Typically, the series begins with a reprise in the last seconds of which one of the actors out of the way, proclaiming "Live from New York, it's - Saturday Night!" followed by a brand video and then played introductory monologue-patter with a guest presenter. Among the participants were well-known actors such as Martin Short, Bill Murray, James Belushi, Jim Carrey, Dan Aykroyd, Eddie Murphy, Hugh Laurie, Taylor Lautner, Mike Myers and others. Famous musicians are also participated: Britney Spears, Tupac Shakur, Sting, Jennifer Lopez and Rolling Stones. There were such the politicians as John McCain and Rudolph Giuliani. Over the years, SNL show has become an integral part of the cultural landscape of the United States and Canada. Widely known for exceptionally successful parody of the Presidents of the USA by Dan Aykroyd (Lyndon Johnson and Jimmy Carter), Dane Carvey (George Bush, Senior.) Derrillom Hammond (Bill Clinton), Will Ferrell (George Bush, Jr.) and Fred Armisenom (Barack Obama). During the election campaign in 2008 parody of Tina Fey spoofed the candidate for vice-president Sarah Palin, with whom Fey has a striking resemblance. Considered by many this was one of the factors affecting the elections' outcome.

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