A New York Times Bestseller
Saturday Night Live changed the face of television: it introduced brash new stars, trashed TV taboos, and had an impact on American life, laughter, and politics.
Dozens of stars, writers, guest hosts, contributors, and craftsmen recall the backstage stories, behind-the-scenes gossip, feuds, foibles, drugs, sex, struggles, and calamities, including personal details never before revealed. Stars interviewed include Mike Myers, Chris Rock, Bill Murray, Tom Hanks, Adam Sandler, Chevy Chase, Will Ferrell, Dan Aykroyd, Steve Martin, Jon Lovitz, Jane Curtain, Chris Kattan, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Garrett Morris, Molly Shannon, Damon Wayans, Chris Elliott, Julie Sweeney, Norm Macdonald, and Paul Simon—plus writers like Al Franken, Conan O’Brien, Larry David, Rosie Shuster, Jack Handey, Robert Smigel, Don Novello, and others who got their big breaks as part of the SNL team.
Live from New York does what no other book about the show has ever done: it lets the people who were there tell the story in their own words, blunt and loving and uncensored.
© 2002 by Thomas W. Shales and Jimmy the Writer, Inc.
“A guilty pleasure of the highest order….Live From New York shines.”
Lev Grossman, New York Times bestselling author
“Constantly entertaining….It’s revealing, it’s funny, it’s mesmerizing.”
“A sharp-clawed, incisive account of how nearly three decades’ worth of comic talent has emerged from a single television show.”
New York Times
“Refreshing….Shales and Miller paint a detailed landscape portrait of what has become an American cultural icon, one that will guide any attentive reader to a fuller understanding of comedy, TV, and the culture itself.”
- Publisher: Highbridge Audio
- Genre: Nonfiction/Drama/Performing Arts
- ISBN-13: 9781598872460