The addition of the show's Emmy Award-winning SNL Digital Shorts continues to keep the show as current today as it was when it debuted.
"Saturday Night Live," which premiered October 11, 1975, is broadcast live from NBC's famed Studio 8H in New York City's Rockefeller Center.
But really, that’s not what keeps us watching, episode after episode.
"SNL" also holds the title for the most nominated television show in Emmy history with 219 nominations.
"SNL" has been honored twice, in 19, with the prestigious George Foster Peabody Award and cited as "truly a national institution." "Saturday Night Live" was inducted into the Broadcasting Hall of Fame by the National Association of Broadcasters, and the show continues to garner the highest ratings of any late-night television program, entertaining millions each week.
As The New York Times noted on the occasion of the show's Emmy-winning 25th Anniversary special in 1999, "in defiance of both time and show business convention, 'SNL' is still the most pervasive influence on the art of comedy in contemporary culture." At the close of the century, "Saturday Night Live" placed seventh on Entertainment Weekly's list of the Top 100 Entertainers of the past 50 years.
The program has won 53 Emmy Awards, the most for any show in television history.
The program is a production of Broadway Video in association with SNL Studios. CREDITS Starring Vanessa Bayer, Beck Bennett, Aidy Bryant, Michael Che, Pete Davidson, Mikey Day, Leslie Jones, Colin Jost, Kate Mc Kinnon, Alex Moffat, Kyle Mooney, Bobby Moynihan, Cecily Strong, Kenan Thompson, Sasheer Zamata, Melissa Villaseñor Executive Producer Lorne Michaels Produced By Steve Higgins and Erik Kenward Director Don Roy King Supervising Producer Ken Aymong Head Writers Chris Kelly, Sarah Schneider and Bryan Tucker Writers James Anderson, Kristen Bartlett, Jeremy Beiler, Zack Bornstein, Joanna Bradley, Megan Callahan, Michael Che, Anna Drezen, Fran Gillespie, Sudi Green, Steve Higgins, Colin Jost, Erik Kenward, Rob Klein, Nick Kocher, Dave Mc Cary, Brian Mc Elhaney, Dennis Mc Nicholas, Drew Michael, Lorne Michaels, Josh Patten, Katie Rich, Streeter Seidell, Will Stephen, Julio Torres Film Producer Justus Mc Larty Musical Directors Lenny Pickett, Leon Pendarvis, Eli Brueggemann Musicians The Saturday Night Live Band Production Designers Eugene Lee, Akira Yoshimura, Keith Ian Raywood, N., participants chose their date from three contestants hidden behind a screen.