SNL’s 40 Year Reunion
Tonight marks one of the greatest nights in television entertainment history. The 40 year reunion of Saturday Night Live and the celebration of the greatest sketch comedy show ever.
SNL has been my favorite show for years now and I’m so excited that I’ll be able to watch this reunion at age 20 and remember it for the rest of my life. I became fascinated with SNL throughout my childhood because I’ve always wanted to be in the business of entertaining people. To see a show last so long and create so many incredible entertainers and comics through it, is truly inspiring.
From the early years of Jon Belushi and Chevy Chase and skits like “The Coneheads” and “The Wolverines” to the near cancelation in the 80s to the hilarious “Bad Boys” of the 90s (Adam Sandler, David Spade, Rob Schneider, Chris Rock and Chris Farley) and characters like Matt Foley and Wayne and Garth from Wayne’s World. SNL was reinvented in the nineties in a whole new way. After the all-star casts of the 90s dissipated due to disagreements among several cast members and management, the new additions in the late 90s like Will Ferrell and Jimmy Fallon really took the show in a good direction. Then through the mid-2000s with the continuation of a hilarious new full-time cast and guys like Bill Hader and Jason Sudeikis and Fred Armisen with memorable impressions and characters like Sudeikis’s Mitt Romney and Bill Hader’s Stefon. And though the newest cast may not be as hilarious as it once was the shows is still experiencing a ton of success bringing light to new comedians like 21-year-old Pete Davidson who has the potential to be huge.
This show has been the cornerstone of sketch comedy and the fact that it is in its 40th season is remarkable with all the ups and downs it has gone through.
And for someone who has dreamed of being on this show for years, I have never been more excited to watch anything in my life and see all the great comedians and entertainers that made their way across that “30 Rock” stage come together for a night that will go down in television history.