A musical guest is also invited to perform several sets (usually two, and occasionally more).

Every so often a host or musical guest will fill both roles, such as was the case with Britney Spears in 20, Jennifer Lopez in 20, Justin Timberlake in 2003, 20, Taylor Swift in 2009, Bruno Mars in 2012, Lady Gaga in 2013, Justin Bieber in 2013, Miley Cyrus in 20, Drake in 20, Blake Shelton in 2015, and Ariana Grande in 2016.

With the exception of Season 7 and several other rare cases, the show has begun with a cold open that ends with someone breaking character and proclaiming "Live from New York, it's Saturday Night!

Kelly Hall hasn’t appeared here at Your Daily Girl in over a month now, and I think everyone can agree, that is way to long.

Since it appears Page 3 has stopped, we’ll have to make do with the little bits we get, and Kelly here is helping greatly.

They will interview past hosts, current and previous cast members, and musical legends that previously performed on the show.

Jimmy Fallon hosts this special retrospective of Prince's rare, but memorable performances on the show, including his first performance on the infamous season six episode hosted by Charlene Tilton (the one in which Charles Rocket's accidental utterance of the word "fuck" called for NBC to fire then-showrunner Jean Doumanian and most of her cast), his performance on the SNL 15th anniversary special, his first performance after 21 years in 2006 on the season 31 episode hosted by Steve Martin, his final performance on the season 40 episode hosted by Chris Rock, a never-before-seen clip of his performance at the cast party following the SNL 40th anniversary special, and clips of the short-lived recurring sketch The Prince Show with Fred Armisen as Prince and Maya Rudolph as Beyonce.21-minute animated special where David S.

Various Saturday Night Live sketches are available in several new media formats, including streaming on Hulu and Netflix.

Selected sketches and segments are also available for purchase at the i Tunes Store to download and playback on home computers and certain i Pod and i Phone models.One of the few episodes to air from a location outside of NBC's studios at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York, the Mardi Gras Special was broadcast live from New Orleans on Mardi Gras 1977.It was hosted by Randy Newman, who also performed songs, and featured a number of special guests, including Buck Henry, Eric Idle, Cindy Williams, and Henry Winkler. A look back at the funniest and most memorable commercial parodies from the past years of SNL.The show often satirizes contemporary American popular culture and politics.Saturday Night Live features a two-tiered cast: the repertory members, also known as the "Not Ready for Prime-Time Players," and newer cast members, known as "Featured Players." Each week, the show features a host, often a well-known celebrity, who delivers an opening monologue and performs in sketches with the cast.Pumpkins teaches a pair of siblings the true meaning of Halloween. Pumpkins, Mikey Day, Bobby Moynihan, and Streeter Seidell.