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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (4,830 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Tom Shales Narrator: Christopher Burns, Eric Conger Publisher: HighBridge Company Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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 Curtin, Billy Crystal, Martin Short, Dana Carvey, Tina Fey, Jimmy Fallon, Chris Kattan, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Garrett Morris, Molly Shannon, Damon Wayans, Chris Elliott, Julia 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. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by LuAnne | 2/18/2014

    " After reading Jay Mohr's book "Gasping for Airtime" all about his experiences working on SNL... I had to read this too. I have a whole new appreciation for SNL. "

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    " Fascinating. I never realized the amount of work that goes into one week of creating a show. Now I understand why some SNL shows are awesome and why others blow. Highly recommended for any fan. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jamie | 2/4/2014

    " A must-read for any SNL super-fan! "

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About the Author
Author Tom Shales

Tom Shales served as TV critic of The Washington Post for twenty-five years, winning the Pulitzer Prize for criticism in 1989. Shales also spent two decades reviewing movies for NPR’s Morning Edition and is the coauthor of two bestsellers: Live from New York and Those Guys Have All the Fun.