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Interview: Bill Hader

“I did a few days on Franco’s As I Lay Dying, and the vibe on the set was very heavy and serious. The only thing I can equate it to is tripping with a bunch of your friends.”

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I’m Chevy Chase and You’re Not

The bumpy rise of Saturday Night Live’s first star.

Excerpted from Saturday Night, published in 1986.

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Mr. Mike's America

A cross-country drive with Michael O'Donoghue, the first head writer of Saturday Night Live.

Previously: The Longform Guide to SNL.

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In Conversation: Lorne Michaels

An inteview with the Saturday Night Live producer.

Previously: The Longform Guide to SNL.

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An Interview With Louise Lasser: TV, Depression, and SNL

The Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman star on being married to Woody Allen, Jewish words, and Girls.

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Jack Handey Is the Envy of Every Comedy Writer in America

A profile of the writer behind “Deep Thoughts” on Saturday Night Live.

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It's Saturday Night!

An oral history of Saturday Night Live.

Part of our guide to SNL for Slate.
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Victoria Jackson's Excellent Tea Party Adventure

How one of the most maligned cast members in SNL history ended up a talking head on Fox News.

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Dada’s Boy

On the life and career of Chris Farley.

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Anchor Woman

A profile of a pre-30 Rock Tina Fey.

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Comedy Isn't Funny

SNL in its grim twentieth season through the lens of first (and only) year cast-member Janeane Garofalo.

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The Rumpled Anarchy of Bill Murray

A 1988 profile of Bill Murray, then at the peak of his box office power and living in a secluded farmhouse in the Hudson River Valley.