It Takes A Hell Of A Lot Of Work To Make A "Saturday Night Live" Cold Open Happen

Submitted by: fancylad 1 year ago in Entertainment

This is the sort of behind-the-scenes "inside baseball" stuff that I love.

In this clip, you get to hear all the back and forth between SNL stage hands, stage managers, and producers hustling after the a typical cold open in order to get the next skit up after the commercial break. Being on camera is pretty cool, but I think it's a lot more exciting to a part of this crew, dressed in black, running around to make sure the trains run on time -- with very little public adulation (until this video). 

Check out the guy hopping the rug at the 1:34 minute mark -- this is not his first cold open break down. You kind of hope that the audience is applauding for the crew, not the show.
There are 2 comments:
Male 1,712
and sadly all that effort seldom results in anything the slightest bit clever or funny....
Male 4,824
spanz because humor can only be quantified as viable by spanz. you changed my whole thought system