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Saturday Night Live and American TV

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ISBN-10: 0253010829

ISBN-13: 9780253010827

Edition: 2013

Authors: Nick Marx, Matt Sienkiewicz, Ron Becker

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For over 35 years, "Live from New York, it's Saturday Night!" has greeted late night–TV viewers looking for the best in sketch comedy and popular music. SNL is the variety show that launched the careers of a mass of comedians including Dan Aykroyd, Chevy Chase, Chris Farley, Will Ferrell, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, and Adam Sandler, among others. Week after week, SNL has produced unforgettable sketches and provocative political satire, adapting to changing times while staying true to its original vision of performing timely topical humor. With essays that address issues ranging from race and gender to authorship and comedic performance, Saturday Night Live and American TV follows the history of this 36-time Emmy-winning show and its place in the shifting social and media landscape of American television.
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Book details

List price: $18.99
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication date: 10/2/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 294
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Introduction: Situating Saturday Night Live within American Television Culture
Live from New York on NBC
The Evolution of Saturday Night
"Live from New York!"
Michael O'Donoghue, Experimental Television Comedy, and Saturday Night Live's Authorship
Staying Alive on Saturday Night
Politics and the Brand: Saturday Night Live's Campaign Season Humor and Cultural Relevance
Speaking Too Soon: SNL, 9/11 and the Remaking of American Irony
Live Music: Mediating Musical Performance and Discord on Saturday Night Live
Going Backstage: Network Heritage, Industrial Identities, and Reiterated Mediation of Saturday Night Live's Work Worlds
Social Politics and Comedic Representation
Bringing the Black: Eddie Murphy and African American Humor on Saturday Night Live
"Is this the Era of the Woman?": SNL's Gender Politics in the New Millennium
"Reading Fauxbama: 'Honeyface' Performance on SNL"
Beyond Saturday Night, Beyond Television
Skits Strung Together: Performance, Narrative, and the Sketch Comedy Aesthetic in SNL Films
Andy Samberg's Digital Success Story and Other Myths of the Internet Comedy Club
Sketches Gone Viral: From Watercooler Talk to Participatory Comedy
Contributors
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