WHAT I DID THIS WEEKEND: SNL

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By Conor Riley

My parents have been watching SNL since it premiered in the ’70s, and raised me on the show, so naturally when I got the opportunity to go to this weekend’s show (hosted by James Franco with musical guest Nicki Minaj), I knew I had to take my mom. Having been a life-long fan of the show, I was too excited to sleep the night before, but once we were in our seats, the electric energy inside studio 8H kept me awake and taking in every minute. We were lucky enough to get into the live dress rehearsal, in which they run through the entire show right before the live broadcast, and which also includes an extra 30 minutes of sketches that don’t make it to air. It’s one of the most interesting and exciting productions I’ve ever seen, and an experience I’ll never forget. If you ever get the chance to go, definitely take it!


Photos courtesy of NBC/Saturday Night Live

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