Don Roy King was Emmy-nominated for directing the “Justin Timberlake” episode, which features host Timberlake being inducted into the show’s legendary Five-Timers Club. The sight of multiple celebrities onstage generates lots of response but is hard to manage.
“Any sketch that is that complex and that is designed to reveal people has its own directorial challenges. We also wanted to reveal them to the studio audience at the same time we revealed them on camera. … It’s also tough to wrangle that many brilliant people who are most interested in telling war stories and making each other laugh while they’re going to rehearsal.”