Lorne Michaels
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United States Canada Israel
2020

Broadway Video

Lorne
Michaels

Founder

As the producer of NBC’s zeitgeist-shaping “Saturday Night Live” (running it from 1975-1980 and 1985 onward), Michaels has pulled off a remarkable balancing act, reaping kudos for speaking truth to power while reigning as one of comedy’s most influential players. Despite the challenges COVID-19 presented to production, “SNL” made the necessary adjustments to enter the 2020-21 season with six consecutive episodes through Election Day, featuring the addition of Jim Carrey as President-elect Joe Biden and pulling in strong ratings after a trio of “At Home” specials made with Zoom earlier in 2020. The Michaels kingdom includes NBC late-night talkers “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” and “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” comedy-mystery series “Mapleworth Murders” for Quibi before its demise and a revival of sketch-comedy show “The Kids in the Hall” for Amazon.

Career

  • 30 ROCK
  • SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE
  • THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON

Education

  • University of Toronto (Canada)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2019 Variety500 Honoree
  • Comedy Impact
  • Comedy Leaders
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