Lorne Michaels
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2021

Broadway Video

Lorne
Michaels

Founder

Michaels long ago secured his place in history as the creator of NBC’s “Saturday Night Live.” As executive producer of the zeitgeist-shaping show for all but five of 47 seasons, he has propelled a long line of performers to stardom from Chevy Chase to Pete Davidson while inspiring several fictional characters created by alums, including Dr. Evil in the “Austin Powers” films, Jack Donaghy in “30 Rock,” which he exec produced, and more recently Will Forte’s MacGruber, who is returning for a Peacock series helmed by a decade after the “MacGruber” film helmed by The Lonely Island. But that hasn’t stopped Michaels from churning out new series, including NBC sitcom “Kenan” led by “SNL’s” longest-running regular and the recent Apple TV+ musical series “Schimigadoon!”

Career

  • SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE
  • A.P. BIO
  • MACGRUBER

Education

  • University of Toronto (Canada)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2019 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2020 Variety500 Honoree
  • Comedy Impact
  • Comedy Leaders
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