Lorne Michaels
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There’s been widespread speculation that Michaels will step down as producer of “Saturday Night Live” after the show completes its 50th season in 2025, when he will be 80 years old. For the time being, he remains firmly in control of the game-changing, zeitgeist-defining sketch show, which made some major cast changes for its current season, saying goodbye to longtime cast members Kate McKinnon, Pete Davidson, Aidy Bryant and Kyle Mooney. In 2022, TV shows produced by Michaels included a revival of “The Kids in the Hall” for Amazon, as well as the freshman Peacock series “Bust Down” and “Kenan,” starring long­est-running “SNL” cast member Kenan Thompson, which was canceled after two seasons on NBC. He’s developing a Paramount big-screen adaptation of his Broadway hit, “Mean Girls — The Musical,” that’s touring North America.  


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  • University of Toronto (Canada)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2019 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2020 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2021 Variety500 Honoree
  • Comedy Impact
  • Comedy Leaders
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