Lorne Michaels
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Lorne
Michaels

Founder / Executive Producer

Michaels reigns as the king of late night, and it’s not only because he’s still in charge of NBC’s zeitgeist-defining comedy show “Saturday Night Live,” entering its 44th season. Through production company Broadway Video, he’s executive producer of NBC’s “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” and “Late Night with Seth Meyers.” His “SNL” has launched a long list of stars, from the early years’ Chevy Chase, John Belushi and Eddie Murphy to more recent phenoms Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Bill Hader. Over the years, Michaels has produced numerous films — often starring his “SNL” alums, including 2016’s “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot” with Tina Fey and “Wayne’s World” with Mike Myers and Dana Carvey. He also produced TV’s “30 Rock” and “The Kids in the Hall.” 

Career

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

Education

  • University of Toronto (Canada)

Variety Honors

  • Comedy Impact
  • Comedy Leaders

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Lorne Michaels Signs Film Production Deal With Universal

Lorne Michaels Signs Film Production Deal With Universal

Universal Pictures has entered into a first-look production agreement with "Saturday Night Live" creator and executive producer Lorne Michaels and his company Broadway Video, Variety has confirmed.At the same time, Michaels has extended his deal with NBC, keeping the comedy icon in the Comcast family. NBC declined to comment, but the NBC deal is a multi-year one. Michaels' previous film pact had been with Paramount. Both NBC and Universal share a same parent company in cable giant Comcast.The first film...

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