Variety or Competition Series/Awards or Event Special
PD: Keith Ian Raywood, Eugene Lee, Akira Yoshimura, N. Joseph Detullio
How do you design a television legacy? How do you make scenery funny? How do you be flexible enough to design an apartment bedroom, a presidential press room, kiddie restaurant Pizza Town!, a game show “Beat the Bookworm”! and not just make the setting of a game show, but instead a parody of it? How do you do all that fast all while supporting a myriad of personalities, zany characters, surprises, breakaways, a free-form script, last-minute tweaks, more changes and above all – do it for live television! You do it with the production design team at “Saturday Night Live” – a team that has continued to be a benchmark for live-event sketch comedy. Context is important to any joke and the team has the pressure of creating the environments with limited space and time, but still continues to make creative, memorable and award-winning sets.
Written by Adam Rowe, production designer on “Rizzoli & Isles” and “Dexter.”