WATCH: Remember Why “SNL” Is Important in “Live From New York!” Trailer

"We don't go on because we're ready, we go on because it's 11:30."

Earlier this year, Saturday Night Live celebrated its fortieth anniversary with a pretty satisfying—albeit incredibly long—star-studded, primetime special. For a couple of weeks before and after the event, everyone waxed poetic about the sketch-show-turned-late-night-staple (forgetting how often they cry that the quality has steadily declined in the last few years). Now, with a brand-new documentary about the history of SNL about to come out, the weekly hit-or-miss program will continue to ride the wave of memories of the good times.

The first trailer for Live From New York! is jam-packed with enough sketch and character clips to make your heart swell with fond memories of staying up into the wee hours of the early morning basking in the warm glow of the television. Those cherished on-air moments will live alongside exclusive interviews with cast members, writers, crew, and hosts including Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Amy Poehler, and Chris Rock, just to name a few.

With a presidential election (bound to be full of comedic gold) on the way and a summer hiatus around the corner, Live From New York! looks like it will double down on Saturday Night Live‘s 2015 motto of nostalgia, while giving the current incarnation of the show a necessary shot in the arm to be confident and get weird like its SNL forefathers.

Live From New York! will premiere this Wednesday at the opening night of the Tribeca Film Festival. The film is scheduled for a wider theatrical release on June 12.

(via Slate)


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