For Variety, Maane Khatchatourian writes: The first trailer for the documentary “Live From New York!” — which chronicles the iconic NBC sketch comedy show’s cultural and historical impact — has debuted, offering old footage from the series and a new look at the behind-the-scenes magic that goes into putting it on week to week.
“It’s the only form where everyone is necessary to the end. We don’t go on because we’re ready, we go on because it’s 11:30.”
— Creator and executive producer Lorne Michaels
What is your idea of perfect happiness?
– A good nap and a full house.
What is your greatest fear?
– That I take this questionnaire too seriously and reveal my crimes and misdemeanors, or I treat this questionnaire too flippantly and bring shame to the House of Proust.
Which historical figure do you most identify with?
– Cap’n Crunch.
Which living person do you most admire?
– Beyoncé/Beyoncé’s hair person.
What is your greatest extravagance?
– Baby tuxedos, caviar pajamas, coal-powered private jets.
What is your motto?
– “Yes please.”
Illustration by Risko.