Cut For Time: 13 Hilarious SNL Sketches That Never Made It To Air
Saturday Night Live, or SNL as it is commonly known, is a sketch comedy show that has been running on NBC since 1975. The show was created by Lorne Michaels and has been produced by him ever since. It is currently the longest-running American sketch comedy series. The show features a cast of comedians who perform sketches, usually satirical in nature, on current events, pop culture, and politics. The sketches are often topical and may be topical references to real people or characters from popular culture. SNL also features musical guests each week who perform live on the show. The show has been nominated for over 150 Emmy Awards and has won 34 of them. It is also one of the most popular shows on NBC's lineup, routinely ranking in the top 10 in the ratings.
In the early days of SNL, a sketch cut because the show was too long meant it was probably lost forever. These days, cut-for-time sketches are nearly as likely to go viral as the bits that make it to air. Here are 13 examples of axed comedy that became Internet-famous.