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Lorne Michaels
Name : Lorne Michaels
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Date of Birth : 1944
Place of Birth : Canada
Country Of Nationality : Canada
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Brief Bio : Lorne Michaels (born Lorne David Lipowitz on November 17, 1944) is an Emmy-winning Canadian television producer, writer and comedian best known for creating and producing Saturday Night Live and producing... - More...
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Goldberg, Shaiman, Short and Walters Will Salute Crystal at Kennedy Center - New York, NY, USA - As previously reported, Tony Award winner Billy Crystal will receive the tenth annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor Oct. 11 at 8 PM in the Kennedy Center Opera House.

The starry list of entertainers who will salute Crystal include Bob Costas, Jimmy Fallon, Whoopi Goldberg, Rob Reiner, Marc Shaiman, Martin Short, Barbara Walters and Robin Williams. The evening, which will be taped by WETA Washington, D.C., will air on PBS stations nationwide Nov. 12 at 9 PM ET.

The Mark Twain Prize, according to press notes, recognizes "people who have had an impact on American society in ways similar to the
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Celebrities : Barbara Walters, Martin Short, Lily Tomlin, Carl Reiner, Steve Martin, Rob Reiner, Stephen A. Schwarzman, Neil Simon, Marc Shaiman, Mark Twain, Bob Costas, Lorne Michaels, Robin Williams, Whoopi Goldberg, Billy Crystal, Bob Newhart, Jimmy Fallon
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Posted 7/25/2007 12:07:08 AM | Permalink
Lorne Michaels: The one constant on Saturday Night Live
Globe and Mail - Canada - Few bosses inspire more fear in their employees than Lorne Michaels. More than three decades of running Saturday Night Live have not appeared to soften the Canadian-born producer in any way. He continues to steer the franchise he created with an iron hand, screening every single sketch before letting it go to air. As any of the current cast members will attest, the live broadcasts are a breeze compared to the dreaded weekly pitch-meeting with the boss.

"Man, I hate pitching sketches to Lorne," says cast regular Kenan Thompson. "I mean, he's super-cool and all, but God, he makes me nervous.
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Posted 7/21/2007 12:07:25 PM | Permalink
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Bill Hader's 'SNL' Monologue Was Re-Written Last Minute With Some Help From John Mulaney And Lorne Michaels
Hader seemed to run into a similar issue and then ended up having to ditch the original idea for the open, scrambling right before the show started to get it finished with John Mulaney and Lorne Michaels. Mulaney was the random hero of Hader's SNL, not ...


'Saturday Night Live' Accused by Comedians of Stealing Jokes and Being Homophobic
“I think that Lorne Michaels is afraid of America's dad: 'I'm not gonna let my kid watch a show with a gay man.'” That's not quite accurate, however, as it should be noted that 2016 head writer Chris Kelly is openly gay, as is former cast member John ...

Comic Slams Alec Baldwin's Embarrassing Defense of SNL's Lack of Gay Casting
Recently, out comedian James Adomian told The Daily Beast that he believes SNL creator Lorne Michaels is afraid to cast gay men. Frequent SNL host and current Donald Trump portrayer Alec Baldwin got involved and responded with a string of snarky tweets ...

The Boston Globe

Is 'Saturday Night Live' homophobic?
The Boston Globe
“I think that Lorne Michaels is afraid of America's dads. 'I'm not gonna let my kid watch a show with a gay man.' ” In the years since his tryout, Adomian said, “You would think that they would have tried to put someone else on that was a gay man. It's ...

The Ringer (blog)

The Name's Hader … Bill Hader
The Ringer (blog)
After Mullally saw him in one of the Second City shows, she called up Lorne Michaels of Saturday Night Live. A few months later, Hader was moving to New York City to be a featured player on SNL. Sometimes, it turns out, skipping the SATs is the right ...
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