Saturday Night Live: The Complete History
It’s hard to believe, but Saturday Night Live is now 40 years old. And despite the last year or two being pretty rough, no one can deny the asteroid-like impact Lorne Michaels and crew have had on comedy and pop culture. It’s an American icon.
To celebrate, Saturday Night Live: The Complete History goes crazy deep into SNL lore, with 500 pages of all things SNL, including some 2,300 images from SNL’s archives, many previously unpublished. There’s a reference guide for each season, with complete cast, host, and musical guest lists, and editor and author Alison Castle provides an illustrated breakdown of the 6-day week at SNL through the years, with an expanded section for the live show. Come on, doesn’t your coffee table deserve more cowbell? [Purchase]