Thursday, February 05, 2015

Late Night Leader

Exactly a year and a day ago I linked to a terrific interview with NBC's late night king Lorne Michaels on the occasion of Jimmy Fallon taking over The Tonight Show. While Michaels' stewardship of Fallon's Tonight and Seth Myers on Late Night is pretty high profile, it's the equivalent of extracurricular activity when measured against his actual gig, shepherding weekend workhorse Saturday Night Live. Currently in the midst of its fortieth season, there's an anniversary special to mark the occasion airing on the 15th, and Michaels has given another expansive interview, this time to The Hollywood Reporter, covering his history with the show, and some of the lessons he's internalized from his time in the trenches.

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