Lorne Michaels

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Lorne Michaels (born Lorne David Lipowitz; November 17, 1944) is a Canadian-American television producer, writer, actor and comedian best known for creating and producing Saturday Night Live and producing the Late Night series (since 1993), The Kids in the Hall (from 1989 to 1995) and The Tonight Show (since 2014).wikipedia
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Saturday Night Live

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Lorne Michaels (born Lorne David Lipowitz; November 17, 1944) is a Canadian-American television producer, writer, actor and comedian best known for creating and producing Saturday Night Live and producing the Late Night series (since 1993), The Kids in the Hall (from 1989 to 1995) and The Tonight Show (since 2014). In 1975 Michaels created (with fellow NBC employee Dick Ebersol and president of the network Herb Schlosser) the TV show NBC's Saturday Night, which in 1977 changed its name to Saturday Night Live (initially there was a name conflict with an ABC show titled Saturday Night Live with Howard Cosell which debuted September 20, 1975 and was cancelled on November 26, 1975).
Saturday Night Live (known simply as SNL) is an American late-night live television variety show created by Lorne Michaels and developed by Dick Ebersol.

The Kids in the Hall

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Lorne Michaels (born Lorne David Lipowitz; November 17, 1944) is a Canadian-American television producer, writer, actor and comedian best known for creating and producing Saturday Night Live and producing the Late Night series (since 1993), The Kids in the Hall (from 1989 to 1995) and The Tonight Show (since 2014). Michaels started Broadway Video in 1979, producing such shows as The Kids in the Hall.
After SNL s Lorne Michaels saw them perform as a troupe, plans began for a TV show.

Late Night (TV series)

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Lorne Michaels (born Lorne David Lipowitz; November 17, 1944) is a Canadian-American television producer, writer, actor and comedian best known for creating and producing Saturday Night Live and producing the Late Night series (since 1993), The Kids in the Hall (from 1989 to 1995) and The Tonight Show (since 2014). Michaels is also the executive producer of NBC show Late Night, and was the executive producer of 30 Rock and Up All Night during their runs.
Saturday Night Live producer Lorne Michaels' company, Broadway Video, replaced Carson Productions and Letterman's Worldwide Pants as the show's co-production company, in partnership with NBC Studios.

Dick Ebersol

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In 1975 Michaels created (with fellow NBC employee Dick Ebersol and president of the network Herb Schlosser) the TV show NBC's Saturday Night, which in 1977 changed its name to Saturday Night Live (initially there was a name conflict with an ABC show titled Saturday Night Live with Howard Cosell which debuted September 20, 1975 and was cancelled on November 26, 1975).
In 1975 Ebersol and Lorne Michaels conceived and developed Saturday Night Live.

Hart Pomerantz

He starred with Hart Pomerantz in The Hart and Lorne Terrific Hour, a Canadian comedy series which ran briefly in the early 1970s.
Hart Pomerantz is a Canadian lawyer and television personality, best known for his collaboration with Saturday Night Live producer Lorne Michaels in The Hart and Lorne Terrific Hour, and to Canadian audiences for his many appearances as a regular on This Is the Law, where he brought a unique sense of irreverent humour to the show along with his legal knowledge.

Broadway Video

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Michaels started Broadway Video in 1979, producing such shows as The Kids in the Hall.
Broadway Video is an American multimedia entertainment studio founded by Lorne Michaels, creator of the sketch comedy TV series Saturday Night Live and producer of other television programs and movies.

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He graduated from University College, Toronto, where he majored in English, in 1966.

Two of Us (2000 film)

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This near-reunion was the basis for the TV movie Two of Us.
Two of Us is a 2000 television drama (and the third original VH1 film ) which offers a dramatized account of April 24, 1976, six years after the break-up of the Beatles and the day in which Lorne Michaels made a statement on Saturday Night Live offering the Beatles $3,000 to reunite on his program.

The New Show

During his SNL hiatus, Michaels created another sketch show titled The New Show, which debuted on Friday nights in prime time on NBC in January 1984.
The New Show is an NBC sketch comedy show produced by Lorne Michaels, which ran for one season from January 6 to March 23, 1984.

The Tonight Show

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Lorne Michaels (born Lorne David Lipowitz; November 17, 1944) is a Canadian-American television producer, writer, actor and comedian best known for creating and producing Saturday Night Live and producing the Late Night series (since 1993), The Kids in the Hall (from 1989 to 1995) and The Tonight Show (since 2014).
Lorne Michaels (producer of Saturday Night Live, in which Fallon appeared prior to hosting Late Night) became executive producer of The Tonight Show.

Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In

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He moved to Los Angeles from Toronto in 1968 to work as a writer for Laugh-In and The Beautiful Phyllis Diller Show.
The writers for Laugh-In were: Digby Wolfe and Paul Keyes, Allan Manings and Hugh Wedlock, Jr., Phil Hahn and Jack Hanrahan, Marc London and David Panich, Chris Bearde (credited as Chris Beard), Coslough Johnson (Arte Johnson's younger brother), Jim Mulligan and Jack Mendelsohn, Dave Cox, Jim Carlson, Lorne Michaels and Hart Pomerantz, John Carsey, Gene Farmer, John Rappaport and Stephen Spears, Jeremy Lloyd, Jack Douglas, Jim Abell and Chet Dowling, Barry Took, E. Jack Kaplan, Larry Siegel and Jack S. Margolis, Don Reo and Allan Katz, Jack Wohl and Richard Goren (also credited as Rowby Greeber and Rowby Goren), Gene Perret and Bill Richmond, and Bob Howard.

The Hart and Lorne Terrific Hour

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He starred with Hart Pomerantz in The Hart and Lorne Terrific Hour, a Canadian comedy series which ran briefly in the early 1970s.
The show starred Hart Pomerantz and Lorne Michaels.

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

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Consequently, The Tonight Show moved to New York in early 2014 as The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
The Tonight Show is produced by Katie Hockmeyer and executive-produced by Lorne Michaels.

Forest Hill Collegiate Institute

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Michaels and his two younger siblings were raised in Toronto; he attended Forest Hill Collegiate Institute.

Dan Aykroyd

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In 2004, he was awarded the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor by the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Speaking at the awards ceremony, original Saturday Night Live cast member Dan Aykroyd described the show as "the primary satirical voice of the country".
Aykroyd's first professional experience, which he gained at the age of 17, was as a member of the cast of the short-lived Canadian sketch comedy series The Hart and Lorne Terrific Hour with Lorne Michaels, among others.

Up All Night (TV series)

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Michaels is also the executive producer of NBC show Late Night, and was the executive producer of 30 Rock and Up All Night during their runs.
The series was created by Emily Spivey who serves as executive producer alongside Lorne Michaels, Jon Pollack, and Erin David.

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Michaels is also the executive producer of NBC show Late Night, and was the executive producer of 30 Rock and Up All Night during their runs.
Silverman later admitted he "never liked Al Franken to begin with", and the sketch ruined Franken's chance of succeeding Lorne Michaels as executive producer of SNL following his 1980 departure (with the position going to Jean Doumanian, who was fired after one season following declining ratings and negative critical reviews.

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Originally the producer of the show, Michaels was also a writer and later became executive producer.

Rosie Shuster

During the early 1960s, he began a relationship with Rosie Shuster, daughter of his comedy mentor Frank Shuster of the Wayne and Shuster comedy team, who later worked with him on Saturday Night Live as a writer.
She was married to SNL's creator, Lorne Michaels, from 1971 to 1980.

John Lennon

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According to an interview in Playboy magazine, John Lennon and Paul McCartney happened to be in New York City that night and wanted to see the show.
During McCartney's final visit in April 1976, Lennon said that they watched the episode of Saturday Night Live in which Lorne Michaels made a $3,000 offer to get the Beatles to reunite on the show.

Wayne's World (film)

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Wayne's World is a 1992 American comedy film directed by Penelope Spheeris, produced by Lorne Michaels, and written by Mike Myers, and

The Beatles

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Perhaps Michaels's best-known appearance occurred in the first season when he offered the Beatles $3,000 (a deliberately paltry sum) to reunite on the show.
On 24 April 1976, during a broadcast of Saturday Night Live, producer Lorne Michaels offered the Beatles $3,000 to reunite on the show.

Coneheads (film)

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Coneheads is a 1993 American comic science-fiction film from Paramount Pictures, produced by Lorne Michaels, directed by Steve Barron, and starring Dan Aykroyd, Jane Curtin and Michelle Burke.

Three Amigos

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Three Amigos is a 1986 American western comedy film directed by John Landis and written by Lorne Michaels, Steve Martin, and Randy Newman, who wrote the songs for the film.

Frank Shuster

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During the early 1960s, he began a relationship with Rosie Shuster, daughter of his comedy mentor Frank Shuster of the Wayne and Shuster comedy team, who later worked with him on Saturday Night Live as a writer.
Rosie Shuster was a comedy writer for Saturday Night Live and other television programs, and former wife of Lorne Michaels.