May 22, 1992

Saturday Night Live and 40 years of variety

SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE [1975-76 to 1978-79]



http://www.hulu.com/watch/4112

Cast | John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Chevy Chase (1975-76), Bill Murray (1977-79), Gilda Radner, Jane Curtin, Laraine Newman, Garrett Morris

Producer | Lorne Michaels

Head writer | Michael O’Donoghue

No. 1 challenger | The Muppet Show

No. 2 challenger | The Richard Pryor Show


THE TONIGHT SHOW starring JOHNNY CARSON [1979-80 to 1980-81]



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KF9jcrq_U0E

Executive producer | Fred de Cordova

Head writer | Raymond Siller


SCTV NETWORK [1981-82 to 1982-83]



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8GqbCrsfrfs

Cast | John Candy, Joe Flaherty, Eugene Levy, Andrea Martin, Catherine O’Hara, Rick Moranis, Dave Thomas, Martin Short

Executive producers | Andrew Alexander, Charles Allard, Len Stuart, Jack E. Rhodes

Challengers | Saturday Night Live and Late Night with David Letterman


LATE NIGHT with DAVID LETTERMAN [1983-84 to 1986-87]



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_iu5W3L0w3w

Executive producer | Jack Rollins

Producer | Barry Sand

Head writer | Steve O’Donnell

Challengers | The Tracey Ullman Show (1986-87), Saturday Night Live (1986-87)


SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE [1987-88 to 1988-89]



http://www.hulu.com/watch/19590

Cast | Phil Hartman, Dana Carvey, Jan Hooks, Jon Lovitz, Dennis Miller, Kevin Nealon, Nora Dunn, Victoria Jackson

Producer | Lorne Michaels

Head writer | Jim Downey

Challengers | Late Night with David Letterman, The Arsenio Hall Show (1988-89), The Tracey Ullman Show


IN LIVING COLOR [1989-90 to 1990-91]



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azmcjwPxbdE

Cast | Keenen Ivory Wayans, James Carrey, Kelly Coffield, Kim Coles, Tommy Davidson, David Alan Grier, T’Keyah “Crystal” Keyman, Damon Wayans, Kim Wayans

Executive producer | Keenan Ivory Wayans

Challengers | Late Night with David Letterman, Saturday Night Live, The Tracey Ullman Show


THE TONIGHT SHOW starring JOHNNY CARSON [1991-92]



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iE6XQtZvdHY

Executive producer | Fred de Cordova

Executive producer | Peter Lassally

Challengers | In Living Color, Late Night with Letterman and Saturday Night Live


THE BEN STILLER SHOW [1992-93]



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5IrRe2F7qY

Cast | Ben Stiller, Bob Odenkirk, Janeane Garofalo, Andy Dick

Executive producer | Judd Apatow

Challengers | Saturday Night Live, Late Night with David Letterman


LATE SHOW with DAVID LETTERMAN [1993-94 to 1994-95]



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GkzAL1h01Y4

“If you think about it, all I really did was take the summer off,” Dave said.

Executive producer | Peter Lassally

Executive producer | Robert Morton

Head writer | Rob Burnett

Challengers | Dennis Miller Live, Politically Incorrect, The Kids in the Hall


DENNIS MILLER LIVE [1995-96]

Challengers | Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Late Show with David Letterman, Politically Incorrect


LATE NIGHT with CONAN O’BRIEN [1996-97 to 1999-2000]

Challengers | Dennis Miller Live, Late Show with David Letterman, Politically Incorrect, Mr. Show with Bob and David, The Chris Rock Show


THE DAILY SHOW with JON STEWART [2000-01]

Challengers | Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Politically Incorrect, The Chris Rock Show, Saturday Night Live


LATE SHOW with DAVID LETTERMAN [2001-02]



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBLgp1qTCTg

Executive producer | Rob Burnett

Executive producer | Barbara Gaines

Executive producer | Maria Pope

Head writers | Justin Stangel and Eric Stangel

Challengers | The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Politically Incorrect, Saturday Night Live, Late Night with Conan O’Brien


CHAPPELLE’S SHOW [2002-03 to 2003-04]



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4eHMgXlugIU

Cast | Dave Chappelle, Donnell Rawlings, Neal Brennan, Charlie Murphy, Paul Mooney

Executive producers | Michele Armour, Neal Brennan and Dave Chappelle

Challengers | Late Show with David Letterman, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Saturday Night Live, Late Night with Conan O’Brien


THE DAILY SHOW with JON STEWART [2004-05]

Challengers | Da Ali G Show, Real Time with Bill Maher


THE COLBERT REPORT [2005-06 to 2006-07]

Challengers | The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Real Time with Bill Maher, Late Show with David Letterman


REAL TIME with BILL MAHER [2007-08 to 2008-09]

Challengers | Saturday Night Live, The Colbert Report


THE TONIGHT SHOW with CONAN O’BRIEN [JANUARY 2010]



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rzqaNekw9RA

Executive producer | Jeff Ross

Head writers | Mike Sweeney