MONTREAL, May 8, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - The prestigious late-night hit Saturday Night Live is making its Québec début on Télé-Québec with two live 90-minute
specials on Saturday February 8 and March 22, 2014. The two broadcasts
will be hosted, respectively, by Louis-José Houde and Stéphane
A celebrity-studded cast of guests will appear alongside the two
comedians as they each take a turn hosting an SNL special. Based on the famous SNL New York model and recorded before a live audience, SNL Québec will feature comedy vignettes, musical guests and a house band, a
Weekend Update news bulletin, surprise cameo appearances and more. An
ensemble cast of six comedians will complete the roster parodying
current cultural and political events.
"We are very proud to be presenting this event programming", says
Programming and Digital Media Director Dominique Chaloult. "SNL Québec will most assuredly rally Quebecers around a dynamic viewing
Québec's École nationale de l'humour (National Comedy School), an indisputable talent pool, and its
Director, Louise Richer, will contribute to the show known for its
remarkable and brilliant comedy. The best of the up-and-coming comedy
writers will work with seasoned television writers to create
monologues, sketches, vignettes, etc. The show will feature original
content and writers will also draw from scripts from SNL New York's 38-year run.
A few words about Saturday Night Live (SNL)
Produced by Broadway Video, SNL Studios and NBC, Saturday Night Live is in its 38th season, with 750 broadcast episodes to its credit. Since 1975, SNL has
garnered no less than 36 Emmys and more than 156 nominations, making it
the most frequent Emmy nominee. The format is simple: for each episode
a guest host joins the show's regular cast to welcome guest comedians,
actors, musicians, etc. In addition to being one of the most popular
television shows, Saturday Night Live is a rich talent pool of comedians and actors, many of whom have gained
international recognition. The show combines the best of both new and
classic entertainment and is recognized as a springboard to success.
In 2011 Fair-Play acquired the production rights to the popular US show.
A Fair-Play and Zone3 coproduction
Broadcast dates: February 8 and March 22, 2014
Télé-Québec is Québec's educational and cultural public broadcaster. It
offers unique, thought-provoking programming aimed at encouraging a
taste for knowledge, fostering learning and promoting artistic and
cultural life as well as reflecting Quebec's diversity and regional
realities. Headquartered in Montreal, the broadcaster has nine
regional offices throughout the province.
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SOURCE: Groupe Fair-Play
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