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Two show biz veterans who have stories to tell and people they'd like you to meet.A podcast hosted by Saturday Night Live alumnus, Gary Kroeger and co- hosted by TV director Ken Ceizler. Conducted over Zoom or simply as podcasts, their interviews are casual, witty and reflect their authentic curiosity about their guest's area of expertise or experience. They talk politics, show business and who has the right of way....a person in a wheelchair or a mom pushing a stroller? Through their many r ...
 
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SNL season 47 episode 2! This week we have all the details about FOUR cut sketches, a cut weekend update feature, and all the behind the scenes goodness from the dress rehearsal AND live show. As always, we also included some updated information about standby line. Enjoy!By Jill Goucher & Amanda Scott
 
Enjoy these selected highlights from the full-length "supporter only" version of our discussion of the Kim Kardashian West-hosted, October 9, 2021 episode of Saturday Night Live with musical guest Halsey. NOTE: Full-length, ad-free VIDEO editions of each new podcast episode are available exclusively for our supporters on Patreon and SubscribeStar. …
 
A BIG WEEK! SNL has finally returned with the season 47 premiere hosted by Owen Wilson with musical guest Kacey Musgraves! In this episode we share all the behind the scenes content, FIVE cut sketches, and all the news about the new standby line. Also in this episode we interview KENAN THOMPSON as he helps us share our big announcement that we have…
 
Enjoy this full-length "supporter only" version of our discussion of the Owen Wilson-hosted, October 2, 2021 Season 47 premiere episode of Saturday Night Live with musical guest Kacey Musgraves. NOTE: Full-length, ad-free VIDEO editions of each new podcast episode are available exclusively for our supporters on Patreon and SubscribeStar. Free "high…
 
Saturday Night Live's Season 47 Premiere is tonight! Enjoy our preseason news roundup and get up to speed on the state of SNL, cast hirings, host bookings, Emmy wins, and more. We also discuss the comedy legacy of Norm MacDonald and discuss fan-misgivings about SNL's super-sized cast. NOTE: Full-length, ad-free VIDEO editions of each new podcast ep…
 
With SNL season 47 returning this week, we wanted to give some updated standby line tips and tricks. Our last tips and tricks episode was from 2019 and the line has very obviously changed and grown since! Tune into this episode to learn how exactly to do the standby line and what to expect.By Jill Goucher & Amanda Scott
 
Ever done standby line in the rain? The snow? Ever had something crazy happen to you while waiting? Well then check out this episode! We read some wild stories from fans who have done standby line in the past and talk about the crazy experiences that happened. *Notice new stuff involving our sound? Don't worry! We are aware and in the process of na…
 
Richard Kind has fooled us all. I guess that’s what good actors do. He’s fooled us to think he was just a funny face on shows like “Spin City”, “Mad About You”, or his current role on “Curb Your Enthusiasm”. But then he shows up in movies like “A Serious Man” and “Argo. He gets a Tony nomination and wins the Drama Desk award for his role in the pla…
 
This week, tune in to hear our fascinating and fantastic interview with SNL director, Don Roy King! Don is an Emmy winner, actor, AND producer, all on top if his directing gigs! In this episode you'll hear about his life's work, behind the scenes stories, and what being a director for the show is all about. *Disclaimer* We had to conduct this inter…
 
We are back from hiatus and ready to kick off Season 4 of The Standby Line! In this very special episode, we talk with SNL alumnus, Gary Kroeger! Gary was in the cast in the '80s, and in this episode he shares the differences between what he did then and what our current cast does now. We also get some excellent stories from behind the scenes, abou…
 
SNL's 46th season was anything but ordinary. Kicking off "in-studio" during the height of the pandemic--to make hay during the election--the show turned in a record-breaking 6-episode run, followed by a marked post-inaugural shift in tone. The production was hamstrung in some ways but also liberated by strict safety protocols, and in the end, deliv…
 
Barry Blaustein and David Sheffield saw a quiet young kid at SNL and figured he couldn’t be any worse than anybody else, so they took a shot and wrote a bit for him for Weekend Update. He killed. It was Eddie Murphy. The three of them went on to collaborate on some of the most iconic of SNL skits; Gumby, Buckwheat, and James Brown’s Hot Tub. The co…
 
Enjoy this full-length "supporter only" version of our discussion of Season 46's post-New Year's "cut for time" sketches. If you haven't seen these sketches yet, here's their YouTube links: Men’s Cosmetics - https://youtu.be/Va5T077Kbro Kyle and Friends - https://youtu.be/mMT8cJG1XMI Home Makeover - https://youtu.be/HJQHk5lmTwQ The Hero - https://y…
 
The gang's all here! In this episode, we are joined by the 'Standby Line Crew' to discuss all things Season 46. We and our friends talk about our favorite sketches, episodes, hosts, AND our Season 46 MVP, along with some truly special moments and memories that occurred during the course of this past season.…
 
He wrote jokes and did stand-up. He wrote on Becker, The Nanny, Futurama, Paranormal Action Squad and Family Guy. And now he’s written a book about his journey, “It’s a Funny Thing: How the professional Comedy Business Made me Fat & Bald”. Larry David said, “If you’ve ever had any interest in comedians….you will devour Mike Rowe’s insightful, perso…
 
Doug Herzog rose the ranks at MTV Networks to become its President, launched Comedy Central, did a stint at Fox, ran USA Network, went back to Comedy Central. His skill and instincts as a TV Executive have brought us landmark programming that includes, Remote Control, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, South Park, Malcolm in the Middle, and Monk. And…
 
As an audio engineer he met Christopher Guest and they became good friends. Then he audio engineered the National Lampoon Radio Hour and became friends with Chevy, Belushi, Radner, Murray, etc. He produced the Blues Brothers Album and started writing and producing TV. He produced and wrote on SNL and is responsible for hiring Gary Kroeger to be in …
 
Here we go again! Your Standby Line hosts were lucky enough to score tickets to the Live show for the Season 46 finale, and we got to chat with someone who went to the Dress Rehearsal too! Listen in to hear about all the behind the scenes moments you crave, four cut-for-time sketches, what happened when the cameras STOPPED rolling, and more interes…
 
Enjoy these selected highlights from the full-length "supporter only" version of our discussion of the Anya Taylor-Joy-hosted, May 22, 2021 Season 46 finale episode of Saturday Night Live with musical guest Lil Nas X. NOTE: Full-length, ad-free VIDEO editions of each new podcast episode are available exclusively for our supporters on Patreon and Su…
 
Enjoy these selected highlights from the full-length "supporter only" version of our discussion of the Keegan-Michael Key-hosted, May 15, 2021 episode of Saturday Night Live with musical guest Olivia Rodrigo. NOTE: Full-length, ad-free VIDEO editions of each new podcast episode are available exclusively for our supporters on Patreon and SubscribeSt…
 
Enjoy these selected highlights from the full-length "supporter only" version of our discussion of the Elon Musk-hosted, May 8, 2021 episode of Saturday Night Live with musical Miley Cyrus. NOTE: Full-length, ad-free VIDEO editions of each new podcast episode are available exclusively for our supporters on Patreon and SubscribeStar. Free "highlight…
 
Yea we all know a David Mandel but this one wrote for "SNL", “Seinfeld”, wrote and directed “Curb” and “Veep”! Pretty, pretty good credits and he explains how it happened, what it's like working with Larry David, Jerry Seinfeld and Julia Louis-Dreyfus. There's a lot of advice for aspiring writers as well. And if you listen closely you can hear his …
 
Tune in to hear our very special interview with Chris Leary! Chris works at SNL in the wardrobe/dressing department, & here he shares what his job entails, memories at the show, funny cast stories, AND he talks about working closely with Bowen Yang & Maya Rudolph! Chris also worked at "Hamilton" on Broadway so he shares his experience from there to…
 
Recently, John had an opportunity to chat with Saturday Night Live alum Gary Kroeger about his life, path to SNL and sage advice for aspiring performers. Gary's insights on SNL, showbiz and life-in-general are well earned and fascinating to hear. And, if you'd enjoy hearing Gary talk with his old SNL pals, industry veterans and other interesting fo…
 
How's this for a list of movie credits; the "Despicable Me" franchise and all the "Minions" movies,"The Secret Life of Pets","The Lorax", "Ice Age", "Sing", the upcoming "Mario" and "Shrek" movies. If you're a fan of any of these movies or animation itself, this is a conversation you'll want to hear. Chris Meledandri, CEO of Illumination and the pe…
 
He's one of the most successful Producers in film and television. His films include "Saving Private Ryan", "Speed", "The Day after Tomorrow", "Steve Jobs" and "Molly's Game" just to name a few. His television series are no less impressive, "Grey's Anatomy", "Criminal Minds" and "Ray Donavon".By Gary Kroeger and Ken Ceizler
 
Enjoy these selected highlights from the full-length "supporter only" version of our discussion of the Carey Mulligan-hosted, April 10, 2021 episode of Saturday Night Live with musical guest Kid Cudi. NOTE: Full-length, ad-free VIDEO editions of each new podcast episode are available exclusively for our supporters on Patreon and SubscribeStar. Free…
 
Enjoy these selected highlights from the full-length "supporter only" version of our discussion of the Daniel Kaluuya-hosted, April 3, 2021 episode of Saturday Night Live with musical guest St. Vincent. NOTE: Full-length, ad-free VIDEO editions of each new podcast episode are available exclusively for our supporters on Patreon and SubscribeStar. Fr…
 
Two show biz veterans who have stories to tell and people they'd like you to meet. A podcast hosted by Saturday Night Live alumnus, Gary Kroeger and co- hosted by TV director Ken Ceizler. Their interviews are casual, witty and reflect their authentic curiosity about their guest's area of expertise or experience. They talk politics, show business an…
 
Enjoy these selected highlights from the full-length "supporter only" version of our discussion of the Maya Rudolph-hosted, March 27, 2021 episode of Saturday Night Live with musical guest Jack Harlow. NOTE: Full-length, ad-free VIDEO editions of each new podcast episode are available exclusively for our supporters on Patreon and SubscribeStar. Fre…
 
Listen as we chat with a recently retired SNL crewman, the legendary Eric Eisenstein! Eric was a camera man on the show for almost 2 decades, and in this episode he shares his favorite memories with us including stories about the cast, his last show, & what being a camera man on SNL is all about. We also have some VERY important advice from cast me…
 
Enjoy this full-length "supporter only" version of our discussion of the Bill Murray-hosted, December 12, 1981 episode of Saturday Night Live with musical guest The Spinners. We were joined once again by ColdTowne Theatre founder Dave Buckman. NOTE: Full-length, ad-free VIDEO editions of each new podcast episode are available exclusively for our su…
 
Enjoy these selected highlights from the full-length "supporter only" version of our discussion of the Nick Jonas-hosted, February 27, 2021 episode of Saturday Night Live with musical guest... also Nick Jonas. NOTE: Full-length, ad-free VIDEO editions of each new podcast episode are available exclusively for our supporters on Patreon and SubscribeS…
 
Enjoy these selected highlights from the full-length "supporter only" version of our discussion of the Regé-Jean Page hosted, February 20, 2021 episode of Saturday Night Live with musical guest Bad Bunny. NOTE: Full-length, ad-free VIDEO editions of each new podcast episode are available exclusively for our supporters on Patreon and SubscribeStar. …
 
Enjoy these selected highlights from the full-length "supporter only" version of our discussion of the Regina King hosted, February 13, 2021 episode of Saturday Night Live with musical guest Nathaniel Rateliff. NOTE: Full-length, ad-free VIDEO editions of each new podcast episode are available exclusively for our supporters on Patreon and Subscribe…
 
Enjoy these selected highlights from the full-length "supporter only" version of our discussion of the Dan Levy hosted, February 6, 2021 episode of Saturday Night Live with musical guest Phoebe Bridgers. NOTE: Full-length, ad-free VIDEO editions of each new podcast episode are available exclusively for our supporters on Patreon and SubscribeStar. F…
 
Enjoy these selected highlights from the full-length "supporter only" version of our discussion of the John Krasinski hosted, January 30, 2021 episode of Saturday Night Live with musical guest Machine Gun Kelly. NOTE: Full-length, ad-free VIDEO editions of each new podcast episode are available exclusively for our supporters on Patreon and Subscrib…
 
The episode we've been talking about for months! Here we go: This time around we share some of the MOST humorous hate-mail we've received regarding the show. We offer up "skit" ideas, political rage, and heated opinions from the finest internet trolls around. Get ready to laugh, because we are laughing our heads off at these messages! This episode …
 
Enjoy this full-length "supporter only" version of our discussion of Season 46's pre-Christmas "cut for time" sketches. If you haven't seen these sketches yet, here's their YouTube links: Gospel Play Promo - https://youtu.be/ahHVEy797zs Sunday Night Plans - https://youtu.be/p17zyrxp5Do Democracy PSA - https://youtu.be/FlgwBoUj2MY Middle-Aged Mutant…
 
Happy Holidays! We hope you enjoy this special episode where we share the cut sketches/behind the scenes moments from season 44's Christmas show w/ Matt Damon & Miley Cyrus! Standby Line squad featured player, Linnéa, joins us once again to spill all the secrets from this episode, & we discuss a cut-for-time moment from this year's Kristen Wiig Chr…
 
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