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Reader List: Live From New York It’s Saturday Night


Live From New York…It’s Saturday Night!
submitted in November 2008 by BookMan

Tina Fey’s hilarious Sarah Palin impersonation recently had me remembering past glory days of SNL. Here’s a list of books about the history of Saturday Night Live and some of the many comic actors who’ve been a part of it over the years.

Live From New York: An Uncensored History of Saturday Night Live
by Tom Shales (791.457 SatYs)

Saturday Night Live: The First Twenty Years
by Michael Cader (791.457 SatYc)

Saturday Night: A Backstage History of Saturday Night Live
by Doug Hill (791.457 SatYh)

Gasping for Airtime: Two Years in the Trenches of Saturday Night Live
by Jay Mohr (eAudiobook only)

I’m Chevy Chase…and You’re Not!
by Rena Fruchter (791.432 ChaYf)

Wired: The Short Life and Fast Times of John Belushi
by Bob Woodward (no longer in libraries’ collection)

It’s Always Something
by Gilda Radner (eBook and eAudiobook only)

Born Standing Up: A Comic’s Life
by Steve Martin (Biography Martin)

The Chris Farley Show: A Biography in Three Acts (Biography Farley)
by Tom Farley

Why Not Me?
by Al Franken (no longer in libraries’ collection)

God Said “Ha!”
by Julia Sweeney (audiobook-on-cd and eAudiobook only)

700 Sundays
by Billy Crystal (792.092 Cry)

Andy Kaufman Revealed! Best Friend Tells All
by Bob Zmuda (791.452 KauYz)