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


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

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

Saturday Night Live: The First Twenty Years
by Michael Cader

Saturday Night: A Backstage History of Saturday Night Live
by Doug Hill

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

I’m Chevy Chase…and You’re Not!
by Rena Fruchter

Wired: The Short Life and Fast Times of John Belushi
by Bob Woodward

It’s Always Something
by Gilda Radner

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

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

Why Not Me?
by Al Franken

God Said “Ha!”
by Julia Sweeney

700 Sundays
by Billy Crystal

Lost in the Funhouse: The Life and Mind of Andy Kaufman
by Bill Zehme