Day: April 21, 2011

The Last Supper painting reimagined with Lorne Michaels as Jesus, SNL actors as his disciples

The Hollywood Reporter makes Lorne Michaels its cover story this week, and since it's Easter, they also asked illustrator Edel Rodriguez to depict Lorne and the SNL gang as the Last Supper. Which makes Lorne essentially Jesus Christ SNL Superstar, right? From left to right: Jimmy Fallon, Amy Poehler, Bill Murray, Mike Myers, Chevy Chase, Tina Fey, Lorne Michaels, Will Ferrell, Conan O'Brien, Adam Sandler, David Spade, Chris Rock, Dan Aykroyd. Two quick thoughts: 1) Conan is the only writer to make the table, but he was Lorne's chosen one for the Late Night gig back in 1993; and 2) the man at the far right (Lorne's far left) is supposed to be Aykroyd, but it's even more believable as a depiction of Steve Higgins, who has long been a behind-the-scenes force as a head producer on SNL (as well as voiceovers for SNL and Fallon, Lorne's second chosen one for Late Night). Related reading: Edel Rodriguez describes his artistic process on this...

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