Saturday Night Live: The Exhibition going on display this spring in New York City

NBC will celebrate the 40th anniversary of Saturday Night Live with a live special on Feb. 15, 2015.

But there also will be a living exhibition for you to check out in person this spring if you’re in New York City.

Saturday Night Live: The Exhibition, will debut this spring at Premier on 5th at 417 5th Ave. in Midtown Manhattan.

The exhibit, Premier on 5th’s launch event, is being put together in partnership with Broadway Video Enterprises.

“In addition to connecting visitors with the backstory of the show and affording an opportunity to relive the show’s most laughable moments and sketches, “Saturday Night Live: The Exhibition” goes even further to give people a sense of what it’s like to be part of the creative team, and the frenetic schedule and pace that is involved with each weekly episode,” said Mark Lach, Creative Director of Premier Exhibitions.  “It can look so effortless on TV, but this exhibition illustrates that a lot of hard work and preparation undoubtedly goes into each and every laugh.”

The exhibit will illustrate a week in the life of SNL’s offices and studios in 30 Rockefeller — complete with original scripts, set  pieces, props, costumes, masks and interactive elements from the show’s 40 years since debuting in October 1975.

Teased in today’s announcement: Catchphrases evoking classic sketches, such as  “Cheeburger, Cheeburger,” “This place has EVERYTHING!” “Living in a VAN down by the river,” and “I’m Gumby, Dammit!”

Pre-sale tickets are available at

Sean L. McCarthy

Editor and publisher since 2007, when he was named New York's Funniest Reporter. Former newspaper reporter at the New York Daily News, Boston Herald and smaller dailies and community papers across America. Loves comedy so much he founded this site.

View all posts by Sean L. McCarthy →