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Some Notes On Fixing Saturday Night Live Before Its 47th Season Begins

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Pre-tape the entire show. When a show is live there is more room for error. Whether it is someone forgetting their lines, an issue with a prop, or a cameraman’s blunder, live TV is unpredictable and thus, a very risky proposition. If you tape the show and someone makes a mistake when you’re filming, you can just call cut and start over again — no big deal! It will make…

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Adam Dietz

Adam Dietz

Comedy writer with work in McSweeney’s, Slackjaw, Points in Case, etc. Editor of the Yapjaw newsletter.