I knew I wanted to go to a taping of SNL while we were here, but I've never successfully obtained tickets from the lottery (which you can only enter once a year, in August). The only other option, besides personally knowing someone who works for or is on the show, which I do not, is to camp out for stand-by tickets. It was one freezing cold adventure, but we did it. Checked another item off our NYC List!
Saturday, February 16
1 AM: We arrived at 30 Rock to get in the queue. It was lightly raining and continued to do so all night long. Thankfully we did bring a couple trash bags, but we could have used a few more or a tarp. Scott immediately took a nap, while I read a magazine.
8:30 PM: Dress rehearsal begins! The whole thing was magical. Seeing the entire cast in person, watching how they move the sets and how quick the changes are, seeing the cameras move and the fast pace of the whole thing - AMAZING. Plus, since we were at the dress rehearsal, we actually saw 4 sketches that didn't make it to air!
In case you didn't catch the show this Saturday, here's one of my favorite clips. Christoph Waltz, this week's host, did quite an admirable job, especially since he's much more of a serious actor than a comedian. (Warning: one naughty word - don't turn up the volume at work!)
And even through the cold, the rain, the waiting, the not sleeping at normal hours, and the hobos...we kind of want to do it again!