Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Saturday Night Quotes from famous authors such as Todd English, Alessia Cara, Baron Vaughn, Mary-Kate Olsen, Isaac Hanson. Let’s look at these pieces of wisdom. We definitely have something to learn from them!
We’ll serve, on a good Saturday night six or seven thousand people in all the restaurants, and it’s like, the percentages are that maybe one person’s not going to like what they get. And I can’t be there to fix it. I hate that. We’re in this business to make things that please people.
I would love to host ‘Saturday Night Live.’ That’s one of my goals in life – just putting that out there. I don’t know if I’m funny enough, but we’ll see.
I used to watch a lot of Nick at Nite as a kid, and it would play the original ‘Saturday Night Live,’ ‘The Carol Burnett Show,’ and ‘Laugh-In.’
We had to decide: Do we want to do Saturday Night or go to our Senior Prom? We opted for Saturday Night Live.
It’s hard to complain when you say, ‘We’re gonna go to the clip where Helen Hunt and Will Ferrell are on ‘Saturday Night Live’ making fun of your song.’
On a pure entertainment level, if I’m going to choose to listen to a presidential candidate speak on a Saturday night, it’s going to be Donald Trump over Bernie Sanders by a landslide!
I found school quite tough, but Saturday night was movie night, and I started to empathise with the characters on screen. I started to get more involved with what these people were experiencing. Film inspired me to do better.
I had just left ‘Saturday Night Live’ when I came to ‘The Daily Show,’ and it just felt like Jon was on my side. I’ll always be grateful to him for that. I just got the impression he wanted me to succeed, and then I wanted to succeed for him. I think that’s good leadership.
When Rock was on ‘Saturday Night Live,’ that’s what propelled him into the mainstream and made everyone realize, ‘Holy crap, this guy is really talented.’
I love a Chinese on a Saturday night.
‘Saturday Night Live’ will always be this amazing, powerful behemoth, but it’s also not the only thing happening in comedy anymore.
Saturday Night Live is such a comedy boot camp in a way, because you get to work with so many different people who come in to host the show and you get thrown into so many situations and learn how to think on your feet, so filmmaking actually feels slow, in a good way.
I remember after the second episode of ‘Saturday Night Takeaway’ aired, there were thousands of comments about how bad my teeth were. That got to me most because I was so insecure about my teeth as a child.
At the beginning of each week at ‘Saturday Night Live,’ we have a full cast meeting where Lorne Michaels introduces the upcoming host.
Saturday night is when my hair would be fixed up and that was my memory.
Heinrich Heine once imagined the exiled Israelite as a dog who regains his stolen manhood only when he embraces the Sabbath bride. I see western swing performing a similar function in hardscrabble Texas, turning dirt-poor hired hands into Dapper Dans with magic feet at the Saturday night hoe-down.
For my 50th birthday, I got ahold of a new print of ‘Saturday Night Fever.’ I see it much more as a tough coming-of-age movie than as a disco story.
I never knew what I even looked like in a suit before I worked at ‘Saturday Night Live.’
I didn’t want to be an actress; I never thought of being an actress because, as children, there were three of us – I was the middle child – and we spent our time in church from Sunday morning to Saturday night.
Saturday Night Live is hitting me on a regular basis again. This is my fourth decade that I’ve been lampooned on Saturday Night Live.
Every time I see Trump on TV these days, I’m waiting for him to burst out, ‘Live from New York, it’s Saturday Night!’ That would make sense to me – that this has all been one long ‘Saturday Night Live’ sketch.
They sent me the script and I thought that there was something very appealing and funny about it. Also, I was familiar with Mike Myers’ work in Saturday Night Live, but I did not know the extent to which he would make this creation.
There is nothing more I love more than being in a throw-down on a Saturday night.
When I started on ‘Saturday Night Live,’ I had the choice of wearing contact lenses, which I had never worn before, or glasses, in order to be able to read the cue cards.
I remember when I was on ‘Saturday Night Live’ my first year, and I wasn’t getting much. I was down; I was ready to quit.
I still do love monsters. And when I was a kid, they were really important to me. I couldn’t wait for Saturday night.
Bollywood stars are versatile; they not only act, but each one has the dance skills of John Travolta in ‘Saturday Night Fever.’
I love ‘Saturday Night Live,’ and I really feel like people who have left before me have always stayed with the show. They never really quite left, which is nice. Everyone kind of stays close.
I got the call to play Tony Manero in ‘Saturday Night Fever’ in Madrid, a role I’d always wanted, as it’s such a well-constructed show, and my background is in musical theatre. I’d been travelling back and forth between London and Spain for auditions and had been borrowing money from friends to do it.
I did the same thing as every Irish person who comes to New York. I arrived on a Wednesday, and by Saturday night, I was pulling pints at a pub in the Bronx.
It turns out that all Netflix streaming peak on Saturday night can fit inside a single fiber optic, which is the size of one human hair.
I did two matches for WCW, for ‘Saturday Night’ and for ‘WorldWide.’ Scott D’Amore was booking the extra talent. I remember I was really torn about it. I was like, ‘Hmm… I don’t want to do that. I don’t want to just be an extra guy. I want so much more than that,’ but I was flat broke, and it was 500 bucks.
The one thing I could do was voices and impersonations and weird characters, and there was really no call for that, except on Saturday Night Live.
I think that’s the thing I learned at ‘Saturday Night Live’ – any time I would try and strategize, I would always, always fall on my face. Things worked out when I tried to make it about what I was feeling at that moment and what I was into in that moment of my life.
The most nerve-wracking experience is an oral presentation in class. And right under that would be doing ‘Saturday Night Live’ or ‘David Letterman.’ One of those shows.
I’d like to do ‘Saturday Night Live.’
‘Saturday Night Live’ was 100% the most surreal TV we’ve ever done. Leonardo DiCaprio was on the same show.
I measure success in terms of the connection with the audience, which we’ve been able to do in spades. I mean, it’s very hard to do that. You think about it, you go back in time, you can say, ‘Well, there’s, like, ‘Saturday Night Live’ and ‘Rolling Stone’ or ‘MTV.’ I think ‘Vice’ is in that category now.
Arguably, the first five years of ‘Saturday Night Live’ were some of the most radical things ever seen on television. When NBC said, ‘Okay, you can do a show from 11:30 to 1 on Saturday night,’ they didn’t think anyone would watch. It was like giving a piece of the candy store to the kids.
We always had one eye on doing Saturday night TV even when we were back doing mornings. That’s where we wanted to go to get a bigger audience.
You have to understand how lucky I feel. I was on ‘Saturday. Night. Live.’ I played with the Clash! On what planet would I look at anything in my life in any less-than-stellar way?
I was meant to date the captain of the football team, I was going to be on a romantic excursion every Saturday night, I was destined to be collecting corsages from every boy in town before prom, accepting such floral offerings like competing sacrifices to a Delphic goddess.
‘Saturday Night Live’ was actually started with a show that Lorne Michaels and I did at a summer camp called Timberlane in Ontario when we were 14 and 15. We would do an improvisational show with music, comedy and acting.
Most of the time you’re too busy to think about it. But every now and then you say, ‘I work at ‘Saturday Night Live,’ and that is so cool.
I don’t think we were shy so much as we were terrified. Especially when we did ‘Saturday Night Live’ on live TV. We looked really animatronic because we were scared, but it came off as being this alien sort of attitude, which served us well, because people were like, ‘Whoa, this is so weird.’
I want to have my own quiz show. I want to do a Saturday night, wear a suit and do one of those shiny floor shows.
I didn’t always have 14,000 people wanting to hang out with me on a Saturday night.
Certainly there were so many different people I had as heroes growing up. Steve Martin is always my number one. David Letterman’s show, that was important. And ‘Saturday Night Live,’ obviously.
I’m from the disco era where everybody thought they were John Travolta… What song is going to get me on the dance floor? Anything from ‘Saturday Night Fever,’ and you’re up there like a demon.
But I would lie on the floor and analyze everything. I’d listen to all the strings and the background vocals on the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack and try to pick out the different instruments.
We were big Saturday Night Live and Eddie Murphy fans.
I’ve gotta long list of things to do, bucket list things – play ‘Saturday Night Live,’ make a movie. I want a lot of things, but one of my deepest wishes would be to headline – and sell out – Red Rocks.
We’ve played on ‘Saturday Night Live’ and got not even a Rolling Stone review.
It’s kind of hard coming from ‘Saturday Night Live,’ which is a sketch-driven show, to a movie.
If a guy came up and said ‘we got a polka band and we’re going to play polkas next Saturday night’ I’d play polkas.
I wasn’t really qualified to be on Saturday Night Live – I’m not like an impressionist or anything.
Before I even got ‘Saturday Night Live,’ I was already known as the furthest thing from a goat boy. I had a stand-up routine, which I was all ready to do on HBO, before ‘Saturday Night Live,’ so if my routine was dependent on being a goat, I would want to quit.
I grew up in rural Missouri about two hours north of St. Louis, and if the wind was blowing right on a Saturday night, I could catch All Star Wrestling out of Kansas City, which was run by Bob Geigel, and some of the stars there were Bulldog Bob Brower and Ray Candy.
I’ve always had a very dry sense of humor, and I’ve pretty much grown up on Will Ferrell, first on ‘Saturday Night Live,’ then ‘Old School’ and ‘Wedding Crashers.’
I will never forget walking out on a Saturday night with Simon Cowell and Sharon Osbourne, household names who were opinionated and full of confidence, and I was just this Irish guy.
On ‘Saturday Night Live,’ I never really wrote. You know, I would just – I would let the writers cast me into the show. So my strength – and I put all my energies into performance. I just couldn’t deal with the rejection, you know, getting your sketches cut, and it was hard for me.
You know you’re getting older when – well, first off, when you read almost any story that begins ‘You know you’re getting older when.’ But you also know it when you not only never heard of the musical guest on a given ‘Saturday Night Live’ but never heard of the host, either.
A friend of mine from college is married to Neil Levy, who started on ‘Saturday Night Live’ in the early days and is a really great guy and funny writer.
I used to sneak up to the 8th floor and watch Eddie Murphy and Joe Piscopo rehearsing ‘Saturday Night Live’ and could only wonder if I would ever have the chance to be funny. It took me five years to go up the two stories, but it is such a sense of fulfillment to be able to show what I can do on national television.
You know, you grow up with the image of John Travolta being super cool – ‘Saturday Night Fever,’ Brian De Palma, handsome young god… he, in reality, is a very silly man. And I mean that in a good way. He’ll walk around the set talking in little weird voices, making people laugh.
I wanted to be the next Dana Carvey. This was my ultimate goal. If I ever cut into a birthday cake and made a wish, I would wish to be on ‘Saturday Night Live.’ If I threw a coin into a fountain, I would wish to be on ‘Saturday Night Live.’ If I saw a shooting star, I would wish to be on ‘Saturday Night Live.’
Basically, we used to have a rule at ‘Saturday Night Live’ that you’re not allowed to bring up ‘The Simpsons’ at the rewrite table, because ‘The Simpsons’ has done every joke there is. Every week there would be guys going, ‘The Simpsons did that.’ I go, ‘C’mon.’ And ‘South Park,’ too.
My dream is to be on ‘Saturday Night Live.’ I’m going to do everything to make that happen.
I have to be alone very often. I’d be quite happy if I spent from Saturday night until Monday morning alone in my apartment. That’s how I refuel.
I’ve done movies with Oliver Stone and Michael Mann. And I’ve done quite a few dramas in my time, from the theatre to film work. I just think the audience is used to seeing me on ‘Saturday Night Live,’ and ‘K-9,’ and ‘Curly Sue’ and of course, ‘According to Jim.’ I think that my comedies have been the most popular.
‘Upright Citizens Brigade’ was a huge influence on us. And growing up we never missed ‘Saturday Night Live.’
I didn’t do so well at ‘Saturday Night Live.’ It was a very hard experience for me, for a lot of reasons that have to do with the kind of person I am and the personal issues I had at the time. I was very alone in New York, and the show has a lot of stress related to it.
I actually wrote my first zombie book way before I got the job on ‘Saturday Night Live.’
I grew up watching ‘Saturday Night Live.’
I wanted to be on ‘Saturday Night Live’ when I was a kid. It was kind of like growing up playing a sport, wanting to be drafted by your favorite team.
I came away from ‘Saturday Night Live’ feeling very well represented. I felt, and I still feel like, they let me do so much stuff that I wanted to do. Stuff that I almost didn’t even know what it was.
The thing I really love about ‘Saturday Night Fever’ is that the movie is a gritty drama. Most people just remember the amazing, whimsical fantasy dance scenes, but then, when you watch it again, it’s raw.
Nihilism in American comedy came along way before ‘The Simpsons.’ There was a fairly nihilistic point of view to ‘Saturday Night Live,’ for instance, back in the beginning, and a lot of really dark comedy had a really anti-sentimental take on life.
I had a great time working on ‘Saturday Night Live.’ It was one of the important times in my life.
I left ‘Saturday Night Live’ without a film to go to, and I’d filmed ‘Old School’ while I was in my last season of the show, and that hadn’t come out yet. I was a free agent, in a way, but I knew it was time to leave the show and test the water.
I wanted to be on ‘Saturday Night Live’ since I was ten.
I do feel like anything benefits from character logic. That can be from the dumbest ad to the greatest Shakespearean drama to the silliest ‘Saturday Night Live’ sketch. There is a certain specificity in detail, which you can get when you’re paying attention to stuff like that.
I go to sleep before 10 on a Saturday night.
When I was 8 years old, I watched ‘Saturday Night Live,’ and I always wanted to be on there and be an entertainer.
If I’d been doing the cabaret circuit or the club circuit or the Saturday night telly that was around in the 80s, I wouldn’t be around any more, because those shows have fallen by the wayside. So I have had to keep changing.
Me and my brother used to love when my dad walked in with a pizza. We used to watch Nickelodeon every Saturday night. That was, like, the greatest time ever.
I was in high school when Will Ferrell was first on ‘Saturday Night Live’, and I remember thinking, ‘Man, that guy is the funniest guy ever.’
Whatever I did on ‘Saturday Night Live’ is going to stay and remain on ‘Saturday Night Live.’
I learned that the hardest party to pull off successfully is Saturday night dinner. This meal is expected to be elaborate: appetizers, first course, dinner, dessert, and coffee. People arrive at 7:30 or 8 p.m. and stay for hours – definitely past my bedtime – and they all go home exhausted.
Tina Fey, a performer and head writer for ‘Saturday Night Live,’ has deftly adapted Rosalind Wiseman’s nonfiction dissection of teenage girl societal interaction, ‘Queen Bees and Wannabes: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends and Other Realities of Adolescence.’
The best time of my life was living at my mum and dad’s and watching things on television like ‘Saturday Night at the London Palladium with Max Bygraves.’ We used to have bread, put butter on it with sugar and put it under the grill. That was our treat.
On an ideal Saturday night, I’ll go to the New York City Ballet, where my friends play percussion.
I tend to think that there is a sophistication to everything at ‘Saturday Night Live,’ including the sketches.
Football games are on TV, and it doesn’t affect stadium attendance at all. It’s the same with movies. People who really love movies and like to go out on a Saturday night will go to the movie theater.
I started on ‘Saturday Night Live’ the same time Conan started on Late Night. We just had a relationship because I would be upstairs in the studio and whenever he couldn’t get a guest – which was often back then since he was just starting out – he would just call me down to be a guest.
When I graduated from college, I moved to New York and started doing improv because I read all about the early ‘Saturday Night Live’ guys having come through Second City and learning how to improvise, so I wanted to get immediately into that.
Saturday night is your big night. Everybody used to fry up fish and have one hell of a time. Find me playing till sunrise for 50 cents and a sandwich. And be glad of it. And they really liked the low-down blues.
I mean, sitcoms shouldn’t be doing ‘Saturday Night Live.’ You can’t just do bit after bit after bit. You have to string it together with tight writing and performances. Hollywood seems to have forgotten how to do this.
I’m a ‘Saturday Night Live’ guy. I’m a comedy guy. As long as they’re giving it to everyone, I don’t care about how low they go, most of the time.
I’m not a child star, but you could say that I’ve grown up on TV. I went from being an unknown, down-and-out comic from Brooklyn and the Bronx to being a regular character on a major network comedy called ‘Martin.’ From there I went on to become the most notable black comic on ‘Saturday Night Live’ since Eddie Murphy.
Saturday Night Takeaway’ is the show we always wanted to make. It’s a direct descendant of ‘Game For A Laugh’ and ‘Noel’s House Party’ and ‘Russ Abbot’s Madhouse,’ and they’re all shows we grew up on as kids.
‘SCTV’ was the concept of a group ensemble doing satirical things. ‘Saturday Night Live’s sketches were broader than ours, more universal.
On ‘Saturday Night Live,’ you wear so many hats there. You’re the prop person, the actor, you’re everything.
If it weren’t for The Groundlings, I would never be on Saturday Night Live.
‘Saturday Night Live’ is live television. Nothing can compare to that.
We used to go to the pictures every Saturday night but we had to leave a little bit early and get home and watch Match of the Day – and my wife still complains she missed the last five minutes of every film we saw.
During ‘Saturday Night Fever’ at the end of the first act dance number I tried to perform a split-jump, only I can’t do them so I ended up on my ass followed by the most unsightly backward roll out of it, followed by the cast falling over in laughter and a good portion of the audience too.
I’ve watched ‘Saturday Night Takeaway’ with my family for as long as I can remember, I’m such a huge fan.
Well, I loved variety in television, I loved sketch comedy. At ‘Saturday Night Live,’ I stayed almost seven years.
I did a number of local children’s theater plays growing up, but in 5th grade, I had some good times on stage making people laugh as a troll in ‘The Hobbit.’ That solidified my dream to be on ‘Saturday Night Live,’ which was hugely influential for me growing up.
I went to New York in ’87 to write for ‘Saturday Night Live.’
It’s a big deal to have Peppermint and Jiggly, two trans women, be on a pre-taped sketch for Saturday Night Live.’
My TV comedy idols are the Charles brothers, who did ‘Cheers;’ Larry Gelbart, who did ‘MASH;’ and Larry David, who did ‘Seinfeld.’ When I was 6 or 7-years-old, I’d watch ‘Saturday Night Live’ and guys like John Belushi and Dan Akroyd became my on-screen heroes.
I remember lying on the floor of the living room with headphones on when I was four or five years old, listening to the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack.
The problem is that a lot of the blues stations are late on Saturday night, and like a lot of people, I ain’t no vampire!
I wanted to do an episode about Chuck having a gambling problem. I wanted to portray my addiction on the show. But I think it’s a little edgy for Saturday night.
The facts are, the reality is, you can’t really enjoy it. You win a football match and by the time you get to Saturday night, having a beer or a Chinese, you’re already thinking about Monday morning, the next game.
The first glimpse I had of what Mario Batali’s friends had described to me as the ‘myth of Mario’ was on a cold Saturday night in January 2002, when I invited him to a birthday dinner.
I was sitting there one night, and I came up with the line What ever happened to Saturday night?’ When I was younger, I would be out partying, and with girls and having fun. And that’s what it was about: Whatever happened to it? And the answer was, You’re older now.’
I love Jerry Lewis. I loved Jim Carrey when I was younger, and Mike Myers and Phil Hartman, all the ‘Saturday Night Live’ people in the late ’80s.
I recently saw this home video where my brother is playing this character Arsenio Grimley, who is a mix of Arsenio Hall and Ed Grimley – which, clearly, is my parents’ doing, because he’s, like, 10. He’s the host, I’m every guest, and then my dad is Elton John. That was a Saturday night.
From the time I was about 7 until I was about 13 or 14, I looked like I was Pat from ‘Saturday Night Live.’ I’m not exaggerating, remotely.
I was always a silent comedy nerd. I would stay up late and sneak downstairs to watch ‘Saturday Night Live’ and ‘Kids in the Hall,’ and things like that. Very early on, my parents realized that I was not going to be an engineer or a doctor. I just don’t have those inclinations, at all.
The idea of trying to write sketches the same way we did on Saturday Night Live every day would be damn near impossible.
In ‘Mother’s Day,’ which is directed by legendary director Garry Marshall, I play a mother figure to the character played by Jason Sudeikis from ‘Saturday Night Live.’ He’s a widower, and I’m a mother who’s helping him to get over the loss of his wife.
When a show has been on for so long, you lose fans, you gain fans. I remember this from ‘Saturday Night Live.’
As a kid I would watch ‘SCTV,’ ‘Saturday Night Live,’ ‘Monty Python’ and ‘The Kids in the Hall,’ and be amazed that these guys got to be different people every week. It spoke to the acting side in me.
I’ll do two gigs on a Saturday night until four o’clock in the morning, wake up, and do drag brunch on a Sunday, and then another party Sunday night. I definitely take what I do very seriously.
I enjoy Saturday night racing.
I’m not the girl that sits at home on a Saturday night plaiting her girlfriend’s hair, drinking tea and watching romantic comedies.
I’m very driven by writing. Coming from ‘Saturday Night Live,’ because it’s such a writing job, and we all write our parts on the show and create characters, I’m so respectful of good writing.
I’ve had four fantastic years on ‘Strictly Come Dancing,’ but for us it’s about moving forward and the end goal is to present a shiny-floored Saturday night TV show that we all love, for example, ‘Strictly,’ ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ – those sort of shows.
More than anything, I want to keep working with people of talent like Craig Gillespie, Spike Lee and Clint Eastwood. But there’s also those long-dreamt-of moments: I’d love to host ‘Saturday Night Live,’ I’d love to do a Penguin stand-alone movie at Warner Bros., I’d love to do a Teddy Roosevelt biopic.
I felt like I couldn’t fully be myself and accepted in my family, so I would lock myself in my room on a Saturday night and watch ‘Saturday Night Live,’ and that was, like, the best thing that ever happened to me.
We have a show very early on called ‘Slap Bang’ on a Saturday night and it didn’t work. It started off peak time and started getting earlier and earlier in the schedule. I think that that taught us you have to adapt.