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ABOUT THE EPISODE
Saturday Night Live has been entertaining viewers for more than three decades. What is it about the show that keeps people laughing? Don Roy King, director of SNL, answers that question and shares his thoughts on the serious art of TV comedy.
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ABOUT THE GUEST
Don Roy King is currently directing his sixth season of Saturday Night Live—work that has earned him two Emmys and five nominations as well as five DGA Award nominations.
King has worked for nine networks on programs ranging from The Mike Douglas Show, The Early Show, CBS This Morning, The View, and Survivor, to name a few. In addition to his award wins for SNL, King has won three other Emmys and has been nominated for twenty-one for his work as a writer, producer and director.
King is also the creative director of Broadway Worldwide, which brings theatrical events to theaters. His personal theatrical training has come in handy, too. Last year he played Daybreak director Merv in the Harrison Ford comedy, Morning Glory. He also served as the second unit director and television consultant on that movie.
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