Most recently, Shaffer returned to his Godspell roots by making a cameo appearance as Lazarus in the Broadway revival last month. Sarah Cooper’s Netflix Special to Feature Many, Many Guest Stars. Born in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Shaffer got an early start in music, playing the piano at age six then touring the Thunder Bay area with his high school band Fabulous Fugitives.

Saturday Night Live S12E10 - Paul Shaffer. "The Grenada Experience," "The Pat Stevens Show," and "Sweeney Sisters' Far East Medley." Where, back when Paul Shaffer was an actual Not Ready For Prime Time Player he seemed to be exploring acting because he actually played multiple characters, but tonight he was just his laid back self throughout the entire episode. Still shooting for a Christmas theatrical release. Whoopi Goldberg! Luckily, that only took place a couple of times throughout this otherwise average episode that I still didn't mind to watch. He then runs into a similar Woody Allen fan who doesn't have a ticket so Lovitz offers up his date's ticket because he feels the fellow fan should see the movie first.

14. We then went to a Chinese restaurant for what in modern days would be an extremely offensive sketch where Dana Carvey's Ching Chang character wins a live chicken before The Sweeney Sisters take to the dining stage to perform a Chinese themed medley of tunes. Apart from other sketches, he famously played the pianist for Nick the Lounge Singer, played by Bill Murray, and gave a Don Kirshner impression. Paul Shaffer is an icon. Already a subscriber?

See what's new with book lending at the Internet Archive, Uploaded by Show," and "Sweeney Sisters' Far East Medley." Dana Carvey, Nora Dunn, and Jon Lovitz then enter the room dressed as babies who are bummed out by the fact that Paul back out of the sketch for being too hip to participate but then goes on to explain that the hippest phrase is still, "Live from New York...". Before briefly leaving SNL to costar as a struggling musician in the CBS sitcom A Year at the Top, Shaffer returned to the show and was made a featured player 1979 and, aside from continuing to appear as musical support, didn’t have many characters aside from the geeky drummer Artie in two “Nerds” sketches or his predictably musically-inclined impressions of Boy George, a piano-playing Robert Vesco, composer Marvin Hamlisch, and rock producer Don Kirshner, who was Shaffer’s most frequent character with seven appearances, starting even before he was made a cast member. Little Big Town in a cave, Ashley McBryde in a barn, and Shania Twain in … a Charlie Chaplin museum? That's not saying that the episode was bad but with every scene acted out with the same exact emotions I felt a little extra bored during the sketches that didn't demand my attention due to the funny content. DATE: JANUARY 31, 1987.

Shaffer’s sporadic appearances on SNL may have been on the quieter and more supporting side, but he also has the honor of being the first SNL cast member to say “fuck” on live television.

Sketches include "Paul's Dressing Room," "What's My Addiction?" The fact that even at an early age, I also knew Paul's connection with Saturday Night Live led me to double down on the idea that this little man could do no wrong even as a bit of a weirdo.

Paul Shaffer then officially opened the show with a monolog about his history with the original cast and how crazy the show used to be back then due to the ego clashes and how he was just as proud to be a member of the Saturday Night Live Band as he was to be part of the cast. 13. In 2009 he released a memoir We’ll Be Here for the Rest of Our Lives: A Swingin’ Show-biz Saga, and in January 1987 he became the first member of the SNL house band to host an episode. One Shut-In's Effort To Reach Out To The World!!! Jon Hamm! He got his first big break at age 23 when he became the musical director for the Toronto production of Godspell, where he met and collaborated with upcoming performers Martin Short, Eugene Levy, Dave Thomas, Andrea Martin, and Gilda Radner. David Sees Radio Days was a sketch with Jon Lovitz Woody Allen obsessed fan character who acts just like the famed director stands in a long line, Woody Allening it up as he shares his fears that he might not get good seats for the opening night showing as well as a few more neurotic fear by making Woody Allen style asides to the camera. This week, Kevin Nealon dropped in for another segment on sports where he discusses the Winter Olympics but then ends up meandering through a bunch of his crazy ideas while randomly jumping through topics. Christina Catherine Martinez Prods the Bog of Consciousness.

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