Creating Saturday Night Live: Cue Cards - SNL


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  • Brett Voss
    Brett Voss 2 days ago

    Its really amazing what goes into SNL. Blood, sweat, and tears...and a lot of poster board

  • King Ijaz اعجاز

  • Mr. Satyre
    Mr. Satyre 2 days ago

    Who honestly watches SNL any more?

  • Amir Reza Sadaghiani

    Quite interesting.......I always wondered how the actors/actresses on SNL remember their lines :)

  • Brittany Ausborn
    Brittany Ausborn 3 days ago

    I loveee these behind the scenes videos!

  • Robert van Piggelen
    Robert van Piggelen 4 days ago

    How difficult could it be to buy 10 different color markers? jeez

  • Natalya Schluechter
    Natalya Schluechter 5 days ago

    waste of paper?

  • Matenesis Vlogs
    Matenesis Vlogs 5 days ago

    Streeter from college humor is a writer on SNL?!?!

  • 80spodcastchannel ( : FACEBOOK DUDEJERKY ☆☆☆☆☆

    work your ass off, for a sucky, horribly patently leftist, non funny debacle..

  • Maryna N___
    Maryna N___ 6 days ago

    Спасибо! Было очень интересно посмотреть, что происходит там, за кадром))))

    SUPER WEEB 7 days ago

    Hey that's scotter from collegehumor.

  • Beyonechee
    Beyonechee 7 days ago

    So Wally only hires white dudes. Cool. Cool. Cool.

  • DJMichaelAngelo
    DJMichaelAngelo 7 days ago

    @6:18 = Todd Seda is a total hottie! rowrl :-D is he single?

  • DJMichaelAngelo
    DJMichaelAngelo 7 days ago

    Wally Feresten, you are an embarassment to the world of comedy and acting. Cue cards are a CRUTCH! A distracting hinderance that interrupts the flow of dialogue, and greatly distracts the actors from being able to emote and properly act out their scenes. If they have to have 90% of their attention being focused somewhere else (looking across the stage at some half-assed words written on a page 1/2 hour ago) how on earth do you think their performances WON'T suffer? There's a reason why NO OTHER SHOW does this--not MadTV, not In Living Color, not SCTV. Actors being able to memorize their lines is like easy as pie - it's like Acting 101. And SNL is a worse, more mistake-prone, bumbling, distracted show for insisting, even in 2019, that they resort to cue-cards. It's an embarassment.

  • isaac10231
    isaac10231 7 days ago

    More behind the scenes!

  • kaiitre
    kaiitre 7 days ago

    I don't get why they don't print them instead of handwriting? I feel like it would save a lot of time...

  • Ming Sun
    Ming Sun 7 days ago

    Why it is only guys. Thank you for all that you do. Another job I want to have. Lol

  • Lerkero
    Lerkero 7 days ago

    Even if they wanted to have physical cards, they could still print them out from computers directly from a digital script. The handwriting part seems inefficient with modern tech.
    Still cool though

  • lixxeth
    lixxeth 7 days ago

    now I love Wally

  • Jason Allen
    Jason Allen 8 days ago

    Cool job and I appreciate the fact they let us behind the scenes

  • Emma Frost
    Emma Frost 8 days ago


  • Rafael Carrillo
    Rafael Carrillo 8 days ago

    I take my hat off to you guys 👍

  • jenniferkeyfrahm
    jenniferkeyfrahm 8 days ago

    LOVE This. I always loved Stefon and heard that story that his cue cards would get changed but I never heard who was too blame for it. Thank you, Wally, and for all your other work on the show as well. :-)

  • Mad Lib
    Mad Lib 8 days ago

    How does one get such an amazing job? Asking for a friend

  • sothathappened
    sothathappened 8 days ago

    it seems impossible that this couldn't be done electronically and be much more efficient

  • xtopher foster
    xtopher foster 8 days ago


  • Varant Tchalikian
    Varant Tchalikian 8 days ago

    This is very interesting. I would love to act on SNL

  • Erica
    Erica 8 days ago

    I love how old school this is

  • kchartzog
    kchartzog 9 days ago

    Very old school, but a proven method!

  • Tara Gappy
    Tara Gappy 9 days ago

    BTS videos are my favorite types of videos. Love seeing how everyone works together to put on such great shows!! Keep up the amazing work!!

  • steph g
    steph g 9 days ago

    it feels better knowing they are really busting their asses to make the show go smoothly, in the past(before the internet/youtube),we were told everything was improvised on SNL,basically,everybody "winged it", but seeing the amount of work that goes into just the cue cards, i'm starting to think that was only half the truth. nice job guys, really!

  • Claire Coleman
    Claire Coleman 10 days ago

    You guys are appreciated. Thanks for all your hard work!!

  • Cooshie Irad
    Cooshie Irad 10 days ago

    I think all politicians and religions should resign or forgive their neighbors as you wish to be forgiven. Be careful who you dismiss, one dismissal contrary to many lies, is one too many. All eyes have fallen short of truth, but it was all eyes who told the truth, I am sick. God forgive me in Jesus Christ's Name was the Tao of all things that taught forgiveness. Dont kill the Tao, the silence that keeps a record of all the eyes that see.

  • Myles Bailey
    Myles Bailey 11 days ago +1


  • Averill Springer
    Averill Springer 11 days ago

    Thank you for posting these videos. I love learning about all "backstage" things and how the show comes to be.

  • country city
    country city 11 days ago +1

    see i told ya the phonys all cheaters that can't even remember lines 🙄 brainwashing the naive into thinking there good actors 🙄👎🏼 boycottsnl and every other liberal circus 🎪 side show out there

  • Emily Lynn
    Emily Lynn 11 days ago +1

    This guy seems like he is literally the nicest

  • vivian m
    vivian m 11 days ago

    “*second to last line : kiwi,* needs to be changed to Justin Bieber”

  • Whyt Manga
    Whyt Manga 11 days ago +1

    Streeter from old college humor is now on SNL? wow

  • Marco Hernandez
    Marco Hernandez 11 days ago

    STREETER!!!! Why aren't you a cast member???

  • Tim Harb
    Tim Harb 11 days ago

    koudos to this guy, but dont they have a gadget for this in 2019 ??????

  • PaulBogle1865
    PaulBogle1865 11 days ago

    in terms of Transformation though, Wally should aim to hire some people of colour or women on his team.

  • Марк Задорожний

    cool! thanks to you, guys!

  • crushcastles23
    crushcastles23 12 days ago

    Please tell me the Cue Card room is super well ventilated.

  • Amanda Rivera
    Amanda Rivera 12 days ago

    THIS IS MY DREAM JOB. I like perfect penmanship and I work well under pressure 😭

  • Geography Now
    Geography Now 12 days ago

    Ummm. Just out of curiosity, not trying to be rude but, it's 2019, can't they just upgrade to some kind of digitized teleprompter-style format? It would save a LOT of trees

  • dfhdfgd wannemacher
    dfhdfgd wannemacher 12 days ago


  • Dindu Nuffin
    Dindu Nuffin 12 days ago

    Oh so you didn't show the 3 dartboard's? First one is just a pic of trump second has 3 words racist,white, Republican the third dartboard is just a normal dartboard because darts is fun

  • Janessa Diaz
    Janessa Diaz 12 days ago

    I read like a 2nd grader, I would suck at snl

  • UptownDowntownNY
    UptownDowntownNY 12 days ago

    i am a fan of wally

  • Hi, my name’s Anxious Lecture

    The most interesting vid they’ve ever made 😅

  • Adam Tzach
    Adam Tzach 12 days ago

    I didn't know Streeter from college humor was a writer! Good for him!

  • GoatZilla
    GoatZilla 12 days ago


  • Robin Fellows
    Robin Fellows 12 days ago

    Lols, entire fucking scripts on cue cards? wow, thank god the NYC actor scene is so full of hacks, these cue card folks can make a living out of their no talent asses. Madtv (skit show with actual funny women) may be cancelled , but it will never stop being better than SNL, thats how bad SNL is.

  • Meredith Kelly
    Meredith Kelly 12 days ago

    Kate as Queen Elizabeth hahaha

  • H Moraes
    H Moraes 12 days ago

    They should do a where's Wally sketch

  • gejness
    gejness 12 days ago

    Workingclass heros behind cam.

  • Frank Cesario
    Frank Cesario 12 days ago

    No shit retards

  • izzy cheeks88
    izzy cheeks88 12 days ago

    Wowww this is a dream job 😱 Hey SNL! You hiring? Creative copywriter with a portfolio over here

  • lauren
    lauren 12 days ago

    but who held the cue cards for this video

  • Volvican
    Volvican 13 days ago

    I was listening to this - not watching at first- and I thought it was a sketch starring Alec Baldwin. He sounds so much like him.

  • NewJayqwe2
    NewJayqwe2 13 days ago

    Is that streeter from college humor

  • John Pulaski
    John Pulaski 13 days ago +1

    ....they don't know they're not funny?....🖕💩😈

  • Klyzm
    Klyzm 13 days ago

    i’ve always wondered how this worked

  • Tina Davies
    Tina Davies 13 days ago

    YES!! I love these! I wish they were longer!!

  • Drew's life in color
    Drew's life in color 13 days ago

    wow this is so interesting omg! I'm currently majoring in graphic communication in college and stuff like this is so fascinating and inspiring

  • Larsen Krell
    Larsen Krell 13 days ago

    I wanna know who gave this a thumbs down

  • Jay Urish
    Jay Urish 13 days ago

    I'm surprised they just dont use a giant printer to create the cards. Editing would be a breeze. Save the markers and crap for the archaeological museum.

  • 3finger10
    3finger10 13 days ago

    SNL sucks.

  • Andi amo
    Andi amo 13 days ago

    Ralph Northam watches SNL....and thinks it's funny.

  • Tanner Roberts
    Tanner Roberts 14 days ago

    Ayeee streeterrrp

  • C gatz
    C gatz 14 days ago

    Saturday night live has been unwatchable for a long time, so lame

  • Daleylife
    Daleylife 14 days ago

    The problem is, so many hosts ONLY look at the cue card. So we can tell they are reading and it's no fun. Hosts should try to memorize their lines and only use the cue cards as a back up.

  • Khai French
    Khai French 14 days ago

    Does this man not sound like alec baldwin??

  • Ravex Lasanga
    Ravex Lasanga 14 days ago

    Holy shit did I just see sceeter from College Humor

  • samvideo
    samvideo 14 days ago

    Is there any way to buy a cue card?

  • Tim McKinney
    Tim McKinney 14 days ago

    Looks like they would come up with dry erase cue cards!

  • katherine kelly
    katherine kelly 14 days ago

    two of my faves were shouted out: john and bill!

  • Galen G
    Galen G 14 days ago

    Do I understand correctly that the cards aren’t similar to a whiteboard? They put actual white tape on them to remove lines? And have to repaint them before using again?

  • Mesia Sharp
    Mesia Sharp 14 days ago

    Best clip on this channel so far

  • pablo a name
    pablo a name 14 days ago

    not interesting at all. so they read the lines one the show. i think we al noticed since the inception of snl, since all the actors keep looking at the cards and not acting.

  • Jivit Sabay
    Jivit Sabay 14 days ago

    He could easily be replaced by a machine but they kept him so he can keep his job.

  • meloD30
    meloD30 14 days ago

    Streeter needs to be a guest on Um, Actually.

  • Doc Holliday
    Doc Holliday 14 days ago

    I used to love this show, but they have more days off than a teacher! They only have like 10 shows a season and they're not that funny anymore!

  • Albert Weijers
    Albert Weijers 14 days ago

    The FUMES must be terrible there....

  • Echoparticle
    Echoparticle 14 days ago

    Streeter from collegehumor?

  • Melissa
    Melissa 14 days ago

    Wally seems very wholesome

  • AndrewFreschetta
    AndrewFreschetta 14 days ago

    Hey that‘s that guy from Collegehumor!

  • lagunabxo
    lagunabxo 14 days ago

    Really interesting!

  • joe zenkus
    joe zenkus 14 days ago

    "the next week they put the cue cards on the floor to catch paint"... Why aren't some of these cue cards auctioned off like animation cels?

  • Lisa McLain
    Lisa McLain 14 days ago

    What is their salary?

  • Heart 2019
    Heart 2019 14 days ago

    Leave the TelePrompTer to Donny Trump 😆‼️

  • SchattendragonflyPL
    SchattendragonflyPL 14 days ago

    Yeah I thought about it; must be so precise on time, to let the actors read on time too. Me, I am a terrible out-loud reader so I would be no good at the show :D

  • Kaytlyn Ashcraft
    Kaytlyn Ashcraft 14 days ago

    They should sell some of the cards, I would buy one

  • Brock Albert
    Brock Albert 15 days ago

    "Spacing" other words, kerning, tracking, and leading.

  • Max Chester
    Max Chester 15 days ago

    Mikey Day as Prince Harry !! Mikey should just replace Harry. and let Harry come over here & work at an ALDI checkout counter.

  • Max Chester
    Max Chester 15 days ago

    De Niro seems sadly unable to even read from the cards

  • neweng research
    neweng research 15 days ago

    1- Why are there no women???? (Even tall women)
    2- It is harder to read all caps
    People read ALL CAPS slower.
    Why aren't cue cards mixed uppercase and lowercase?

  • Sammy Williams
    Sammy Williams 15 days ago

    Between this and "show me more" I'm elated