Tuesday, November 14, 2017

SNL Week- Tuesday: Sketch Writing Begins

While some Saturday Night Live writers begin writing immediately after Monday’s Pitch session, most of the writers start working on Tuesday. From here on out, staffers are in a race against time- all of the sketches approved at the Monday Pitch session are supposed to be completed by Wednesday. This often leads to the writers and cast pulling all-nighters to get the sketches finished in time. 

If a potential Sketch requires an elaborate set, it is typically due on Tuesday to give the set decorators a head start and begin working on building the set. Additionally, any sketch requiring pre-filming also has a Tuesday deadline so that the crew can begin figuring out the logistics. In any case, the sketches being written today will be seen by millions in just a few days.