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LORNE MICHAELS (Produced by) is the creator and executive producer of Saturday Night Live, the longest-running and highest-rated weekly late-night television program in history.

Over the last 30 years, SNL has won numerous Emmy Awards and was honored with the prestigious George Foster Peabody Award and cited as "truly a national institution.” Michaels has personally won 10 Emmys as a writer and producer in television. In 2004, he received the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.

Michaels has produced numerous motion pictures, most recently Hot Rod, starring SNL star Andy Samberg, and the hit comedy Mean Girls, starring Lindsay Lohan and Tina Fey, who also wrote the film. Past film credits include Wayne's World, Tommy Boy, Enigma and ¡Three Amigos! (which he produced and co-wrote with Steve Martin and Randy Newman).

In addition to his weekly duties on SNL, Michaels is executive producer of NBC's Late Night with Conan O'Brien and the hit comedy 30 Rock, starring Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin and Tracy Morgan.

Michaels' past television credits also include The Kids in the Hall and Night Music, as well as specials with Lily Tomlin, Steve Martin, Paul Simon, The Rutles, Flip Wilson, The Rolling Stones, The Beach Boys, Randy Newman, Neil Young and Simon and Garfunkel in Central Park.

On Broadway, he produced and directed Gilda Radner Live From New York and produced the subsequent motion picture Gilda Live.

Michaels began his career in Toronto, where he attended the University of Toronto, worked as a writer and producer for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and starred in the comedy series The Hart & Lorne Terrific Hour. In 1968, he moved to Los Angeles and worked as a writer for NBC's Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In and other television series, until he left in 1975 to begin SNL in New York.

In 1979, Michaels founded the New York-based production company Broadway Video Entertainment.

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