The Saturday Night Live (SNL) Standby Line

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Two SNL standby line regulars share tips for doing standby, and their experiences with the line, the show, and the cast they so deeply love.

All Episodes

SNL season 47 episode 7: Simu Liu & Saweetie This week we are coming at you with details of THREE cut sketches! We also have cut weekend update jokes, behind the scenes content, and new standby line happenings. Enjoy!

Nov 22

36 min 7 sec

SNL season 47 episode 6: Jonathan Majors & Taylor Swift This week we are coming at you with THREE cut sketches! We also have a cut weekend update feature, behind the scenes content from the Live show, and the chaos of this standby line. Enjoy!

Nov 17

37 min 19 sec

SNL season 47 episode 5: Kieran Culkin & Ed Sheeran  This week we are coming at you with a SIX cut sketches! The most we've ever had - plus a cut weekend update feature, behind the scenes content, and standby line happenings.  Enjoy!

Nov 9

50 min 2 sec

SNL season 47 episode 4! This week we have all the details about THREE cut sketches, one PDD pre-tape, cut weekend update jokes, and all the behind the scenes goodness from the dress rehearsal show. As always, we also included some standby line happenings. Enjoy!

Oct 25

45 min 59 sec

SNL season 47 episode 3! This week we have all the details about FOUR cut sketches, two pre-tapes, cut weekend update jokes, and all the behind the scenes goodness from the dress rehearsal show. As always, we also included some standby line happenings. Enjoy!

Oct 18

37 min 27 sec

SNL season 47 episode 2! This week we have all the details about FOUR cut sketches, a cut weekend update feature, and all the behind the scenes goodness from the dress rehearsal AND live show. As always, we also included some updated information about standby line. Enjoy!

Oct 11

38 min 1 sec

A BIG WEEK!  SNL has finally returned with the season 47 premiere hosted by Owen Wilson with musical guest Kacey Musgraves! In this episode we share all the behind the scenes content, FIVE cut sketches, and all the news about the new standby line.  Also in this episode we interview KENAN THOMPSON as he helps us share our big announcement that we have been teasing you with all summer!

Oct 6

1 hr 1 min

With SNL season 47 returning this week, we wanted to give some updated standby line tips and tricks. Our last tips and tricks episode was from 2019 and the line has very obviously changed and grown since! Tune into this episode to learn how exactly to do the standby line and what to expect.

Sep 27

36 min 2 sec

Ever done standby line in the rain? The snow? Ever had something crazy happen to you while waiting? Well then check out this episode! We read some wild stories from fans who have done standby line in the past and talk about the crazy experiences that happened.  *Notice new stuff involving our sound? Don't worry! We are aware and in the process of navigating new equipment and new recording styles

Sep 22

40 min 48 sec

This week, tune in to hear our fascinating and fantastic interview with SNL director, Don Roy King! Don is an Emmy winner, actor, AND producer, all on top if his directing gigs! In this episode you'll hear about his life's work, behind the scenes stories, and what being a director for the show is all about. *Disclaimer* We had to conduct this interview over the phone so please excuse some of the sound quality!

Aug 24

1 hr 3 min

We are back from hiatus and ready to kick off Season 4 of The Standby Line! In this very special episode, we talk with SNL alumnus, Gary Kroeger! Gary was in the cast in the '80s, and in this episode he shares the differences between what he did then and what our current cast does now. We also get some excellent stories from behind the scenes, about his cast mates, and what his life is like now.

Aug 16

1 hr 12 min

The gang's all here! In this episode, we are joined by the 'Standby Line Crew' to discuss all things Season 46. We and our friends talk about our favorite sketches, episodes, hosts, AND our Season 46 MVP, along with some truly special moments and memories that occurred during the course of this past season.

Jun 16

38 min

Here we go again! Your Standby Line hosts were lucky enough to score tickets to the Live show for the Season 46 finale, and we got to chat with someone who went to the Dress Rehearsal too! Listen in to hear about all the behind the scenes moments you crave, four cut-for-time sketches, what happened when the cameras STOPPED rolling, and more interesting tidbits from this season's historic finale. Happy summer hiatus, Standby Line! This episode sponsored by: ➙ Yah Nasty Soaps @ http://www.etsy.com/shop/YahNastySoaps

May 27

1 hr 6 min

Tune in to hear our very special interview with Chris Leary! Chris works at SNL in the wardrobe/dressing department, & here he shares what his job entails, memories at the show, funny cast stories, AND he talks about working closely with Bowen Yang & Maya Rudolph! Chris also worked at "Hamilton" on Broadway so he shares his experience from there too. This episode sponsored by: ➙ POD Pocket Waterproof Blankets @ https://www.etsy.com/shop/PodBrandGoods ➙ News Rodeo @ https://newsrodeo.co.uk/

May 2

1 hr 18 min

Listen as we chat with a recently retired SNL crewman, the legendary Eric Eisenstein! Eric was a camera man on the show for almost 2 decades, and in this episode he shares his favorite memories with us including stories about the cast, his last show, & what being a camera man on SNL is all about. We also have some VERY important advice from cast members themselves that they'd like to share with you! This episode sponsored by: ➙ POD Pocket Waterproof Blankets @ etsy.com/shop/PodBrandGoods

Mar 22

53 min 28 sec

The episode we've been talking about for months! Here we go: This time around we share some of the MOST humorous hate-mail we've received regarding the show. We offer up "skit" ideas, political rage, and heated opinions from the finest internet trolls around. Get ready to laugh, because we are laughing our heads off at these messages! This episode sponsored by: ➙ POD Pocket Waterproof Blankets @ https://www.etsy.com/shop/PodBrandGoods

Jan 28

28 min 56 sec

Happy Holidays! We hope you enjoy this special episode where we share the cut sketches/behind the scenes moments from season 44's Christmas show w/ Matt Damon & Miley Cyrus! Standby Line squad featured player, Linnéa, joins us once again to spill all the secrets from this episode, & we discuss a cut-for-time moment from this year's Kristen Wiig Christmas episode. PLUS some holiday quarantine advice from the SNL cast members! This episode sponsored by: ➙ News Rodeo @ https://newsrodeo.co.uk/

Dec 2020

36 min 27 sec

Let's take a look back at Season 44 Episode 11, James McAvoy/Meek Mill. On this week's episode, our good friend Linnéa joins us to talk about all the cut sketches and behind the scenes moments from this show, which is one of the episodes your hosts didn't manage to show up for. Don't worry! We've still got the tea!

Nov 2020

30 min 2 sec

A jam packed episode? Absolutely! In this round we discuss some SNL/cast news, a bunch of behind the scenes moments where we met the the cast members after this show, PLUS some cut sketches from the 2016 Dave Chappelle show. Tune in to this one to hear us discuss some exclusive news regarding the show's return after hiatus, and to meet our brand new sponsor. This episode sponsored by: ➙ Yah Nasty Soaps @ https://www.etsy.com/shop/YahNastySoaps

Nov 2020

31 min 47 sec

For this episode we invite our friends who were able to attend the Live Airing of Adele/H.E.R. to spill ALL the behind the scenes tea! They share some insight with us about an unused set, secret backstage goodness, and their experience seeing the show during the time of COVID. Listen in for some great moments!

Nov 2020

51 min 53 sec

We won tickets! Your hosts were lucky enough to attend the dress rehearsal for the Issa Rae and Justin Bieber show this season. Listen in as we share some insight on the ticketing process, how the studio runs during the show in the time of COVID, and THREE (3) cut sketches. There is a ton of really interesting stuff going on in this episode!

Oct 2020

40 min 56 sec

COVID can't keep us down! For SNL's season 46 premiere we snagged two lucky fans who attended the show and talked to us about 4 cut sketches/Weekend Update characters and how the new ticketing process is handled. Emily and Nydia also shared how the studio is running with all the COVID safety procedures set in place. This is a start to a one-of-a-kind season for sure!

Oct 2020

43 min 29 sec

Take a walk down memory lane with us before the start of season 46! Your entire standby line crew talk about our favorite sketches, digitals, and standby line moments of the season. Also see who each of us think the season 45's MVP is! On this episode you'll hear your Standby Line hosts as well as Producer Aubrey, Linnea, Nancy, and Jordyn.

Oct 2020

36 min 5 sec

Season 45 came and went right before our eyes! The season finale was featured as an SNL At Home episode and we have our review of the live showing and the cut sketches with the one and only.. SNLinReview's Andy Hoglund! We briefly interview Andy about his history with the show and chat about the finale You can find Andy's weekly EW reviews for SNL at: https://ew.com/author/andy-hoglund/ You can follow Andy on Twitter at: @SNLinReview

May 2020

1 hr 11 min

We sat down and chatted with SNL's cue card supervisor - Wally Feresten or famously known as Cue Card Wally! Wally tells us about what it's like to work on SNL, his job there, and lots of fun memories and moments. Wally also introduces a very special project: Cue Cards by Wally - where you can order an actual SNL cue card that you can personalize! Follow Wally on Twitter @: cuecardwally and if you'd like to order a customized SNL cue card, email Wally at: cuecardsbywally@gmail.com

May 2020

23 min 47 sec

Another treat for you all! We sat down and chatted with SNL's associate producer - Greg Scarnici! Greg tells us about what it's like to work on SNL, his job there, his Drag Queen career, other projects, and lots of fun memories and moments with the cast. Follow Greg on Instagram at: Gregscarnici  

Apr 2020

42 min 53 sec

A special treat for you all! We sat down and chatted with SNL's choreographer - Danielle Flora! Danielle tells us about what it's like to work on SNL, how she got the job, details of her work on the show, and lots of fun memories and moments with the cast. Follow Danielle on Instagram at: Danielle.Flora

Apr 2020

34 min 28 sec

Daniel Craig and The Weeknd hosted and we have the inside scoop for you. Hear about our opinions on the episode briefly AND get a behind the scenes listen at what went on during Dress Rehearsal for this show. We have everything you didn't get to see on TV! We have TWO cut sketches, funny tidbits the cast/host did behind the scenes, and standby line info.

Mar 2020

41 min 31 sec

Round 3! John Mulaney and David Byrne hosted and we have the inside scoop for you. Hear about our opinions on the episode briefly AND get a behind the scenes listen at what went on during Dress Rehearsal for this show. We have everything you didn't get to see on TV! We have THREE cut sketches, funny tidbits the cast/host did behind the scenes, and standby line info.

Mar 2020

28 min 56 sec

Gentleman, start your engines! RuPaul and Justin Bieber hosted and we have the inside scoop for you. Hear about our opinions on the episode briefly AND get a behind the scenes listen at what went on during Dress Rehearsal for this show. We have everything you didn't get to see on TV! We have TWO cut sketches, funny tidbits the cast/host did behind the scenes, and standby line info.

Mar 2020

33 min 17 sec

Yeehaw! JJ Watt & Luke Combs hosted and we have the inside scoop for you. Hear about our opinions on the episode briefly AND get a behind the scenes listen at what went on during Dress Rehearsal for this show. We have everything you didn't get to see on TV! We have THREE cut sketches, funny tidbits the cast/host did behind the scenes, and standby line info.

Feb 2020

35 min 49 sec

First show of the decade! Adam Driver and Halsey hosted and we have the inside scoop for you. Hear about our opinions on the episode briefly AND get a behind the scenes listen at what went on during Dress Rehearsal for this show. We have everything you didn't get to see on TV! We have FOUR cut sketches, funny tidbits the cast/host did behind the scenes, and standby line info.

Jan 2020

41 min 55 sec

Happy 2020 everyone! This is a special mini-sode we've been promising you for a while now. It's all kinds of different stories of standby line experiences sent in to us from fans like you! Take a listen and hear what really happens in line. Interested in having your story/experience read on the podcast? E-mail it to us at snlstandbyline@gmail.com

Jan 2020

34 min 9 sec

Happy Holidays! Eddie Murphy and Lizzo hosted the Christmas Show and we have the inside scoop for you. Hear about our opinions on the episode briefly AND get a behind the scenes listen at what went on during Dress Rehearsal for this show. We have everything you didn't get to see on TV! We have TWO cut sketches, funny tidbits the cast did behind the scenes, and find out the big surprise the standby line got!

Dec 2019

45 min 37 sec

Scarlett Johansson and Niall Horan hosted and we have the inside scoop for you all. Hear about our opinions on the episode briefly AND get a behind the scenes listen at what went on during Dress Rehearsal for this show. We have everything you didn't get to see on TV! We have TWO cut sketches, funny tidbits the cast did behind the scenes, and some new standby line info. Enjoy!

Dec 2019

38 min 1 sec

Happy December! JLo and DaBaby hosted and we have the inside scoop for you all. Hear about our opinions on the episode briefly AND get a behind the scenes listen at what went on during Dress Rehearsal for this show. We have everything you didn't get to see on TV! We have FOUR cut sketches, funny tidbits the cast did behind the scenes, and some standby line info. Enjoy!

Dec 2019

40 min 55 sec

Will Ferrell and King Princess hosted and we have the inside scoop for you all! Hear about our opinions on the episode briefly AND get a behind the scenes listen at what went on during Dress Rehearsal for this show. We have everything you didn't get to see on TV. We have the weekend update characters cut from Live AND a very special review of THREE cut sketches from last year's Thanksgiving show that Steve Carell hosted! Enjoy!

Dec 2019

50 min 5 sec

A big week! Harry Styles pulls double duty with hosting and being the musical guest! We have the inside scoop for you all! Hear about our opinions on the episode briefly AND get a behind the scenes listen at what went on during Dress Rehearsal for this show! We have everything you didn't get to see on TV! We have THREE cut sketches, funny tidbits the cast/host did behind the scenes, and some new standby line info. Enjoy!

Nov 2019

49 min 25 sec

Week five! Kristen Stewart and Coldplay hosted and we have the inside scoop for you all! Hear about our opinions on the episode briefly AND get a behind the scenes listen at what went on during Dress Rehearsal for this show! We have everything you didn't get to see on TV! We have FOUR cut sketches, funny tidbits the cast did behind the scenes, and some new standby line info. Also hear who we saw walk past the line this week.. Enjoy!

Nov 2019

49 min 49 sec

Here we go again! Chance the Rapper pulled double duty this week with hosting AND being musical guest! Hear about our opinions on the episode briefly AND get a behind the scenes listen at what went on during Dress Rehearsal for this show! We have everything you didn't get to see on TV! We have THREE cut sketches, funny tidbits the cast did behind the scenes, and some *NEW, IMPORTANT* standby line info! Also.. hear the winner of our signed cast photo giveaway! Enjoy!  

Oct 2019

43 min 3 sec

Winter is coming! In this episode we will teach you how to stay warm and dry during those winter months. What to do when it snows, where to get warm, and supplies you'll need! Take a listen to hear all our advice, tips, and tricks. Stay toasty out there!

Oct 2019

21 min 5 sec

Jam-packed episode! David Harbour and Camila Cabello hosted and we have the inside scoop for you all! Hear about our opinions on the episode briefly AND get a behind the scenes listen at what went on during Dress Rehearsal for this show! We have everything you didn't get to see on TV! We have FIVE cut sketches, funny tidbits the cast did behind the scenes, and some new standby line info! Enjoy!

Oct 2019

1 hr 1 min

Episode two already! Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Taylor Swift hosted and we have the inside scoop for you all! Hear about our opinions on the episode briefly AND get a behind the scenes listen at what went on during Dress Rehearsal for this show! We have everything you didn't get to see on TV! We have all the cut sketches, funny tidbits the cast did behind the scenes, and some new standby line info! Enjoy!

Oct 2019

48 min 23 sec

Happy Season 45! For our premiere episode, Woody Harrelson and Billie Eilish hosted and we have the inside scoop for you all! Hear about our opinions on the episode briefly AND get a behind the scenes listen at what went on during Dress Rehearsal for this show! We have everything you didn't get to see on TV! We have all the cut sketches, funny tidbits the cast did behind the scenes, and some standby line info! What a great premiere!  

Oct 2019

45 min 13 sec

In this minisode we teach you how to be the BEST kind of Standby Line citizen! There are some official-unofficial rules that everyone attending line should know and follow! We discuss things like: cutting in line and what to do about it, joining late and adding people, being good to your line neighbor, noise levels at night, and much more! This episode deals with a lot of things that often become problems in line so get the heads up before you join in order to have a great experience!

Sep 2019

28 min 40 sec

The season 45 premiere is only two weeks away.. can you believe it!? It's been a long summer hiatus and we are beyond excited to get this season started and see everything it has to offer! In this episode, we will get you ready for the premiere episode with some essential standby line tips incase you're planning to join the line! Season 45 premiere kicks off with Woody Harrelson as our host and Billie Eilish as musical guest! Learn everything you'll need to know for doing the premiere episode standby line like; what to bring, what to expect, weather, arrival times, and more! ALSO SOME VERY EXCITING NEWS INCLUDED!

Sep 2019

25 min 55 sec

Season 44 might be over but our memories live on! In this episode, you'll get to hear ALL our top favorites of the season organized into various categories like; top episodes, hosts, sketches, and more! We review the season as a whole, briefly, and talk about a VERY special Emmy Consideration! Enjoy!

Jul 2019

43 min 49 sec

Minisode time! This is a short episode that contains all our reviews and thoughts about Kate McKinnon's role in the new film 'Yesterday' about the Beatles! Kate was superb in the movie and it will be released in theaters on June 28th! *WARNING: This episode contains spoilers about Kate's role in the movie but not about the actual movie itself or plot. Enjoy!

Jun 2019

22 min 14 sec

Paul Rudd and DJ Khaled hosted last weekend and we have the inside scoop for you all! Hear about our opinions on the episode briefly AND get a behind the scenes listen at what went on during Dress Rehearsal AND Live for this show! We have all the cut sketches, funny tidbits the cast did behind the scenes, and some NEW standby line tips and tricks for you! What a great finale!

May 2019

52 min 17 sec

Emma Thompson and the Jonas Brother hosted last weekend and we have the inside scoop for you all! Hear about our opinions on the episode briefly AND get a behind the scenes listen at what went on during Dress Rehearsal for this show! We have all the cut sketches, funny tidbits the cast did behind the scenes, and some NEW standby line tips and tricks for you! What a great show!

May 2019

43 min 35 sec