Any great live performance takes a skilled crew working invisibly behind the scenes, and SNL is no different. See for yourself, as a new behind-the-scenes video shows us exactly what’s involved in transitioning from one set to another, going from Donald Trump’s office to Casey Affleck’s monologue in one fell swoop.
SNL released a new behind-the-scenes look at this past Saturday’s 2016 closer; specifically the transition involved between Alec Baldwin, Beck Bennett and John Goodman’s Trump/Putin cold open, to Casey Affleck’s monologue after the opening credits. Not only does the crew work diligently to deconstruct the set, they just barely make it; still shoring up a few final touches as Affleck heads down to center stage.
It’s a small, but worthwhile tribute to the unsung heroes backstage, who keep it so the audience at home rarely, if ever notices how smoothly the show runs.
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