‘SNL’s’ Cue Card Guy Explains How He Cues Cards


“If the actors in a sketch are looking directly into the camera – say, for a press conference with Kofi Annan and President Obama – I’ll stand in place. For other sketches, I’m constantly adjusting my height so the actors can always see the cards. It’s like a choreographed dance.”

- Wally Feresten, the man who has held SNL’s cue cards for 20 years, in an interview about all the intricacies of his job. It’s a very interesting look into how part of the sausage gets made.