‘Live from New York’ Co-Author Jim Miller on How ‘SNL’ Has Changed and Stayed the Same

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“I know that there were a lot of people, veteran SNL watchers, me, even, that thought that there might have been more of a house cleaning. And I think that at the end of the day, Lorne understands development arcs, and for all we know, there might have been something in a particular sketch that Lorne saw of somebody, and he may have been ready to let them go. And he saw something in one sketch and thought, Okay, wait, if they can do that, that’s worth holding on to. We’re going to get them to the next level. … You know, it’s not always, Well, they didn’t have a breakout character, so let’s get rid of ‘em. It’s much more complicated than that.”

- Live from New York co-author James Miller talks about this summer’s SNL casting news and more in a new interview with Vulture.