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Jim Downey

  1. Inside the Confusing Origins of David Letterman’s Top Ten ListThe following excerpt is reprinted with permission from Brian Abrams’s new book AND NOW…An Oral History of “Late Night with David Letterman,” […]
  2. Read Some New Excerpts from the Updated ‘Live from New York’ BookThe new and extended version of Tom Shales and James Miller’s SNL oral history book Live from New York isn’t out until September 9th, but in […]
  3. Saturday Night’s Children: Jim Downey (1979-1980)Aside from having the best set of lines in Billy Madison, Jim Downey is best known for having a long writing tenure at SNL second only to Lorne […]
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    What Wouldn’t John McCain Do on ‘Saturday Night Live’?’I have great tape of McCain laughing at the crudest stuff … His people said he couldn’t do it. But he told me later, ‘You got me good.”