Tom Davis Dies at 59

Tom Davis, one of the original great writers of Saturday Night Live, passed away  today at age 59. Best known as part of the comedy duo Franken and Davis, with Al Franken, he wrote for SNL from 1975 to 1980 and then again from 1986 to 1994. He was responsible or partly responsible for many classic sketches like “Theodoric of York”, “Nick the Lounge Singer”, “The Coneheads”, and “The Continental” (watch clips below) . He wrote about his experience during the early days of SNL in his 2010 autobiography, 39 Years of Short-Term Memory Loss. He was true legend and he will be missed. Below also watch a long interview with about working at SNL.

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