‘The Wall Street Journal’s Profile of ‘SNL’s Cue Card Guy Is Eye-Opening

“In the history of the show we’ve only had to shoot the cue-card guy twice.”

-Lorne Michaels in a Wall Street Journal profile of Saturday Night Live‘s cue card guy Wally Feresten, who’s been with the show since 1990. The profile gives a behind-the-scenes look at SNL from an unusual perspective, and it delivers logical answers to questions like “Why does SNL still use cue cards?”, “Why not just use a teleprompter?”, and “Seriously, it’s 2012. What gives?”

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