Stefon's Illustrated Guide to New York's Hottest Nightclubs

For the last four years, Stefon Zolesky, created by Bill Hader and John Mulaney, has been every SNL fan's favorite drugged-up club-hopper. Without his New York City party suggestions, we would never know about the glory of Furkles, Jewpids, human bathmats, Teddy Graham people, and Gizblow the Coked-Up Gremlin. Stefon made his first appearance not on Weekend Update, but in a sketch with host Ben Affleck, in which he and Hader played the Zolesky Brothers. Together, the siblings pitched coming-of-age movie ideas…with gay porn angles. A year and a half later on April 24, 2010, Stefon made his first appearance as Weekend Update's city correspondent, and the rest is history.

We love Stefon, which is why we asked very talented illustrator friends to draw up some of his hot spots. We gave our artists a transcript and clip of each sketch, and left them to do the rest. Sometimes they went literal, sometimes they focused on a single character, sometimes they tackled the whole scene, and some of them didn’t even know what SNL was before the assignment. But all of them delivered Stefon-inspired masterpieces, so consider this Splitsider's very first curated group show, Zolesky-style. READ MORE