SNL, 30 Rock hitting stage

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The cast of NBC's Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock haven't worked since the Writers Guild of America strike began almost two weeks ago, as both shows shut down production while their writers took to the picket lines. However, the actors will be performing some new material in their regular time slots very soon.

As a special treat (and probably to avoid getting too rusty), Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Tracy Morgan, and the rest of the comedies' cast members will be performing their shows on stage in New York City's Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, says The Hollywood Reporter.

Saturday night at 11:30 p.m., the SNL cast will perform live with guest host Michael Cera (Arrested Development, Superbad) and musical guest Yo La Tengo. The 30 Rock performance will be held at 8 p.m. on Monday night.

Advanced tickets for both shows have already sold out. For more information, head over to the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater Web site.

For more on the writers strike, check out TV.com's Strike Source, featuring up-to-date statuses on shows, the latest information, and more.

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Nov 18, 2007
FYI, the bulk of the SNL cast that took part of this ARE also the writers for the show. The same goes for Tina Fey and 30 Rock. Basically they did this as a benefit of the crew of the shows without involvement of the studios.
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Nov 18, 2007
P.S: i dont watch 30 rock or SNL but im still pleased for the people who do. i wish they could do something similar for my shows :((((( its so frustrating having nothing to watch this winter, atleast OTH is still on track - and most shows will be aired until mid or late january so we have another 2, 3, maybe 4 eppies of each show (its all about seeing the glass as half full, but its still annoyin!)
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Nov 18, 2007
YES!!!!!!! SHOW THOSE DAMNED WRITERS THAT HOLLYWOOD ISNT GONNA STOP ROTATING EVEN WITH A STICK UP THEIR BEHIND. I think this whole thing has been blown out of proportion and we (the LOYAL viewers) are the ones who are suffering. IMO (as hard as it might seem to do) the whole world should boycott all the shows once the strike is over to show the writers that they will only make a living as long as we tune in and they should keep us in mind more often!!!!!!!
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Nov 18, 2007
That's the problem with this strike. The writers get messed around by the studios, so the writers mess around with the studios right back. Good for them! But now everybody else associated with making TV is slowly but steadily messed up too :(

(Note: I was originally going to use another word other than "messed" but censored myself at the last second before hitting "Submit"!)
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Nov 18, 2007
sounds cool
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Nov 17, 2007
Oh god, it's horrible on TV, imagine how bad it will be live.
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Nov 17, 2007
so wait the SNL will also be on stage, so it wont be on TV? aw.



Wish i was in new york to catch that, since 30 Rock is a live show otherwise you cant exactly go see a taping of it.
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Nov 17, 2007
oh man how cool would it be to see them do 30 Rock live?! I LOVE that show.
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Nov 17, 2007
Gosh, I wish I could see that.
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Nov 17, 2007
I really wish I could go see SNL at the studio...
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Nov 17, 2007
I bet they sold-out fast, that's an amazing oppurtunity. Wish I could go! :( lol
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Nov 17, 2007
sounds like something that shouldnt be missed.
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