All things considered, a version of “SNL” that isn’t on TV is still likely to have just as many viewers as any edition of “MSG, NY” that is actually broadcast. From the Hollywood Reporter :
Two New York-based shows, “30 Rock” and “Saturday Night Live,” will get one-time-only performances this weekend in Manhattan.
The casts of both shows will perform at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater on West 26th Street, with “Saturday Night Live” performing a show at 11:30 p.m. Saturday and “30 Rock” going on at 8 p.m. Monday. “Superbad” and “Arrested Development” star Michael Cera will be the guest host of “SNL,” and the musical guest is Hoboken, N.J., alternative rockers Yo La Tengo.
“SNL” cast member Amy Poehler (above) said in a statement late Thursday that the theater is a “second home” to many of the performers and writers.
“We are doing this to raise spirits, raise awareness and raise money for our hardworking production crews who will be having a hard holiday season if this strike continues,” Poehler said.