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Roxbury Guys to Host an 'SNL' Prime-Time Special

Leading into the season premiere of "Saturday Night Live" on September 26 (11:30 p.m. ET), NBC presents a two-hour primetime 'SNL special,' "The Bad Boys of 'Saturday Night Live,"' featuring the best of David Spade, Adam Sandler, Chris Rock and Rob Schneider (9-11 p.m. ET). The special will be hosted by 'SNL's' latest "bad boys," the club-hopping, head-bopping "Roxbury Guys," played by current cast members Will Ferrell and Chris Kattan.

Spade, currently starring on NBC's breakout comedy "Just Shoot Me," was a cast member from 1990 to 1996. He became best known for his sardonic "Hollywood Minute" segment on "Weekend Update" and the recurring feature "Spade in America" as well as his many characters including "The Receptionist," the snide "Buh-Bye" flight attendant and Christy the "Gap girl."

Sandler, a cast member from 1991 to 1995, has gone on to appear in box office hits including this spring's "The Wedding Singer." On 'SNL,' Sandler created such memorable characters as Opera Man, the Herlihy Boy and the ex-girlfriend-obsessed host of "The Denise Show." He also performed hilarious musical numbers including "The Chanukah Song."

Rock, who won two Emmy's last year for his stand-up comedy special "Bring the Pain"' was recently in the blockbuster "Lethal Weapon 4" and hosts his own late-night talk show. During his tenure on 'SNL' (1991-1993), Rock performed such popular characters as Nat X, host of "The Dark Side." Rock returned to 'SNL' as a host in November 1996.

Schneider, an 'SNL' cast member from 1990 to 1994, is best remembered for his annoying "makin' copies" character, "the Rich-meister." He is also known for outrageous characters like "Orgasm Guy," as well as one of the overly affectionate Italian waiters at Il Cantore.

"Saturday Night Live," which premiered on October 11, 1975, is from NBC Studios in association with Broadway Video. The creator and executive producer is Lorne Michaels.

Source: NBC Press Release


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