Saturday Night Live with Howard Cosell

  • 1975
  • TV Show
  • None

Despite big-name guests, `Saturday Night Live with Howard Cosell' was pretty much dead on arrival, with a cringingly awkward host. It bore no creative similarities whatsoever to `Saturday Night Live' (which premiered a few weeks later), though a pre-`SNL' Bill Murray appeared on Cosell's show. Its `executive in charge of comedy' was Alan King, who many (more…)

Where to Watch

Available to Stream

  • Watch on

Premise

Despite big-name guests, `Saturday Night Live with Howard Cosell' was pretty much dead on arrival, with a cringingly awkward host. It bore no creative similarities whatsoever to `Saturday Night Live' (which premiered a few weeks later), though a pre-`SNL' Bill Murray appeared on Cosell's show. Its `executive in charge of comedy' was Alan King, who many years later said that trying to turn Cosell into a variety-show host was one tough proposition: `He made Ed Sullivan look like Buster Keaton.'

Credits

Executive Producer (1 Credit)

Coming Soon

Because it's never too early to plan Thursday night... two months from now.