‘SNL’ Doc ‘Live From New York!’ Trailer Chronicles ‘Strange Canadian’ Lorne Michaels’ ‘Weird Idea’ (Video)

Movie kicks off Tribeca Film Festival on opening night

Last Updated: April 11, 2015 @ 7:42 AM

The trailer for “Saturday Night Live” documentary “Live From New York!” has (cold) opened on the web, showcasing old footage from both in front of the camera and behind-the-scenes, as well as new interviews.

“People used to come to New York to make it, to be something in the arts,” a female voice opens the video over shots of the city’s bridges.

Lorne Michaels was this strange Canadian, come into town with this weird idea,” added a male voiceover that may or may not have been original player Garrett Morris.

“It’s lasted through the ups and downs of America, and the world,” Alec Baldwin offers in his own voiceover.

“They said it would be a cross between ’60 Minutes’ and ‘Monty Python,'” Laraine Newman adds, likely talking about long-running news segment “Weekend Update.”

Candice Bergen, Rudy Giuliani, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Chris Rock and John Goodman also lend their commentary in the near-two-minute clip.

“It’s the only form where everyone is necessary to the end,” Creator and Executive Producer Michaels concludes, before repeating his famous quote about the show: “We don’t go on because we’re ready, we go on because it’s 11:30.”

“Live From New York!” kicks off the Tribeca Film Festival on Wednesday, April 15, and hits theaters June 12.

Watch the video above.

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