Thursday Night Live with "Saturday Night Live" director Don Roy King

Thursday Night Live with “Saturday Night Live” director Don Roy King

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5:30 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.

Battle Mountain High School

What does it take to create a topical, thought-provoking and, most importantly, funny program, week after week? Don Roy King has the answer. Saturday Night Live’s 7-time Emmy award-winning director (with 11 nominations) visits Vail for one evening to share stories from one of television’s most enduring shows, including the challenges that come from a live show, and explain why comedy is so important in the current political climate.

Don Roy King is director of “Saturday Night Live,” one of the most iconic and influential programs in the history of American television. With a résumé that includes productions for 9 networks and ranges from documentaries to musicals, he is one of the most versatile and accomplished directors in the industry. He has directed more hours of live television than anyone in the history of the medium and his assignments have taken him to 20 countries and 38 states.

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