Who was the first cast member of SNL to shout “Live from New York, it’s Saturday Night!”?

Answer: Chevy Chase

On October 11, 1975, Chevy Chase belted out the very first “Live from New York, it’s Saturday Night!” and kicked off one of the most iconic TV shows in American history.

Originally hired as a writer for Saturday Night Live, Chase became one of the show’s breakout stars in the first season. He was the original anchor for the Weekend Update segment, and his introduction, “I’m Chevy Chase… and you’re not” became his catchphrase. In 1976, in the middle of the second season, Chase became the first member of the original cast to leave the show.

Cornelius Crane “Chevy” Chase is an American actor, comedian, screenwriter and producer. Born into a prominent family, he had a variety of jobs before moving into comedy and started acting with National Lampoon.
Born: 8 October 1943 (age 77 years), Lower Manhattan, New York, United States
Height: 1.92 m
TV shows: Community, Saturday Night Live, MORE
Spouse: Jayni Chase (m. 1982), Jacqueline Carlin (m. 1976–1980), Suzanne Chase (m. 1973–1976)

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