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Creating Saturday Night Live: Hair and Makeup - SNL



Go behind the scenes of SNL to see what goes into creating the show's weekly looks with Jodi Mancuso and Louie Zakarian. Hear how they transformed Alec Baldwin and Kate McKinnon into Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton for the 2016 election.

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Author ERIKA DOWDY ( ago)
I was just thinking about all the cool props, wigs, etc..that goes into the newer SNL. Back in the day, the comedian made all the skits funny, now they got alot to work with. I especially admire t h e wigs. She does a fantastic job.

Author Sharla Gardner ( ago)
Coneheads! Nostalgic 😀

Author Daughter of Immigrants ( ago)
Love SNL!!!

Author Daniel Danielsen ( ago)
The unsung heroes

Author Naomi JessimanTV ( ago)
How long did Gillie's wig take...

Author paintur68 ( ago)
Kate doesn't look anything like Hillary. She's funny, but she's like that guy  ...Dana Carvey.  He was in every skit.  It was annoying.

Author paintur68 ( ago)
Do a skit about a drunken drug loaded Alec Baldwin screaming obscenities and verbally abusing his kids.

Author Brenda Twilley ( ago)
I salute you people,you made Kate look like Jeff sessions in a hilarious way!

Author Azra BH ( ago)
Kate is carrying every sketch

Author VING VODKA ( ago)
So cool to see all the BTS! Love!

Author Lil, Charmander ( ago)
Tell me why I thought they were transforming kate into maleficent,from the thumbnail 🤔😐😋

Author Miles Purinton ( ago)
This sketch just wasn't funny at all...

Author UwanaWhat ( ago)
I love seeing this: I've been curious about it for so long.

Author Madeline Schmit ( ago)
This is so amazing, I love seeing how things like this work. It's incredible how much goes into every episode and how meticulous these artists are with hair and makeup!

Author HeyImValarie18 ( ago)
Get out of here Amy Poehler... You're so funny.

Author Pretty Odd ( ago)
Hello my name is Sara that Sara with no H to bad if you don't like her cause haters gonna hate

Author Celia Shi ( ago)
I want to work backstage there

Author Mary Jane ( ago)
benedict Cumberbatch at 3:50!

Author Meha Srivastav ( ago)
wow love snl

Author Mary Rayme ( ago)
I love the cut in half Fred Armisen.

Author nj13 nj13 ( ago)
so you work for the devil SNL

Author CalebWasHere ( ago)
HEAD OF HAIR DEPARTMENT omg it's an accidental play on words im so happy

Author Bring Me The Game ( ago)
3:40 she's such a queen omfg

Author Bring Me The Game ( ago)
I'm a simple lesbian. I see Kate Mckinnon, i watch

Author Andy Larson ( ago)
"22 years" *looks at watch*

Author Angelina Kolobukhova ( ago)
0:34 that "Heroin AM costume "😂

Author miss mex ( ago)
That's the jodi that inspired 'Bronx beat'!!!

Author scatt jax ( ago)
The guy behind him really suffered a bad allergic reaction to the makeup.

Author scatt jax ( ago)
Oh, so she's the head of hair!

Author Denise Silva ( ago)
Great job guys, congrats!

Author Jackee Coco ( ago)
00:34 did anyone spot Fred armisen cut in half 😂👌🏽

Author Jakeshapedworld ( ago)
love the casual sliced-in-half fred armisen in the background

Author miggidymark ( ago)
Cast members come and go....bit these guys stay and get paid regardless.

Author Evija3000 ( ago)
I'd love if they also talked about costumes and set building. The whole process really. :)

Author Colleen Duffy ( ago)
First thing I heard, "I'm Luis C K." "No your not my papa", I thought. Then I Rewinded and understood

Author Hastings ( ago)
"The less hair, the better in that wig" is too true, and the wig here is legitimately too thick. People watching at a distance or on poor definition should be able to see scalp and cross-hatching, as seen on SNL itself. It's a desperately precise terrible comb-over (only the best, after all), but why choose *only that* criticism to omit? Conspiracy

Author high horse ( ago)
Of course Alex Baldwin was the most demanding. He's such a prick in real life

Author MamaMia Virgo ( ago)
This is awesome!

Author PumpkinEskobarr ( ago)
Wow, they could have saved several hours if they just order the wigs from amazon prime. I'm sure the audience wouldn't care as long as the performance is convincing.

Author KSHills ( ago)
Can you imagine staring at a picture of Donald trump for several days trying to recreate his hair

Author j jay ( ago)
Alec wanted his face orange and he would up with it red

Author angeliquestarsmommy ( ago)
Please do more of these!!!!!!!!!!! LOVE!

Author Sean O'Halleran ( ago)
I think people would appreciate this show more if they saw more behind the scenes of SNL. Great job guys!

Author Tea Tea ( ago)
Good video. :D

Author jennifer g. lapan ( ago)
more like this please! :)

Author Estephanie Zapata ( ago)
who else has fantasized about working here on SNL?

Author Shakira Rosario ( ago)
Gotta love the people behind the scenes! Awesome job!

Author Grsz11 ( ago)
I couldn't get past the split in half Fred Armisen.

Author lil shaun ( ago)
kate is such a babe

Author Chewie Daniels ( ago)
This was really interesting, I would love to see more behind the scenes videos! The backstage people don't get enough credit

Author Alex Denouy ( ago)
is Hillary playing Kristen with?

Author Seth Smith ( ago)
Do props

Author MuscularMtnMan ( ago)
Why would anyone give this a thumbs down?

Author madamee1014 ( ago)
would a good samaritan please make a high quality gif of Kate at 3:07 ? :] many many thanks in advance <3

Author CherryRed 314 ( ago)
So cool to see!! Thanks SNL!

Author Ann Carter ( ago)
I love seeing BTS with crew members because it's truly amazing how they get stuff done. They are the backbone of production.

Author Muhammad Maaz ( ago)
Respect... thats really hard work

Author Matthew Joseff ( ago)
More like this, please.

Author bngltinkerbell ( ago)
Screw SNL for trying to normalize Trump by having him host their show then trying to redeem itself by making fun of him. They should be ashamed.

Author Tenzin Dhondup ( ago)
Good job guys.

Author khuang96 ( ago)
Love this~

Author jimmyface71 ( ago)
Love to the crew! You are all AMAZING!!!

Author HornyTrolllololololool ( ago)
They don't seem to be making fun of donald trump anymore 😂😆

Author charles davy ( ago)
Its too bad the crew doesn't get more recognition. They really must be doing an incredible job to be able to turn around everything that fast between skits and build up props for sudden script changes.

Author Marla Singer ( ago)
Do you remember Kate McKinnon as the blobfish mermaid? The makeup department did a wonderful job there lmao

Author Mike Boland ( ago)
"Louie CK"?!??!?!?!?!

Author Dori Csillag ( ago)
Amazing! :D

Author Robert E. Waring ( ago)
If only they could get a special team that works miracles and actually makes them funny.

Author eastern_BANDIT ( ago)
You people (the crew) do a FaaanTaaaastic job! ;)

really, you do.

Author Marga Esperanza ( ago)
I watched this episode on T.V. and Kate went from Hillary to Bald Tilda Swinton in a flash. Seriously these people are awesome at their jobs!

Author Van Exel ( ago)
Now it's funny. When they absolutely torpedoed Sarah Palin through constant caricature and personality assassination its ok.

Author T Stormer ( ago)
I wish you had done something like this idk last year or something non political cause special effects like that are dope.

Author EwokSwag ( ago)
Kate McKinnon is the best

Author Kimmy Wideman ( ago)
I hope this gets to be a series, would love to see more BTS stuff

Author alexa penn ( ago)
Wow!!! Never thought about how difficult the make is for a live show or for just one character. Alec's make-up was just perfect and he's the best i've ever seen do the T guy. amazing how the wig developed. . . :}

Author Imagine It ( ago)
Thank you for this insight it reminded me of thriller in a good way

Author Elise Letson ( ago)
alec baldwin was the best trump

Author Dena Vahdani ( ago)
i absolutely love this kind of videos by snl

Author SamWow123 ( ago)
Wow, VERY cool video. I'd love to see more like this!

Author florrie kamstra ( ago)
Kate looked so gorgeous in those slo mos i had to pause it and take a deep breath

Author MRKRG9 ( ago)
WOW, that is crazy how much time and effort is put in behind the scenes to make this show SO SUCCESSFUL! As a viewer, you really dont think how much time and EFFORT is put into making, what sometimes may only be a 3-4 min sketch, such a perfect scene. GREAT JOB Jodi & Louie, I would offer my FREE assistance as an intern with NO ulterior motives other then just to try and take some silly tedious workload from a few people. JUST to help you people not have such a hard workload, and possibly cut some valuable time off that quick turn around scheduled time you guys have.... But of course, I live in Ohio... Give me a small corner to sleep in for a few weeks anywhere on that floor and I'd be the best free help you ever had!

Author Sasha Kelsi ( ago)
Hillary should have won

Author siting zhao ( ago)
looks like Kate needs not to hurry any more....

Author CN what I'm Saiyan? ( ago)
Kate...Alec...I'm so sorry...

Author Quinn Rollen ( ago)
Quite a process.

Author King Trump ( ago)
Currently bathing in liberal tears

Author Alex Denouy ( ago)
great job Kate you got I with her elected not ! great Beyonce you got her elected not Hillary

Author Mohammad Rakib Amin ( ago)
I guess you have an answer now. Alec Baldwin is the 45th US President.

Author Joe Maggi ( ago)
Trumps gonna win. We're fukt.

Author 2 BUFFOONS ( ago)
The We love snl! Check out of comedy channel

Author Valeria Mercado ( ago)
the wigs are my favorite tbh. they're so good!

Author Valeria Mercado ( ago)
props to everyone behind the scenes and able to make my saturday night awesome and hilarious!

Author Chibicat99 ( ago)
Please do more!

Author inuterogoddess ( ago)
Loved seeing a behind the scenes video like this. Would love to see more.

Author Tyler N Jazz ( ago)
LOL THE DAVID PUMPKINS WIG

Author Radiah Wilson ( ago)
At 4 seconds all that matters is I can see David Pumpkins' and the Skeletons' wigs!!

Author namegirl12 ( ago)
amazing

Author twilightmoon311 ( ago)
Hooray for behind the scenes! More videos like this would be cool~

Author Mike Wolf ( ago)
These guys are masters of their crafts. I don't think they get the recognition they deserve, so it's nice to see videos like this.

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