It seems like only yesterday we were watching Melissa McCarthy channel Sean Spicer while driving a podium around Midtown and screaming at passersby. Those were the days. But Spicer is out of the Trump administration now, and Saturday Night Live will be back on air in just a few months (sooner, if you count those summertime Weekend Update specials). And as of today, you can now enter the lottery to win tickets to the 43rd season of the comedy institution.
Here's all the relevant info you need to know:
The Saturday Night Live ticket lottery for the 2017-2018 season runs from August 1st to August 31st. Do you consider yourself one of our biggest fans?! To enter the lottery send an email to Snltickets@nbcuni.com. Please tell us why YOU would like to be a part of our studio audience. If you are selected you will receive two tickets to a random show date and time. You may only send one email per household and all audience members must be at least 16 years of age. Please note that entering the lottery does not guarantee tickets and you will only be notified in the event that you are chosen.
Stand-by tickets are distributed at 7 a.m. on the 48th Street side of 30 Rockefeller Plaza on the mornings of a show. You may choose a stand-by ticket for either the 8 p.m. dress rehearsal or the 11:30 p.m. live broadcast. Aside from minimal, necessary breaks, all stand-by line members must remain in line at all times. Stand-by tickets are limited to one per person and are issued on a first-come, first-served basis. Every member of the line is required to present a valid photo ID when the ticket is issued, as well as at the return time. Please note that all tickets are non-transferrable and non-exchangeable. NBC staff reserves the right to revoke or not issue any ticket to anyone in line if proper procedures are not followed. Please arrive no later than 7:15 p.m. for the dress rehearsal or 10:45 p.m. for the live show. A stand-by ticket does not guarantee admission and no one under the age of 16 will be admitted.
While no hosts, new castmembers, or premiere dates (typically, the season starts in mid-to-late September or early October) have been announced for the upcoming season yet, we do know Alec Baldwin is planning on stopping by Studio 8H once again to play Trump. In the meantime, you can watch four Weekend Update specials, starring Colin Jost and Michael Che, which begin premiering on August 10th at 9 p.m. Check out a promo for those below.