Saturday Night Live app loads your iPhone with 40 years of sketches

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Forty years' worth of comedy gems compressed into one iOS app. Photo: NBC
Forty years' worth of comedy gems compressed into one iOS app. Photo: NBCUniversalMedia

Saturday Night Live turns forty this year, and what better way to celebrate than by making a sizeable portion of the show’s most classic sketches available to enjoy whenever you want? With that in mind, a newly-launched iOS app boats more than 5,500 freely-available sketches, spanning the show’s entire four-decade (and counting) run.

Although SNL is already available on Netflix, the free app not only allows you to easily enjoy classic sketches on your subway ride to work, but also lets you search for appearances by individual cast members or characters — as opposed to having to trawl through entire episodes to get there.