Lorne Michaels is an Emmy-winning Canadian-American comedian, television producer and the creator of the famous television show, Saturday Night Live. He has been called “comedy’s most important man ever”. Growing up in Canada as a son of immigrant parents, Michaels found time to put up shows while attending school and doing part-time jobs. Once he finished his University education, he went to work with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. A few jobs later he landed in Los Angeles. He worked at NBC, initially as a writer. When a requirement for filling up a late-night slot came up, Michaels submitted a groundbreaking proposal for a live show which became the Saturday Night Live (SNL). In his long association with SNL Michaels has been the hands-on boss. Right from the days where he wore Hawaiian shirts and had shaggy hair to the well-turned-out executive that he became later, he remained involved with all aspects of SNL. He has an eye that is adept at spotting talent and some of the most famous comedians in American television have honed their craft on his shows. Michaels has produced other late-night shows and as well as several films. He has won 18 Emmys and has also been awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.