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Creator / Dana Carvey

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"I enjoy pushing my characters to the limit. No matter how far out there I go, I look for things that make the characters human."

Dana Thomas Carvey (born June 2, 1955 in Missoula, Montana) is a stand-up comedian and comedy actor.

He started his acting career with a few small movies, including Halloween II (1981) and This is Spın̈al Tap.

Carvey ultimately joined Saturday Night Live during its second Golden Age (1986-1993)note . Carvey's characters on SNL included the Church Lady ("Isn't that special?"), Garth of Wayne's World, President George H. W. Bush ("Wouldn't be prudent"), and numerous other celebrity impersonations, most notably Johnny Carson. (Fun fact: the same day he was invited to join SNL, he got another offer, to host Double Dare (1986)!)

After he left SNL, he starred in both Wayne's World films and The Master of Disguise with Jennifer Esposito. In 1996, he hosted The Dana Carvey Show, a Variety Show which was critically liked but had poor ratings. It also had among its writing staff future comedy stars Louis C.K., Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, and (almost) Jimmy Fallon. He also appeared in the film Little Nicky with SNL castmate Adam Sandler.

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Church Chat - Satan

In a famous Christmas skit from "Saturday Night Live," a viewer of "Church Chat" from Toledo, OH writes to the Church Lady, expressing her outrage at those who have fallen prey to Santa Claus. But just who is this jolly old elf with the "ho ho ho"? Is he really just a nice old man bringing toys to good little boys and girls, or is there something more sinister in play? Well, as it turns out, it's right there in the letters of his name... could it beeeeeee... Satan?

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