Podward State

S4E7 - Director of Saturday Night Live, Don Roy King

March 07, 2021 Season 4 Episode 7
Podward State
S4E7 - Director of Saturday Night Live, Don Roy King
Show Notes

Live from Happy Valley, it's Podward State!

On this episode, hosts Samuel Brungo and Matthew Paolizzi are joined once again by guest host Grace Cunningham with special guest, 10-Time Emmy winner, Saturday Night Live Director, and Penn State Alumnus Don Roy King.

King starts off the show talking about his childhood, and what led him to Penn State, including a story about playing for college footballs winningest coach, Joe Paterno. This leads him into how he used his Penn State degree to get jobs in the television industry, ultimately leading him to Saturday Night Live.

With many stories, Don talks about his experiences at Saturday Night Live including stories about producer Lorne Michaels, Alec Baldwin, Jimmy Fallon, Donald Trump, and many more other colleagues and hosts. He gives us in-depth behind the scenes look at some of the episodes, including some that won him his Emmy's.

Finally, King brings the conversation back to Penn State, talking about his time here in State College, some of his favorite spots, and his times he has been back to campus.

Podward State is an Onward State-produced podcast. Onward State is an independent, student-run Penn State news site that works to generate honest conversation in the hopes of enriching the Penn State community.

The show was founded by Matthew Ogden, Matthew Paolizzi, and Mitchell Stewart in 2019. They have covered a plethora of topics and hosted numerous guests including Director of Saturday Night Live Don Roy King, Super Bowl Champion Jordan Hill, Penn State Football Legend Journey Brown, UPUA President Zach McKay, and 2018 PA Senate Candidate Ezra Nanes. 

Podward State releases episodes weekly and features discussions about all things Penn State, including sports, news, student life, and entertainment which will be available on Spotify and YouTube.